Just declare it worthless and they will only charge me 5 bucks
Actually, if the declared value is less than $20.00 US, then I can get away with out paying duty or any of the other fees. Hint, Hint, Hint
I look at it this way, what I pay for or am willing to pay for a part, does not mean that the price is actually what the value would be. A simple $0.40 clip could be priceless if I can't get it here.
The problem with Navistar was that they should have made the declared value as $0, since the cap was free. They apologized, but I still didn't get my money back either.... oh well. I feel much safer using the new cap as I have had a couple of inadvertant spills with the old one.
The same reason goes for photocopied or even original manuals. If it is declared as reading material then there is no duty - one perk we get. That is why when someone sends me a manual from stateside, I always ask them to declare it as reading material. Insured value is irrelevant.
So y'all, ifn ya wanna do your Canadian cousins a favour, just list the value as less than$20.00 on a used part. That way we can have more left over for the next one we need and can't get here.