Post Reply What's up with the Canadian shipping fee?
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Posted 12/13/16 , edited 12/14/16
Living just up north it's pretty common for me to order stuff from our beloved neighbor USA, but Crunchyroll seriously has the highest shipping fee i've ever seen at $33.20 for shipping alone. I was just wondering why the shipping fee is so ridiculous, at this point it's cheaper to use a secondary shipping company, which have rarely been true for Canada shipping. I mean goddammit i really want that damn Hime sweater so much
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Socialism, basically.
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Posted 12/13/16 , edited 12/14/16
I just do all anime stuff off Amazon prime.
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Posted 12/13/16 , edited 12/14/16
The costs are incurred at border crossing. Just try going to UPS and see what it costs to ship something across the border. It's ridiculous, but it's taxes and fees.
Posted 12/13/16 , edited 12/14/16
free health care
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Posted 12/13/16 , edited 12/14/16
the conversion rate too...
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Posted 12/13/16 , edited 12/14/16
Customs fees ain't cheap. It goes both ways. Only particularly large companies that can afford to have dedicated international shipping programs ala eBay and Amazon can cut you a break really.

The more borders you cross, the worse it gets. -.-

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Posted 12/13/16 , edited 12/14/16
so much for NAFTA creating free trade.
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Posted 12/13/16 , edited 12/14/16
The shitty value of the Canadian dollar probably has a lot to do with it. We're not sitting pretty right now when it comes to buying stuff from the US.
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Posted 12/14/16 , edited 12/14/16
It's also very expensive to send outside the US. For example, for me to receive animation art from Mandarake in Japan, I pay about $20 for EMS. For me to send the same item back to Mandarake, it's 3x as much. Some countries supplement their postal service because they're run by the government. The US is not one of these countries,
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Posted 12/14/16 , edited 12/14/16

PotatoSensei wrote:

Living just up north it's pretty common for me to order stuff from our beloved neighbor USA, but Crunchyroll seriously has the highest shipping fee i've ever seen at $33.20 for shipping alone. I was just wondering why the shipping fee is so ridiculous, at this point it's cheaper to use a secondary shipping company, which have rarely been true for Canada shipping. I mean goddammit i really want that damn Hime sweater so much


I've moved this to the Crunchyroll Store forum, since it's specifically about CR's shipping fee.
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Posted 1/3/17 , edited 1/3/17
that is 15$ USD? due to conversion rate I am exaggerating a little lol
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