Montreal area Free shipping, no tax KS to Canada

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Re: Montreal area Free shipping, no tax KS to Canada

Post by GODofwar » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:57 pm

GODofwar wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:32 pm
jchunick wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:45 pm
GODofwar wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:24 pm


COme down for a two-day game???

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If you're offering, then I'm there! :-) Next year at fulfillment, then. It's a date, TLW.
Josh, Weasels have long memories. I'm offering. As you point out, may not be much cheaper with no 'free' US shipping. But I'll do it just for the game. \

BTW, spent two weeks in BC/Alberta Rockies with old friends in June, and read a paper article about Thunder Bay problems. Interested me.

Let me know if we can wire this up. I have both a PO box and home address and can receive packages.


Major work and family issues settling down. If I can still help let me know.

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Re: Montreal area Free shipping, no tax KS to Canada

Post by GODofwar » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:32 pm

jchunick wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:45 pm
GODofwar wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:24 pm
jchunick wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:12 am

There's a border store (actually two now) for this very purpose, as it's been a very common practice for Canadians to come down and do a LOT of cross-border shopping for probably 40 or more years. The stores are:
Ryden's Border Store
9301 Ryden Rd, Grand Portage, MN 55605, USA
Note: There's a $3 fee for each package.

Grand Portage Parcel Pick-Up
77 Mile Creek Rd, Grand Portage, MN 55605, United States
Grand Portage Parcel Pick-Up
Note: There's a $3 fee for each package.

However, here's the problem; The cost of shipping is included in the base pledge amount... even for US residents. There's no such thing as free shipping - it just gets absorbed/hidden. So, the cost of shipping is technically covered in Canada, too. The extra shipping costs on every pledge level and add-on that are added for all international addresses (non-US) worked out to the duty I would have had to pay for bringing the product across the border. That still has to get paid by the 3rd party logistics company that does all the shipping in Canada. So, unless my math is off (it could be), in my estimation there's not much benefit to getting it shipped to a border store other than getting in on the early US wave or if you can stay in the US for the requisite > 48 hrs., claim the $800 allowed and your pledge comes in under that.
https://travel.gc.ca/returning/customs/ ... mini-guide
COme down for a two-day game???

TLW
If you're offering, then I'm there! :-) Next year at fulfillment, then. It's a date, TLW.
Josh, Weasels have long memories. I'm offering. As you point out, may not be much cheaper with no 'free' US shipping. But I'll do it just for the game. \

BTW, spent two weeks in BC/Alberta Rockies with old friends in June, and read a paper article about Thunder Bay problems. Interested me.

Let me know if we can wire this up. I have both a PO box and home address and can receive packages.


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Re: Montreal area Free shipping, no tax KS to Canada

Post by zenako » Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:23 pm

biowizard wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:02 pm
In case there is another DF customer located in the Montreal area I have not yet met, this is to say that this year again I am doing a consolidated order shipped to an american friend and propose to go pick it up in person in a year to save us shipping and taxes. Get in touch with me if you want to join our group.

Cheers,
Thierry/bio
Just keep in mind that shipping to the US is no longer free (unlike the thread title). It will still be a lot cheaper!
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Re: Montreal area Free shipping, no tax KS to Canada

Post by biowizard » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:02 pm

In case there is another DF customer located in the Montreal area I have not yet met, this is to say that this year again I am doing a consolidated order shipped to an american friend and propose to go pick it up in person in a year to save us shipping and taxes. Get in touch with me if you want to join our group.

Cheers,
Thierry/bio

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Re: Montreal area Free shipping, no tax KS to Canada

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Re: Montreal area Free shipping, no tax KS to Canada

Post by GODofwar » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:03 pm

TLW
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If you're offering, then I'm there! :-) Next year at fulfillment, then. It's a date, TLW.
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Don't have to wait till then. I'd be glad to come up northward too.

But I'd be happy to help legally avoid customs...

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Re: Montreal area Free shipping, no tax KS to Canada

Post by GODofwar » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:02 pm

Alarian wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:41 pm
Nice to see a few Minnesotans here. I grew up in Minneapolis and currently live in central MN (for the past 15 years). Looks like we have the state covered!
Alarian, PM me. Where do you live? Geez, 'Central MN' covers a lot of sins, but you have to be close.

