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|10-21-2011 12:38 PM|
They could be just trying to rip you off. If that's the answer you're looking for you're never going to get it (definitively).
Or it could be that they just don't do enough international business to qualify for some preferential rates offered by UPS? It would not surprise me if FedEx/UPS has different tiers of pricing for different contracts, just like they have different rates for individuals vs. corporate accounts.
Unfortunately there are a lot of variables that affect international shipping prices - and even though you think you are making a point by showing Jenson/Nashbar receipts, they may very well be apples-to-oranges comparisons. The only real comparison would be for the same item, same price, same value, same shipping method to the same destination, from two different companies.
Like I said, I sent a Burton deck to a buddy in MTL no issues whatsoever because at the time it was made in USA and exempt by NAFTA. But I sent him a Ride deck, too. For that he had to pay an additional $100+ in duties.
|10-21-2011 12:29 PM|
|Jenzo||My main point was that one (and many more) major companies have reasonable, all inclusive shipping for items to Canada, while anther's prices are double that for no reason. I really like BC, WM et al. but they make it such a hassle to order for no real reason. Oh well if they want to keep giving package express business that's fine. The reason I don't want to use em is it is just slower. The packages have to go to my receiver/forwarder and then from the receiver/forwarder to me, takes a month instead of one simple transaction.|
|10-21-2011 12:24 PM|
Originally Posted by -relk- View Post
|10-21-2011 09:46 AM|
Originally Posted by -relk- View Post
Ill add that one in as well.
|10-21-2011 09:25 AM|
|-relk-||Depending where you live you could always try a place like www.attheborderstorage.com. Costs $5 for them to store your stuff, and if you get free shipping from BC.com you would be saving quite a bit of coin. All depends on how far away you are from the pick up area though.|
|10-20-2011 08:47 PM|
Originally Posted by Sick-Pow View Post
|10-20-2011 08:45 PM|
Originally Posted by david_z View Post
|10-20-2011 08:42 PM|
Wow I got a quick email back from WM. However it does not explain the prices really.
I am sorry for the expensive shipping prices on international shipping. Unfortunately, our only international shipping option right now is UPS and they set the prices on us. We do offer the UPS Standard with tariffs included to help as best we can with the pricing, but we do not have much control over the shipping costs. We would love to be able to have cheaper international shipping, but with our current contracts we are stuck with UPS and their pricing. We review our shipping quarterly, so hopefully we can explore different options in the near future. Unfortunately, there is nothing I can do in the immediate future. I will save your email and relay it to the necessary people to try to expedite this process.
Asst Supervisor - Sales
I understand about the inability to ship certain items, that's not what I am complaining about. I am complaining about the massive shipping costs for what they can ship. Here is an example from Jenson that also uses UPS all inclusive (no duty or tax at door).
Just a jacket alone on WM was $60... that's almost $30 more for less items. Also, if you add more items to Backcountry or Dogfunk the price gets super high, whereas I can add many items to Jenson and the price stays reasonable.
|10-20-2011 07:13 PM|
|10-20-2011 06:59 PM|
Originally Posted by Justin View Post
It makes it apparent WM is inflating prices or their shipping calculations are off. I sent an email asking about it anyways. Probably a tiny voice in the whale's rectum. I apologize for that terrible metaphor.
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