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Old 11-11-2013, 11:25 AM   #18
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I use a broker. I order the part and have it free drop shipped to their warehouse on the border, they bring it over and I pick it up in town. This is still cheaper than buying in Canada. Bought my Supercharger and paid $267 for shipping taxes and brokerage to have it landed a few blocks from me.
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:49 AM   #19
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U gotta see how much to ship just headlamps to Europe. Ridiculous!
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Old 11-12-2013, 03:14 AM   #20
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Not to mention that we are in a rural area, and ship everything else UPS which a big truck comes and picks up daily. For shipments going to Canada we actually have to get in a car and drive to the post office and drop it off, not to mention the paperwork and shipping process takes about 10x longer, and the billing is different which adds more work. I can't speak for other vendors, but I can tell you our shipping policy for Canada is more than fair to our customers, and we appreciate our Canadian customers business!
This is true also.

The hardest part is most customers have come to assume the shipping fairy comes and delivers packages for free. The reality is, shipping costs keep going up, and customers won't accept anything but free which leaves us kind of stuck in the middle. The average CAI intake is $15-$20 to ship anymore for instance. Sure you can beat UPS up and save a few percent, but they raise rates 5% every year and get it back anyway.

It will be interesting to see how the whole thing plays out in the next few years. At some point you would think retailers will have to pass on the shipping companies added cost to the customer in some way.
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Old 11-12-2013, 03:19 AM   #21
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There are Legal ways round this :-)
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:14 PM   #22
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:32 PM   #23
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United you stand,
Divided you fall.

If you all boycott the shipping companies they WILL fall,
And open up the market to new competition.

Tolerate this and you will be next.
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:09 PM   #24
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Old 11-25-2013, 11:21 PM   #25
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You should take issue with the government regulation of imports and exports rather than taking issue with companies. Govt. puts up walls in the form of taxes, tariffs etc. Businesses do their best to find ways around those walls.
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Old 11-29-2013, 04:22 PM   #26
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You could buy an ss that way you don't need to buy all these mods and pay for shipping to create the power you would already have.

Nice rant though.
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:40 PM   #27
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Good to hear!!!

Thanks to all the vendors for the extra time they take to handle business with their Canadian customers!!!
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Old 01-22-2014, 02:01 AM   #28
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I lived in Australia for a while. The cost of shipping even via an APO was $10 US a pound. makes a one pound box of Candy corn cost $12.50 and adds $50 to a 5 lb auto part you can't find locally. Make money from it. Gets your country men to pay you to have parts delivered to your US address. Drive the big truck over and pick them up, send them to them via Canadian post, charge an additional $1.00 over your cost (include the taxes and tariffs in your fee) per pound and everyone is happier. and you will have the money to pay for your mods.
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We always try to work out something special for our customers in canada and like alot of the other vendors have found usps to be the cheapest to deal with. What we need to do is get a group of you guys together to do one purchase and then ship in one lot, this way im sure i could do Free Shipping as the cost of shipping is offset by margins in the products sold.
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Shipping to Canada is always a tricky one. We generally try to ship USPS so the Duty and Taxes are not as high for the end customer. We also deduct the shipping from what it would cost us to ship here in the states for free shipping items. If a Canadian customer orders something small and the shipping is not enough to worry about then it ships for free. But in most cases the shipping can be HIGH. For instance yesterday we priced shipping on a order to Saskatchewan. The shipping was $1200 for the complete order. This same exact order would have cost $400 here in the states. So we deduct the states shipping, because it is the ethical thing to do and try to discount what we can to make up for some of the shipping pain.
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:20 AM   #31
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We do offer discount shipping to those in Canada. We basically deduct the average of what we would have spent to ship the item within the U.S., and deduct it from the shipping total.

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We use USPS for international shipping whenever possible. They will not allow us to ship liquids though, so sometimes we have no choice.

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Shipping to Canada always costs more...that is why you pay extra. In terms of carriers, Canadians seem to prefer USPS because they don't have to pay the brokerage that UPS charges. The issue is that that USPS is the least reliable way to ship something otherwise..especially a large parcel. Also their insurance process is a disaster. Because of that, we only ship items under $100 USPS.
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We ship to Canada for a few bucks LESS than what we are actually charged by USPS, and we don't offer free shipping to anyone, so you can't blame us

Not to mention that we are in a rural area, and ship everything else UPS which a big truck comes and picks up daily. For shipments going to Canada we actually have to get in a car and drive to the post office and drop it off, not to mention the paperwork and shipping process takes about 10x longer, and the billing is different which adds more work. I can't speak for other vendors, but I can tell you our shipping policy for Canada is more than fair to our customers, and we appreciate our Canadian customers business!
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Our shipping price to Canada is actually pretty fair. We charge pretty close to what FedEx charges us. There are certain things you can't avoid and that is the Canadian Brokerage rate and the Tax.

You should see how much the shipping is to the rest of the world outside of the Western Hemisphere! Haha!

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This is true also.

The hardest part is most customers have come to assume the shipping fairy comes and delivers packages for free. The reality is, shipping costs keep going up, and customers won't accept anything but free which leaves us kind of stuck in the middle. The average CAI intake is $15-$20 to ship anymore for instance. Sure you can beat UPS up and save a few percent, but they raise rates 5% every year and get it back anyway.

It will be interesting to see how the whole thing plays out in the next few years. At some point you would think retailers will have to pass on the shipping companies added cost to the customer in some way.
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We always try to work out something special for our customers in canada and like alot of the other vendors have found usps to be the cheapest to deal with. What we need to do is get a group of you guys together to do one purchase and then ship in one lot, this way im sure i could do Free Shipping as the cost of shipping is offset by margins in the products sold.
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Shipping to Canada is always a tricky one. We generally try to ship USPS so the Duty and Taxes are not as high for the end customer. We also deduct the shipping from what it would cost us to ship here in the states for free shipping items. If a Canadian customer orders something small and the shipping is not enough to worry about then it ships for free. But in most cases the shipping can be HIGH. For instance yesterday we priced shipping on a order to Saskatchewan. The shipping was $1200 for the complete order. This same exact order would have cost $400 here in the states. So we deduct the states shipping, because it is the ethical thing to do and try to discount what we can to make up for some of the shipping pain.
Thanks guys for all your positive feedback
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