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Re: Montreal area Free shipping, no tax KS to Canada

Post by Alarian » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:41 pm

Nice to see a few Minnesotans here. I grew up in Minneapolis and currently live in central MN (for the past 15 years). Looks like we have the state covered!

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Re: Montreal area Free shipping, no tax KS to Canada

Post by jchunick » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:45 pm

GODofwar wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:24 pm
jchunick wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:12 am
GODofwar wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:33 am


All, I live in the Minneapolis area. Josh (jchunick) lives not to far from the bitter northern end of my state. If Josh is willing, I will cart a load of sets up to him at the border. I have NOT talked to Josh (but will copy him on this).

If this gets wired together let me know and I'll provide n address. I have an SUV that can haul quite a lot, but there would be a finite limit!


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There's a border store (actually two now) for this very purpose, as it's been a very common practice for Canadians to come down and do a LOT of cross-border shopping for probably 40 or more years. The stores are:
Ryden's Border Store
9301 Ryden Rd, Grand Portage, MN 55605, USA
Note: There's a $3 fee for each package.

Grand Portage Parcel Pick-Up
77 Mile Creek Rd, Grand Portage, MN 55605, United States
Grand Portage Parcel Pick-Up
Note: There's a $3 fee for each package.

However, here's the problem; The cost of shipping is included in the base pledge amount... even for US residents. There's no such thing as free shipping - it just gets absorbed/hidden. So, the cost of shipping is technically covered in Canada, too. The extra shipping costs on every pledge level and add-on that are added for all international addresses (non-US) worked out to the duty I would have had to pay for bringing the product across the border. That still has to get paid by the 3rd party logistics company that does all the shipping in Canada. So, unless my math is off (it could be), in my estimation there's not much benefit to getting it shipped to a border store other than getting in on the early US wave or if you can stay in the US for the requisite > 48 hrs., claim the $800 allowed and your pledge comes in under that.
https://travel.gc.ca/returning/customs/ ... mini-guide
COme down for a two-day game???

TLW
If you're offering, then I'm there! :-) Next year at fulfillment, then. It's a date, TLW.
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Re: Montreal area Free shipping, no tax KS to Canada

Post by GODofwar » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:24 pm

jchunick wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:12 am
GODofwar wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:33 am
biowizard wrote:
Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:49 pm
Hi GrumpyOne,

For Canadians, it is very helpful to have an american shipping address. My KS1 and KS2 orders were shipped to a Bostonian friend. KS3 was shipped directly to "valoria" in NYC after I asked Stefan nicely. KS4 was shipped to Elye who lives in Vermont. This way us Canadians avoided shipping fees. As someone already living in the states, I don't think you would benefit much from "joining" my merry group of Canadian DF fans.
All, I live in the Minneapolis area. Josh (jchunick) lives not to far from the bitter northern end of my state. If Josh is willing, I will cart a load of sets up to him at the border. I have NOT talked to Josh (but will copy him on this).

If this gets wired together let me know and I'll provide n address. I have an SUV that can haul quite a lot, but there would be a finite limit!


The Chief Least Weasel of Valoria (Pretendant)
Totus KS Delenda Sunt, except KS5
There's a border store (actually two now) for this very purpose, as it's been a very common practice for Canadians to come down and do a LOT of cross-border shopping for probably 40 or more years. The stores are:
Ryden's Border Store
9301 Ryden Rd, Grand Portage, MN 55605, USA
Note: There's a $3 fee for each package.

Grand Portage Parcel Pick-Up
77 Mile Creek Rd, Grand Portage, MN 55605, United States
Grand Portage Parcel Pick-Up
Note: There's a $3 fee for each package.

However, here's the problem; The cost of shipping is included in the base pledge amount... even for US residents. There's no such thing as free shipping - it just gets absorbed/hidden. So, the cost of shipping is technically covered in Canada, too. The extra shipping costs on every pledge level and add-on that are added for all international addresses (non-US) worked out to the duty I would have had to pay for bringing the product across the border. That still has to get paid by the 3rd party logistics company that does all the shipping in Canada. So, unless my math is off (it could be), in my estimation there's not much benefit to getting it shipped to a border store other than getting in on the early US wave or if you can stay in the US for the requisite > 48 hrs., claim the $800 allowed and your pledge comes in under that.
https://travel.gc.ca/returning/customs/ ... mini-guide
COme down for a two-day game???

TLW
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