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#16 motobreeder OFFLINE  



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Posted January 18, 2015 - 12:41 AM

I've never used UPS, but watched a co-working fork over about $50 on a $30 ebay purchase.


I've ordered a couple smaller purchases via ebay - shipped via USPS/CanadaPost and no extra fees.

Purchased doors in Ogdensburg, NY and paid only HST.  Saved about 2/3.


Just need somewhere in Ogdensburg to store a bunch of smaller purchases.

(mower blades, carb kits, etc.)

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Posted January 18, 2015 - 09:43 AM

It's pretty expensive having stuff shipped from Canada to the U.S. as well... Takes a long time...

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Posted January 18, 2015 - 02:44 PM

I have the same experience with buying stuff from the U.S. to the UK. The parts are relatively cheap but at no faults to the guys/ suppliers the shipping is fairly hefty but hey, it's cheaper than me flying to the States and back! The killer is the admin fees and tax when the package arrives in the UK.... It's hit and miss. Sometime you lay and sometime you don't.

Such is our hobby yo keep these babies running.

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Posted January 18, 2015 - 03:36 PM

I have purchased some items from our friends to the north and it takes a loooooong time to get here.  The first time I thought I had been ripped off and I kept going back to the seller. He kept assuring me I had not be ripped off and true to his work the package arrive after about a month.

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Posted January 18, 2015 - 04:19 PM

Once a parcel arrives at customs it could be there a week or better,,the next delay is Canada Post..  Any cross border shipping expect 3 weeks delivery.  I have tracked items from England,,,one item got overnight service to canada customs in toronto then the item sat in customs for a week then another week for canada post to get the parcel 700 miles up the road to my door... US customs can also delay an item until it is inspected if they feel it requires such..

Edited by Jazz, January 18, 2015 - 04:20 PM.