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Old 09-05-2020, 09:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Pete VanderLaan View Post
Spend more, get my stuff.
I'd love to. The biggest problem at the moment is that buying anything from the US is beyond bad.

The courier companies gouge you at the border, sometimes 40% of the value of the goods.

The mail goes to the customs inspection sites and just sits for 30 days in a large basket because the capacity isn't there (amazon parcel quantity has gone up astronomically)

I bought my last 1/2 skid only because a glassblower in Ontario only wanted half a skid and brought it across the border. Shipping from Ont to Van. Island was still big, just not as big as trying to get it from the US.

So yea, if I can figure out a way to get 1/2 skid on Vancouver Island for reasonable shipping cost I would.
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