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Old 11-19-2009, 08:02 PM   #41
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Re: Discriminatory shipping for Canadians?

UPS charges a "brokerage fee" which is not a duty but their supposed costs for gong to the "trouble" of bringing it across the border.

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Old 11-19-2009, 08:28 PM   #42
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Re: Discriminatory shipping for Canadians?

I ship to Canada all the time. For a while, I couldn't get to the PO to ship things regularly, so I could only go priority, which costs $10.95 for a FRE. Is that maybe what she was quoting you? I ship FC to Canada now that I can get out more, and the last time I shipped something to Canada, it was actually cheaper than to mail it domestic, because to Canada I could still ship first class international, but domestic it had to be shipped parcel post. Explain that one.
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:06 PM   #43
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Re: Discriminatory shipping for Canadians?

I ship to Canada and always go by the website for shipping quotes. As long as it isn't too heavy to go First Class, it is rarely very much more than shipping domestically. I've never had any problems.

However, regarding people not wanting to ship internationally, or being only willing to ship Priority which costs more...could it be due to the time it takes for FC international to be delivered? I mean, with regards to opening a Paypal dispute in case of an issue? I know that at times it takes things 4-6 weeks to be delivered to (and from) Canada when being shipped first class, and I can understand people being nervous about waiting so long for their package to be delivered.

I know that I breathe a sigh of relief every time I see from the DC# that a domestic package has been delivered safely; and I don't have that reassurance when shipping to Canada. I could see that keeping people from wanting to ship internationally at all.
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:24 AM   #44
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2 suggestions on shipping from the states to canada

sure you cant get a dc# but if your buyer uses pp to buy then you are protected as long as you have proof of sending package. so if you cant get a dc# take a pic of the package with postage applied as well as the receipt. pp accepts that as proof of sending so if ds would also have to reverse any negative feedback from a "unreceived" package. (the recipient likely rec'd the package but with no confirmation of delivery are trying to scam a free diaper) so as long as you can prove you did your part with a receipt from the post office and pic of package with postage applied you are in the clear. if the receiver genuinely didnt receive the package she can take that up with canada post

2ndly if states mamas want to really be fair to canadian mamas all it would take is 5 minutes of checking shipping online. say the diaper was 10ppd and shipping to the usa was 1.50 well subtract that from the 10ppd and the diaper itself would be 8.50. shipping to canada would likely be around 2.25 so now add that to the 8.50 and you get 10.25ppd to a canadian mama. practical and fair and takes an extra 5 minutes to figure out.

i Do have an issue with people complaining about having to go to the post office to ship to canada though. yes you might have a baby or 2 or three kids but so do i and canada doesnt have a door to door mailing service to the states so i have to go to the post office EVERY time! what i normally do in order to avoid takeing all 4 of my kids is wait till hubby is home to watch them while i go by myself. yes the post office is likely closed at this time but there are other outlets that are open late that are at pharmacies or the automated teller at the post office that you can use. if you cant ship that day i'm sure your buyer would understand (she a mother too after all) if you had to wait a day or two to ship. or simply state 'i ship internationally only on saturdays when hubby can watch the kids' in your post.

its simple common curtousy - how would you feel if every canadian mama gouged you in shipping?

i live on the border of the northdakota/montana/saskatchewan so i have a po box in the states and its not an issue for me but when i lived further away i completely stopped buying used diapers and bought new from stores with low shipping costs cause frankly it was the same price and the diaper was new. alot of states mamas missed out cause there was plenty i would have bought had they been willing to adjust to actual shipping costs
You have to prove it was delivered if a claim comes up.
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Old 11-27-2009, 03:11 PM   #45
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I just buy from other sellers thats all. most have close shipping within a dollar or to that i have found
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:59 PM   #46
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Re: Discriminatory shipping for Canadians?

I have stopped buying from DS because once shipping is figured in, for the most part, I might as well purchase new. The one time I did purchase something, I too got gouged in shipping.
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Old 11-29-2009, 04:02 PM   #47
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Ohhh! iv been ripped off i charge huge shipping each time i buy..!
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:41 PM   #48
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Re: Discriminatory shipping for Canadians?

I guess I've been really lucky as no one has charged me more than $1 or 2 and most have charged exact shipping.

I am always amazed at how cheap the postage is on US parcels though compared to what I'm charged to send something from Canada. I just buy from DS, never sell as I can't recoup anywhere close to the cost of dipes with what Canada Post charges!
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Re: Discriminatory shipping for Canadians?

Yeah its not fair.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:40 AM   #50
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Maybe this is just me, but recently I've been starting to get annoyed at people charging Canadians a lot extra for shipping. I recently had a mama quote me $10 postage on two diapers. It's really obvious on the USPS website that it costs less than half that... Actually, the more I look up postage myself, the more I've realized it costs EXACTLY as much as domestic US postage for stuff over 13 oz- because then they have to pay Priority.
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You should just fill the seller in! I've never shipped to Canada and would be really unsure of pricing, but I wouldn't be offended if you helped me out. I live in Alaska and get overcharged for shipping too! A lot of stores offer free shipping to the continental US and charge for AK and HI. UPS prices are insanely high to AK, but if they were shipping USPS its no different. I had an e-bay seller who listed the shipping price for a flat rate box as $10 more for Alaska. It's a flat-rate box! It goes anywhere in the US for the exact same price. So, yeah. I feel for you.
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