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[Merged] US Shipping Address for Canadians

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What would you recommend for large item to Niagara area? Weighs about 200 pounds and size of a fridge. Thank you.
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NYaddress.ca (if it's the main st falls location) is the best around. they have better hours and it's across from a police station and the rates are the lowest i've found. plus unless it's a huge item you can have an indefinite pick up time at no extra cost. unless you have pissed them off then its what they want...

$3 per package i have not found anything less. everything is $5 and up. you get email notification of when your packages arrive as well.

also, cell phone are duty/taxes exempt (always refer to the cbsa site for info).
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peytonpeanut2017 wrote:
Aug 27th, 2018 6:50 pm
NYaddress.ca (if it's the main st falls location) is the best around.
peytonpeanut2017 wrote:
Aug 27th, 2018 6:50 pm
unless you have pissed them off then its what they want...
You contradicted yourself.
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what i mean't to say was it's the best you are going to find for a mail place. but i've seen some rude and entitled customers while there picking up my mail that think because they are paying $3 they should be getting theirs first or because they have a long drive back they butt in the arrival order and want theirs first....

the owner doesn't put up with that and will flat out tell them to leave or purposely make them wait longer. i've had customers come in and think i'm the employee and start barking commands at me to go get their stuff, or swear at me because i have 10-12 packages and they have 1 or 2. in most cases i will tell the employee to go get theirs first but when they make that sighing sound or start running their mouth i don't say a word and let them wait since i was there ahead of them.
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i'm pretty sure, the entitled or rude people are using this location because they were asked to never come back at the other ones. you can just get a feel for some of them and how they present themselves when they walk in.

either they are complaining about how much further they had to drive compared to CBI or witmer rd, or there is no parking right in front of the door (it's street parking and not a parking lot). lol the best was this couple from markham who thought the employee was also going to bring and load their packages in their car. first they didn't sign up to even have a box number, then butted in line demanding their packages. once it was sorted out the lady stands there and says "how am i to get this to my car ?"

her old and weathered husband was obviously in no condition to do anything except stand there looking for his soul... both the website and the sign in the shop says to have people with you for large or numerous packages as staff can't leave or assist in loading, so she demanded her money returned for the lousy service. i eventually, after all the drama offered to help and the whole time she is telling me she will sue me for any damages to her car or the packages... like really ???

she got put on the decline packages/mail list.
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picked up packages today and the number if idiots who came in today while i was there was crazy. NOBODY signed up on their site to get a box number so either their packages were declined or were in a pile of non-members that was at least 6ft high.

one old fart came in all grumpy because the sheriff's dept and homeland security were doing some hefty car searches on both sides so it delayed big time crossing both ways. but anywho he storms in and is like "where's the manager ?" and then said "i want my stuff get it !". i grabbed the popcorn and opened my stuff slowly to watch the shenanigans jump off. so dude didn't have a box number and was also subject to a $10 charge since he wasn't approved to use the address.

he complained that on the site it's $3 but had to be informed that's for approved clients and not for randoms using their address. so to get his package he would have to pay $10, so he ponied it up and then left without properly signing up so i'm sure they will be back like a Schwarzenegger.
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Is there a service in Danville, Washington?
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Nov 27, 2009
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Is NYAddress.ca still operating?

I didn't receive email notification from them for the package arrived last week. Neither did I find my package info when I logged into their online account.
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cell phones are exempt from duty/taxes.... i bought a boost mobile phone not long ago and told them about it when crossing back over. they didn't care. it's in the pamphlet that outlines what is and isn't duty exempt. you should be fine... if you don't care about the box and stuff then toss them out and then toss the phone in your glove box. but hold onto your receipt for obvious reasons.
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cddc wrote:
Dec 7th, 2018 6:10 pm
Is NYAddress.ca still operating?

I didn't receive email notification from them for the package arrived last week. Neither did I find my package info when I logged into their online account.
why don't you just give them a call... their number is (716) 297-5206
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peytonpeanut2017 wrote:
Dec 8th, 2018 9:10 am
cell phones are exempt from duty/taxes.... i bought a boost mobile phone not long ago and told them about it when crossing back over. they didn't care. it's in the pamphlet that outlines what is and isn't duty exempt. you should be fine... if you don't care about the box and stuff then toss them out and then toss the phone in your glove box. but hold onto your receipt for obvious reasons.

lol...i think you were just lucky, but definitely cell phones are not exempt from duty.

Sometimes when the officers are busy or on a good mood, they will just let you go for some small items.
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cddc wrote:
Dec 7th, 2018 6:10 pm
Is NYAddress.ca still operating?

I didn't receive email notification from them for the package arrived last week. Neither did I find my package info when I logged into their online account.
Just picked up some stuff from NYaddress, owner onsite and business as usual.

Didn't receive notification for one item, but did receive notification for other items.
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NYAddress.ca is not a great place to use anymore. they lost 5 of my packages since mike left. the lady that works there won't actually look for your stuff, or if it's been a week at least and the rows of packages is long she will flat out tell you "no, i'm too busy with people and you will have to come back another time". and trying to get the owner to look just gets his smart ass comments and he laughs saying not his problem.

once the last of my recent packages arrived and i picked them up i switched over to 24/7 parcel like 3 blocks from the rainbow bridge. they are way way better.... you get emails when each of your packages arrive, you get a running update of the amount you owe, they have 24/7 access to your packages/mail so you aren't on anyone's time schedule or certain days. you can put a balance on your account to cover the packages so you don't have to worry about paying someone at a counter and waiting while they go find your stuff...

you get a passcode to get in the front door, the same code opens your locker and you are in and out in 5 mins. no lines, no clown employees losing your stuff... by far the best service i've used for accepting my packages hands down.
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oh, and 24/7 parcel charges the same price of $3 per package. so way better benefits to this place over the others.... no lines waiting to get your stuff. you can prepay to your balance so you don't need cash to handle (there is a person there if you want to pay cash on the spot), you have 24/7 access to your packages so you don't have to plan around a businesses time and days, and it's 3 blocks from the rainbow bridge so if you only want to grab your stuff and not go shopping or eat then it's a quick there and back, and your packages are in a secured locker instead of mixed in with other peoples stuff... so hard for things to go missing or get mixed up.

the place is very secure and has WORKING cameras unlike NYAddress.ca, who has dummy cams. NYAddress.ca recently got one or two cams i heard because they were broken into and a lot of packages were stolen and they still don't know how much was taken. trust me..... they are going into decline as far as customer service and package safety.
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Nov 27, 2009
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Toronto
Thanks for the info about 24/7 parcel. Just checked their website and found they only provide 14 days of free storage. I think it is a good service to people living on the border. But for people like me who live far away from the border and have to pick up packages every 3 or 4 months, NYaddress seems better.

So far I have no issues with NYaddress. Used it for couple of years and shipped items over couple of thousands bucks, no issues. Only one time I didn't receive the email notification, but owner was able to find out my package once I called Amazon to provide me with the tracking number.

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