Originally Posted by taming
I have often bought things in CAD and had duty to pay upon delivery.
EDIT: Apparently it is made in the US. Items manufactured in the US do not have duty added to them when purchased in Canada.
If it comes by Canada Post it's a crap shoot whether you pay extra or not. Maybe it depends on the value. I can't see them letting something over $200 through without making a profit. Sometimes it goes right through, other times you get dinged HST and brokerage. UPS always gets you. If not at the door, then there's a UPS shipping method called "World Ease" which includes HST and brokerage, but you see that when you order so you can not put the purchase through if it's unreasonable.