you can also have it shipped to a dozen UPS stores
in Buffalo, and if you give the store a headsup they will hold it at the UPS store for you. It usually cost $10 or so, but it is safe, and reliable.
Originally Posted by jon123
Amazing. Thank you for that. I can't believe I didn't know about that service.
Originally Posted by nickboers
So many times I haven't ordered from the US because of items requiring a US address.
Fox forks and Pivot/Santa Cruz frames, for example, Competitive Cyclist only ships within the US (and they ship for free within the US so with usaddressinc being right across the border it's a great deal).
Just use http://www.kinek.com/
I use it all the time.
1. Make free account, get account number
2. Choose a location that is closest to where you want to cross (there are locations close to all border crossings). It will output how you should format the shipping address for your order.
3. Enter tracking number on kinek.com or via their mobile app, and receive notifications when your package arrives.
4. Show ID, pick up package, and pay $3 to $5 per package.
I prefer the Storage Central location near Ft. Erie crossing. Super nice guy who works there.
How do these US address services get around the fact that most online stores only ship to the billing address of the credit card? Are you using Paypal to pay for these purchases?
I have found that U.S. e-tailers (several different types of of consumer goods) which require the billing address to be the same as the shipping address are actually the exception rather than the rule. However, I should also note that possible that I contacted my card's customer service area some time ago and had them add my alternate shipping address as a recognized address related to the card account. All you have to do is ask.
Originally Posted by rockyuphill
This may be why it rarely seems to be an issue for me, but maybe not. So long ago I can't remember.
Yup. I can't remember the last time I encountered the shipping/billing address issue.
I had do that a long time ago, but I also send things to hotel addresses all over the country when I'll be there, or one of our mules, I mean salesmen will be there, and haven't run into any problems with the address in years.
Originally Posted by Circlip
I bought a heckler frame & back shock from Santa Cruz two weeks ago
Paid $27:50 gst
Ups can std $89:56
Grand total $ 667.06
Took a week to ship to my address in Canada
How about Fedex?
I found a used bike in US and got a FedEx international priority service quote to ship to Toronto.
Anybody used this service for shipping bikes?
Will I have to pay any unexpected extras when the thing arrives?
If you are super brave and it's a fully built bike
Gear up. Have someone drive you over the border to Kinek location or USA address inc. Remove bike from box. Put it together in a parking lot. Ditch the box. Have person drop you off near rainbow bridge. Bike back over in full gear.
that's something to think about