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Jun 4, 2015
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I work for Costco.com at the Canadian HQ and I see this a lot

If you’re a Canadian member you can buy from.com. Shipping address has to be a valid residential U.S address. So if you’re a snowbird use your condo address. If you don’t have an acquaintance who will accept the package for you, you’re out of luck. Costco has blocked freight forwarded addresses or the the address of companies such as atlascargo.
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macnut wrote:
Nov 17th, 2008 10:41 pm
buy groceries at the International Market.
In Point Roberts? That place is expensive. Other than liquor I haven't seen anything for sale there that's cheaper than in Canada. What am I missing?
18% = GTA residents as a proportion of Canada's total population
97% = chance that an RFDer lives in the GTA when he posts something location specific, without giving a location

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Kiraly wrote:
Jan 4th, 2018 1:22 pm
.... What am I missing?
That I wrote that over 9 years ago?

But even with the current exchange rate I am sure there are deals to be had on milk, butter, cheese, beer and some fruit and veg. (at least they give you guides on what can cross the border).
Agree that packaged goods can be more expensive than ours anywhere in the states irrespective of currency.
Just need to look for the odd exceptions.
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Doh. I didn't notice that this was an ancient bumped thread. Yes the currency exchange rate was much better in 2008.
18% = GTA residents as a proportion of Canada's total population
97% = chance that an RFDer lives in the GTA when he posts something location specific, without giving a location

Were you hit with surprise customs/import fees on an Amazon.ca purchase?
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AlyssiaP161592 wrote:
Jan 4th, 2018 10:56 am
I work for Costco.com at the Canadian HQ and I see this a lot

If you’re a Canadian member you can buy from.com. Shipping address has to be a valid residential U.S address. So if you’re a snowbird use your condo address. If you don’t have an acquaintance who will accept the package for you, you’re out of luck. Costco has blocked freight forwarded addresses or the the address of companies such as atlascargo.
Can I use same login or need to create new one for costco.com?
Tried and didn't login, when I wanted to create new with same email:
"The e-mail address you have chosen is already in use. Please choose a different e-mail address."
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What shipping receiver did you use? I had one that was working, but my orders have started being cancelled.
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AlyssiaP161592 wrote:
Jan 4th, 2018 10:56 am
I work for Costco.com at the Canadian HQ and I see this a lot

If you’re a Canadian member you can buy from.com. Shipping address has to be a valid residential U.S address. So if you’re a snowbird use your condo address. If you don’t have an acquaintance who will accept the package for you, you’re out of luck. Costco has blocked freight forwarded addresses or the the address of companies such as atlascargo.
Even if you're a snowbird with a US residential address, US issued CC card, US costco membership etc.. they may still not ship it if they decide you have not been at that address long enough. How do they know or decide what is long enough? No idea. Support said maybe in a few months, the snow might be gone by that time as so may you. But they wont send you anything until they feel like it.
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I would appreciate if someone from Costco could explain to me why they make it so difficult. Are Canadians customers not worth as much as American customers?
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Costco makes more money selling stuff to Canadians at the higher priced .ca than at .com. It's really as simple as that.
18% = GTA residents as a proportion of Canada's total population
97% = chance that an RFDer lives in the GTA when he posts something location specific, without giving a location

Were you hit with surprise customs/import fees on an Amazon.ca purchase?
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I haven't had any issues buying from .com with my Canadian credit cards, shipped to Niagara mailbox
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express.items wrote:
Jun 13th, 2018 12:40 am
I haven't had any issues buying from .com with my Canadian credit cards, shipped to Niagara mailbox
How long ago was that?
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TomLafinsky wrote:
Jun 14th, 2018 2:32 am
How long ago was that?
A couple years ago :(

Can use a US credit card with US billing though - RBC/TD cross border?

I have used my Canadian Costco MasterCard in a US Costco store (they only accept VISA).
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express.items wrote:
Jun 14th, 2018 9:58 am
A couple years ago :(
Things have changed since then. You wouldn't be able to do that today.
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Can an online order from Costco be shipped to a Costco warehouse?
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I am looking at some high end notebooks in Costco US. Those high end ones are only available in Costco US at Canadian currency converted to Cdn BTS prices. , the outdated garbage from US is in Costco Canada and the other Canadian sellers who are selling under the bandwagon of Back to School "deals" are pretty much selling the same outdated crap. I was able to go till the last page where it allows me to select Canadian provinces in Billing form but I didn't intentionally pay as I was just checking.

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