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Old 10-14-2014, 01:17 AM   #851
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Definitely not worth it just for gas but for shopping, Burlington > Bellingham
Yes, Burlington is waaaaay nicer. Even the Winco there is awesome. Less crazy Canadians and the locals there are much nicer.
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I was at Point Roberts around 2:00 yesterday. No line up at the border going south, about 10 minutes going back over. The line up at Point2Point was 20 minutes. Gas was only 98.9/ltr for regular
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Old 10-14-2014, 10:57 AM   #853
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Gas is 113.9 today in Abbotsford!!!!!

Do you guys spend US cash down south? American Credit
Card? Or just Canadian CC

I figure with gas at 113 it's cheaper to fill up here, with the exchange rate and foreign exchange from CC

Helps Support the local economy a bit
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Old 10-14-2014, 07:14 PM   #854
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Yes, Burlington is waaaaay nicer. Even the Winco there is awesome. Less crazy Canadians and the locals there are much nicer.
Wait! There's a Winco in Burlington ??
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:00 PM   #855
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My bad, Marysville. I get those two places mixed up all the time.
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Wow, when did border cops become such dicks? lol

Went down last weekend with my buddy to pick up some car parts (not even gone for 2 hours) and when we came back they pulled us and searched my whole car. They ripped interior pieces out, threw out everything onto the ground, put the dog in my car, and searched our phones. Swear to God there was some profiling going on. lmao
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Had some PMSing border guard bitch giving attitude the last time I crossed back into Canada from Peace Arch
I had to go inside to pay taxes, and I only declared ~$180...
Seemed like she was sending every vehicle inside

I've been through that border 20+ times and have declared closer to $300 without having being sent inside

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Old 10-15-2014, 05:42 PM   #859
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Gas is 113.9 today in Abbotsford!!!!!

Do you guys spend US cash down south? American Credit
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I figure with gas at 113 it's cheaper to fill up here, with the exchange rate and foreign exchange from CC

Helps Support the local economy a bit
Thing is if you're an hour west of Abby that's not the price.
Another thing is the 'premium' for premium (pardon the pun) is less per gallon than it is here for per litre normally.
If you have shell FRN in the states you save even more, usually $0.05-0.10/gallon for me
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Wow, when did border cops become such dicks? lol

Went down last weekend with my buddy to pick up some car parts (not even gone for 2 hours) and when we came back they pulled us and searched my whole car. They ripped interior pieces out, threw out everything onto the ground, put the dog in my car, and searched our phones. Swear to God there was some profiling going on. lmao
For sure they profile. I got pulled over in line and got my rear seats taken out when I went with a buddy.

Were your tattoos showing? LOL

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Thing is if you're an hour west of Abby that's not the price.
Another thing is the 'premium' for premium (pardon the pun) is less per gallon than it is here for per litre normally.
If you have shell FRN in the states you save even more, usually $0.05-0.10/gallon for me

What do you mean by an hour west of Abby?

Like Hope?

I guess if you have to fill premium that makes sense.

Gas is 110.9 today in Abbotsford today. Prices are looking good!

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^Hope is EAST of Abbotsford...

An hour west from abby would be the entire lower mainland lol
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For sure they profile. I got pulled over in line and got my rear seats taken out when I went with a buddy.

Were your tattoos showing? LOL
Yeah haha. Going to cover up next time and see if that makes a difference...
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^Hope is EAST of Abbotsford...

An hour west from abby would be the entire lower mainland lol
Lol doh that's what I meant.

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f@ck me............. exchange rate getting worse. Someone said 88 before getting better. I hope they're right, 'cause we're at 88. At least lineups are shrinking, LOL.
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So much buying power lost in 2014 compared to 2013
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Got pulled into secondary to confirm my total declaration amount tonight. When I was released, went to check everything and noticed - by smell - that the guard didn't fully tighten a bottle of fibre glass resin. Got to it fast enough that it only leaked into what ever was in the bag and a bit onto the trunk lining. I
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I wonder how much gas in Point roberts is
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The cunt charged me tax on US tax at the border today. I bought a set of winter tires and declared it at $320. I go inside and the bitch charged me on the total amount after tax. $350. This happened at aldergrove crossing. Even tho its not much more it's still totally unnecessary, and BS. I asked her why and she said we charge on the total? Wtf
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The cunt charged me tax on US tax at the border today. I bought a set of winter tires and declared it at $320. I go inside and the bitch charged me on the total amount after tax. $350. This happened at aldergrove crossing. Even tho its not much more it's still totally unnecessary, and BS. I asked her why and she said we charge on the total? Wtf

$320 for set of 4 [new] winter tires? Damn that's cheap. I would be thankful if I can even buy 1.5 tires for that price.

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The cunt charged me tax on US tax at the border today. I bought a set of winter tires and declared it at $320. I go inside and the bitch charged me on the total amount after tax. $350. This happened at aldergrove crossing. Even tho its not much more it's still totally unnecessary, and BS. I asked her why and she said we charge on the total? Wtf
they charge on total landed cost.

deal with it. the person is not a cunt, you are above the limit.

unlucky? yes. the person a cunt? no
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they charge on total landed cost.

deal with it. the person is not a cunt, you are above the limit.

unlucky? yes. the person a cunt? no
You just got unlucky. I've been charged typically pre-ship.
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You just got unlucky. I've been charged typically pre-ship.
sorry, i wasn't clear, you're right, pre-ship, but post tax. you are right that you do not get taxed on a service such as shipping, but all other direct costs, yes
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The cunt charged me tax on US tax at the border today. I bought a set of winter tires and declared it at $320. I go inside and the bitch charged me on the total amount after tax. $350. This happened at aldergrove crossing. Even tho its not much more it's still totally unnecessary, and BS. I asked her why and she said we charge on the total? Wtf
http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publicati...13-4-3-eng.pdf

Read #15.

And in the future say what you posted to his/her face and see what happens.
At the end of the day she charged you an extra $4.04...
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Damn, less than 5 minutes coming back this afternoon at 4:30.

Got gas at Freddy's @ $2.92/gal for regular.
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