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Shipping to Canada #4942532 12/03/18 01:05 PM
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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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Re: Shipping to Canada [Re: ssamaroo01] #4942534 12/03/18 01:10 PM
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Re: Shipping to Canada [Re: ssamaroo01] #4942538 12/03/18 01:11 PM
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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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Re: Shipping to Canada [Re: ssamaroo01] #4942563 12/03/18 01:44 PM
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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.

Re: Shipping to Canada [Re: ssamaroo01] #4942565 12/03/18 01:46 PM
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I've tried Fedex, USPS, and UPS. The bar weighs about 20lbs, if that.


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Re: Shipping to Canada [Re: ssamaroo01] #4942578 12/03/18 01:59 PM
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Shipping costs to Canada are ridiculous.
Ship it to a UPS Customer Counter in Buffalo and have the customer pick it up


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Re: Shipping to Canada [Re: ssamaroo01] #4942581 12/03/18 02:01 PM
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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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Re: Shipping to Canada [Re: ssamaroo01] #4942604 12/03/18 02:28 PM
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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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Re: Shipping to Canada [Re: ssamaroo01] #4942613 12/03/18 02:43 PM
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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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Because Canada has already subsidized everything else?

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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 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/


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Re: Shipping to Canada [Re: bobbobtar] #4942700 12/03/18 04:58 PM
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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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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
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