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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Equipment' started by Bob-D659, Jul 27, 2011.
UPS is now charging a $10 brokerage fee on air shipments from The USA to Canada.
One more reason to not go Brown. I always get stuff shipped USPS/Canada Post or FedEx.
Also new for faster service, FedEx merged with ExLax. The new service is FedExLax, for those things that must move overnight!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
cash/greenbacks are going the way of the DoDo.
Seems it gets harder and harder to keep off paper these days.
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...
Now the service is complete crap!
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.