Shipping US to Canada

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  1. Aug 22, 2019 #21

    Richard Carlstedt

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    Well, This is Enlightening, but still do not understand what to do.
    Two weeks ago I sent a package (coincidentally also 7" x7" but 5 inches tall) to Canada to a friend
    It had some gears valued at $50 and weighed 4 1/2 pounds
    By US Post Office it was $57 and by Fed Ex it was $52, so it went FedEx
    And this was not a web price, I got both person to person before I sent it

    Maybe i need to ship from South Carolina ?
     
  2. Aug 22, 2019 #22

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    I guessing these are model spark plus. A full size spark plus should cost no more than $2 or $3 to mail to Canada, Europe I guess more. Shipping to Australia is expensive.
     
  3. Aug 23, 2019 #23

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    No. Cant mail a spark plug to canada for 2 or 3 bucks. Cant even send one around the states that cheap. I can send plugs in the US for 3-4 bucks. Cheapest to canada is 10.50. If the envelope is thicker than 1/4 inch or the value of the contents is more than zero, cheapest way into canada is 10.50 because it is considered a package. Maybe it's cheaper coming from your way to here but that's what it is here. I can ship to canada cheaper if I just put them in the envelope unprotected and lie about the value. Not doing that so 10.50 is the cheapest that I know of. If anyone knows of a cheaper way, my ears are wide open.
     
  4. Aug 23, 2019 #24

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    Well the package I talked about was $10.50 so I guess it's a flat rate, $10.50 is OK.
     
  5. Aug 23, 2019 #25

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    I think you can send 4 letters for 2$ these days.

    The only price break (if you want to call it that) Canada to International is 'small packet airmail'. Must be under 2 kg (=4.4 pounds). Any more & it gets bumped to a higher category. As an example I entered 10x10x10 cm weighing 0.5 kg (1.10 lb) Alberta to Michigan. Small packet = 11.75 CDN. Next level up, faster & tracking = 19.72 CDN. Note 1 USD fetches 0.75 Kanuckistan dollars these days.
    I think USPS might have something similar but not 100% sure.
    https://www.canadapost.ca/cpotools/apps/far/business/findARate?execution=e1s1

    Anyways, glad you got it resolved. Now it should be rinse & repeat
     
  6. Oct 10, 2019 #26

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    Hi Charlie,
    Do you remember me? I wanted to build an Aeronca E-113 in 1/4 scale after the Chenery plans, which I have. I am now retired and want persue this project.
    Sorry, I didnˋt find another way to contact you but this! I would appreciate if you would send me an email to h.u.gautschi at bluewin.ch, so I could ask you more questions about your build. I would appreciate your help very much!
    Kind regards
    Hans, Switzerland
     

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