Canada shipping costs

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  1. kray

    kray HE>i Subscriber

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    Remind me never to buy records from Canada. I found an OOP record I’ve been wanting and found one on discogs with decent price. A lot of sellers add shipping charges after you choose to buy. So $20CAD for shipping 1 record??!! :eek:
     

     

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  2. HarmanKardon

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    I recently sent a package from Germany to Canada, 1850 grams, it cost 39 Euros, more than 40 dollars.
     
  3. luvvinvinyl

    luvvinvinyl Lily! Staff Member Admin Subscriber

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    We don't have "Media Mail" up here, and then you add in the border crossing.
     
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    luvvinvinyl Lily! Staff Member Admin Subscriber

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    Thank you, Chris. I sent extra money to AK, to make up for that.
     
  5. ETLS

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    As a subscriber, you could post a WTB ad in bartertown. You have that privilege.
     
  6. kray

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    I did a month ago... I always try to start with BT
     
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  7. ETLS

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    Sometimes it takes a while.
     
  8. kray

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    I got inpatient but it’s a rare record. Only 2 on discogs and I bought 1. Not cheap
     
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    I read several people saying Canada post puts a strain on small business with their high shipping fees
     
  10. savatage1973

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    Granted, you might get a better price on the purchase via BT, but the location of the item determines shipping, regardless of how you purchased it. Some countries are just expensive to ship in and out of. Neither the buyer or seller has any control over those costs.

    Yes, I know all about the "declared value" schemes, and won't play--not participating in Customs fraud or getting hosed by a carrier for a $1K item getting trashed and it only had a declared value of $50.
     
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