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    New UPS brokerage fee

    UPS is now charging a $10 brokerage fee on air shipments from The USA to Canada.
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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!
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

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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
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob-D659 View Post
    UPS is now charging a $10 brokerage fee on air shipments from The USA to Canada.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob-D659 View Post
    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.
    Enjoy;

    Ralph Javins, Latte Land, Washington

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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...
    A camera is only a black box with a hole in it....

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