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post #41 of 90
I recently shipped an 8.9inch tablet to a guy in Ontario (I'm in Ohio) and it cost $30 to ship. Ridiculous.

The post office guy said that they're on strike or something, but I think it's always this expensive regardless.

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Canada Post employees could stage walkouts from next month, after five months of talks with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers have failed to secure a new collective bargaining agreement.
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Wow, I definitely wished someone had told me that dazmode can custom order parts. Oh well, my package FINALLY reached Vancouver after two weeks at customs and I am expecting the delivery either today or tomorrow. ~$30 shipping for ~220 worth of parts isn't too bad, I'd say. I just hope I don't get taxed on anything.
post #43 of 90
Somebody sent me link to this thread.

Thank you to all who support small business!

Customs charges is the big problem, especially for Koolance. They ship UPS only and you may end up paying more then order itself. They also seems accept credit cards only now.

If US store can't ship with USPS, it it better to look somewhere else.
Edited by Dazmode - 4/18/11 at 8:40am
post #44 of 90
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Originally Posted by Dazmode View Post
Somebody sent me link to this thread.

Thank you to all who support small business!

Customs charges is the big problem, especially for Koolance. They ship UPS only and you may end up paying more then order itself. They also seems accept credit cards only now.

If US store can't ship with USPS, it it better to look somewhere else.

Nice to see a dazmode rep here. Always enjoyed your store. UPS is a problem and I've made the mistake of ordering from the USA using UPS. Those fees can really get up there.
Edited by huhh - 4/18/11 at 8:59am
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post #45 of 90
Note to people using UPS: It is possible to do the Customs clearance yourself and save yourself a buttload of fees. It's just a huge hassle.
  1. Refuse delivery if the driver at your doorstep says there are customs fees due. State that you will clear the package yourself unless the "brokerage fee" is waived.
  2. Take any documentation the driver leaves with you, and bring a shipping confirmation or a manifest if you got one from the seller, and go to the local UPS depot where they're holding your package.
  3. State that you're there to clear the package yourself through Customs. They'll make you wait while they "prepare the paperwork", so bring a book to read while you wait for the person at the depot to print off what's needed.
  4. Go over to Canada Customs and show them all the paperwork, and indicate that you are clearing a package that's coming via UPS. Pay the usual GST and PST.
  5. Take all the stuff back with you (including any clearances from Customs) to UPS and pick up your package!

EDIT: Expect the whole process outlined above to waste about 45 minutes of your time; take a day off work if you can afford to lose the pay, and go first thing in the morning so you don't have to deal with line-ups.

In addition to this, when you buy something from a place like Koolance, state clearly and in some form of legally documentable form that under no circumstances do you accept the seller's choice of Customs broker and that you will not pre-pay any brokerage or Customs fees*.

There was a lawsuit that nearly got all the way through, but failed because the judge ended up ruling that the buyer had implicitly accepted the seller's choice of Customs broker when getting a package shipped through UPS.

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* I didn't have to do this in a private sale, but you may want to CYA when you buy from an actual company.
Edited by Quantum Reality - 4/18/11 at 9:34am
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post #46 of 90
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Getting my rig from Youngstown Ohio to Toronto (less than a 5 hour drive) cost $500+ with UPS.
You should drive there and pick up by yourself
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Originally Posted by homer98 View Post
Looking for watercooling stuff definitely check out dazmode. Really good guy and he can order something in if he doesnt have it in stock.

check it out for sure.
if dazmode doesn't have sth in stock, he'll order them from another store for us?
post #48 of 90
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dazmode View Post
Somebody sent me link to this thread.

Thank you to all who support small business!

Customs charges is the big problem, especially for Koolance. They ship UPS only and you may end up paying more then order itself. They also seems accept credit cards only now.

If US store can't ship with USPS, it it better to look somewhere else.
Is it this guy?
waterguanliling@qq.com
Ha ha ha.....

Post Dazmode's reply:
What he said is that we do custom orders for rare parts from our suppliers.
Something that we don't stock because only few people need it.
post #49 of 90
I bought my custom loop from Dazmode. Shipping was quick and easy.

But when I ordered stuff from the US (killcoil, tube cutter, corsair sata 3 expansion, paste, GT-AP 15 fans), the companies there charged me $30-40 for shipping. In most cases, the shipping cost more than the actual order!

I agree, us Canadians are screwed when it comes to shipping as well as computer hardware selection
Edited by i7monkey - 4/18/11 at 2:13pm
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the guys who live in US are so so so so lucky while I'm in Canada.

No matter what pruduct I purchase, performance pcs/frozen cpu/sidewindercomputer/jab tech/aquatuning will charge me AT LEAST 30 bucks as shipping fee. If I buy a large item such as 1 or 2 480/560 radiator(s) or some tubing, the fee goes to 60+.

The only canadian stores NCIX/dazmode have much less choices. And they are somewhat overpriced.

In addition, I need to wait at least 5 days if I choose Express or 10+ days if I chooes regular shipping method.

Just want to know which store do you ppl live in canada choose?
Your prices Inc Shipping are still much less then the prices in the UK.

Stop complaining
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