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vitacost.com anyone use them,how was shipping to canada?

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Any feedback on the quality of their house brand?
They got cheap BCAA, 600g for 23 bucks!
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Madevilz wrote:
Mar 2nd, 2013 10:10 pm
Any feedback on the quality of their house brand?
They got cheap BCAA, 600g for 23 bucks!
I find the quality to be very good, comparable to namer brand.
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I see there's 12% off today...

So is the conclusion, you don't necessarily get hit with customs if it's over $20 (i.e. $50) like if you used USPS? Or is it guarrentied to like UPS?
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sprdave wrote:
Mar 5th, 2013 5:08 pm
I see there's 12% off today...

So is the conclusion, you don't necessarily get hit with customs if it's over $20 (i.e. $50) like if you used USPS? Or is it guarrentied to like UPS?
Refer yourself and you'll get $10 off $30, which might be better than the 12%. If you use the DHL Global, it gets handed over to CP at the border just like USPS, and low likelihood of getting dinged customs within a reasonable amount (my last orders were each over $30 and $40, and no extra). The other DHL methods they offer you're likely to get hit with duty and brokerage, like UPS.

Also, if you go through ebates.ca, they have 8% cashback for vitacost currently.
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To followup on my order and experience...

I ordered from Vitacost on March 11, shipped on March 14, received today March 27.

The total was about $150 (+$8 shipping), minus a 15% coupon they had that day making it about $125. Just picked it up, it was marked $125 and NO custom charges.

Also, Ebates had 12% cashback, so I received $15 USD today via Paypal.

Worked out good (got lucky)
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archvenus14 wrote:
May 20th, 2014 12:54 pm
Anyone use these guys lately? Is their shipping times still in the toilet?

According to their website there is $2500 duty free limit. http://www.vitacost.com/international-faqs-canada Never heard of such provisions before? Can anyone who has used this service enlighten me on this?
In my experience, their shipping times are pretty good. What irks me and what made me leave vitacost for iherb is that the shipping cost seems to increase every time I visit their site that it makes it less cheap than iherb with shipping included.
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I heard about Vitacost on the other thread and ordered my MH meals and sildenafil citrate (at a very good price). The day after my order I got an e-mail saying everything was backordered and gave me the opportunity to cancel. My trip wasn't til september so I left it on backorder and just received all my products yesterday. Total time approx weeks.
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