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Old March 6th, 2007, 00:21   #1
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Shipping Using UPS

I was wondering if anyone had problems recieving shipments form abroad using ups? An inner barrel and replica IBA i ordered form UNcompany have cleard through customs but ups says that the shipment needs to be processed because it contains a restricted commodity. Has this happened to anyone else?
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Old March 6th, 2007, 00:41   #2
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They has been a couple of reports of customs stopping tact vest and plate carriers a week or two ago.

Perhaps they think it's real?
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Old March 6th, 2007, 01:12   #3
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The thing is that the ups online tracking says that it has already cleared canadian customs.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 01:34   #4
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UPS = Arm + Leg for brokerage fees (from my experience)
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Old March 6th, 2007, 01:35   #5
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Just wait it out, call them again tomorrow for a status update. The previous thread I read it on, said the package got returned to sender rather than seized.

BTW, what IBA did you order?
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Old March 6th, 2007, 01:36   #6
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purchased batteries for 60 bucks and the brokerage fees were 54... NEVEr again will I use UPS...

USPS was only 5 bucks for the fee...

I hate UPS those fuckin fuckers suck! /endrant
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Old March 6th, 2007, 01:39   #7
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UPS = Arm + Leg for brokerage fees (from my experience)
yup. be prepared for an anal raping.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 01:41   #8
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I mistakenly used UPS instead of DHL on my last order from UNcompany. Huge hassle about what was in the package and what it was worth (box mag, inner barrel, hup-up rubber). finally got released about 5 days late. DHL has always been cool about getting stuff in but I really hate that they don't have an account i can pay instead of waiting at my door with a cheque or driving an hour to their depot in the middle of nowhere. I still take DHL over ups for being a general pain in the ass to deal with.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 01:45   #9
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Thanks for your input guys. There was a little mixup with me an UNcompany and they ended up shipping with ups (not my first choice). Next time I will make sure its DHL.

BTW Phenom, I order the Swat IBA with the neck and groin protector.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 08:34   #10
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I purchased some things from UNCompany last month. My bill came to $180. I had heard all the horror stories about the UPS brokerage fees, but forgot to specifically request that UPS not be used. The package came less than a week later. $0 brokerage fees. I guess for 100 horror stories, there is at least one happy ending. Mind you I will never ship UPS again. Not worth the risk
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Old March 6th, 2007, 09:04   #11
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You get charged brokerage fees by UPS DEPENDING on the service you use. If you ship via standard ground or air service, then yes - you will pay brokerage fees. But UNCompany (and WGC) typically ship via UPS Worldwide Express or Expedited - the shipping fees quoted to you ALREADY include brokerage fees. The only extra you would have to pay on top of those shipping fees are the taxes, duties and brokerage GST required.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 09:39   #12
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Good to know. And I just thought I got off lucky. Of note though, I was only charged tax, no duties. I'm not complaining!
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Old March 6th, 2007, 09:51   #13
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Well, regarding DHL... They "LOST" a real steel SPR upper. They have no idea where it went. Ya! Right!


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I mistakenly used UPS instead of DHL on my last order from UNcompany. Huge hassle about what was in the package and what it was worth (box mag, inner barrel, hup-up rubber). finally got released about 5 days late. DHL has always been cool about getting stuff in but I really hate that they don't have an account i can pay instead of waiting at my door with a cheque or driving an hour to their depot in the middle of nowhere. I still take DHL over ups for being a general pain in the ass to deal with.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 13:45   #14
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Placed an order with a US company, clearly stated ship USPS! in my Email. They sent via UPS. Customs and UPS attempeted to explore my orfus. I told UPS that I refused the shipment contacted the US Co. I sent them the $# of what UPS and CRA wanted from me and had them re-ship correctly. Long live Canada Post.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 14:09   #15
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purchased batteries for 60 bucks and the brokerage fees were 54... NEVEr again will I use UPS...

USPS was only 5 bucks for the fee...

I hate UPS those fuckin fuckers suck! /endrant
I once had a $30 usd pair of gloves turn into a $150 cad pair of gloves all thanks to UPS and their ridiculous brokerage/handling fees...

I feel your pain.
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