Speaking from experience, S&H to Canada is crazy. Always has been. The only good thing about shipping to Canada from the US is that we have NAFTA -- so if the goods are made in America, and it is clearly declared on the customs forum, we should not be charged duty taxes.
Of course, if it isn't clearly declared on the forum, we still get screwed.
It really upsets me that I can ship goods to CHINA cheaper than I can ship them to the US, or even in-country. Ditto for receiving goods from China.
I ordered an item from mainland China on the same day I ordered an item of roughly the same size/weight from BC... the shipment from China got to me in 4 or 5 days. The one from BC took nearly 2 weeks and cost three times as much.
The Canadian postal service blows.
EDIT: In Toronto there are no post offices anymore; the gov has amalgamated them with small business' to save money. So if you want to visit a post office, go to a drug store or a travel agency and in the very back you will find a small Canada Post kiosk. It is a freekin' joke. Oh, and +1 to everything RobertH said.
Last edited by NightLad; 07-27-2010 at 12:53 PM.
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