New UPS brokerage fee

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  1. Bob-D659

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    UPS is now charging a $10 brokerage fee on air shipments from The USA to Canada. :sad:
     
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    One more reason to not go Brown. I always get stuff shipped USPS/Canada Post or FedEx.
     
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    Also new for faster service, FedEx merged with ExLax. The new service is FedExLax, for those things that must move overnight! :sick:
     
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    They weren't charging this before? I must have had things shipped via UPS Ground, then, because I kept getting hit with a $40 brokerage fee (but it's been a couple of years because I stopped using them). FedEx and DHL use a sliding scale based on the value of the goods, and USPS is a flat $5.

    Needless to say I've tried to use USPS shipping whenever possible from the US - it's a bit slower, but if I'm not in a hurry then it's a much better value. And, of course, if Canada Post isn't on strike :tongue:
     
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    That's less than I got whacked for with UPS Ground on my first and last dance with the brown truck to TO. Still, USPS/Canada Post remains the way to go.
     
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    The plus side was that duties were almost never levied in the past on fed ex ar in the past becuase no one could get the items processed fast enough.

    I guess the CRA got wise to that. Goodby to that loophole. Although I have noticed that the CRA is a lot less keen to see the post office collect anything other than GST due these days.
     
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    The $10 on UPS air shipping started earlier this year according to the driver, and you have to have a cheque or credit card for the fees, the drivers can't accept cash.
     
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    Good morning, Bob;

    That comment about the cheque or credit card is not a good thing for someone who has neither. I have been working only with cash for the last 25 years.
     
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    cash/greenbacks are going the way of the DoDo.
    Seems it gets harder and harder to keep off paper these days.
     
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    everyone's doing it....US Post charges me $9 if I want to post ANYTHING in a box to the USA - they call it a "security fee" claiming it is an additional charge to x ray the box...

    Funny thing is customs here does it for free....for now at least...
     
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    Now the service is complete crap!:whistling:
     
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    There was a time when UPS would not accept cash at any location at all, that has changed in some places, but you have to go to a location that accepts cash.

    It appears that the phrase "this note is legal tender for all debts public and private" is not binding if they have a sign in the window that says they do not accept cash.