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How come people refuse to ship items to Canada?

Old 09-24-2021, 03:18 PM
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Default How come people refuse to ship items to Canada?

I have been looking to buy a used ESC. But no one wants to ship stuff to Canada any more saying it's too expansive.

It wasn't like this a few years ago. What happened? Is it really THAT expansive to ship stuff to Canada?

Anyone else having hard time buying used items from the US lately? What do you guys do?
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Old 09-24-2021, 03:28 PM
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IDK I just shipped a radio to Canada. It is more expensive and a little daunting. I know I had initial concerns about if there is more risk shipping to Canada vs shipping to the US (i.e. does paypal change it's policies if you ship international?)

Ultimately, the buyer had good feedback and he paid with paypal. I shipped it to the address on paypal with tracking and he paid the extra shipping.

What kind of ESC do you want?
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Old 09-24-2021, 03:37 PM
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Shipping costs and the time delay was crazy last summer. I don’t know if it’s returned to normal yet. I had a vehicle sold until I checked on shipping. Minimum cost was $45 for 3 weeks.
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Old 09-24-2021, 08:59 PM
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oh man...if the minimum cost is $45. I can see why people don't want to ship things up here.

I am looking for an Orca OE1 or Hobbywing XR10 G2. Looks like I might have to buy new instead.
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Get a US mailbox that will reship to Canada. Shipping to the box is usually free, you pay the transfer fee and shipping to your house. Not worth it for cheap items, but usually works out cheaper for big ticket items with Free US shipping.
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Old 02-17-2022, 10:40 AM
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i think the hassle also has to do with paperwork. Even for used items, you have to make commercial invoices and declare everything diligently, or it gets stuck at the border.
Then you get extra brokerage fees and duties sometimes, and I can see some buyers placing the blame on the seller. Bad experiences possible for both, even though there are no bad intentions
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It was double the price to ship to canada last I checked...
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Get a US mailbox that reships to Canada. Problem solved.
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Old 02-17-2022, 01:04 PM
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Funny.....I ship to the USA without any issues all the time and the cost is often LESS than if I shipped within Canada. The Canada Post tracking number works with the USPS mail system and I never have issues. As gom mentioned, buying from US sellers is often difficult and my success rate is maybe 1 in 10 sellers if I am lucky.

When I am selling, and once I have an item boxed, it becomes a simple matter of getting the box dimensions (L x W x H) and weight that I then plug into the online Canada Post tool to provide buyers an actual shipping cost. I often feel that most US based can't be bothered to get accurate shipping costs and just rely on the USPS flat rate boxes that are unfortunately not cheap.
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Old 02-17-2022, 02:27 PM
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Dude the pillow biter cannot even get products there for free. https://theweek.com/news/1010318/mik...drop-mypillows
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