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#1 (permalink)      10/30/2020 7:37:53 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Best shipping method to Canada today?
Any Canadians here that have recently received packages and if so, what is the best shipping method today?

Looking to buy 2-3 mods without internal batteries. Is SingPost the way, or e-packet today, etc?



Edit: I have seen mention of packages not making it out but not sure of the shipping method that was used. Wish to avoid this headache if possible

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Anyone know why e-Packet to Canada is now free yet SingPost is $4.65?



Wondering if the free e-packet is today problematic = more people using it= slower shipping whilst the SING Post might not be as busy, hence, quicker shipping, etc?


Know we don't have many Canadians reading these forums that buy here, let alone lately but there must be at least 1-2. 🤣
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Seems that I am talking to myself and/or there are very few Canadians browsing these forums, that also have shopped here recently. 😂



In any event, one package purchased so far and they advised SingPost for $4.75 so hope it makes it to Canada within a reasonable time frame.

No issues using PayPal on my end so it seems to be working for Canadians...
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Well I think I mentioned it in the other thread but it's been all over the place. For example:
Oct. 29 6:10 am
Item processed
Mississauga, ON
Oct. 28 9:49 pm
Item processed
Mississauga, ON
Oct. 14 2:04 am
Item processed
Mississauga, ON
Oct. 13 3:47 pm
Item processed
Mississauga, ON
5:22 am
Item processed
Mississauga, ON
Oct. 9 6:27 pm
Item processed
Mississauga, ON
11:09 am
Item has been presented to Canada Border Services Agency for customs review.
Mississauga, ON
11:09 am
Item has arrived in Canada and will be presented for review
Mississauga, ON

That was mailed on September 21st.

Friday, 25 September
2:14 PM
Arrival Scan
Wednesday, 23 September
12:54 AM
Departure Scan
Friday, 18 September

This is a September 16th order from Bezos coming China Post.

I have another from September 23rd coming China Post registered air and it hasn't arrived. So I guess if you can avoid China Post and Canada Post you'll be fine.
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I remember seeing that but China Post on my end at least is Registered email.

Not the same as an e-packet so I did do one SingPost so far and the other, e-packet.
Hope I took the right route then.



I received a notice from Canada Post today saying that with the holiday rush they will be adding extra addresses in which people can arrange to pick up their mail.

It might not be the same for you in a smaller town but here, essentially, that. means that packages will doubtfully be delivered to your home but the nearest post office for pick up.
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I just got something from China by Speedpak? It took 9 days.
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Not familiar with Speedpak but even mail within T'Oh can almost take that long.
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E-packet and China Post registered airmail are arriving about equal on my end. It's generally 3-4 weeks. Things are moving more smoothly now.
I might go e-packet on this order, I haven't used it intentionally in quite some time but some vendors have shipped via e-packet and I've never waited longer than 4weeks. It is getting very close to Xmas so things are going to take a little longer.
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It was a roll of shrink wrap. The roll was wrapped in bubble wrap and taped, about the size of a Thermos.

ES10011240334310001010001D0N

Weird tracking number. I'm not sure what service uses tracking numbers that begin with 400 and have no letters but that service seems to be on the fast side, 13 days.
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Oct. 31 12:29 am
Item processed
Mississauga, ON
Oct. 29 6:10 am
Item processed
Mississauga, ON
Oct. 28 9:49 pm
Item processed
Mississauga, ON
Oct. 14 2:04 am
Item processed
Mississauga, ON
Oct. 13 3:47 pm
Item processed
Mississauga, ON
5:22 am
Item processed
Mississauga, ON
Oct. 9 6:27 pm
Item processed
Mississauga, ON
11:09 am
Item has been presented to Canada Border Services Agency for customs review.
Mississauga, ON
11:09 am
Item has arrived in Canada and will be presented for review
Mississauga, ON

I thought I might be approaching the record but nope

Letter delivered to Goderich, Ont., newsroom, 86 years late

Right in my neighbourhood.

eta: Canada Post is in denial mode, but we know the truth ;)

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I hate the postal deep never ending hole of Mississauga.

I had one there for 3 weeks during the first blast of Covid.


Bizarre story about the missing envelope.
Likely was lost in Mississauga. 😂