[TechAssist] Re: CTC 197,Q14101

Is the fee the same for one small box or a huge box,or several boxes? al

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary McCartney" <number63@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, May 11, 2002 4:19 PM
Subject: [TechAssist] Re: CTC 197,Q14101


>
> Larry, it is mostly the brokerage fee (fee that UPS charges to bring the
> package across the border) that hurts. At $30.00 plus, that can make an
> item really expensive, maybe more than what it is worth. Canada Post on
> the other hand, only charges maybe $5-8.00 for the same brokerage fee.
> The actual UPS shipping rate is probably not a lot different than the
> postal rate, so that isn't really the problem I have with UPS.
> As far as going across to Buffalo to get parts, yes I suppose it could
> be done, but would it be cheaper considering the time and travelling
> expenses, and the exchange on the dollar? Some of the prices are
> probably cheaper here anyway. The RCA HV splitter is one part I would
> defenitely try to order stateside. At $130.00 CDN VS $32.00 US, even the
> UPS man would save us money.
>
>
> Gary McCartney
>
> McCartney Electronics
> 7134 Fife Rd, RR 7
> Guelph Ontario Canada N1H 6J4
> Fax: (519)821-1530
> email: number63@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
>
>
>
>
> "Larry E." wrote:
> >
> > Ed, Is it the ups fees that are killing you guys or the fees to go
> > across the border? I sell a lot of electronics on ebay`s
> > auction site and get quite a few bidders from Canada and  I send
> > everything through the post office here in the US,
> > and it is more expensive than if I send it to say, New York, but not
> > that much more, I know the exchange rate hurts
> > you also. I talked to a tech in Bermuda once and he said he takes a trip
> > to Miami/Ft. Lauderdale 3 times a year to buy parts and brings them back
> > to Bermuda to save money, couldn`t you guys cross the border into a
> > major US city like Buffalo,NY etc. buy them and bring them back to your
> > shop?
> > Larry E.
> > American TV & Electronics
> > Sunny Florida
> >
> > Tel-Tek Electronics wrote:
> >
> > >Gary;
> > >So much for Free Trade, I ended up paying $28 brokerage fee to UPS, on
a
> > >parcel with a content value of $140.Plus applicable taxes.
> > >So really, taking in account the US dollar exchange rate, something
could
> > >cost you double what it is worth.
> > >
> > >-Ed-
> > >
> > >Tel-Tek Electronics
> > >Midland, Ont. Canada.
> > >teltek2@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> > >
> > >"Quality will be remembered, long after Price is forgotten"
> > >----- Original Message -----
> > >From: "Gary McCartney" <number63@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > >To: <techassist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > >Sent: Saturday, May 11, 2002 11:33 AM
> > >Subject: [TechAssist] Re: CTC 197,Q14101
> > >
> > >
> > >>Jason, I find when I order from the USA, that USPS is the best,
because
> > >>Canada Post will only charge a small fee (typically $5-$8.00) to
process
> > >>the package at the border. This is called a "brokerage fee". For
> > >>couriers, especially UPS, I get charged typically $30-$35.00 CDN just
> > >>for them to go into Canada Customs and declare my package and pay the
> > >>tax and / or duty on my behalf.
> > >>Then of course when they bill me, I have to pay the tax, duty (if any)
> > >>and the brokerage fee.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>Gary McCartney
> > >>
> > >>McCartney Electronics
> > >>7134 Fife Rd, RR 7
> > >>Guelph Ontario Canada N1H 6J4
> > >>Fax: (519)821-1530
> > >>email: number63@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>Excel1819@xxxxxx wrote:
> > >>
> > >>>No problem Ed.  We have only shipped one or two things to Canada so
I'm
> > >>>
> > >not
> > >
> > >>>sure exactly how the shipping will go.  I will look into it and see
what
> > >>>
> > >is
> > >
> > >>>the best and cheapest way to go for you.  Thanks for the interest.
> > >>>
> > >>>Thanks,
> > >>>Jason Martin
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