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Not sure how close you are to the border of Maine but myself I live about 45 minutes from Port Huron Michigan. When I order parts and other items from the States I get them to deliver the packages to a shipping depot, Blue Water Shipping Depot to be exact and then I go over and pick up the items at my convenience.
 

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If shipping to Canada, UPS will absolutely assault you with customs and brokerage fees. Even on items that are sent as free promotional items or no charge warranty replacements.

Fedex is much kinder on these fees.

However, USPS (United States Postal Service) is the least expensive as custom fees are often waived.
 
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Not sure how close you are to the border of Maine but myself I live about 45 minutes from Port Huron Michigan. When I order parts and other items from the States I get them to deliver the packages to a shipping depot, Blue Water Shipping Depot to be exact and then I go over and pick up the items at my convenience.
When I bought my tires from Tire Rack, i drove from Cincinnati to South Bend Indiana to pick up the tires and advert the Shipping fees. All day trip(4 hours each way) but I saved @70 in shipping fees etc.
 

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When I bought my tires from Tire Rack, i drove from Cincinnati to South Bend Indiana to pick up the tires and advert the Shipping fees. All day trip(4 hours each way) but I saved @70 in shipping fees etc.
Of course this discussion is about customs fees but you drove 8 hours, used a full tank of gas to save $70? Don't you then pay local sales tax as well. I thought they shipped tires free to preferred installers?
 

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UPS charges like $40 even if the package is just a paperclip when shipping to Canada.

Importing into US is a bit easier, but it can take anywhere from 1 day to 2 months for packages to clear customs. It's silly.
 

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If shipping to Canada, UPS will absolutely assault you with customs and brokerage fees. Even on items that are sent as free promotional items or no charge warranty replacements.

Fedex is much kinder on these fees.

However, USPS (United States Postal Service) is the least expensive as custom fees are often waived.
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