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Canadians ordering from Rock Auto #4806640
07/06/18 08:51 AM
07/06/18 08:51 AM
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Posts: 2,966
SE British Columbia, Canada
Snagglefoot Offline OP
Snagglefoot  Offline OP
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 2,966
SE British Columbia, Canada
Used Rock Auto for the first time. Ordered from Canada and found they catered to Canadian orders just fine. I ordered two gas charged struts for the hatch on my 2008 Suburban. Each strut was less than $20 US. They charged me $16.03 Canadian for shipping, $2.44 for Duty, because the struts were not made in the USA, and they charged 5% for GST. They did not charge me for BC sales tax. The package was mailed in a cardboard box large enough that there was no chance of bending the struts. They also later gave me a discount code that is valid for Canadian orders.

Later on I ordered a set of Iridium spark plugs that were $20 cheaper than anything I could find locally even with shipping etc.

They also gave me this cool magnetic collector magnet for my tool chest. Amyone collecting these things?



If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: Canadians ordering from Rock Auto [Re: Snagglefoot] #4806650
07/06/18 09:07 AM
07/06/18 09:07 AM
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Posts: 1,072
SW Ontario Canada
KGMtech Offline
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SW Ontario Canada
Great prices, reasonable shipping charges, lots of good experiences. They are in Wisconsin....they're practically Canadians!


2017.5 Nissan Rogue SV FWD
2013 Nissan Maxima SV
2009 Ford Flex SEL FWD
1984 Yamaha XJ750RL
Re: Canadians ordering from Rock Auto [Re: KGMtech] #4806676
07/06/18 09:35 AM
07/06/18 09:35 AM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 5,924
Champlain/Hudson Valley
Kira Offline
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
I suppose 25 of them on my fridge constitutes a collection.

I should sell it on ebay (Ha-Ha).

A friend just bought a used car after decades of not owning one. He asked me to 'hold his hand' through the process. I spied receipts in the glovebox and when done I organized them and composed an email alerting him to R&M tasks which had been done to the car and to those which hadn't.

I stressed RockAuto's handiness. I mentioned the discount codes as well as the expensive moving target their shipping costs can be.

I may ask him for his magnets.....haven't decided yet.

Re: Canadians ordering from Rock Auto [Re: KGMtech] #4806711
07/06/18 10:17 AM
07/06/18 10:17 AM
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Posts: 1,673
Wisconsin
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Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: KGMtech
Great prices, reasonable shipping charges, lots of good experiences. They are in Wisconsin....they're practically Canadians!
lol close


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01 Ford Ranger �Rick� 166k Castrol Magnatec Motorcraft
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Re: Canadians ordering from Rock Auto [Re: Snagglefoot] #4806762
07/06/18 11:13 AM
07/06/18 11:13 AM
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 404
Alberta
tcp71 Online content
tcp71  Online Content
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Posts: 404
Alberta
Ordered from rockauto many times. they have warehouses all over and even in Canada. The tow mirrors for my 2009 F150 came from a Warehouse in Edmonton within 2 days of ordering. If I can keep all the items being shipped from a single location, it can save a lot of money.


2016 F150 Eco: Edge 0w40
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Re: Canadians ordering from Rock Auto [Re: tcp71] #4806779
07/06/18 11:31 AM
07/06/18 11:31 AM
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Posts: 889
CA, USA
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CA, USA
I wondered how to do this. For anyone who is considering buying from RockAuto, I didn't see any "ship from one warehouse" option. But as soon as I ordered another item that was NOT from the warehouse as the first 2 items in my cart, each item was assigned an icon A or B, indicating which items were from which warehouse--so I could easily cut down on shipping by deleting the odd item out. That is pretty cool--I will need to keep shipping costs down, in order to make these Wix filter purchases work.

Originally Posted By: tcp71
Ordered from rockauto many times. they have warehouses all over and even in Canada. The tow mirrors for my 2009 F150 came from a Warehouse in Edmonton within 2 days of ordering. If I can keep all the items being shipped from a single location, it can save a lot of money.


