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shipping cross boarder

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by highrider_44s, Mar 31, 2004.

  1. highrider_44s

    highrider_44s 1/2 ton status

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    Has anyone had anything shipped up to canada from the us latly. did you have any problems with customs or any other charges.
     
  2. gmule

    gmule 1/2 ton status

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    Use fed ex
     
  3. MaxCrack

    MaxCrack 1/2 ton status

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    do not use the US Post Office for shipping to Canada. I did because it cost a whole lot less. Well, it disappeared somewhere in transition from US to Canadian mail.

    Use FedEx or UPS
     
  4. m j

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    UPS charges a $14 minimum "brokerage fee"
    even on items that require no fees be paid
    they lost a shipment of mine and were total "see you next tuesday"s to get the claim settled
    they were difficult in other shipments I had come up from CA

    they wont get my business again

    the borders are a total nightmare currently
    Canada Customs is tring to be as hardassed as US customs for some reason
    probably the new bulletproof vests warping their peabrains
    has anyone ever shot at a Canada Customs employee?
     
  5. tRustyK5

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    has anyone ever shot at a Canada Customs employee?

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    The thought has crossed my mind from time to time...kidding of course! They have been real pricks the last few months.

    Brokerage fees and stuff make cross border shipping an expensive PITA. As hardassed as Canada Customs are it's still worth it for me to use a US shipping address and pick it up myself. Still gotta pay the taxes on the stuff, but I save on the brokerage fees. Quite often brokerage gets insane.

    Rene
     
  6. bablazer73

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    do not use the US Post Office for shipping to Canada. I did because it cost a whole lot less. Well, it disappeared somewhere in transition from US to Canadian mail.

    Use FedEx or UPS

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    UPS sucks for border crossing. I sold a set of stock exaust manifolds on ebay for 20.00. Filled out ALL the paperwork and STILL had it returned from the border twice!!
    It cost ME 40.00 just to get them to the guy and save my ebay standing!!
    Postal service sucks. i have tried them also. Once it hits the border, nobody know where it goes!! It took almost 3 months for a wiper motor to get to Montreal!! FROM NY!! 228 miles!!!!!

    GO FED EX!!!!!!!!! IT WILL GET THERE!
     
  7. m j

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    the kicker is that there is no duty on anything for our trucks
    just the taxes
    and they still stiff you a massive brokerage fee
    UPS got me on the warrantee hubs from Warn
    each of the 2 boxes was $14 brokerage fee plus taxes
    both shipped at exact same time but they chose to call it 2 shipments

    trust me I know the fun Customs can provide, best way seems to be to treat them with utter distain /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif when entering your own country
     
  8. highrider_44s

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    So what do you guys think would it be easier to ship it just before the boarder then go pick it up? or it sound's like fed x is the least hassle.
     
  9. m j

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    easier and cheaper are different ends of the rope

    easier is to pay extra and have it home delivered,
    you will still save a bundle over local purchase

    much cheaper, and now incredibly more hassle then it needs to be or used to be, is to get a PO box at a border crossing
    will save you 50% over local, at least
     

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