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acidice333
09-10-2012, 06:53 AM
Ahhh why is everything so expensive to ship to Canada...

I want to eBay a set of those clear corners (the bumper+parking) but theres no way I want ship by UPS and there's no way Im going to pay $65 for USPS "Express".

Someone should help me out and buy one with free american shipping and then ship it out to me using "Normal" USPS. Be my middle-man ;)

Need a nice clean set to replace my really aged set, plus I need to make my other car look nice.

The Captain
09-10-2012, 01:21 PM
Um, would Toyota be cheaper?

underscore
09-10-2012, 06:13 PM
Don't ever use UPS, USPS is more off the bat but I can guarantee UPS will royally screw you when it comes to the fees you get when they're at your door.

acidice333
09-10-2012, 08:38 PM
yea ups blows I bought a bov from someone here and forgot about the method to ship and he ended up using ups on a 75 bov plus 25 shipping so now it's the waiting game

maybe I can use koreanjoey's address for the next month and I'll come down in October and pick up my hood while I'm there. im sure your tired of seeing a black hood :) what ya say joe?

Luni
09-11-2012, 04:34 PM
You damn Canadians and your "duty fees"

underscore
09-11-2012, 05:27 PM
HAH you said duty.


I thought UPS was American though? They do this in every country but the US.

celica9303
09-11-2012, 09:22 PM
Why not just order them from your local dealer? They can still get em

Galcobar
09-11-2012, 09:48 PM
Canadian dealer markups are stupidly, unjustifiably high on a lot of parts. It's unpredictable, however. On some items, a part will be several times as expensive (e.g. thermostats are $60 from my local dealer, $20 from a U.S. dealer 30 km away), others will be the expected 10-15 per cent (Canadian dollar is expected to be worth US$0.85-0.90), and others will be at par (which matches the exchange rate). Yet it has nothing to do with the Canada-U.S. exchange rate.

The difference in business taxes and operating costs aren't going to be that different, at least in my area. I live in a port city which is home to the regional Toyota warehouse.

acidice333
09-11-2012, 09:51 PM
I want those aftermarket ones tho... that's why ;)
Its like 56.99 plus shipping. Shipping is either UPS = 75 or USPS Express = 95.


Why not just order them from your local dealer? They can still get em

underscore
09-11-2012, 10:31 PM
Canadian dealer markups are stupidly, unjustifiably high on a lot of parts. It's unpredictable, however. On some items, a part will be several times as expensive (e.g. thermostats are $60 from my local dealer, $20 from a U.S. dealer 30 km away), others will be the expected 10-15 per cent (Canadian dollar is expected to be worth US$0.85-0.90), and others will be at par (which matches the exchange rate). Yet it has nothing to do with the Canada-U.S. exchange rate.

The difference in business taxes and operating costs aren't going to be that different, at least in my area. I live in a port city which is home to the regional Toyota warehouse.

It's not just dealers, my mechanic got my an O2 sensor for my wideband at his cost, $130. List price in a Canadian parts store is $250, same for my Jeep's O2 sensors. At Autozone in the US, genuine Bosch sensors (the exact same one I got for my wideband) were ~$50 each. So for $168 I came home with 3 sensors that would have cost me $750 at home. For the exact same parts.

CollapsedNut
09-11-2012, 11:48 PM
Gotta pay for that "free" health care somehow :)

Galcobar
09-12-2012, 01:50 PM
Our corporate taxes actually aren't particularly high -- ranked lowest in the G7 and twentieth in the OECD, though there are significant provincial variations. And as a point of fact, our socialised healthcare insurance has helped create a system where government spending per capita on health care is significantly less than that of the U.S.

ChrisD
09-12-2012, 02:02 PM
If you think the price difference on a sensor is bad, go look at a car. Better yet, look at a high end car. The prices we pay are still based on exchange rates from 10 years ago.

As for duty fees, I'm not sure I'll ever understand that one...

taibones
09-12-2012, 02:25 PM
how far from the u.s. are you

Galcobar
09-13-2012, 09:31 AM
I'm about 30 km from the border -- close enough, combined with a 60L/15.9 gallon tank, that six months of fill-ups paid for my passport. I pretty much only fill up across the border.

acidice333
09-13-2012, 07:22 PM
Hahah I wish it were that easy for me :( well I guess I'm crossing the border next month.


I'm about 30 km from the border -- close enough, combined with a 60L/15.9 gallon tank, that six months of fill-ups paid for my passport. I pretty much only fill up across the border.

Rick89GTS
09-14-2012, 04:40 AM
Ship it to Blaine mailboxes and pick it up. That's what you get for living in Victoria, (j/k). Seriously, they should build a freaking bridge, I hate BC Ferries.

KoreanJoey
09-14-2012, 05:27 AM
Guess I should expect some packages...

acidice333
09-14-2012, 06:21 AM
Ah don't worry its only three or four small packages..
...and while I'm down there I might take a trip to Harbor Freight and grab a jack... my poor jack we bought years ago finally gave out this year it needs a rebuild it leaks out from the piston I think.