Canadian COmpanies, or US companies that don't use UPS
Ok, thought I would post this here, as well as on another forum.
I need some stuff for my bike and I am checking out some sites and shipping info. My problem is this, so many times I order things from the USA and pay the price plus shipping, and then get dinged at my door for duty charges by UPS, for instance. I ordered a book and DVD, price $100.00 shipping $30.00 no problem, it shows up at my door and the UPS guy tells me I owe $73.60 for Duty and handling charges. I am sick of this happening. I also refused that order saying I wouldn't pay another $73.60, as that made the shipping higher than the price of the item, and sent it back.
So, I am looking for Canadian companies for the things I need like a backrest, highway pegs, maybe other things, OR a US company that will ship through the USPS, so the duty is not so insane.
ANyone else run into this problem, or deal with companies that ship by other carriers that don't want more money at the door. At no time were these extra charges mentioned while ordering, and when they are that high on a $100.00 order, I am scared to order anything that may be $300 bucks!
Let me know where you order from if you are in Canada, and who they ship through please!
I am going to check out some local shops here, since I found crash bars and a windshield and see if I can get them to order the backrest for me. It also seems there is alot of items for the 1500 Drifter more so than the 800, so if you have links for 800 Drifter accessories, can you post them to save me some time sorting through the stuff that won't fit my bike?
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