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Tearing my hair out over shipping costs

Discussion in 'Canada Forum' started by KCatK, Nov 28, 2012.

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  1. KCatK

    KCatK Full Member

    Oct 17, 2012
    Vancouver
    So I ruined my starter clearomizers and have just one left that I can use. The replacements I ordered from China probably won't be here for another month, so I'm looking to get a couple to tide me over until then... and I'm getting increasingly frustrated at how much shipping is going to cost when I'm just trying to order something that can be put into a letter envelope. I have plenty of juice left... I can't order $100 more of it just to qualify for free shipping! Grrrrr.
     
  2. Ghostrider

    Ghostrider Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 6, 2012
    Afghanistan
    Why dont you order from Canadian vendors? You will get it MUCH sooner. www.CANVAPE.com is a great vendor.
     
  3. DevilFishPhil

    DevilFishPhil Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 29, 2011
    Montreal, QC
    For small orders I usually buy from the US as shipping is cheaper and I get it within a week.

    The only Canadian vendor that offers letter post AFAIK is JR Custom Turnings
     
  4. KCatK

    KCatK Full Member

    Oct 17, 2012
    Vancouver
    I'm looking for Canadian and/or US vendors so I can get the few clearomizers to use right now... I thought I had enough to last me until the ones from China came in, but being a newb at this, I burnt all except one. So now I'm super paranoid I'll burn the last one and want to have a few on hand. I just might have to suck it up and pay $10 for shipping for two or three clearomizer.

    Thanks for the links, btw... will have to look into those.
     
  5. bk78

    bk78 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 20, 2012
    Edmonton
    Also jugheads.co will do small parcel for a couple cartos
     
  6. bk78

    bk78 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 20, 2012
    Edmonton
    I see your in Vancouver you have a B&M there. eastsidevapes.com you can pick some up today
     
  7. Jables

    Jables Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2012
    Alberta, Canada
    o.o Why haven't I heard of that website.
     
  8. bk78

    bk78 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 20, 2012
    Edmonton
    Now you do :toast:
     
  9. Jables

    Jables Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2012
    Alberta, Canada
    I've been looking for a canadian vendor that sells the HH .357, gonna have to order a couple when I get home from work.
     
  10. tygertyger

    tygertyger Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Shipping is a bummer when you only need a few small things but want them sooner than later. We all need to convert buddies in our neighborhoods so we can regularly share orders and easily qualify for free shipping ;)
     
  11. StereoDreamer

    StereoDreamer Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 13, 2012
    Columbia MD
    So let me get this straight...

    You wanted to save a few dollars on a small-quantity purchase of gear, so you mail ordered it from the OTHER SIDE OF THE PLANET, and you are cranky because it's taking a month to get to you an the shipping is "high"?

    There are at least 2 brick and mortar shops in your city. Why are you not patrionizing them, and supporting their small, locally-owned businesses?

    You obviously have an internet connection--why not order from one of the dozen Canadian vendors online, or one of the scores of US vendors? Shippng is reasonable and MUCH faster than waiting on a slow boat from China...

    Shipping is too high and takes too long from China?

    Really?

    REALLY?

    Here's your sign...
     
  12. StereoDreamer

    StereoDreamer Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 13, 2012
    Columbia MD
  13. IamAurora

    IamAurora Senior Member ECF Veteran

    I'm sure most vendors will accommodate you with letter size orders. VaporGeek is in BC and they state they will send out small items. All you have to do is read their pages regarding shipping.
     
  14. recidivus

    recidivus Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 20, 2012
    Canada
    ESV are local and open to pick up if you want to avoid shipping, they're also at our monthly meetups (Dec 9th is next). Other vendors, while they won't list "mailable" items, will sometimes do it if you ask. They can't guarantee undamaged goods as the padding tends to make it too large for regular mail.

    I think they're the only vendor here that carries 357s, and they're sold at cost last time I chatted with em. They have a couple unique items you will have trouble finding up here.
     
  15. Starrlamia

    Starrlamia Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 25, 2012
    Ontario, Canada
    Definitely contact vendors and ask about lower shipping costs, many are happy to accommodate for small items :)

    Sent from my Nexus S using Tapatalk 2
     
  16. chagrin

    chagrin Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 29, 2012
    Toronto, Canada
    I was going to say vaporgeek would probably mail out small items cheaply, but someone else already did. :) GRBC might be a good vendor to contact as well to ask.

    Edit: I'm sure it doesn't help right now, but surevapes in the US has free shipping, it will take 1-2 weeks to arrive though.
     
  17. Qcaj

    Qcaj Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 8, 2012
    Calgary
    Sorry, but $15 to ship a $5 clearomizer is not "reasonable" on any planet.

    I get that it's the way it is in this country, and I would love to support small locally-owned business. But I don't want to support it to the tune of paying a 300%-400% increase, when it's not even going to the vendor.
     
  18. larktdl

    larktdl Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 7, 2009
    Strathmore, AB
    You can't fault the vendor's. The shipping costs are crazy in Canada. Fault CP.

    What you have to know about small packages is the following ---> They can ram whatever they can in to a envelope but if it doesn't fit in the slot at the postal counter it can't be shipped as regular snail mail. So the vendor has no choice but to send it as a parcel.
     
  19. Jables

    Jables Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2012
    Alberta, Canada
    How does one go about telling if there stuff is in stock?
     
  20. RollandOfGilead

    RollandOfGilead Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2012
    Kingston, On, Canada
    Apparently BK78 beat me to it but...Jugheads.co will letterpost if requested, they even mark which items on their site qualify for it... $20 min order though
     
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