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Old 10-18-2011, 01:33 PM
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WARNING! Attn Canadian Ebayers...

Just a heads up to all those Canadians who live near the US border and buy from Ebay... If you end up using UPS as your shipping option YOU WILL BE RAPED!!! Case in point: I just bought a set of 3 Glowshift gauges with a 3 pod pillar mount of Glowshift's Ebay store. Shipping was FREE to the US, but only $9.99 shipped to my door about 20 minutes from Detroit. I figured"Hey, $t costs $10 in toll to cross the border anyway, I'll just ship it to my door". Well... The big brown truck shows up, and the driver floors me with a $89 COD charge from UPS for brokerage fees and taxes on a $209 purchase!!!



I just want to give my fellow strokers a heads up about this. For the extra money Glowshift and UPS ripped me off of, I could of went to the US myself and bought some REAL gauges
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Old 10-18-2011, 01:36 PM
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FYI, If you live near the Windsor/Detroit crossing, there is a place called Detroitmailbox.com that I highly recommend using. Very reasonable ($7 per package) and very trustworthy (owned by a Canadian friend of mine who also happens to be a lawyer in Detroit.... but we won't hold that against him ; )
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Not defending UPS, but is it possible they get charged $$ by either government to deliver from the US??? just asking?
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Well duh, LOL, it's been like this for ever with UPS's rape and pillage 30% brokerage fees. All you need to do is have the shipper put a low value on the customs label as that is what UPS sets their fee on. Don't have the set it too low as they are not that stupid and may cause you some grief. Or you can have them check off the "Gift" box. So much for "free trade".

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If you use the express shipping options for shipping, brokerage is already figured in the price so you don't get a big surprise when you get your items. You do, however, usually end up paying the GST/PST/HST on the converted Canadian Dollar value. All the ground/cheapest options don't factor in brokerage fees. I still like getting a letter from Fed Ex a month later saying I owe them brokerage fees. Couldn't figure that one out. Thought I got off with paying nothing and then receive a bill in e mail. Guess there's no such thing as a "free lunch."
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