2005 Toyota Sienna LE; 156,000 miles
1998 Honda Civic DX; 202,000 miles
Re: Canadians ordering from Rock Auto [Re: Snagglefoot] #4806805
07/06/18 12:06 PM
07/06/18 12:06 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 3,269
Oshawa, Ontario Canada
JC1 Offline
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Oshawa, Ontario Canada
Snagglefoot,

Congrats. I've been using rockauto for probably at least 10 years. Always with the 5% off coupon code.

You been hooked in no time. Last purchase for me was 6 Fram utras for my two vehicles. Got them all shipped from one warehouse to keep costs to under 12 bucks.


2015 Grand Caravan SXT Plus 5w-20 PPPP/Fram Ultra Filter
1997 Honda Civic CX 5w-30 Shell Conventional/Fram Ultra Filter
Re: Canadians ordering from Rock Auto [Re: Snagglefoot] #4806819
07/06/18 12:28 PM
07/06/18 12:28 PM
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 674
West Ma.
rollinpete Offline
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West Ma.
I collect the magnets.
I've been ordering parts from them for the last 7+ years.
If it's something I can't wait for I'll go to Autozone or Advance Auto.
Rockauto prices are cheaper including shipping, they have more of a selection in parts, and I've never had to send a part back for any reason. (I've been lucky so far).
I predict I'll get more of these magnets, after all my daughter owns a Saturn and I own a Ford. hide smile



Pete.
97 Ford Expl.Sport 4.0 ohv 4wd 5spddrive185k miles
Last Change;
50/50 QSUD, QSHM. 5w30
Fram XG8A, Fram CA8141

Currently under the influence of oil shocked2

Re: Canadians ordering from Rock Auto [Re: Snagglefoot] #4807326
07/07/18 02:56 AM
07/07/18 02:56 AM
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 420
OKLAHOMA
GMguy84 Offline
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Posts: 420
OKLAHOMA
I use to order from rockauto a lot, But after getting my ummm "Employee discount" at oreillys I stopped wink


I do order from them from time to time if necessary


And a while back I called to get carpet weight for a project and the RA CS guy was VERY rude !!!

Dave


05 Silverado Z71 5.3 Premium Shell 10W30/FUG XG3675

01 Suburban 5.3 DELO 400 XLE 10W30/FUG XG3675

1982 TRANS AM (KITT) Mobil Super 5K HM 10W40/M1-302A
Re: Canadians ordering from Rock Auto [Re: Snagglefoot] #4812056
07/12/18 07:59 AM
07/12/18 07:59 AM
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 185
Canada
Broo Offline
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Canada
I order a lot of parts for my 2 oldies from Rockauto. When you're not in a hurry to get parts, might as well get them cheaper, especially when it's the very same brand you would buy locally (if available).

It amazes me that despite the dollar exchange rate and shipping charges, RA is almost always cheaper than Canadian stores.

Re: Canadians ordering from Rock Auto [Re: Snagglefoot] #4812521
07/12/18 05:17 PM
07/12/18 05:17 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 153
Lost in the Garden State
Carbuff Offline
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Lost in the Garden State
You don't truly have a RA magnet collection unless you have the one of MY car (#202)! thankyou


Atwell Haines
NJ
Re: Canadians ordering from Rock Auto [Re: Snagglefoot] #4821947
07/24/18 07:16 AM
07/24/18 07:16 AM
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 2,966
SE British Columbia, Canada
Snagglefoot Offline OP
Snagglefoot  Offline OP
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Posts: 2,966
SE British Columbia, Canada
How do you get your car printed on one of their magnets?


If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: Canadians ordering from Rock Auto [Re: Snagglefoot] #4831265
08/04/18 05:05 PM
08/04/18 05:05 PM
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 2,113
Illinois, U.S.A
RamFan Offline
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Posts: 2,113
Illinois, U.S.A
I've yet to find a place that can beat RockAuto prices, consistently at least. I just ordered new brakes for the CX-5 and RockAuto was once again the cheapest. This isn't always the case, but I'd say at least 90% of the time it is.

Evolution Z16 Pads
Raybestos Rotors

RockAuto - $159.19
Amazon - $200.55


18 Giulia Ti Sport Q4
+2.0l turbo - 3k - PP Euro LX 0w30 - Mopar - 10k/1yr
16.5 CX-5 Touring AWD
+2.5l - 50k - SynPower w/ Maxlife 0w20 - PureOne - 8k/1yr

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