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Old 04-07-2012, 05:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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shipping to Canada by DHL from Durasolid

I just placed a $550 order and the shipping charge they ask was $265 LoL
after I email them they say if I cover duty its $105
I havent tried DHL so this will be another new adventure.

anyone have DHL experiences to share?
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Old 04-08-2012, 04:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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No first hand experience from dhl but from being raped at the border many times my calculations say to do the $265 way. I had a package come across last week with $250 value and the border fees were $105!! your orders double mine plus some so potentially it could be $250, I think, however they decide to charge you...

Hopefully dhl is better then ups or fedex....

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Old 04-08-2012, 08:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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you near the border? just got get it if you are. half the time the border guards wave you through without paying duty.
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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that is typical UPS story. FedEx was better for a few years but they clued in to the free money scam.
I bought a used intake from WA state for $25 a few years ago, I think I could have bought a new intake for the amount UPS raped me for 'fees'
I will not buy from vendors who use UPS
I have had some crazy USPS shipping quotes too, like $105 to ship axleshafts and small parts from WA state?? not sure how that happens

all I hope is that it doesnt exceed the Yukon prices that I BCC quoted me
web searches says their fees are the greater of $7 or 2.5%. canada post is now $8.50
I know I have to pay the taxes and import duties, still looking up what tariffs are from India
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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you near the border? just got get it if you are. half the time the border guards wave you through without paying duty.
I have been doing that since the late 80s until they started requiring a passport.
I have a Package Express account in Sumas WA that I can walk across the line too with my handcart (I have been sending my brother to fetch stuff for me but he moved to Ft St John chasing oil money)
I tried having Package Express forward shipments, but USPS sends the package back down to SanFransisco then back up to Canada. Tried that with Ford parts from Tasca

if you need Ford OEM parts TitusWill ford ships USPS to Canada and the prices cannot be beat
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I have been doing that since the late 80s until they started requiring a passport.
I have a Package Express account in Sumas WA that I can walk across the line too with my handcart (I have been sending my brother to fetch stuff for me but he moved to Ft St John chasing oil money)
I tried having Package Express forward shipments, but USPS sends the package back down to SanFransisco then back up to Canada. Tried that with Ford parts from Tasca

if you need Ford OEM parts TitusWill ford ships USPS to Canada and the prices cannot be beat
so I take it you have a criminal record then? if not pay the 80$ and just get the passport and save yourself the a bunch of shipping costs. the first few items for my buggy build I got shipped to my house and they raped me on shipping.

plus I can go to the states whenever I want now
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:24 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Durasolid ships direct from India apparently and they dont let me use the tunnel to drive there and pick it up

no criminal record
just did years of trucking (Roadway Express, Nations Way Transport border clearance duties. where i would have to clear 500 shipments a week each way running back n forth to the broker houses then hanging out in the long room. then western states LTL long haul) and find the fawkin goofs at the border intolerable. (the good ole boy oldtimers are usually ok like 'Charlie' at Pacific Crossing but the number of asshats make it painful)
all can be avoided cheaply by choosing the correct shipping company so why waste the time and put up with the bureaucrats?

with USPS my stuff can be picked up after work at ShoppersDrug mart where they take cash and Interact, I dont have to arrange someone to be there all day if and when UPS decides to show up with a demand for payment at the door.

but
I filled out the passport app and went to Walmart for my mugshot on Fri
I am more interested in Europe and South America then travel in the USA so it will still be a very rare occasion that I visit (if someone gets me a SEMA invite again for instance, went in 2005 thanks BC4x4)
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I wonder how accurate that is? says $33 in duty
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I wonder how accurate that is? says $33 in duty
If thats accurate someone has been making a killing off me
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:05 PM   #10 (permalink)
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shipment arrived today
7 days from India is faster then i get stuff from USA
ATX framerail kit should have shipped the same day from Texas

duty $33.65
fees $10 + $1.20tax
taxes $71.34

so DHL is better then UPS by far
Durasolid was perfect to deal with as well
DHL did munch the boxes a bit so I have to check if they lost any of the carrier bearing tools

the shafts and sppol are nicer 'looking' then the Yukons I got a few years ago as they are coated/painted rather then in that heavy grease crap


chevy phil if your stuff came by way of UPS, then yes someone is making a killing off you charging brokerage fees on things that are duty free for about 20 years now.
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Go for an enhanced drivers licence, or just get a passport I don't see any big deal if you can get one. I cross in Oroville every few weeks and use a place called Betta's services 4.00 a package to hold, Ship Happens is another in Sumas I think. Most companies in the USA offer free shipping in the USA, plus all you pay is tax when you come into Canada, no brokerage or duty. UPS is the worst into Canada by far, for a long time Fedex air included brokerage, and if its small enough to go USPS that's the ticket as well as brokerage is included and it arrives at your post office. Or make a commitment and buy from a Canadian retailer there are lots of them.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:40 PM   #12 (permalink)
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you cannot cross the border for what USPS and DHL charge.
what would draw you into Oroville bi weekly? there is nothing there.
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Needed a HAD yoke to fit my HAD 14b flange. The part was 65$.
Shipping almost $30
duty at the border $42
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:50 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I doubt there was any duty at the border at all.
taxes are not 'duty' = $12.35
brokerage fees are not 'duty' = $30
did you have it shipped UPS? if so you paid UPS a $30 scam fee for nothing
USPS would have charged you $5 brokerage fee and the $12 tax

even if the part came from India the duty would only be $4.22
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sorry your right $8.25 was tax.

HAD wont ship through usps so it was ups

"brokerage" is $30 which seems like bullshit for a part only workth $65, thas almost half the freakin price. oh yeah and $4 GST on that as well.
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:42 AM   #16 (permalink)
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sorry your right $8.25 was tax.

HAD wont ship through usps so it was ups

"brokerage" is $30 which seems like bullshit for a part only workth $65, thas almost half the freakin price. oh yeah and $4 GST on that as well.
as was mentioned above you can do the PO box at the border and go clear it yourself, or have them forward it to you via USPS.

the issue I have had with forwarding, part gets UPS'd from CA to WA at the border, then USPS takes it back to SanFransisco and then back north to the border, an extra 1800mile drive to end up where it started its USPS ride.

maybe ask if HAD will ship DHL? for me UPS shipping is a deal breaker

if we all complain enough about UPS more vendors will offer 'good' shipping if they want our money.

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