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Old 10-04-2013, 04:11 PM   #1
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Shipping from Canada to the US

Hi: I am considering buying a piece of gear (jacket) from a Canadian dealer and having it shipped to the US (FL). What is the best way to do this? I think I’ve read that DHL has a way to get through the customs hassle and direct ship.

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Old 10-04-2013, 05:05 PM   #2
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DO not use UPS.

they have some sort of 'customs' charge once it gets here, you have to pay before they will give your package to you.. it was $55 a few years ago, I had already paid the seller, Seller alreadt paid the shipping, and the part was in the UPS guys hand. He wouldnt leave it until I pad the custom charge.

I knew the ups driver ( daily drops/pickups at work) so it was legit. just not expected.
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:12 PM   #3
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I send stuff to my family in Ocala all the time(I live in Alberta)...have them use Canada Post or USPS. If it doesn't wiegh too much, the charges should be decent. If your doing it near the middle of November, expect delays, thats about when all the Xmas shipping starts

It was more expensive when they lived in the keys, much more reasonable mainland.
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:24 PM   #4
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DO not use UPS.

they have some sort of 'customs' charge once it gets here, you have to pay before they will give your package to you.. it was $55 a few years ago, I had already paid the seller, Seller alreadt paid the shipping, and the part was in the UPS guys hand. He wouldnt leave it until I pad the custom charge.

I knew the ups driver ( daily drops/pickups at work) so it was legit. just not expected.
You mean that it's not just us Canucks that get bent over by UPS and their infamous brokerage fee from things coming from the 'States!!??

You guys get dinged by UPS from stuff up here sent to down there too? Hmmph. I would not have guessed that.

Die UPS, Die.
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:29 PM   #5
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My wife ordered a Life Is Good dog collar from Ebay for $8. UPS wanted $26 brokerage. I told them what they could do with the collar and their brokerage fee. I make a point of telling businesses that I won't deal with them if they use UPS.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:07 PM   #6
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Vacation in Canada. It's amazing how small the import duty is on undeclared items

Otherwise use USPS. All other shipping services have to collect import duties. The government affiliated shipping agents are exempt, which is one more reason to make sure your representaives in congress change the current trend of (effectively) legislating the USPS out of business.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:51 PM   #7
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FedEx includes the custom brokerage service as part of the freight costs.
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Old 10-05-2013, 05:35 AM   #8
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Thanks. It appears that using the Canadian and US postal systems is the best bet.
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