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Anyone on the inside know what's up with Whiskey Militia and company Canada shipping?

Ok, first of all I am aware that Whiskey Militia and company (Dog Funk, Dept. of Goods, Steep and Cheap) don't ship certain brands to Canada and a shipping receiver/forwarder is needed. This complaint is addressing what they do ship.

I order a ton of stuff from the states because I usually can't find the stuff in my small town.
I am big into cycling and I order from Bike Nashbar and Jenson USA a lot, both these companies offer duty/tax included shipping and are quite reasonable as long as you are ordering a decent amount of items.

However, the duty included shipping option from the former companies is just outrageous now. For instance, a Nike jacket came up on WM. This is the price I was quoted:

UPS Standard (tariff included!) $59.55
UPS Worldwide Expedited $47.80
UPS Worldwide Express $53.54

Are you effing kidding me, $60 to ship a jacket? That's just obscene.

I looked through my order history and I know WM used to ship USPS but that seems to be no longer the case. It is pretty much impossible to order from them now without using a receiver/forwarder.

I don't understand why this is the case when plenty of other big companies have reasonable shipping rates.

I shipped a freakin' bicycle and snowboard to the states for less than they are charging for a jacket!
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If I remember correctly it's something with buying agreements and some internet bill that was passed and their firm disbelief in Unicorns.

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Agree on this one!

I am trying to buy a split your own board kit from the states through backcountry.com as I can't find anyone in Canada who has them. They want $60 for the shipping? WTF!?!?! Its a small box with a few screws and clips and shit in it! I paid less to ship my board here from daddies boardshop! FFS

I have found buying some stuff through MEC is almost as cheap as backcountry.com Not everything but some things. For instance the split kit for when you have a proper split board is the same price on bc.com and it ships free when you drop $50 at their store.

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If I remember correctly it's something with buying agreements and some internet bill that was passed and their firm disbelief in Unicorns.
How do the buying agreements affect shipping? You mean they are inflating the shipping to discourage us evil Canadians trying to get a deal? Well Bill's a jerk.
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is duty/tariff included in those prices?

I shipped a board to a guy in MTL a few winters ago, because it was made in CN he took a beating from Customs. Forwarded him some Burton stuff which was exempt because of NAFTA though. So depending on coutnry of origin they may have to include the duties/tariffs in those prices they're quoting you.

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its not taxes or tariffs. ups charges a "brokrage fee". its just a rip off to get lots of money. when you ship with usps it is so much cheaper. i have heard that fedex is alot cheaper than ups but i haven't had anything shipped with them so i can't say for sure.
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I am aware of the brokerage fees. That's what I am trying to say, if other companies can find better shipping methods why can't they? Also the fees are WAY higher than previous years. I can order from Jenson Usa, they offer all inclusive shipping and the prices are "normal". Never have to pay anything at the door... here is an example.

Choose Shipping Method
Ups Worldwide Saver ($24.98)

Shipments
Description Price Qty Item Total
Shimano Deore XT M776 Front Hub
20mm, 36 Hole $56.13 1 $56.13

0
Craft Pro Warm Long Underpant
Bright Red, Large $36.60 1 $36.60
0

SubTotal: $92.73
Shipping: $24.98


2 items, heavier than a jacket, $25 shipping all inclusive.
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do you not get hammered with fees at the door with ups?
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BC.com always is trying to stay ahead of getting "busted".

I live in COlorado and I was sent my entire order history for tax reasons last year. I did not request this info. Colorado has some pending legislation for interstate internet commerce. BC.com was trying to comply in advance. They also sent my whole order history to the State of Colorado. No updated returns however.

They must have been threatned or something by the Prime Minister of Canada (Saddam). They are on the forefront of being right?

I like BC.COM btw. they rock.
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How do the buying agreements affect shipping? You mean they are inflating the shipping to discourage us evil Canadians trying to get a deal? Well Bill's a jerk.
Something like that plus your money is worth more.

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