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  1. #1

    Default Why I dislike ordering on line...

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    Even though I know to watch out for shipping fees...I thought I was safe with Amazon.

    I ordered some CDs (obscure classical music stuff that I can't find locally)...for about $64...and then saw there was $28 S&H and an Import Fees Deposit on the final tally...


    I didn't cancell the order...I still want the I'll suck it up. But that's it for ordering from Amazon. No more...
    55 g Goldfish Tank - 3 Fancies, 2 Comets
    25 g Tropical Tank - Celestial Pearl Danio/Mixed

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    Sorry...thought I was in Chatterbox...if someone can move this...that would be great...

    I should go get another coffee...

    ...this doesn't bode well for the rest of my day...
    55 g Goldfish Tank - 3 Fancies, 2 Comets
    25 g Tropical Tank - Celestial Pearl Danio/Mixed

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    Yup, that's the risk you take ordering from companys outside of Canada. The better companys will process all of the required Canadian Customs documents, but they don't do that for free

    Other company's outside of Canada will ship to addresses within Canada stating all required customs documents will the purchaser's responsibility. As Canadian customs do not check every single package shipped to individuals for all of the required paperwork, you can get away with it for a while I would guess. But if your caught, that $28 fee will look like a great deal

    I moved this thread for you.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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  4. #4

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    You wacky Canadians with your electricity and shipment services provided by elk!

    I am actually kind of surprised that Amazon wasn't as clear with shipping on your finalization of cart screen. (They do have Canadian shipping under the help link at the top). I wonder if it makes much of a difference shopping vs for you...

    I'd write the help and let them know it didn't show and see if there is anything they can do for you... it doesn't hurt to ask.

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    I order from both Amazon .com and .ca...and from .ca whenever I can.

    Its usually pretty easy to get Super Saver Shipping, Rue...did you check the canadian site at all?

    They have less stuff than .com, but only as far as big ticket items go. usually cds, dvds, and books etc are the same...

    I LOVE online shopping...its saved my christmas butt many a time...

  6. #6


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    No... I recently ordered some violin music/supplies from an American site and it was $ I just wasn't being vigilant enough before I hit the final button, it's definately my fault...

    My other purchase from the US had lower fees as well...'s still just annoying...I think these fees are's only 4 CDs! just often doesn't offer the same selection...if they did it wouldn't be an issue to order from them.

    ...just a warning not to get complacent - like I did...
    55 g Goldfish Tank - 3 Fancies, 2 Comets
    25 g Tropical Tank - Celestial Pearl Danio/Mixed

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    You should consider yourself lucky. Try shipping stuff to Trinidad sometime
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    ...but you have the weather to make up for it! We need some perks!...
    55 g Goldfish Tank - 3 Fancies, 2 Comets
    25 g Tropical Tank - Celestial Pearl Danio/Mixed

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    I have researched stuff on Amazon, and have found that, with only a few exceptions, they won't take CC orders over the phone. They insist that if I wish to use a credit card, I can ONLY pay online. They insist their site is safe enough to do that. I say no website is 100% safe where a credit card is required.

    I feel this is a legitimate concern, and I do expect companies to be understanding about it.

    As a result, I've never ordered from them. Plenty of other sites with great stuff that WILL accept phone orders with a CC.

    I go where my business is appreciated, and where I feel safe.

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    mermaid.......the reason to go online when using your credit card is so someone sitting in an office somewhere is not writing it down on a piece of paper. On shopping sites, the account number is encrypted.

    I wouldn't rattle off my credit card number to anyone over the phone. That's the last place your card would be "safe".

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