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Canadians that hate UPS brokerage fees!!!

For some reason being a Canadian seems to mean that UPS and FedEx feel the need to try and ram us in the pooper with outrageous brokerage fees.

I order some Traction Bars from James Duff. Parts came to 137.00 with shipping (100 for the parts and 37 dollars shipping). Then when the UPS guy gets to my door he is asking for $57.22 in brokerage fees???? I thought he was freaking kidding me. I knew I would have to pay customs fees but they shouldn't be 60% of what the damn part is worth. Any other fellow Canadians have stories like this?
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That's why you hook up with a member on here not too far from the border,have the parts shipped to their house,arrange a day to meet, bring Canadian bacon for twelve,install the parts in said member's driveway, then go home, leaving the bacon behind.
Good time had by all !!
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canadian bacon = tbars lol
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I just paid $62 for $120 worth of stuff, glad I didn't ship my DBR kit to my house :p
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You sure it isn't your fabulous Canada incurring extra imports costs?
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canadian bacon = tbars lol
Go ahead and laugh.
For five lbs of bacon I'll swap them puppies before the exhaust gets cold.
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USe Postal Service if possible. I NEVER send stuff to CA with anything but USPS. Unfortunate that some companies won't use USPS though.
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Bought a Bezel for $160 and was shipped UPS and had to pay $125 in fee's when it got here.. I ----ing damn near died there and then!
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USe Postal Service if possible. I NEVER send stuff to CA with anything but USPS. Unfortunate that some companies won't use USPS though.
USPS was always a flat rate $5 for brokerage fees but last time I had a almost $15 brokerage fee on a $44.95 part :( Hoping that was a one off but USPS might be a cool as they use to be. Add to that that $17 shipping and tax and the part almost doubled in price :(

I ship to the border and pick it up myself at the UPS store stateside
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I think OTRtech is right gotta find someone close to the border set upa meet and greet and go from there! Also there is a reason we ge dingged soo bad its cause the brokers are taking all the risk in shipping to this country they are making a fortune trust me I use to long haul from Mississauga all through the eastern sea board down south! There just insuring the fee if something goes wrong!
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Anybody want anything I'm pretty close to CA from I91 or I89....always looking for a chance to rip governments off of stupid fees!

I used to barter for Molson XXX, but we can get it in the States now! Maybe you guys have some beer I have not heard of yet though.....
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i cant stand brokerage fees, like what a rip. i'd rather drive to the states to get my parts then pay anymore brokerage fees
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So is socializing. Bring bacon.
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We (Canada) are hardly socialist, though some people would have you believe otherwise. The only real differences between you and us: we pay for our healthcare differently, and your 2nd ammendment.

Anyway, to the OP. I always ask if shipping via USPS is an option. If I'm faced with UPS, I will try to find a different source.

If I weren't 6ish hours from the border, I'd drive across for my goods.
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Been there too... got screwed on quite a few things. I completely refuse to ship UPS now. Doesn't matter if I need it or not when that's the only way they'll ship. I'll find it somewhere else just so I don't have to use them!

USPS is by far the way to go!
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That's why you hook up with a member on here not too far from the border,have the parts shipped to their house,arrange a day to meet, bring Canadian bacon for twelve,install the parts in said member's driveway, then go home, leaving the bacon behind.
Good time had by all !!
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It pays for your health care. haha
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You sure it isn't your fabulous Canada incurring extra imports costs?
No I phoned the CBSA Canada Border Services Agency to ask what the brokerage fees actually were. UPS is doubling the charge basically because they handled the packages through customs.
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Go ahead and laugh.
For five lbs of bacon I'll swap them puppies before the exhaust gets cold.
Man you Americans love your back bacon eh?

And honestly I don't think that James Duff gave me the option of shipping USPS. At least I'll know to inquire next time. Need to make me some close to the border friends!
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It pays for your health care. haha
Trust me between the huge amount of income tax and sales tax (HST) that we Canadians have to pay our health care has been paid for twice over.
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No I phoned the CBSA Canada Border Services Agency to ask what the brokerage fees actually were. UPS is doubling the charge basically because they handled the packages through customs.
If it makes you feel better i know UPS wont ship adult toys internationally.
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I can't even count the number of times I've taken extra c.o.d. costs from UPS. Just unreal in some cases. Like just the other week I won a 'free' t shirt and they sent it ups and my free $19 shirt was gonna cost me $25 just in brokerage fees Lmao. I contacted the company that time and they stood up and paid the bill. But It was defeniately a return to sender situation if they didn't.. the system really sucks!
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After working there I always wondered how they made any money. Now I know its off the Canadians.
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