Originally Posted by cerealmaniac
it just seems like everything i've tried to get a quote for has a 200% markup. with a 3 day shipping from Hong Kong it costs way less.
Shop around, there are plenty of Canadian retailers to compare to. Then look at all the cost to process an overseas order before putting an order in. People are often shocked when the product arrives at their door, only to find additional charges that they didn't calculate in the original price.
I'm not saying don't do it, I am just saying be mindful that this happens and that certain kinds of items are also difficult to get into the country without a hassle. You may find a local supplier more convenient. YMMV.