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Old 02-03-2006, 08:21 PM   #1
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Default UPS = brokerage fees, what about Fedex?

So the UPS adds brokerage fee's to the package coming from the States on top of customs and duty fees, how is FedEX? Do they have any hidden fees that I should be aware of ?
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Old 02-03-2006, 08:41 PM   #2
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You just reminded me that I haven't paid mine from FedEx Ground
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Old 02-03-2006, 08:54 PM   #3
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I recently had ~$1000 worth of parts shipped from Boxer4Racing using FedEx. I think the initial cost of shipping was a bit higher then UPS, but they only charged me $7 brokerage plus the GST and PST on the parts. This was a bix long box the parts came in too. That was all I paid, nothing hidden.
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Old 02-03-2006, 08:56 PM   #4
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Was it declared for $1000+ ?
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Old 02-03-2006, 09:00 PM   #5
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i used ups for less brokerage (if u go to pick up no brokerage)and no tax but shipping fee is expensive

tnt less brokerage(if u go to pick up no brokerage) and less tax amd less shippiing fee

DHL more brokerage and more tax and mid shipping fee and u have to wait a long time
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Old 02-03-2006, 10:05 PM   #6
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Was it declared for $1000+ ?
Yep everything was above the board.
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Old 02-03-2006, 10:25 PM   #7
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UPS is brutal if your willing to wait a little longer try US Postal
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Old 02-03-2006, 10:57 PM   #8
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yea.. ups sucks.. go usps if u can.. i dont no very much about this.. i wish they had everything prepaid.. i hate ordering parts and always having that suprized how much you have to pay when they come
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Old 02-04-2006, 12:57 AM   #9
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If you feel like going for a little drive ( about 1 hour ) you could get it shipped to Point Roberts and then bring it across the border yourself. No brokerage fees at all. $7 for fees does sound good though from Fed EX. Flaps, did they charge you duty on top of everything else?
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Old 02-04-2006, 02:48 AM   #10
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UPS over-the-boarder 'brokerage' fees are plain robbery. If you get it shipped UPS, have it sent to WA somewhere for pickup.

Otherwise FedEx or USPS over-the-border fees are much, MUCH cheaper, if any at that.

Had the corner lights for my car shipped UPS from States to Canada: lights $24 US, UPS's fee $25.xx CDN.

Had a trunk shipped UPS to Sumas, WA: No fee, paid couple bucks in taxes at border.

Had Nike golf clubs ($800 value) shipped USPS to Canada: paid couple bucks to Canada Post.
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Old 02-04-2006, 03:17 AM   #11
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One thing I learnt from the shipping agents is to ship small expensive items with express! with express you dont get the brokerage fee that high but it cost more to ship.

my experiences:

case 1. I bought a used Perrin pulley for US$80 and paid $15 for standard shipping with UPS. My brokerage fee was CAD$60. Rediculous! and I had to wait for a week!

case 2: I learnt my lesson. I bought an EGT gauge (US$190) from gruppe-s and had it shipped with expedited UPS for US$40. Guess what! no brokerage and I waited 2 days for the gauge to get home
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Old 02-04-2006, 04:03 AM   #12
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how to become a broker ? or a border bandit ?
what about NAFTA
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Old 02-04-2006, 10:12 PM   #13
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Flaps, did they charge you duty on top of everything else?
Yes the GST and PST on the parts was on top, which you would have to pay anyway. I just saved on what UPS charges to handle the package across the border, which is normally a stupid amount of money.
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