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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-16-2013, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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Easy Peasy....

In the past two weeks or so I have sold four rods thru this forum. Two of them went to members in Canada and in spite of the vast horror stories I have heard about shipping there , it was a snap both times.

All four members were easy to deal with and the sales went thru like clockwork.
I have yet to have a deal go BAD here and just wanted to say how cool I think that is.

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Thank you. I was one of the four and everything went smooth as can be. No complaints here
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I have also had very good experience, both with my Canadian friends and my buddies stateside.
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Three reels from Canada and all is good. Thanks guys!

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I recently sold a rod to a guy in Toronto and it ended up costing $43.50 to ship and insure ($300 insurance) the thing. I'm curious what shipping cost you?
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I shipped a book for about 7 bucks, DVDs for cheap, and a few lines for cheap. have never tried to send odd or over sized packages, but I wonder if the same package in the usa would have also been a bit pricey?
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I recently sold a rod to a guy in Toronto and it ended up costing $43.50 to ship and insure ($300 insurance) the thing. I'm curious what shipping cost you?
I had the buyer pay shipping but to be fair it was pricey. The UPS fees were roughly $35 per pkg w/o insurance( buyers perogative) but Intl Priority Postal would have been more than twice that. I also had to set my Paypal to only accept US funds as Paypal charges to convert currency. Still a snap. Oddly , in state UPS is cheaper for me , but anywhere else it's USPS by a long ways.

I realized after posting that with insurance it would have been roughly $45.......
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For Canadians purchasing items from the USA, UPS brokerage fees can be killer. USPS is definitely the better deal for Canadian recipients of packages from the USA.

For Americans purchasing items from Canada...unfortunately, Canada Post is quite expensive compared to the rates that you are used to. I'm lucky enough to live close to the border, and frequently hop across the line to receive or send something.
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Many trouble free transactions on here over the years (you know who you are!), and never a bad one!

backed off a couple tentative possible deals, but otherwise, the members here are spot on, 100% genuine good deal makers and go that extra mile to ensure the deal is trouble-free.

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Never Had a Problem

I've bought and sold on this site for years and have never had a problem. Canada Post and USPS have never let me down. Although a tad more expensive than some courier services, USPS is the only way to ship when Canadians buy from the US...couriers charge huge brokerage fees! Canada Post Xpresspost is the service I use the most when shipping high value items within Canada or to the US. It can get quite expensive when adding insurance but the three or four day delivery is really appreciated by purchasers.

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It figures that after I posted this my next sale would end up being a pain the ass. I'm curious if anyone has had issues getting confirmed with Paypal lately?
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I just bought a rod from the states that is going to cross to Canada . It cost 36.00 USPS. I am still waiting for the rod. I will keep you posted.
It's been 9 days and I still have no news.

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For Canadians purchasing items from the USA, UPS brokerage fees can be killer. USPS is definitely the better deal for Canadian recipients of packages from the USA.

For Americans purchasing items from Canada...unfortunately, Canada Post is quite expensive compared to the rates that you are used to. I'm lucky enough to live close to the border, and frequently hop across the line to receive or send something.
The key is to have the shipper state that the reciever will pay customs fees if shipped by UPS (or if shipped by waybill check that box). If you don't, UPS PAYS the brokerage fees for you and you reimburse them. So of course you'll pay a bit more, since they're loaning you the money to get the package through basically. Whereas USPS, being a Gov't agency, can just push it through and have the Gov't post on your end collect any tariffs. But you basically have a loan by UPS doing this, and YES they do lose money from those who don't pay the brokerage fee and return package. So remember that next time you ship internationally.
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Oh, another thing to remember. Some delays are caused purely by customs holding things up. Other delays are caused by your location. I do know some areas aren't serviced daily due to time constraints. So there are factors limiting timeframe on deliveries. Just depends on area you're in.
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Many buys/sells over the years and not a 'blink' on what ended up 'where-ever.' Size/shape of the package (and weight) will drive what you pay to ship out of the country as everything goes 'airmail.'

Had some custom cut sink tips made for me in England and the postage was damned near the same as what it cost me to have them made!

As to Jerry/69's comment I've found that 7 working days was always the case. Two odd off's that took 10, but one was going to some Island off the Coast of Scotland and the other hit their postal system the week before Christ's Mass. Their shipping to me, again 7 working days by looking at the postage cancel stampings.




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