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post #1 of 18 Old 01-26-2016, 08:29 AM Thread Starter
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How can I buy a brand new Yamaha Snowblower?

How can I buy a brand new Yamaha YT1232ED from Canada and bring it here to Connecticut?

As you all know, they are only available in Canada. Many people are of the opinion that the made-in-Japan Yamaha's are superior to the Honda's, especially now with the release of the HSS Honda models that are now made here. Another great thing is the current exchange rate between US Dollar/Canadian Dollar. The rate is currently 1 Canadian Dollar to 0.70 US Dollars. At this exchange rate, the $ 5,299.00 (Canadian MSRP) YT1232 would cost me $ 3727 in US Dollars.

Can anyone think of any possible way that I could buy a Yamaha and get it here to Connecticut? I'm sure I'm not the first guy to think of this.

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Hopefully some of our Canadian friends will have idea's for you...... maybe there is a way to have one brought in with some good incentives?



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what about gst and pst in Canada and duty fee to cross the boarder with it? when Colby first posted pic's of his Yamaha I though " call up cousin joe in hamalton, on. and have him pick me up a Yamaha " but taxes and duty might kill the deal, anyway I haven't looked into it since then

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How can I buy a brand new Yamaha YT1232ED from Canada and bring it here to Connecticut?

As you all know, they are only available in Canada. Many people are of the opinion that the made-in-Japan Yamaha's are superior to the Honda's, especially now with the release of the HSS Honda models that are now made here. Another great thing is the current exchange rate between US Dollar/Canadian Dollar. The rate is currently 1 Canadian Dollar to 0.70 US Dollars. At this exchange rate, the $ 5,299.00 (Canadian MSRP) YT1232 would cost me $ 3727 in US Dollars.

Can anyone think of any possible way that I could buy a Yamaha and get it here to Connecticut? I'm sure I'm not the first guy to think of this.
Read thru this thread, You may find the answer to most of your questions there.

https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...residents.html
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Read Colby's posts. I think his Yamaha may be made in China.
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Thanks for the replies and the link. Sad but true, the 6 hp Yamaha is Chinese. That's why I want the monster YT1232. She also has track-steer which is the most important feature when buying a tracked snow blower.

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Dont forget the 13% HST on top of the 5299 CAD.
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Dont forget the 13% HST on top of the 5299 CAD.
That depends on the province you buy it in. HST is weird, it's a combined tax made up of the federal GST and what used to the PST or provincial sales tax, but some provinces, like Alberta don't charge anything for the provincial portion so you only pay 5%.
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That depends on the province you buy it in. HST is weird, it's a combined tax made up of the federal GST and what used to the PST or provincial sales tax, but some provinces, like Alberta don't charge anything for the provincial portion so you only pay 5%.
Good to know, thanks.
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And I thought US taxes law and applications were insane........geezzzz.
Canada's big problem in all this is the valuation of its dollar in a global marketplace.
It really sucks if you are a Canadian consumer, IMHO.

Eight years ago (June 2007, rounding) when I got married at the age of 58 for the first time, the Canadian (and Aussie) dollar was worth more the the US dollar.
That has all gone south Big Time for Canadians and Aussies since then.....
The CAD/AUD valuations are back to old time historic levels.......and almost equal in day to day exchange.

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