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Old 01-03-2005, 11:12 AM   #11
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Just received some parts by USPS the cost was $11.00. Sounds reasonable.

The only problem was it took 3 weeks to arrive. (Christmas)

Based on others feedback I think I will continue to use them in the future.

Oh, did I mention the package arrived in pristine condition. No dents, no marks, and no holes.
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Old 01-03-2005, 11:36 AM   #12
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For those of you close to the border do like what we did. 3 of us went in on a US postal box and we have everything shipped there via US postal service. Its fast and if the boxes are oversized they leave a notice in the box and you have to go to the counter to pick it up. The cost for the box was 20 US each and we each get our own key. In two years about 20 kits, dozens of videos and cds, sewing machine, car parts, books, engines, all kinds of parts, just about anything you can think of and never once was there any damage all was received in good shape and in a very timely manner.

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Old 01-03-2005, 12:18 PM   #13
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i dont do the border since they took my truck back in 88 .but i do know about that place
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A friend of mine lost his near-new Firebird Trans-Am right about that time because a passenger in his car had pot residue in his cigarrette package.
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Old 01-03-2005, 12:52 PM   #14
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well i got busted for 2 joints back in 1979 and even though ive been pardoned here for that it means jack * down that old record really can haunt you forever ...not only did they take my truck but i spent 4 days locked up before i got deported only crime down there was spending money...owell.ce la vie ..sorry about getting off topic.
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Old 01-03-2005, 07:16 PM   #15
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The guy that sent the pkg to me marked it as a gift and because the engine was used, he marked it as that.... Ya think i still will get dinged with the fees???
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Old 01-03-2005, 07:27 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by scaleguy
UPS has charged me $50.00 in brokerage on an $8.00 item + GSt & PST on the whole amount. That's a lot to pay for a tracking number.

Given a choice I would use the USPS service also. Being charge 50.00 dollars in brokerage would have me steaming over a 8 dollar item. I did buy an item off another site for 10 bucks and the guy valued it for 100, so UPS was kind enough to charge me Brokerage around $19.00 and pst etc for 100 US dollars... Inside the box was the paypal packing slip for 10 dollars...

That being said. Has anyone had any problems with USPS and Canada Post with deliveries. I purchased an engine from the US in Oct and it was 5 weeks before it showed up at my door. Had the same problem with a camera from Australia.. took 6 weeks.
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Old 01-03-2005, 07:28 PM   #17
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my radio was marked as a gift..still got the $57 dollar ding stay away from ups!!!!
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Old 01-03-2005, 08:13 PM   #18
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gift or not, it doesnt matter. Its the declared value that sets what taxes are paid.
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Old 01-03-2005, 10:37 PM   #19
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Another Cheap Border Trick - Legal too!

Hey All.

I am fortunate enough to live near the border (Niagara). I have used all the services and I agree with AJCoholic. That said, fer y'all that want some further cheap tricks....

Mailboxes Etc. (see their web site for locations NA wide) will take your shipment from anybody and store it for you. It will cost you $5 bucks a day. You do not need to have a rental box there either.

Trick two is my favourite. You can ship your package of goodies to any Post Office in the USA - no charge for this either. Send it via USPS and they will hold it for you for 30 days. On your shipping address simply put it like this example (I use this often)

General Delivery, Lewiston Main Post Office,
150 S 8th St,
Lewiston,, NY 14092
United States

When you go to the post office, have ID ready, and they will get you your parcel. No fuss no muss.. And Yes I do declare everything.... The small tax is worth it sometimes.

Cheers all

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Old 01-04-2005, 11:49 AM   #20
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I have sent stuff and come back UPS and was marked WARANTIE WORK no charge

Never paid a dime

Matter of fact, My big H9 Suk fuse was a replacement because the orginal was damaged in the box and it was UPS right from Horizoin to my house

Never paid a cent. ITS all comes down to the paper work being done the way its suppose to

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