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Old 10-09-2019, 09:23 AM   #1
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I need some small parts for my Carbon Z cub, non of the online people in Canada have them in stock. For ordering small parts ( somethings that would fix in a small padded envelope) where or who would be best -Tower Hobbies -Horizon Hobbies --other ? Trying not to get hit with $25.00 or more mail charges.
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Old 10-09-2019, 04:57 PM   #2
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Re: E-flite small parts

What small parts are you looking for ? As long as your envelope is no wider than 20mm thick, that works. Other than that , sorry to say , one is stuck with small parcel rates which jump up quickly and when living away from a larger city the rates are a couple of bucks higher than a city.
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Old 10-09-2019, 05:49 PM   #3
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Re: E-flite small parts

Most companies, especially US based (except Amazon), will not use mail anymore. They usually have a setup with a courier company, like FedEx or UPS. I've been on this merry-go-around for many years; built a car and an airplane, and always needing to order parts in the US. The problem with the couriers, is their in house brokerage. They will ding you for at least $ 20; I had once a parcel where they collected 19 cents of GST, and it cost me $ 20 for brokerage. Needles to say, I don't ever use couriers anymore.
Sometimes you can find sellers on Ebay, who still mail stuff. I just received a couple of bushings, in an envelope, but it was still US$ 11 for mail.
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:34 PM   #4
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Re: E-flite small parts

Yes, the days of $5 small packages is long gone. Mailing in BC is about $16 m . Alberta about $18 . Rural Manitoba $22 or so and get this . Halifax $18 .... there is no rhyme nor reason on how the post office calculates their rates. This is similar sized and weight packages . The high density places get the breaks I find.
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