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Old 10-29-2017, 04:39 PM   #1
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Arrow Buying Airstream from Canada bringing to Arizona.

Im considering buying Airstream owned and kept in Canada 🇨🇦 and bringing to and registering unit in my home state of Arizona. 🇺🇸

The individual owner is using the unit as a trade value for a new RV; so the purchase will appear to be from the dealer in Canada to whom hes trading the unit and thus avoiding Canadian tax on the full price of the new motor home.

Now then on my side of the border, here in Arizona, sales tax is levied on dealer to individual sales but not individual to individual sales.

Personally Inspecting the unit prior to purchase will not be possiable as owner is under time constraint for departing Canada for winter digs in Florida, so, though the unit appears pristine, how can I in short order have a trustworthy, reasonably expert, individual inspect the unit at my expense, prosecuting my interest in this proposed transaction?

What are the procedures and ramifications of such a transaction?

Also, can you help me determin what is the most economical way to ship a rig from near Detroit MI to Tucson AZ?

Thanks in advance for help and direction in my quest.
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Old 10-29-2017, 05:26 PM   #2
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Im considering buying Airstream owned and kept in Canada 🇨🇦 and bringing to and registering unit in my home state of Arizona. 🇺🇸

The individual owner is using the unit as a trade value for a new RV; so the purchase will appear to be from the dealer in Canada to whom hes trading the unit and thus avoiding Canadian tax on the full price of the new motor home.

Now then on my side of the border, here in Arizona, sales tax is levied on dealer to individual sales but not individual to individual sales.

Personally Inspecting the unit prior to purchase will not be possiable as owner is under time constraint for departing Canada for winter digs in Florida, so, though the unit appears pristine, how can I in short order have a trustworthy, reasonably expert, individual inspect the unit at my expense, prosecuting my interest in this proposed transaction?

What are the procedures and ramifications of such a transaction?

Also, can you help me determin what is the most economical way to ship a rig from near Detroit MI to Tucson AZ?

Thanks in advance for help and direction in my quest.
I would be very careful, what about customs? On both sides of the border?, just drive on over to Detroit and check it out very carefully, if you like it, pull it home, not that big of a deal....
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The dealer brings it over to the US. You register and pay tax in your state. I've done it twice, no problems.
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