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I remember reading about a site shipping water cooling parts to Canada as a gift to clear customs. Which site was it. Frozen or PPC?

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 14
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I remember reading about a site shipping water cooling parts to Canada as a gift to clear customs. Which site was it. Frozen or PPC?

Thanks in advance.
Doesn't work. You have to get a carrier that covers the handling fees in the shipping price, but you'll still pay Canadian taxes on it.

Worst case scenario, Dazmode. Actually good supplier but their shipping prices are abnormally high.
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Very few reputable companies will be willing to ship things as gifts. Doing so will open them up for some pretty heavy penalties if they are ever found out, both civil and criminal. It is unlikely that people are going to risk that to make something cheaper for their customers.

Three options:

1. Buy from Canada - DazMode / NCIX (limited choice but some good stuff)
2. Pay the going rate for shipping and taxes - Many major US suppliers will ship up here legitimately, have a look at Aquatuning for example.
3. Find a friend in the US to buy things and mail them on to you - technically illegal but possible
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post #4 of 14
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Very few reputable companies will be willing to ship things as gifts. Doing so will open them up for some pretty heavy penalties if they are ever found out, both civil and criminal. It is unlikely that people are going to risk that to make something cheaper for their customers.

Three options:

1. Buy from Canada - DazMode / NCIX (limited choice but some good stuff)
2. Pay the going rate for shipping and taxes - Many major US suppliers will ship up here legitimately, have a look at Aquatuning for example.
3. Find a friend in the US to buy things and mail them on to you - technically illegal but possible
I remember companies located in the US that would redirect packages to you (useful for US only websites), they would be the middleman (Store -> Redirecting company -> you).
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post #5 of 14
I order many times on frozen CPU and if you ship from USPS it won't have any custom charge. But never ship with UPS will be very expensive.



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I order many times on frozen CPU and if you ship from USPS it won't have any custom charge. But never ship with UPS will be very expensive.



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Thanks. Does the size of the package matter?
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Thanks. Does the size of the package matter?
My Experience has been that Frozen CPU is hugely expensive when shipping to Canada. PPC was the best in terms of unknown costs. My delivery guy actually told me if you are buying across border it's best to use high end/fast shipping as they bypass all the border charges. You may pay more in shipping but you'll get it sooner and have less unexpected charges overall.

Cheers.
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My Experience has been that Frozen CPU is hugely expensive when shipping to Canada. PPC was the best in terms of unknown costs. My delivery guy actually told me if you are buying across border it's best to use high end/fast shipping as they bypass all the border charges. You may pay more in shipping but you'll get it sooner and have less unexpected charges overall.

Cheers.
Thanks. I heard that too. But then again I was told that if you ship with USPS, it takes longer but no brokerage fees.
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I'd recommend Dazmode if you live in Canada. They have extremely quick service and decent prices.

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I'd recommend Dazmode if you live in Canada. They have extremely quick service and decent prices.

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I will be buying some from him. The only problem is that he is sold out of a few things and doesn't have the reservoir I am looking for.
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