I'm looking for a slip on muffler. A Lower Mainland based retailer quoted me $560 + taxes + shipping (to me on the Island). I did some more looking around and can get the exact same item from a retailer in Italy(!) to my door for $476 + taxes. The $476 includes all shipping costs plus UPS dinging me for a $55 brokerage fee. WTF? I assume I must be getting a better price than the local retailer is from his Cdn or US supplier but is it that much better?
On a side note, does anyone have suggestions as to how I can get around the outrageous $55 UPS brokerage fee? I suppose I could ask if the seller will send it some other means than UPS (but what method).