shipping help

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  1. e3nine

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    Hi guys,

    I need to ship a 4.5lb box to Canada. It needs to be trackable and cheap. Hopefully, the max tranisit time is around 10 days too.

    What's out there for me?

    I have no experience with sending things out of the country.

    Thanks
     
  2. KillBot

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  3. zap dragon

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    best bet is UPS not USPS
     
  4. XJunky

    XJunky Howdy Ho Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    I used Global Priority mail to ship some WSTs to someone in Ontario. It was supposed to take 4-6 days to arrive, it took almost three weeks. Whatever service you pick make sure it guarantees delivery by so-and-so date and doesn't say "usually takes...".

    ~X
     
  5. Sledge

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    Avoid FedEx at all costs! They like to charge brokerage fees that are $50-100 irregardless of the contents of the package.
    Best bet is just USPS Global Express. It's somewhat fast and trackable. That's how I got my 20th Anniversary Prime from dark prime.
     
  6. Razerwire

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    I used USPS to ship stuff out to Hook and Clutchburn... Paid about $8 both times for the Airmail Letter Post instead of the Airmail Parcel Post... Just make sure you box is under the dimension limit so that you can avoid using the Airmail Parcel Post rate which like DOUBLES the money... The two boxes I sent out were both about 2 pounds...
     
  7. Kupp

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    I recommned USPS over UPS, I think they provide a better quality service and it is easier to cover your own ass with insurance and tracking. That has been my experience, milage may vary.
     
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    Never! Ever, Ever, Ever, Ever, Ever, Ever, Ever, EVER! Ship UPS to Canada EVER! :) 
     
  9. zap dragon

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    Never! Ever, Ever, Ever, Ever, Ever, Ever, Ever, EVER! Ship UPS to Canada EVER!
    quote by soundwave


    plz read what he wants
    trackable and cheap
    before u knock off my info... plz know want ur talking about

    i hate people who dont read and don't know jack....

    also ask what u or the receiver wants on the customs paper ,
    the value of item, if gift and under $20 no problem, over and u or should i say the person u sent to has to pay customs/duty fees

    options
    1) cheapest is USP small to mid size is $12 = with insurance and tracking
    2) USPS airmail letter $4-6 = no tracking no insurance
    2) USPS airmail parcel post about $10-12= only insurance
    3) USPS global priority by weight $11-13 = only tracking
    4) USPS global express guarrenty date $ it cost way more than most would pay
    but it does have an upside to it = tracking, $100 insurance and guarrented to be there on said date, if not there on said date take the recipte back to po and u get ur money back and free shipping
    5) fex-ex over priced


    plz read the post office tips section to learn more......

    zap
     
  10. B-Prime

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    Ebay:
    I will have to agree with Soundwave.ca on this one. Never ship with UPS, they like to include special little fees like having to knock on your door fee, not answering the door within ten seconds fee, knocking on the door again fee..you get the point

    I always ask for USPS to be shipped. Cheap, reliable, and have had no problems ever.

    The extra S in USPS stands for "Super"

    no Super in UPS.

    :) 
     
  11. zap dragon

    zap dragon Well-Known Member

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    wow
    sorry u up north get so screwed by USP
    but i have never had a problem with UPS or USPS , i guess its up to both the sender and reciever/ who ever is paying for the shipping on how cheap they want to be and or if the package is worth several $100's,

    also on what to declare to customs
    real value or get one over on custums and down grade the value to save some bucks, which can cost you if damaged or lost package
    and then you can only recupe so much ....

    in all u get what you pay for.....

    if not worried of getting ripped-off send airmail letter the cheapest

    if worth alot and care that your fellow member gets the $300 transformer
    send global express with guarenty and a 50/50 it gets stuck in customs a day or 2 and u get your money back....hence free shipping
     
  12. Liokaiser

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    Just sent a package today using this method. Total cost was $6.25 for 3.40 oz. Thanks for the info Zap.
     

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