International shipping - Router Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 02-16-2012, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
Retired Moderator
 
Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Country: United States
First Name: Mike
Posts: 11,921
 
Send a message via Skype™ to Mike
Default International shipping

Many forum members around the world have a difficult time ordering items seen on the forums. Amazon.com offers international shipping to most places and you can view their terms and conditions here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custom...96184&#customs

This will be fine for many items but remember that electrical and electronic items offered (like routers) on this site are 110VAC 60 HZ unless specified otherwise.

Accessories like guide bushings, router bits, edge guides etc.. will have better prices and Amazon has tools to help you figure out shipping cost, delivery time and customs fees.

Many vendors sell through Amazon such as Bosch, DeWalt, MLCS to name a few.

Mike
"Living in the D" (this means Detroit!)
"It's fine to disagree with other members as long as you respect their opinions"
Mike is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 02-16-2012, 12:08 PM
gav
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Country: Croatia
First Name: Gavin
Posts: 777
 
Default

Also remember that if you live in Croatia, they will only send books and Cd's.
gav is offline  
post #3 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 06:32 AM
Registered User
 
allthunbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Country: Canada
First Name: Ron
Posts: 2,881
 
Default International Shipping - cautions

I live in Canada and routinely import product from the United States. I have learned the hard way to do my homework before jumping in head first.

I'm referring to shippers and their rates. United Parcel Service has a policy of providing a lower shipping charge than the United States Postal Service (USPS). But, before you get the package, for example here in Canada, they charge brokerage fees and any other charges they deem appropriate before you get the package. For example, a vendor in the U.S. shipped me a part that was missing from a purchase at no charge. I was very happy to get the part. When UPS showed up at the door they wanted $24 brokerage fees. The product I purchased cost less than that. It was explained to me that "no charge" was not a valid term. The shipper should have used the term "no commercial value." There were no duties or taxes on the product so this playing with words is totally a UPS phenomenon. Needless to say, I refused the shipment. Subsequently, they tried delivering it several times.

The moral of the story: pick a shipper that most meets your needs. The United States Postal Service may provide a service that appears slower than UPS or FedEx or some of the other high-priced courier companies, but I have more confidence in them than in greed driven organizations. At least I get the product and their costs are predictable.

Allthunbs
allthunbs is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 07:56 AM
Moderation Team
 
BrianS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Country: Canada
First Name: Brian
Posts: 2,413
 
Send a message via Skype™ to BrianS
Default

Oh boy Ron, isn't THAT the truth!! UPS is in business to make a profit, plain and simple. USPS is there to provide a service to people. Of course, at a price, but a reasonable one. I've had GREAT results from having items shipped via USPS.

Brian


Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on
or by imbeciles who really mean it.

(Origin uncertain)
BrianS is offline  
post #5 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 10:51 AM
Registered User
 
DaninVan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Country: Canada
First Name: Dan
Posts: 13,832
 
Default

Absolutely! A pox on brokerage fees!! When an item is entering Duty Free where the hell do they get off charging it? Keep in mind, it's not USPS that cares, it's Canada Post; and they still come through with nary a glitch.
DaninVan is offline  
post #6 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 11:01 AM
Forum Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Country: United States
First Name: Bj
Posts: 23,786
       
Default

Hi

Amazon is world wide so to say you don't need to buy items from the USA outlet,but you can't get all the items you want.

Welcome to Amazon.com International Sites

http://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_nos...ools&x=17&y=18

It's true for Ebay also.


===




"It's fine to disagree with other members as long as you respect their opinions"

Marc Sommerfeld Tools ,Videos
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT-n...RWaEpMA/videos

Find all threads started by bobj3
http://www.routerforums.com/search.php?searchid=944097



Last edited by bobj3; 03-01-2012 at 11:52 AM.
bobj3 is offline  
post #7 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 03:17 PM
Registered User
 
allthunbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Country: Canada
First Name: Ron
Posts: 2,881
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bobj3 View Post
Hi

Amazon is world wide so to say you don't need to buy items from the USA outlet,but you can't get all the items you want.

Welcome to Amazon.com International Sites

Amazon.ca: tools

It's true for Ebay also.


===
I'm sorry Bob, but noone is saying anything about Amazon or any other vendor in the US. What we're having problems with is the courier companies and their myriad of charges when product gets outside of the US a problem you don't face.

Allthunbs
allthunbs is offline  
post #8 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 04:12 PM
Registered User
 
DaninVan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Country: Canada
First Name: Dan
Posts: 13,832
 
Default

Mark; it's not quite that simple. UPS and other couriers can combine shipments into a global declaration for Customs, but what we're saying is that the individual consignee gets dinged for the process of doing a Declaration. If Amazon has worked out a deal with UPS et al that's terrific.
I suppose that's a good thing for us but it sure screws over the small independent US shipper. Amazon is no angel. Yes, I buy through them, sometimes, but I do it with guilt in my heart, knowing that I'm killing those small independents who (usually) give me superlative service.
Our Canuck pov was referencing the couriers, not Amazon.
DaninVan is offline  
post #9 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-26-2012, 06:36 PM
Registered User
 
gwizz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Country: Canada
First Name: Richard
Posts: 223
 
Default

Living on the Border I have the luxury of having deliveries to Friends and relatives in Detroit if I must deal with Amazon, but with other web sites, look to see if they will send it by the good old US postal service in which case you will avoid UPS brokerage fees. Several sites I deal with are happy to oblige and truth be known I have only noticed a day or two difference if any when it comes to delivery time.
gwizz is offline  
post #10 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-27-2012, 07:09 AM
Registered User
 
allthunbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Country: Canada
First Name: Ron
Posts: 2,881
 
Default

Hi Richard:

You'll not believe the saga I'm finding myself in. I refused a "free" shipment because UPS added $24.l95 in "brokerage" fees to an item marked "no charge." Now, they send me a bill for their brokerage fees and I don't have the part.

Allthunbs
allthunbs is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Canadian shipping! distrbd Lobby 9 06-27-2010 10:08 PM
Grizzly having a free shipping deal on a bunch of their items dovetail_65 The Bargain Bin 5 03-08-2009 01:28 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome