Question about shipping cost

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  1. catch22

    catch22 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry if this the wrong section for this, I wasn't sure where to put it.

    I'm selling something on eBay and I got a question from someone asking if I ship to Canada and if so how much would the shipping be.

    Now I'm a new seller on eBay so I'm not really familiar with what the typical cost would be so I check the USPS Postage Rate Calculator and enter the Destination (Canada), Shape (Package), and Weight (5 pounds) and the cheapest shipping is $21.20...that seems like a lot, is shipping really that expensive to Canada? Or there cheaper alternatives?
     
  2. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    That's correct. It really is $20+ (I just sent 5 lbs. 1 oz. to Canada a few weeks ago... $22.50)

    There's a slim chance it fits in the size limits for First Class, but I doubt it (I don't remember if there was a wieght limit on that). I don't even remember what the limits are, but they were quite odd. (length + 2 width +2 height less than 75 inches or something... Maybe it was 2 length + width + 2 height...)

    For the sake of discussion and/or information: UPS, DHL, and Fedex will only be MORE expensive than that, and stick the buyer with large fees.
     
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    Thanks for the info SB1!
     
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    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Glad I could help. Both my buyer and I were a bit skeptical when we first saw the cost, so I've been in your shoes.
     
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    Depends what your shipping, smaller or medium size packages will be around $10-15 wile larger packages like the one you have will be around $20-25 so that is within the typical range.

    Oh and never use UPS/FedEx when shipping to Canada as the person on the other end will, and every Canadian here will tell you this, get hit up with monster customs/brokerage fee's.

    Another hint is when shipping to Canada is declare the value of the item low and mark it as a gift, trust me it will arrive quicker and will avoid a lot of hassle :) 
     
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    I guess $20.00,I din't really know i just never ship things.
     
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    Amen.. The higher the value, the more likely Customs will charge you a fee, which also requires you to go to the Post Office and pay the fee.
     
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    And that is relevant (after SW.ca and I both posted) how...?

    I feel pretty dumb now... I put up the full value on the Customs form for insurance reasons (first international transaction)... Lucky for me the buyer wasn't stuck with any fees.
     
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    UPS blows ass. Charging me ridiculous fees ($30 on a $50 package). Assholes. The worst postal service I have ever experienced.
     

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