I just noticed Northern Tool is carrying a bushing set for quick hitches at $12.99.
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...26?cm_sp=Upsells-_-Top Sellers-_-Product Page
I've ordered three times from Northern Tool. I have never paid brokerage fees yet on their deliveries to Winnipeg. To offset freight costs I simply wait until I have a few items I'm interested in.
Thanks for the tip on the Northern Tool bushings as they're only a buck or so more than the ones I bought at Ace in town.
I think you Canadians need to make your politicians' lives miserable as it's ridiculous that you guys get screwed so bad if you have to buy something from the USA. So much for NAFTA helping the little guy.
AgSupply is a little cheaper and their shipping is lower as well. I just ordered a bunch of bushings from them last night and received notice that UPS has got them now with delivery scheduled for Aug 1.
As far as border issues are concerned, I maintain a PO Box in a town just across the border (about 50 miles from me) and ship there. I am usually in the area every second week or so and just pop over and pick up whatever I have waiting. Anything $40 or less (total) gets by tax free. Works for me.
BTW I only have been stung by the brokerage fees once..... years ago. Since then the box has worked fine.
OK, who or what established this brokerage fee in the first place? It still sounds like somewhere along the way the government is giving its blessing to screwing our good friends to the north who want or need to buy goods from the USA.I don't see it as a problem with the politicians or NAFTA. This is a brokerage fee, which existed prior to NAFTA. The problem lies with couriers who got so gawdam greedy. They charge up to 30% of the cost of an item for it, and it literally only requires your signature twice. In actuality one can act as their own broker, providede you are bonded, or can post one, and there is no fee if you do it yoursef. USPS/Canada Post charge $5.
OK, who or what established this brokerage fee in the first place? It still sounds like somewhere along the way the government is giving its blessing to screwing our good friends to the north who want or need to buy goods from the USA.