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...order the rebuild kit from the turner online store when you live in canada.

US $75 plus $20 shipping = CDN $110 (our dollar is doing really well). Then add $50 in brokerage and other lame fees when UPS knocks on your door. $160 in total.

I should have known better; I should have asked for them to ship any other way besides UPS - Romic did that for me before. $20 for shipping is a total scam in the first place, and UPS is always a scam when bringing stuff over the border.

edit: was wrong on the shipping - was $20 not $30. but totals are still right
 

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It's not just developing nations like Canada. US colonies like Alaska get screwed by UPS too. I order through shops which ship US Postal Service.
 

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A little of this and that........nothing cheap! Try to buy local, which is really hard!
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A buddy of mine (Telebiker) pointed me in the right direction on how to get stuff from the US.
Luck for me as I live in the burbs around Vancouver, BC.
I just have my packages sent to Point Roberts, WA.
Quickly over the border and then back to BC.
Shipping is cheaper and no brokerage fee. Still got to pay GST however..........

Not that this helps you.................:madman:
 

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Usps

If you are having anything shipped to Canada go with FedEx or USPS. UPS has a minimum 40$ brokerage free.

FedEx and USPS usually don't charge anything for brokerage.

UPS sucks
 

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yeah i've read of people doing that, but living in calgary i have a ways to the border. telebiker was actually the dude i bought my bike from (xce)
 

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Usps!

USPS is the way to go - if possible, pick those shops that will send it this way...

I bought a Turner demo Flux last year and as I recall, it came Fedex as Turner wouldn't ship it via USPS...

I have a buddy who works in Canada Customs and even with him providing me with all the details on how to legally bring the bike in, I still had to pay the (what I cansider) outlandish brokerage fees... especially since my buddy did all the work! (It was delivered to Calgary too...)
 

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I hear ya, been there, done that.

I use USPS whenever I can, mostly for smaller ticket items that I feel I can take a chance on. I haven't had any problems so far even though it doesn't have all the fancy tracking services of FdX or UPS.

For higher priced items, I'll pay the brokerage fee. The item can be tracked and I feel better knowing where it is. I'm closer to the border though so I could use that as an option as well.


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I was in similar situation, but I send an email to [email protected] asking if they could ship to Canada using USPS(FEDEX and UPS to Canada are rip-off). The reply was that I could order online and send an email requesting shipping preference with order number reference to [email protected]. The shipping cost was US$20 for USPS, CAD$5 for Canada post and 15% sales tax. Great service from turnerbike.
 

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I'll order 3 ways, USPS, Fedex International Air, and pick it up at my brothers house in Olympia. I visit my brother once a year so it isn't usually convenient. USPS works fine but is slow. When I bought my Spot Jenson shipped it and a bunch of parts Fedex Intl (Air). Shipping was $60 US and that included brokerage, and I had to pay GST but I think it was very reasonable.
 
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