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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:12 am 
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I would assume that either the shipper and / or the Global Shipper indicated the tubes were something else or ticked the wrong classification.

Have received tubes countless times without a problem. You do, however, have to have the right classification made on the customs form.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:48 am 
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I got a full refund from Ebay :D
I talked to the seller, ebay has refused to refund or return his tubes :?: :?: :shock:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:01 am 
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I got a full refund from Ebay :D
I talked to the seller, ebay has refused to refund or return his tubes :?: :?: :shock:


I have heard of this before with hazardous material items. If something is dangerous to ship, then how is eBay going to get it back to the seller if they are unable to ship it?? The seller must file a dispute for reclassification of the item before they can release the item for shipment. It means paper work and more paper work.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:03 am 
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Unfortunately that's Ebay monopolizing with their BS Global Shipping nightmare. Not the first time I see GSP's screw-ups and I refuse to use the service and only USPS from the USA.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:12 am 
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The Global Shipping Program is a terrible program. A rip off to us. We get charged duty/ sales tax whether we would have had to pay it or not. No one to deal with. The shipper is totally out of the loop.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:53 am 
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mitcho wrote:
The Global Shipping Program is a terrible program. A rip off to us. We get charged duty/ sales tax whether we would have had to pay it or not. No one to deal with. The shipper is totally out of the loop.

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This situation has NOTHING to do with Canada or CBSA


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:58 am 
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The Global Shipping Program is run by Pitney Bowes. I have had several run-ins with them. To put it politely, they are thieves that do not care about customer service. If you sell on eBay and pay shipping online through eBay, it involves Pitney Bowes. When you buy Canada Post shipping services online, it involves Pitney Bowes. Canada Post's customer service reps are aware of the under-handed tactics employed by PB, but they are usually not able to do anything about it.

Here's an interesting scenario:

The Global Shipping Program charges you upfront for taxes/duties/remittance fees, etc. but does not itemize these charges, you just pay a lump sum. They charge duty on items that should not have duty levied (for example, items made in Canada). Because you do not get an itemized billing, you do not see this amount, but make no mistake, you DO pay it. But, if the item is Canadian made, PB is not required to submit said duties to the Canadian government. They do not return it to the buyer in Canada, read their GSP contract carefully where it states that, under no circumstance, does the buyer have any right to question their fees. Do you think PB donates these monies to their favourite charity, or do they just keep it to pad their bottom line?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:06 pm 
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Canada Customs Harmonized Code: 8540.81.00.00

Receiver or amplifier valves & tubes: Duty Free

Latest issue July 1 2017.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:22 pm 
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Hey, OP, why not ask the seller if he'll ship directly to you without all the BS associated with eBay and their shipping rip-off scheme?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:26 pm 
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Isn't hindsight a wonderful thing :lol:
Whilst Ebays GSP can and often is near extortion - in this case the shipping was very reasonable.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:06 pm 
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Get them sent to a US post office box.
Then pick them up yourself or someone do it for you.
I have done this many times for many items


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natalie wrote:
Get them sent to a US post office box.
Then pick them up yourself or someone do it for you.
I have done this many times for many items

Not so easy if you live half way up Vancouver Island :lol:


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magman888 wrote:
natalie wrote:
Get them sent to a US post office box.
Then pick them up yourself or someone do it for you.
I have done this many times for many items

Not so easy if you live half way up Vancouver Island :lol:



Try Seawings, http://www.seawings.ca/index.htm

They are located at Victoria Airport (still involves a bit of a drive for you). Once they have your package, walk over to the customs office in the airport terminal with the paperwork Seawings give you (along with a printout of your seller invoice/paypal invoice). Complete the customs form and pay the duties(takes about 2 mins), then return to Seawings to pay them and collect the package.

Your seller will have to be ok with shipping to the Seawings Blaine address and not the one associated with your Paypal account or credit card.


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magman888 wrote:
I was going to buy them from China, to save a few $'s, but thought, mistakenly, that buying from US would be less hassle... couldn't be more wrong :?


Well, then you have to wait 2 months to get it.

Yes, I ordered a laser transport, it took 2 months to get to me. Ebay seller told me is because Canada is a big country that's why it took this long.


Interestingly I bought a cd from China and it took maybe 8 days, probably one of the quickest deliveries I have ever had from any source. I'm not suggesting it goes that way often but I was pleasantly shocked.


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