What's the best way to get audio stuff (used) shipped to Canada

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  1. Shion_ca

    Shion_ca Stunt Coordinator

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    Anyone have any experience with this?
    USPS? Fed-Ex? UPS?

    I want to pay as few fees as possible and hopefully avoid tax.

    Feel free to give a shout with your experiences Canadians...
     
  2. joe rizzuto

    joe rizzuto Stunt Coordinator

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  3. Andrew Pratt

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    Simply put do not use UPS if at all possible. Its better to use USPS to get the lowest rates or FedEx if available but it tends to be pricey.
     
  4. Eric Stuckey

    Eric Stuckey Second Unit

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    Speaking from someone that ships alot to canada via eBay with UPS & USPS, The bigger and heavyer it is go with UPS
    The smaller ( dvd,cd,video game ) go with USPS.
     
  5. DerekF

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    UPS Ground totally ripped me off. I'm not sure if their other services are better, but after my experiences with UPS, I will never use them again--even if it means shopping elsewhere.

    FWIW, I bought 4 winter tires from Tirerack, and between UPS's inflated shipping charges and brutal brokerage fees, I ended up paying HUNDREDS to get the product here.

    Check out UPS on epinions for more negative experiences.
     
  6. Steve Winkler

    Steve Winkler Stunt Coordinator

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    UPS has hefty brokerage fees from my experience and the Calgary, Alberta depot had a real hard time finding my house. Granted, I live 15 minutes out of the city, but it's not hard to find. I'd try FedEx or the postal service.

    Cheers,

    Steve
     

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