I live in Canada. I purchased a tent from amazon.com.
They charged me $46.24 for import fees deposit ("if needed"). When the tent arrived the receipt shows subtotal price $141.95 + $25.54 shipping and handling and the order total was $213.73. No mention of the import fees yet it shows on the total. I wondered who received this import fee?
So I called UPS they said they did not no since the tent was shipped from Toronto. I called Amazon.com, they said it was charged to me because I chose expedited delivery service, which was the cheapest option and this is not true. I called Canada border services to see if they received the import fees and they said they did not know, it was probably charged to me because the tent is made in China because if it was made in the U.S.A there would be no duty because of Nafta. I doubt this, the outdoor supply company that imported the tent to the US would have paid this if applicable.
It all doesn't add up and it still doesn't explain why the receipt does not even write down the $46.24 or who received the money.
So who did receive my $46.24? No one knows it would appear.
Monetary Loss: $46.