I’m looking at picking up a cab from Wildwood Guitars, anyone have any experience shipping using Fedex from the US?
Canada Post will normally collect HST on high dollar items, but smaller stuff usually gets through with no fees or tax. I got lucky on a $3,500.00 guitar once....absolutely no chargesI will only ship USPS to Canada Post. Usually no brokerage fees, but if there are, it is $5. Most of the time no HST or fees of any kind.
Dispute it. You can put explanations on your credit history. At least years ago you could.The thing with fedex, is if they decide you owe them money....you have to pay. I once got hit with a 75$ brokerage fee on a 50$ item, that was supposed to have all the fees paid. I ignored it, and they sent a Canadian collection agency after me. You don't pay, your credit goes to crap.
I live about an hour from the border and I do the same thing when receiving from the USA. The shipping cost is also usually WAY cheaper if you keep it inside the US border.I know another member is always getting grief for mentioning this, for some reason, but I’m also a big propenent of having things shipped to a parcel pickup company in the U.S.
Fredericton is only an hour and a bit from the border, so if you have your passport and a vehicle, it is definitely worth it to use a sevice like that. You will often get free shipping when shipped inside the U.S, and you avoid the brokerage fees.
They have these in Houlton and Calais. You should also be able to have the item shipped to a Fedex depot with “Hold at Depot”.
I had to google tronical tuners. Looks neat, why didn't gibson think of that??I got 2 sets of Tronical tuners from Germany ($700) no charges a long time ago.
I found when I used a freight forward reshipping company I got dinged for everything always. Once I even got a $10 handling fee from Canada Post. I stopped using the reship model.
Most people I know don't like them, but I love them. They sometimes screw up, but I can live with it. Press a button, strum (a couple of times)- open G. Down 1/2 step. Drop D. Back to 440.I had to google tronical tuners. Looks neat, why didn't gibson think of that??