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    I live in Richmond BC and prior to Covid I had the luxury of ordering parts from any US vender and having them ship it to a business in Point Roberts Washington. It is a business that receives mail and freight and caters to Canadians. We drive across the border, pick up our parcel and drive back usually with out paying any extra duties and taxes. Oh yah and fill up on gas. It is about a $1 gal cheaper in the USA.

    Then Covid changed it all when the border closed. I began looking for parts for my GS1100E. Some businesses stopped shipping internationally, and some stopped answering the phone and others did not answer emails.
    I tried Ron Ayers in Greenville NC. They were still shipping internationally and they were answering the phone! I was drawn to this dealer because their online prices were below MSRP and lower than other dealers. I gave them my $270 order of which I am sure most of which they had to source from Suzuki. The order went it on Jan 20 and was shipped Jan 27 with all items ordered. The charge for USPS International from them was $75. I decided to have it shipped to my Point Roberts location because it went free freight as it stayed in the USA. It was then reshipped from Point Roberts to me for about $37. A $38 saving.

    I thought that this was very good service in todays business environment.
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    Great to hear. Been dealing with some of the same things.
    Unfortunately the Mail Center i had been using in Niagara Falls NY closed. 75% of its business was Canadian.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ourgang View Post
    I live in Richmond BC and prior to Covid I had the luxury of ordering parts from any US vender and having them ship it to a business in Point Roberts Washington. It is a business that receives mail and freight and caters to Canadians. We drive across the border, pick up our parcel and drive back usually with out paying any extra duties and taxes. Oh yah and fill up on gas. It is about a $1 gal cheaper in the USA.

    Then Covid changed it all when the border closed. I began looking for parts for my GS1100E. Some businesses stopped shipping internationally, and some stopped answering the phone and others did not answer emails.
    I tried Ron Ayers in Greenville NC. They were still shipping internationally and they were answering the phone! I was drawn to this dealer because their online prices were below MSRP and lower than other dealers. I gave them my $270 order of which I am sure most of which they had to source from Suzuki. The order went it on Jan 20 and was shipped Jan 27 with all items ordered. The charge for USPS International from them was $75. I decided to have it shipped to my Point Roberts location because it went free freight as it stayed in the USA. It was then reshipped from Point Roberts to me for about $37. A $38 saving.

    I thought that this was very good service in todays business environment.
    I use these guys... https://www.seawings.ca/

    Lets me take advantage of companies in the USA that offer free shipping in the USA...Awesome service.
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    The business I use in Point Roberts is on reduced hours however they offer a reshipping service. They are trying to stay in business and got creative. Maybe there is still some in Niagara doing the same. Cheers
    Do not ride faster than your angel can fly
    2016 K1600GL BMW
    1983 Honda CB1000c
    1983 Suzuki GS1100E recent purchase

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevor View Post
    I use these guys... https://www.seawings.ca/

    Lets me take advantage of companies in the USA that offer free shipping in the USA...Awesome service.
    Thanks for the tip on Seawings. I will check out there service from Victoria to Vancouver.
    Do not ride faster than your angel can fly
    2016 K1600GL BMW
    1983 Honda CB1000c
    1983 Suzuki GS1100E recent purchase

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    Great info,thanks

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