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Lowbrow customs shipping

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by apox, Nov 15, 2011.

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  1. apox

    apox XS650 Addict

    Anyone ordered from lowbrow customs to Canada? $32 shipping is legit, just wondering if you got gouged by customs or other postal service. Because I've been double charged before once the package gets handed off to ups or Canada post.
     
  2. paulie

    paulie XS650 Member

    I've only been nailed with the duty charges if it went through ups, fedex, etc. I usually ask to have stuff shipped usps, and then it goes to Canada post and I've never had any duty charges added on. I've only ever ordered a t shirt from them and it didn't get hit at the border
     
  3. Capt_Zoom

    Capt_Zoom Raider Rider/xs newbie

    Don't live in Canada so I wouldn't know but I do know that the guys from Lowbrow Rock. I've ordered two tanks and at least another dozen items or so from them without any problems. Their new wassel peanut tanks rule.
     
  4. thelowlife

    thelowlife XS650 Addict

    What did you order?

    I ordered some handlebars from them and paid an additional $30 when I picked it up. I ordered quite a bit of stuff as long as its not BIG stuff I didn't pay anything. A lot of the time companies will have a corporate account with a certain freight company and having them ship stuff USPS just isn't possible.
     
  5. apox

    apox XS650 Addict

    ya, I was gonna order the new P-nut tank, and probably some other parts. the tank being the biggest part I believe, I just dont want to get raped at customs. I once bought a pair of headphones for $100, $20 shipping or their end, $15 customs, USP $30 from border to me..... pretty pathetic. almost twice the price.
     
  6. thelowlife

    thelowlife XS650 Addict

    You should be alright then.. I'd figure close to $30 when you pick it up.
     
  7. Wasn't "Free Trade" suppose to eliminate Customs Duty charges, as long as what ever it was you purchased was made in the U.S.? I know it was back in the 90's when I was purchasing all my Amiga Video Toaster Equipment.
     
  8. apox

    apox XS650 Addict

    Wow, I just read up about that, you are correct, it seems the sources I looked at say "if it's made In the US and you can prove it, free trade duty free.
     
  9. pamcopete

    pamcopete Ride.Enjoy.Life is Simple

    There has been bad blood between UPS and Canada Post ever since UPS came to Canada and found a way around the postal regulations by using modified Checker Cabs to make their deliveries instead of conventional trucks, which somewhere in the regulations was prohibited except for Canada Post.

    Also, when you use USPS, the package is handled by Canada Post on the Canadian side, so the bureaucrats are happy with that arrangement. All UPS shipments have to go through a broker, so they are shipped again after passing through the broker. Most if not all USPS shipments do not.

    Since the last Canada Post strike, I have reverted to always sending USPS Priority Mail as it can take up to 5 weeks if you just use International First Class.
     
  10. pamcopete

    pamcopete Ride.Enjoy.Life is Simple

    Of course, for all of us living here in the sunny south, just wait for next spring when the USPS runs out of money.....:yikes:..It will make the Canadian Postal situation look like a tea party....:wtf:
     
  11. Canada Post aint gonna like any other courier except Purolator.. . why you ask? . .. . because Canada Post pretty much owns Purolator, any other courier would be their competition wouldn`t it?.. . read what happened in 1993 http://www.purolator.com/dbwp/corporate_history.html
     
  12. retiredgentleman

    retiredgentleman XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Keep away from UPS and Fedex.

    I have always used USPS Priority Mail International. Fast delivery and no duty or gst charged coming into Canada. I just received some brake calipers from Florida to Calgary AB in only 8 days.
     

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