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[NYaddress.ca] US (NY) address $2.95/package (Niagara Falls/Buffalo)

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Newbie
Jul 23, 2008
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toronto
Does anyone use one that is located in central or suburban Buffalo?
Newbie
Oct 13, 2010
2 posts
I wanted to send a package to this location and I need it by Jan 15th, 2018. How long do they take to process the package once they receive it? how reliable is it? as I am getting glass what is the risk of getting broken?

Thank you in advance. This is my first time using such service that is why I have few questions.
Deal Addict
Aug 4, 2008
3089 posts
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Toronto
They process within a day off receiving it, if not two to three days.

Higher chance it is damaged by the courier service used than the parcel service.
Jr. Member
Aug 9, 2015
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Qwazy01 wrote:
Dec 8th, 2017 3:54 pm
This is my first time using this service even though I signed up once I heard about them here.

My item is nearly $1000 and was shown as delivered by the product manufacturer over month before I received the notice from NYAddress stating they are backlogged on their end.

Does it really take them a month to process a parcel? I'm concerned twice over, due the value and that it is a gift for Christmas which I'm now worried may be lost or late. What, if any, recourse is available if the worst happens? Is there any way to reach the employee who works there?

Has anyone else experienced something similar, especially the long wait time to have an item scanned into their system?

I replied to the email I received from them, but haven't heard anything back in over a week. Any input would be helpful at this point.

Thanks.
Update:

I was able to pick up my package :)

However, it was not a nice straight forward experience for my first time using the service- be it because of the holidays or whatever I dunno... the staff (2 guys were working when I went to pick up) seemed very pleasant and genuinely helpful though.

Having said that, I will not trust a high value item to this process again given all of the opening/closing hours changing constantly with very short same day notice via email (I understand emergencies arise, but the emails seem to be fairly frequent) and staffing concerns/issues coupled with the place being shutdown/condemned over safety concerns... and general disorganised work and storage space (This may have been due solely to the holiday rush).

Not sure what other shipping service providers have in way of insurance for losing an item, but will be checking that out prior to shipping again to USA. Will be happy to pay more in exchange for some peace of mind.

Even though I can sometimes be the gambling type, I must say that I am happy to have my high value item in hand - and will walk away while I'm ahead.

Hope this post is helpful to anyone doing a little more homework than I did when I signed up.
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Nov 20, 2009
139 posts
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Welland
I haven't used these guys since they moved to their new location at 1916 Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY.

Can someone tell me if they have easy parking, and what is the best way (less traffic) to get there from the Rainbow bridge?

Thanks.
Last edited by goldx789 on Jan 6th, 2018 7:01 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Nov 20, 2009
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Welland
Qwazy01 wrote:
Jan 3rd, 2018 12:28 am
Update:

Not sure what other shipping service providers have in way of insurance for losing an item, but will be checking that out prior to shipping again to USA. Will be happy to pay more in exchange for some peace of mind.
You may feel better sending your high value packages to CBI https://www.cbiusa.com

They have several people working there and they have insurance for all received packages.

You may want to check them out.

Note: You can check online for packages sent to the 1711 Cudaback Ave location to see if your package has arrived, but the 2416 Military Road doesn't have that option.

I hope this helps.
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I am not a heavy user with them but I went twice to the 1916 Main Street location. Both times I pulled up right outside it and walked in to pick up. No issue at all. There is a police station right across the street but it does not increase the risk of being ticketed as it's not a busy area at all, plus I don't think cops bother to ticket you because you pull up for few minutes without paying the meters.

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Pretty straight forward from the border
goldx789 wrote:
Jan 6th, 2018 7:01 pm
I haven't use these guys since they moved to their new location at 1916 Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY.

Can someone tell me if they have easy parking, and what is the best way (less traffic) to get their from the Rainbow bridge?

Thanks.
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Nov 20, 2009
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Welland
h2o- wrote:
Jan 6th, 2018 7:30 pm
I am not a heavy user with them but I went twice to the 1916 Main Street location. Both times I pulled up right outside it and walked in to pick up. No issue at all. There is a police station right across the street but it does not increase the risk of being ticketed as it's not a busy area at all, plus I don't think cops bother to ticket you because you pull up for few minutes without paying the meters.

Pretty straight forward from the border
Thanks for the quick reply and the map with directions.
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Feb 13, 2015
915 posts
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Oakville, ON
I went today to pick up a package. For new timers, just want to let you know that it IS in a sketchier area. (Boarded up businesses and houses, broken down glass.. you get the vibe)
Like another user said, not really an issue with parking as you can pull right up to the location.
When you enter the place, not the tiddiest place just packages and boxes everywhere... not sure how they stay organized. The guy will tell you to enter your email and suite number, and then hel retrieve your packages.

