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      06-15-2011, 02:59 AM   #33

Drives: '08 135i / '11 e93 m3 DCT
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Vancouver

iTrader: (1)

Yes, I'm importing by myself. It's pretty easy I guess. The most tedious part is just getting familiar with the vehicles that you might like and the options/packages pricing etc. then finding a great deal. That alone eats up countless hours, but I find it fun.

For this one, I'm paying 1400$ for enclosed shipping from Texas to Washington where I will pick it up, 6.1% duty, 5% GST, 7% PST (this part could be avoided if I registered in Alberta for one month first), air con tax 100$, provincial and federal inspections that are several hundred per, some temp insurance and other storage type fees etc. that could possibly add up to about a thousand or so., the exchange rate is good now with CAD being slightly stronger than USD.

It always works out to be a much better deal when importing. Even if I wasn't interested in saving money, the selection is just much better also.