Compile a list: Internet companies that ship to Canada
Hello, I'm in the process of planning a 90 gallon project and finding companies that ship to Canada is driving me nuts. It seems 80% (come on, prove me wrong) of companies can't or won't ship to Canada for a variety of reasons.
So, if you've used a mail order/internet company to ship to Canada please respond. I'll compile the list and any comments you have. Please provide:
1. Internet address
2. Company Name
3. Items purchased
4. Positive notes
5. Negative notes
6. Overall satisfaction rating (1-5)
I've had things shipped from the states (not just aquarium supplies) and the problem is that they often charge an extra fee for international shipping or simply over-inflate the shipping, plus you have to pay duty and sometimes a brokerage fee (if it comes other than by Post). AND sometimes the item gets held up at customs for a long time.
It's hardly worth it, better to find places like those listed above that ship from within Canada, even if the postage seems higher than US companys charge.
http://www.aqua-digital.com/, based in Canada, deals in digital testing & monitoing equipment
Aqua Digital INC.
Bought a couple of PH monitors, good price,good products, very good customer service, will deal with them again.
checked out their site, they're charging $60 shipping plus tax&duty for $15 worth of plants.
not worth it at all, and i've ordered from them in the past without these ridiculous shipping costs. i'll be looking around town for now unless there's a more reasonable option.
Yeah, aquarium plants has some very expensive shipping, even for dry goods, I was going to order a CO2 reactor from them for $30 (most stores here sell it for $50) and the shipping for UPS ground was $27, now that is rediculous