You have to pay $3 cash. I unfortunately did not have any on hand, I asked if there was an ATM around he said dont worry about it, youre going to get mugged or be in trouble looking for one. He was nice enough to not have me pay, but said just remember for next time.
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Dec 1, 2013
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Also an update from my last trip last weekend. I went to two locations, American Mailbox and Nyaddress. I shipped two things to American Mailbox because i panicked in December when they were forced closed due to Carbon Monoxide (it looks like they have a more professional heating/ventilation setup now).

Nyaddress: $3usd cash/package: Very smooth, when I went there were two guys working and only one person ahead of me in line, I got my four packages in 5 minutes. They offered to let me use a table to open the boxes and get rid of the cardboard. Good smooth experience!

American Mailbox: $4usd cash/package: Seems a little more organized & cleaner than Nyaddress but there are still boxes piled everywhere. There was no paperwork to fill out. The guy was very nice, just like Nyaddress. The nice thing here is that they actually answer their phone. Parking outside is busy and it's paid parking on the street so I tried to be as quick as possible. I picked up two packages, was in and out in 5 minutes as well. Less sketchy area and a little closer to the Rainbow Bridge. It's inside the first floor of a building, you have to enter the building lobby first then enter the office (slightly better security lol).

In Conclusion: Both are great. Both operated the exact same way. Come in, greet them, tell them who you are and then take it from there. Honestly I don't know which one is better but I think I'll continue using Nyaddress since it's a dollar cheaper. Perhaps American Mailbox is better for more expensive packages since you can call the office and confirm that they got it and all that jazz. That being said, I don't think that there are any reports of packages going missing from Nyaddress (some close calls though).
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Nov 19, 2015
173 posts
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fergus
Alex1114 wrote:
Jan 26th, 2018 6:50 am
Also an update from my last trip last weekend. I went to two locations, American Mailbox and Nyaddress. I shipped two things to American Mailbox because i panicked in December when they were forced closed due to Carbon Monoxide (it looks like they have a more professional heating/ventilation setup now).

Nyaddress: $3usd cash/package: Very smooth, when I went there were two guys working and only one person ahead of me in line, I got my four packages in 5 minutes. They offered to let me use a table to open the boxes and get rid of the cardboard. Good smooth experience!

American Mailbox: $4usd cash/package: Seems a little more organized & cleaner than Nyaddress but there are still boxes piled everywhere. There was no paperwork to fill out. The guy was very nice, just like Nyaddress. The nice thing here is that they actually answer their phone. Parking outside is busy and it's paid parking on the street so I tried to be as quick as possible. I picked up two packages, was in and out in 5 minutes as well. Less sketchy area and a little closer to the Rainbow Bridge. It's inside the first floor of a building, you have to enter the building lobby first then enter the office (slightly better security lol).

In Conclusion: Both are great. Both operated the exact same way. Come in, greet them, tell them who you are and then take it from there. Honestly I don't know which one is better but I think I'll continue using Nyaddress since it's a dollar cheaper. Perhaps American Mailbox is better for more expensive packages since you can call the office and confirm that they got it and all that jazz. That being said, I don't think that there are any reports of packages going missing from Nyaddress (some close calls though).

I prefer to use American Mailbox myself. For an extra dollar, it is well worth it. Safer location, parking on thestreet or in the back or at Seneca Casino. Guy answers the phone, never had an issue with him.
Newbie
Sep 13, 2008
96 posts
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Niagara Falls, Ontar…
NYaddress.ca are just brutal. I received an email just 2 hours ago saying 2 packages just arrived. I was almost out the door to cross the border, and I literally just received this email :

"Dear iamdrumming,

The store had to unexpectedly closed today will be open tomorrow morning sorry for the inconvience."

Saving an extra buck just isn't worth it. These guys are a joke.
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Aug 4, 2008
3089 posts
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Toronto
iamdrumming wrote:
Jan 31st, 2018 3:33 pm
NYaddress.ca are just brutal. I received an email just 2 hours ago saying 2 packages just arrived. I was almost out the door to cross the border, and I literally just received this email :

"Dear iamdrumming,

The store had to unexpectedly closed today will be open tomorrow morning sorry for the inconvience."

Saving an extra buck just isn't worth it. These guys are a joke.
It's not just a buck, it's $3, which adds up fast.

Something likely happened, I'll ask on Friday what happened.
Newbie
Sep 13, 2008
96 posts
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Niagara Falls, Ontar…
Saving an extra buck is referring to American Mailbox, who charges $4 per parcel. I think I'm going to use American Mailbox from here on. They're way more reliable, and in a better part of town.

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