Re-Ship HD58X to Canada?

Discussion in 'The AudioKarma Pony Express' started by Raynald, Feb 18, 2018.

  1. Raynald

    Raynald AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I am very tempted by the Massdrop HD58X headphones. We don't get the free shipping to Canada but the $15 charge is not the problem. Based on feedback from other Canadians it seems they ship via a carrier that charges high (bogus) brokerage fees and then you are pretty sure to get flagged for our rather high taxes on top of that. It pretty much kills the savings on the Massdrop deals.

    If a long standing AK subscriber near the border could help out either by receiving a pair I ordered and forwarding them on via USPS or if Massdrop will not ship to a third party just ordering them and sending along it would make a lot more sense. I would of course pay for the phones up front one way or another.

    Here is the drop:

    https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdr...leCampaignId=245125&iterableTemplateId=349718

    I checked the USPS site and it looks like shipping would be $16, making the deal quite worthwhile.

    Has anyone tried something like that? Would anyone be interested?

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  2. efzauner

    efzauner Member

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    You can have stuff shipped to a UPS store just across the boarder.
    I send mine to the UPS near Messina, just across the bridge from Cornwall. Or to a Kinek site.
    Sure the cost of gas and time makes it not worthwhile on low $ items. The import duty is negligible.
    If you cross the border outside of Quebec, they only collect GST, not QST.
     
  3. Raynald

    Raynald AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Yes, I have a box set up across the border but as you say, for the smaller items by the time you figure in time and gas it not as worthwhile.
     
  4. efzauner

    efzauner Member

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    Unless it is our hobby. We do things because we love to. Economics don't always rule.
     

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