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post #31 of 40
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Originally Posted by Old Boot View Post


Ya but the Canadian buck is like .000000000005 to 1 right now and the prices have not been adjusted to reflect the difference in the shops, so get it when you can at a lower price


Please note my post was from March in 2009.
post #32 of 40
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I have had skis shipped from France via DHL.  They get to the west cost in about 4-5 days and I was charged $40 for shipping.  Maybe that is an option?

 

I supposed I can call the ski shop in Orford, Quebec to see if they'll ship to me.  

post #33 of 40
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

Definitely.

 

So if they are "used" than they are no different than my other skis I will have with me so I "don't have to say anything" :)

post #34 of 40

Shipping by Canada Post will run at least $50 Cdn from Orford QC, to CT. It's fairly quick. I have sent several pairs as far away as Nevada (from Ottawa ON) and it was about $65 Cdn. I don't believe in any case that the buyer had to pay duty. Problem with shipping skis is you quickly run into "oversize" charges because of the length and some weird factor of total circumference C.P. uses. You can use the website to see what they charges are, I have found that it is reasonably accurate, but you will have to make a guess at the size of the packaging.

 

Maybe you can convince them to take them across the border and ship them from Jay VT, say if they were going to ski for the day and just happened to leave a pair behind, that would be the quickest and cheapest way for you. USPS charges <<< Canada Post

post #35 of 40
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Shipping by Canada Post will run at least $50 Cdn from Orford QC, to CT. It's fairly quick. I have sent several pairs as far away as Nevada (from Ottawa ON) and it was about $65 Cdn. I don't believe in any case that the buyer had to pay duty. Problem with shipping skis is you quickly run into "oversize" charges because of the length and some weird factor of total circumference C.P. uses. You can use the website to see what they charges are, I have found that it is reasonably accurate, but you will have to make a guess at the size of the packaging.

 

Maybe you can convince them to take them across the border and ship them from Jay VT, say if they were going to ski for the day and just happened to leave a pair behind, that would be the quickest and cheapest way for you. USPS charges <<< Canada Post

 

I might try to wait until March because i am headed to Jay Peak for a few days starting 3/20.  i might come up the day before and drive the 45 miles to the skis shop in Canada and grab them.  If anything I'll pay for them much sooner than that to take advantage of the exchange rate.   Thinking of driving up 3/19 staying overnight in Orford in Canada and then heading back down to Jay Peak on 3/20

post #36 of 40

UPS nailed me for customs charge on some Corrupt skis shipped from Quebec a few years ago.

 

 

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I might try to wait until March because i am headed to Jay Peak for a few days starting 3/20.  i might come up the day before and drive the 45 miles to the skis shop in Canada and grab them.  If anything I'll pay for them much sooner than that to take advantage of the exchange rate.   Thinking of driving up 3/19 staying overnight in Orford in Canada and then heading back down to Jay Peak on 3/20

 

 

If you can wait,  East Coast shops will be blowing gear out.

post #37 of 40
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UPS nailed me for customs charge on some Corrupt skis shipped from Quebec a few years ago.

 

 

 

 

If you can wait,  East Coast shops will be blowing gear out.

I can totally wait.  I have Blizzard Magnum 8.0 tis as my front side ski so I'm good to wait.  I want those specific Dynastar skis though.  

post #38 of 40
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Originally Posted by surfsnowgirl View Post
 

 

I might try to wait until March because i am headed to Jay Peak for a few days starting 3/20.  i might come up the day before and drive the 45 miles to the skis shop in Canada and grab them.  If anything I'll pay for them much sooner than that to take advantage of the exchange rate.   Thinking of driving up 3/19 staying overnight in Orford in Canada and then heading back down to Jay Peak 

 

Based on that, you could either cross at North Troy/Highwater, which is directly north of Jay, or you can shoot across to 91 and cross at Derby Line/Stanstead. I'd probably do Derby Line. The bigger, busier crossings are going to net you less scrutiny, especially crossing into the US with an American license plate. Typically I see Canadian plates spend a solid 5-10 minutes at the window crossing into the US. I doubt I've ever spent more than 2. They're just going to say 'Welcome back', and send you on your way. 

post #39 of 40
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Originally Posted by SHREDHEAD View Post
 

UPS nailed me for customs charge on some Corrupt skis shipped from Quebec a few years ago.

 

 

 

 

If you can wait,  East Coast shops will be blowing gear out.

 

 

Never,ever,ever ship cross border with UPS ground. They have the worst record ever on charging clearance fees.

post #40 of 40
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Never,ever,ever ship cross border with UPS ground. They have the worst record ever on charging clearance fees.

 

I will likely go and pick them up if I don't find them on sale else where.  

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