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14 hours ago, Min said:

It's a lot worse than that! Cost of a passport is less than some of the markups, some are just ludicrous like this one versus this.  We use a shipping drop box place in WA and order a fair amount of supplies in then make a run across the border to pick them up. Even with the occasional duty charge it's worth it for a heck of a lot of stuff.

   

 

Tell you what,  we'll make a deal between the two countries.  The U.S. will give the Canadians our goods, for the same price, and you just slip us some of that sweet, sweet cheap prescription medications...

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Hey everybody ... friendly reminder time ... it's ok to make a quick joke about US pharmaceuticals. But please don't turn this into a discussion about the cost of pharmaceuticals or healthcare in the US, which is very much a political subject now. Let's talk ceramics. Thank you!

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15 hours ago, Min said:

It's a lot worse than that! Cost of a passport is less than some of the markups, some are just ludicrous like this one versus this.  We use a shipping drop box place in WA and order a fair amount of supplies in then make a run across the border to pick them up. Even with the occasional duty charge it's worth it for a heck of a lot of stuff.

   

The cost of ordering from the states is bordering on extortion. The last 16 dollar tool turned into 70 canadian after the freight brokers held it hostage. We let it rot at the border and chalked it up to an expensive reminder to ask VERY specific questions. We will think long and hard about ordering from anywhere in the u.s. from now on.

iirc packages labeled educational will avoid getting kidnapped by freight brokers.

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3 minutes ago, C.Banks said:

The cost of ordering from the states is bordering on extortion. The last 16 dollar tool turned into 70 canadian after the freight brokers held it hostage. We let it rot at the border and chalked it up to an expensive reminder to ask VERY specific questions. We will think long and hard about ordering from anywhere in the u.s. from now on.

iirc packages labeled educational will avoid getting kidnapped by freight brokers.

Good to know about getting an educational label to avoid their ridiculous brokerage fees. If I'm getting something sent direct from the US to Canada I'll only do it if it ships US Postal Service and try and keep the amount under $25 CA  so avoid the brokerage fees altogether. Even if I split an order up into 2 parcels it's still worth it most times.

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