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I wanted to buy my friend these cool looking Berserk lounge pants for $17 bucks which is a nice deal. I go to place the order and I notice my shipping costs more then the product itself, that price is insane. To have my product shipped to Canada I'd have to pay double the price tag. I like CR but man you defiantly lost my sale at those prices. Their is literally no good reason as too why I SHOULD buy an item that costs more to ship then the product itself.
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Posted 4/4/18 , edited 4/4/18
international shipping is expensive, especially if the product originate from Japan. shipping is also expensive on Amazon Japan - it can almost double the total cost of whatever you're buying.
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ssjson23 wrote:

I wanted to buy my friend these cool looking Berserk lounge pants for $17 bucks which is a nice deal. I go to place the order and I notice my shipping costs more then the product itself, that price is insane. To have my product shipped to Canada I'd have to pay double the price tag. I like CR but man you defiantly lost my sale at those prices. Their is literally no good reason as too why I SHOULD buy an item that costs more to ship then the product itself.


We currently do not offer any economy shipping options. All items from our own warehouse will be shipped with tracking enabled and insured. This is due to the delicate nature of many of the items we offer. International parcels are expensive in first place, with tracking and insurance the price tag goes up a little bit more.
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Posted 4/5/18 , edited 4/5/18
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Shipping Costs To Canada: Why Is Crossing The Border So Expensive?

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When someone wants to ship internationally (and that includes US to Canada) they pay an automatic premium for International Shipping. When the package is destined for Canada, other fees also apply. Every package, regardless of size or destination that crosses the border is subject to: a brokerage fee, processing fees, and the GST or HST fee. With all three of these costs stacked onto the final shipment bill, most packages are relatively pricy.

Because the costs of shipping internationally are so much higher than from state to state, most people look for a way to avoid the fees. One choice people look to is using standard USPS ground delivery, but this method is dangerous. Shipping across the border with standard service requires a change in handler (and processing fees regardless). When the package changes hands, it is no longer insured either. So, though it may be marginally cheaper to use a standard service, the safety of a package is compromised.

http://www.packagefox.com/blog/shipping-costs-to-canada-why-is-crossing-the-border-so-expensive/

GST/HST tax calculator:
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/bsnss/tpcs/gst-tps/rts-eng.html
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