From: "Eddy Swynar" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 3:46 AM
To: "Jim Thomson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [Amps] Shipping to Japan
> On 2011-06-21, at 4:49 AM, Jim Thomson wrote:
>> ## Look at it from UPS's point of veiw. The brokerage is broken down
>> into 13 x segements... and just cuz ur $35.00 keyer is not worth much
>> doesn't mean they don't incur expenses shuffling paper work.
>> ## having said that.... I notice that anything that arrived via FEDEX..
>> didn't cost me anything..go figure.
> Funny thing is, Jim, that anything I receive here via the US Post Office /
> Canada Post doesn't cost me anything, either, "shuffled paper work"
> Go figure.
> ~73~ de Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ
### Not quite. Canada post charges a paltry $5.00 per BOX....
regardless of the size / weight of the box.... or it's value. They also
charge BOTH fed and prov sales tax. [ hst these days]. Other than
sales tax on the usa dollar exchange and the $5.00 per box fee... there
is nothing else. The problem is.. a lot of stuff can't be shipped via
Canada post. Either the items are too big/ too heavy, or too long....or
the vendo will flat out refuse to stand in a line up at his local post
office. He would prefer using UPS..since UPS comes to him for his pick
## IMO... UPS is a useless bloody outfit. I know one fellow in the usa
who has > $100 K in outstanding claims against them for loss and
damages. A buddy in San Francisco tells me that UPS will just leave the
box at the shop owner's door at noon...while he is away and closed for
lunch for the hr. Folk's walking down the side walk will simply
pilfer the box.... and the store owner complains 1 week later abt his
'missing box' .
## I have had several items dropped off by UPS [or their fly by night
independent contractors using beat up vehicles].....and just either left at
my front door......or my back door. They NEVER phone 1st to see if you
are at home. I can't be at home 24/7...so the usual deal is... I'm out
when they try and deliver. Now if the paper work they leave behind on the
door knob blows away in the 50 mph windstorm....I won't even know they
tried to deliver. I had one 65 yr old UPS guy show up in his brown
truck.... and lug's this heavy sola constant V xfmr to the front door of
the condo I was in at the time. I come racing downstairs... and just as
I get to the glass dorr..he drops the damn thing in front of my eyes...all
66 lbs of it ! I asked him why he didn't just use a hand truck dolly ?
I have yet to see a hand truck dolley on an UPS truck. Now how stupid is
that ? Told him he coulda borrowed mine... or better yet, just getta
outa my way, and lemmee do it myself. Nothing piss's me off more
than to see a box travel 2500 miles... then get destroyed in the last
5'.... in front of my eyes.
## usually, once I explain to US vendor's not to ship UPS.....and here's
why [ they want ur 1st born, etc]..... they usually get it.
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