Parts Imported to Canada via "UPS"

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  1. Zoomalot

    Zoomalot Junior Member

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    Recently purchased $2k worth of parts from CPP Calif. to Vancouver Island, not far away.
    Buy the time S@H and customs and "UPS" got done with it the freight and handling
    amounted to around $800.
    Canadians should consider a travel trip to U.S. to buy parts.
    Way out of line !!
     
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    I'm a warehouse manager so I think what happened here was that CPP might have used a faster shipping service on top of declaring the full value of your shipment to customs. When shipping to our neighbors up north we use UPS Standard instead of UPS Expedited or UPS Express. Depending on which province your in UPS Standard can be there in 2 days. Now if Canada has a VAT or something similar it will balloon that shipping cost as well.

    If you dont mind me asking how much did your package weigh?
     
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    That's just crazy. Nothing but highway robbery by Canadian government and UPS. I thought we were supposed to be trading partners. ???

    Next time have it shipped to someone in Washington state.
     
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    I'm only 15 minutes from the Abbotsford crossing. It would take me about 45 minutes to get to Blaine. Either is doable if you need it.
     
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    I always insist on USPS. If the company only uses UPS, sorry I go elsewhere.
    UPS charges a brokerage fee, this is where they rob us. They also do the favor of charging all applicable taxes
    in Canada... gee thanks.
    USPS (last time I used them, a few years back already) never charged applicable Canadian taxes. Lots of stuff, if not too
    expensive flies right through with no taxes payed to Canada.
    The last big order of ARB lockers, brake parts, shocks were all sent with free shipping to a little store in Northern Washington.
    Most boarder towns have a store or truck stop that will allow you to have your goods shipped in.
     

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