[ROVERNET - UK] Trans border shipping was P6 Brakes - even more
phing at videotron.ca
Mon Feb 4 16:29:41 GMT 2008
Funny how all the problems seem to be associated with the courier companies .I had an E Bay clear out and shipped a load of stuff
to the US, and Australia via Canada Post at reasonable cost .Everything arrived within a reasonable time and there were no problems
. If I buy in the USA and ship by the US Postal service there' s no problem . However if UPS et al are involved there are enormous
costs and complications and monster un announced " Brokerage and service " charges tacked on .
----- Original Message -----
From: "Glen Wilson" <rovercar at comcast.net>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Monday, February 04, 2008 1:35 AM
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] P6 Brakes - even more ??s
> Vern Klukas wrote:
>> Well, the short and somewhat rude answer is that some Americans are self-centered pricks.
>> But the reality is that there are many hassles with shipping cross-border and horror stories abound, so many just don't want to
>> find out first hand.
> When I have sold on eBay, the shipping charges to Canada always turned out to be extremely high and usually pretty complicated to
> figure out. A $20 USD part that I could mail to Hawaii in 2-3 days for $8 sometimes ended up costing $32 plus the extra paperwork
> involved. People north of the border thought I was trying to cheat them when I was not. I'd suggest that anyone who is interested
> in this simply go to the USPS or UPS or FexEx or DHL sites and check it out by pricing out a make believe package and see what
> numbers you get. I don't know why the postage and transportation situation between the USA and Canada is such a mess. Might have
> been caused by those people who used to run the World Bank... ;-)
>>> As an aside can any one explain why some E Bay vendors will not ship outside of the continental USA . Canada is only just the
>>> other side of the " world's longest undefended border " We are supposed to have free trade agreement , which in theory should
>>> work both ways ?
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