Does the insurance issue relate to how much you wanted to insure it for? I have had no problem insuring stuff with Canada Post/Purolator lately. But I have also never tried to insure anything for $2000....
I know they're owned by Canada Post, but they're a separate company. They are bound by the baffling laws of Couriers, where CP is CP.torndownunit said:Canada Post owns Purolator. And when I ship Purolator I just take it to the local post office. They have never asked me to do any of the stuff you guys are mentioning.
Sorry, I wasn't trying to imply you were being rude either. I just wanted to point out that although CP owns Purolator, they're apples and oranges when it comes to shipping stuff. You would think they'd be similar, but in my experience they're not.torndownunit said:I wasn't trying to come across as rude or anything. I was just pointing out that I have shipped everything from amps to pedals with them through the Canada Post outlet and never had to do any of the stuff you guys mention in the thread.
That could be the difference. We have a separate Purolator location here. Our CP outlets won't take anything over certain dimensions/weights and tell you to take it to Purolator, or any courier. Interesting that if you don't have a Purolator location that you can courier it through CP without the hassles you get at Purolator.torndownunit said:Do you think there is anything difference using Purolator through a Canada Post outlet over using one of private outlets (like Mail Boxes Etc.) though? I am just trying to figure out why there would be such a difference in procedures in my experiences shipping with them. The largest item I shipped was a $600 amp and I didn't have to show them anything.