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and flame canadian customs and international shipping companies....

1. on dec 8th 2010 i bought some used rads and a better cpu block off a fellow ocn member in britain

2. on the following morning, the 9th of december, it was shipped, it has STILL not arrived.

3. so i buy some waterblocks and such from frozencpu before the holidays.

4. it gets to the border and crosses good all fine and dandy.

5. it is now sitting, in missisauga, saying status of "being reviewed by canada customs" for the last week and 3 days.


this is when i say (and excuse me for this admins, but im raging) W.T.F is going on with the world's postal systems that all of this is taking so damn long, anything else ive ever bought has arrived within 7 days from the U.S, as far as florida to my front door. and frankly, i think a month is too much time to take to sail a 3lb box from britain to canada, if every other shipment for major companies is 2-3 weeks , and i say this because i know it, the company i work for orders from stuff from britain and the like, in the form of machining parts and such, frankly, it takes just over 2 1/2 weeks to get it from britain to here when we order BY SEA FREIGHT, so i do say, what is going on...


that is alll /rage
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post #2 of 22
Its simple. They are trying to decide how much extra taxes/fees and duties they can get out of you.

You should try living in NZ and importing stuff from the States.
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Originally Posted by PCSarge View Post
and flame canadian customs and international shipping companies....

1. on dec 8th 2010 i bought some used rads and a better cpu block off a fellow ocn member in britain

2. on the following morning, the 9th of december, it was shipped, it has STILL not arrived.

3. so i buy some waterblocks and such from frozencpu before the holidays.

4. it gets to the border and crosses good all fine and dandy.

5. it is now sitting, in missisauga, saying status of "being reviewed by canada customs" for the last week and 3 days.


this is when i say (and excuse me for this admins, but im raging) W.T.F is going on with the world's postal systems that all of this is taking so damn long, anything else ive ever bought has arrived within 7 days from the U.S, as far as florida to my front door. and frankly, i think a month is too much time to take to sail a 3lb box from britain to canada, if every other shipment for major companies is 2-3 weeks , and i say this because i know it, the company i work for orders from stuff from britain and the like, in the form of machining parts and such, frankly, it takes just over 2 1/2 weeks to get it from britain to here when we order BY SEA FREIGHT, so i do say, what is going on...


that is alll /rage
That sucks lol iv orderd stuff that came from asia on mutiple occasions and got it in 3-4 days tops with cheap or free shipping.
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just sold something to someone in canada and it had a nice duty charge that added another 100$+ to the buyer...
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just sold something to someone in canada and it had a nice duty charge that added another 100$+ to the buyer...
Thats crazy arent you suppose to call it a gift or somthing to keep it from being a super high fee.
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Its simple. They are trying to decide how much extra taxes/fees and duties they can get out of you.

You should try living in NZ and importing stuff from the States.
This. My first WC loop from PPC's cost me $700 USD, then on top of that $250 for shipping. After 3 weeks, my stuff was held by customs for another week and a half, I got a letter saying I owed $260 NZD for duty...
    
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This. My first WC loop from PPC's cost me $700 USD, then on top of that $250 for shipping. After 3 weeks, my stuff was held by customs for another week and a half, I got a letter saying I owed $260 NZD for duty...
Ouch thats like 25-30% taxes on a 700 order.
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I've had a package lost when shipping to Canada, also have had a package take a full month to get to Australia....not fun and why many give up.
    
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That's why you have friends and family members smuggle the stuff across the border.

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and flame canadian customs and international shipping companies....
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This is why you buy things that come from your own country. solves all the problems.
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