Shipping to Canada

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I'm trying to get a quote to ship a Steeda rear sway bar for a Ford Fusion from New York to L0J1C0 postal code in Canada and I am finding it to be $50+. Does anyone know of a more economical way of shipping this item?
 
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You don't want to see what small parcels under one pound cost me to ship to Canada and I'm in Maryland. Ridiculous. I don't think you will find a bargain in shipping.
 
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What shipping method is your $50 quote from? And how much does the Steeda bar weigh? smile Long items like a sway bar can be expensive to ship, even domestically.
 
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Can you ship it to a work/business address? Because that will also get you a lower price smile If you're lucky enough to work at a large company that will let you ship using their account and their discount (you just pay the company), that might work, too.
 
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Shipping costs in general are ridiculous. I paid $54 to ship a motorcycle seat within the states. Your cost of $50+ sounds normal to me.
 
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It's because shipping rates via USPS are subsidized by the US tax payer in Canada we don't subsidize our Post Office, so you are incurring the actual cost of shipping.
 
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Lately, largely because of the cost of shipping, I buy from anywhere but the US. I have tended to buy more items from the UK, shipping is less, it will arrive sooner and the $-£ exhange rate is favorable
 
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Originally Posted by bobbobtar
Originally Posted by StevieC
It's because shipping rates via USPS are subsidized by the US tax payer in Canada we don't subsidize our Post Office, so you are incurring the actual cost of shipping.
USPS shipping rates are NOT subsidized by taxpayer money. StevieC check the facts before making such a false statement. http://www.deliveringforamerica.com/infographic-the-truth-about-postal-finances/
You might want to check yours first... wink http://fortune.com/2015/03/27/us-postal-service/
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American taxpayers give an $18 billion gift to the post office every year.
2nd Link to back it up: https://www.atr.org/usps-post-half-billion-losses-despite-billions-subsidies
 
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Originally Posted by StevieC
Originally Posted by bobbobtar
Originally Posted by StevieC
It's because shipping rates via USPS are subsidized by the US tax payer in Canada we don't subsidize our Post Office, so you are incurring the actual cost of shipping.
USPS shipping rates are NOT subsidized by taxpayer money. StevieC check the facts before making such a false statement. http://www.deliveringforamerica.com/infographic-the-truth-about-postal-finances/
You might want to check yours first... wink http://fortune.com/2015/03/27/us-postal-service/
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American taxpayers give an $18 billion gift to the post office every year.
https://lfpress.com/opinion/columnists/canada-post-back-to-a-subsidized-social-service Glass houses and rocks?
 
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How was explaining the reason for the increased costs, me throwing stones? smirk2 As for your link that is recent due to some changes made to their operations by the government without them having the funds to back it up, it's not the norm but leave it to the news to spin it that way. My father in-law worked for Canada Post for 40 years so I have a good line on the information and what is actually going on with them.
 
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SteveC, I don't see anywhere that it says taxpayer dollars were given to the USPS, sure they don't pay taxes on the property they own or rent neither does the Dept of Defense or the Dept Of Agriculture. living in Canada I would think you would know all about subsidized Government programs and not so much about US programs.
 
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Originally Posted by bobbobtar
SteveC, I don't see anywhere that it says taxpayer dollars were given to the USPS, sure they don't pay taxes on the property they own or rent neither does the Dept of Defense or the Dept Of Agriculture. living in Canada I would think you would know all about subsidized Government programs and not so much about US programs.
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The fact is the USPS receives roughly $18 billion in taxpayer-backed subsidies annually yet is still failing. (As posted above) https://www.atr.org/usps-post-half-billion-losses-despite-billions-subsidies
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American taxpayers give an $18 billion gift to the post office every year. (As posted above) http://www.deliveringforamerica.com/infographic-the-truth-about-postal-finances/
Apparently you can't read. Maybe because of a lack of subsidies to schools in your area from taxpayers? smirk2 Second my brother and other family/family and freidns live in various states in the U.S. and I frequently travel there both to visit and for work, further we get all of your TV here and you get none of ours so you might want to think again about how much I know compared to what you know when it comes to each-other's countries. wink
 
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Originally Posted by maxdustington
Shipping from the US sucks but I've still gotten deals. Handling fees from couriers are much worse, it has to be shipped via USPS.
Tell me about it. Before RockAuto started charging HST I used to get dinged $40 Brokerage fees. mad
 
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