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        08-20-2013, 12:06 PM
      #51
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Koolio    
    We did a motorcycle trip from Edmonton, AB, p the Alaska Hwy to Dawson City. Once in Dawson, we went up the Dempster to Tombstone Park and then across the Top of the World Hwy into Alaska. Unfortunately, we only spent one night in Whitehorse, but we are hoping to go back and spend more time there. Beautiful place! How are the winters?

    I'll try Apple. I can live with $25 on a small order.
    The winters here vary LOL Some years they're quite nice with lots of snow.. but then it can be just nasty Last year wasn't too bad .. didn't get a lot of snow until late into the season and the temps didn't drop until Jan/Feb ... but it was cold -40 (not including the windchill) I live about 30 mins out of the city and it was getting close to -50.
         
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        08-20-2013, 12:17 PM
      #52
    Yearling
    Cross border orders?

    Has anyone ordered online from Horseloverz or other US vendors lately? I went to place an order on few relatively inexpensive items and noticed the tax rate was over 15% (it should be only 5% for GST here in Alberta) and shipping costs were nearly 40% of the cost of the order (two synthetic girths, a fly sheet and a saddle pad). We order items regularly from the US and I have never encountered tax rates and shipping rates so high before. I did phone to ask why the rates were so high, but they told me this is the agreement they have with the Canadian government. Has anyone else noticed this? I have ordered many times before from the same company (they were great) and have never been charged so much tax and shipping. Did something change?

    I will call my local tack shop and see if they can order in the items that I want instead.

    I did try the other companies many suggested but they didn't have the specific item I need.
         
        08-20-2013, 12:50 PM
      #53
    Trained
    LOL I have a friend who lives just north of the border who keeps a PO Box in the US, I get things sent there and she brings them across, usually costs my the 10%, but now they charge it on postage as well as the goods themselves
         
        08-20-2013, 01:52 PM
      #54
    Foal
    Koolio, I've never had US stores charging taxes. Usually, it's decided when the package goes through customs, depending on the price and type of good. I pay taxes when I receive the package, either to the delivery company or the Post Office. 15% when it should be 5%? Makes no sense to me.
    As for shipping rates, really dépends on who they use for shipping. My 2 last orders cost me 25$ and 30$ each.
         
        08-20-2013, 04:54 PM
      #55
    Trained
    Hi everyone
    Good to be here
    Marc gets things shipped here from the States and does not cost much
    Sometimes its free shipping
         
        08-20-2013, 06:24 PM
      #56
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Eole    
    Koolio, I've never had US stores charging taxes. Usually, it's decided when the package goes through customs, depending on the price and type of good. I pay taxes when I receive the package, either to the delivery company or the Post Office. 15% when it should be 5%? Makes no sense to me.
    As for shipping rates, really dépends on who they use for shipping. My 2 last orders cost me 25$ and 30$ each.
    In the past I paid the same as you, $25 or $30 for shipping and either no tax or GST only. When I rechecked this order, taxes were 20% of the purchase price and shipping was $55. No thanks! I wonder what has changed?
         
        08-21-2013, 07:38 PM
      #57
    Foal
    Finally! What a great thread to start. Boy the things I missed when away trying to cram as much as one can into a short Canadian summer lol. Well hello from Saskatchewan! I have 3 horses , a man friend ( boy friend lol but after living together for over 7yrs boy sounds kinda immature lol) dog, cats and some cows. I ride western,trails, cattle work, and western dressage. I am currently giving a little girl lessons on my saddle horse and have planted the horsey seed into a new generation lol.
         
        08-22-2013, 01:40 AM
      #58
    Weanling
    Yar. I used to get from Horzelovers pretty frequently, bu their shipping charges have been outrageous of recent.

    Now, this is what I do: the border is only an hour or so away (depending how busy the crossing is) and there's a few businesses there that will receive packages for you for a minimal fee (3 bucks or so). That way I don't need to get a PO box or anything since it's so infrequent for me to buy stuff now, and shipping within the usa is free or cheap, so the ~$3 dollar fee is nothing!
         
        08-24-2013, 07:17 PM
      #59
    Trained
    I have loved horses all my life. My favorite breeds are Arabs, Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses, Paints and Clydesdale's
    I have ridden all these to plus many more
         
        08-24-2013, 09:28 PM
      #60
    Trained
    Right Canadians, where is the best place to live in Canada.

    I'm getting fed up of freezing 7 months of the year, drowning for one, and fighting mosquitoes for the other 4 months!

    Where is the land cheap enough to buy enough space for 3 or 4 horses, that has work near by, and actually has some weather you can ride in!
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