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Old 23rd October 2013, 09:56 PM   #1
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I am about to ship a pair of used drivers to Canada. Weight about 30lbs and I will list them ad gift used speakers value $24. I would use USPS parcel post but it is no longer available for foreign shipments. And the last time I used UPS they tacked on an outragious ( customs broakerage fee )
there was no actual customs duty just fee to act as a customs broaker that was not neded anyway. Anyone have any recent experience with this?
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Old 24th October 2013, 12:35 AM   #2
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So USPS no longer has International "parcel post." Did you ask the people at the post office for alternatives? Today they have a number of "priority mail" options, including the flat rate boxes. Go to the post office and do a face to face with them.

I just sent a guitar effects pedal to someone through the USPS, and I used priority mail, never even thought about parcel post. My mental image of parcel post is that it took a month and got there all beat up.
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Old 24th October 2013, 12:53 AM   #3
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Hi Woody,

UPS is a no-go AFAIC. USPS quit doing ground, but even their other options are the most affordable way. If you can fit them in a flat-rate box that is the most reasonable way, if not you have to pay.

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Old 24th October 2013, 01:06 AM   #4
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I guess the lesson is that if you want to move any kind of material across international borders you need to be a manager who ships hundreds of tons from China.
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Old 24th October 2013, 01:17 AM   #5
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I wouldn't say that. I would say that moves USPS has made are hurting small US businesses & individuals.

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Old 24th October 2013, 07:08 PM   #6
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If you list the value at less than C$20, no duty or brokerage applies. E
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Old 24th October 2013, 07:21 PM   #7
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I am about to ship a pair of used drivers to Canada. Weight about 30lbs and I will list them ad gift used speakers value $24. I would use USPS parcel post but it is no longer available for foreign shipments. And the last time I used UPS they tacked on an outragious ( customs broakerage fee )
there was no actual customs duty just fee to act as a customs broaker that was not neded anyway. Anyone have any recent experience with this?
Did you try Fedex or DHL?

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Old 30th October 2013, 11:05 PM   #8
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Your kind of stuck with USPS priority mail. 1st class mail limits only up to
4 lbs, but overseas and across borders really saves money.
As stated above if you can fit in a USPS Flat Rate box that would be the
way to go.
UPS, FedEx has really high brokerage fees whereas DHL adds it into the cost
and is expensive.
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