There are a number of services for cross-border shopping (USA to Canada) that might let you save some money. Lately, we've been using one called Shipsy:Y
You might want to check your exchange rate mr Brian - - - - I think you'll find it between 0.72 and 0.73 about now.
I don't mind paying the exchange but the added fees because its crossed a border are outrageous and then shipping cross border isn't even that good.
For example - - abebooks - - - shipping withing usa one book was $6 and the other under $7 - - - - to canuckistan - - - one was $35 and the other $65 (usd).
That's not even in the same ball park - - - I'm being ripped off!
As always, one has to check the amperage rating. If the amps are too high, an option is to do what cars do - low power switch to control a high power relay.Tried two of those and they melted with 12 Volts. Maybe ok at 110 volts. The small 12 V motors from drills etc draw a lot of current, maybe 30 amps.
There are a number of services for cross-border shopping (USA to Canada) that might let you save some money. Lately, we've been using one called Shipsy:
Basically, you sign up for their service (no charge) and when you order something from the USA, you give them a Shipsy address which is in the US. Shipsy collects the package and brings it to one of several pickup locations. We use the one in Mississauga; the OP would likely want the one in Concord. They have been very prompt at retrieving the packages. You pay their fee ($7 for up to 10 pounds) plus HST on the value of the shipment. Then you go to their location to pick up your stuff. Or you can pay them extra to mail it to you directly.
So far, this service has worked really well. Especially when the US vendor wants to charge punitive amounts to ship a small package directly to Canada. Shipsy is quick, provides good communication, has reasonable price, and pickup has been hassle-free (although no Saturday hours).
As I said, Shipsy is what _I_ use. The first sentence of my post also says "there are a number of [such] services". Since your Location is "blank", you aren't making it easy for others to give suggestions that will work wherever you are.Hmmmm - - - -Shipsy only works if you're in Ontario, BC or Quebec - - - so not of much use except if you live in those areas.
(There's plenty of canuckistan that isn't in those 3 provinces.)
Thanks for the info - - - maybe they will expand their services - - - dunno.