Originally Posted by rockviper
$6 to ship a box with a razor or brush to the US and $10-13 in CAD. go figure.
i'm a Canadian through and through, born, razed, spend all of my vacation time here, but when it comes to things like sales and trades, it's cheaper and more economical for me to make it CONUS
the Canada Post Slot of Doom is what kills us. nothing thicker then .7" can go in a padded envelope and to ship a jar of soap or cream inside canada, cost at least $10.
SLOT OF DOOM
Within Canada, regular parcel is the least expensive method of shipping unless your item is thin enough to fit in the well-known and much-loathed "Slot of Doom" - the 2cm-wide template used by Canada Post to determine if a package can be mailed at one of the cheaper rates. If your item is less than 2cm thick (including packaging), you can send it by oversize lettermail. The savings between oversize lettermail and regular parcel can be $10 or more.To the U.S. and International, you must again contend with the Slot of Doom if you wish to take advantage of the cheapest rate, Light Packet. Note that Light Packet does not include insurance or delivery confirmation. The next cheapest rate is Small Packet, which includes insurance but not delivery confirmation. Light Packet costs around $2, Small Packet, $6-7.Unfortunately, there is no Canadian equivalent for Small Packet.