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I had a phobya ress had exact same problem was told there all like that. Got mine from frozen cpu thought thats also the last time i ordered from them. Was nothing but a huuuuge hassle. Sorry to hear there up to the same things years later.
post #22 of 137
I also learned never to use UPS when buying stuff from the US shipped to Canada. I recently purchased 400$ worth of WC parts at FrozenCPU and UPS charged me 110$ in duty/import fees. I'm picking up a 350$ order from performance PCs tonight that was shipped through USPS and I hope charges are much lower.
  
  
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Don't suppose you looked at the link you posted? tongue.gif

He paid an additional 30% in brokerage. When he should only be paying 13%. This is because he used UPS. UPS charges ridiculously high brokerage fees.

To the thread starter, I can only suggest using FCPU and USPS for Canadians. PPCS charges way more for shipping to Canada, and UPS will always have high brokerage fees.

you are 100% correct lok at this *****

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I had a phobya ress had exact same problem was told there all like that. Got mine from frozen cpu thought thats also the last time i ordered from them. Was nothing but a huuuuge hassle. Sorry to hear there up to the same things years later.

Man that sucks, the glass is all scuffed and scratched... so upset, if they send another and its the same thing, then I'll have to re-think using a phobia res
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yea Ive been reading that I literally have never had to pay anything close to this and will never ship with them again
I donty know what that means but it looks horrible LOL


pitted - tiny indentations in the metal

All cpu's have but you cannot see with the human eye, hence why we use thermal paste thumb.gif
post #25 of 137
why would you use UPS instead of usps o_o
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why would you use UPS instead of usps o_o
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I had a phobya ress had exact same problem was told there all like that. Got mine from frozen cpu thought thats also the last time i ordered from them. Was nothing but a huuuuge hassle. Sorry to hear there up to the same things years later.

sure sure kick me when Im down frown.gif lesson learned.. the actual shipping was only $38 then + $130 brokerage!!
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Unless there are any other gold colored reservoirs I guess you now just have to go with a black one. frown.gif Should still look good though.
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Actually it is still extra with UPS. They tack on an extra "brokerage fee" that you will not pay with FedEx or USPS.

http://business.financialpost.com/2011/09/07/ontario-judge-rules-against-ups-in-consumer-protection-case/

They now disclose it better but they still charge it. UPS is the worst option for Canadian shipping.

Pretty much exactly as he said. When I was a driver for them, I saw packages that were valued at all of $130USD that had an extra "brokerage" fee of $80 attached to it. Not to be confused with actual government mandated fees like duties (which apply to only certain things) and taxes. It's even worse because UPS will add these brokerage fees to everything they handle that isn't air mail (air mail they'll only charge any applicable duties and taxes).

This is exactly why I use FedEx myself, because they usually only add on an extra $10 CAD for brokerage fees (or ~NOTHING~ if you set up an importer account that has a credit card on file), but will still charge you any duties any taxes that may apply (since they're legally required to).
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post #29 of 137
Your in Canada. Never ship with ups or fedex. Always use USPS when purchasing from our neighbor, I haven't got hit by duties using them. CPS when ordering from our home.
That res is unacceptable. Goodluck!
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Your in Canada. Never ship with ups or fedex. Always use USPS when purchasing from our neighbor, I haven't got hit by duties using them. CPS when ordering from our home.
That res is unacceptable. Goodluck!

You may not have to pay duty/gst as often, but there is one key thing not everyone remembers when dealing with USPS shipments - the package may not be insured for it's full value. They also do not provide accurate and reliable tracking for packages, so with some companies one has to wait 6-8 weeks before they'll actually process a lost shipment claim...
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