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Old 04-02-2008, 02:01 PM   #1
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Trying to avoid customs charges if possible. Anyone know a good place to order a BAL leveler in Canada? I've located one locally at 150$ but that price seems a bit unreasonable. Thanks!
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Old 04-02-2008, 02:37 PM   #2
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Having the exact same trouble Daniel. Locally they have them on for $129.95, on sale from $149.95. I understand that we generally pay a bit more even with money at par but double USA prices really chokes me.
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Old 04-02-2008, 03:31 PM   #3
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Having the exact same trouble Daniel. Locally they have them on for $129.95, on sale from $149.95. I understand that we generally pay a bit more even with money at par but double USA prices really chokes me.
I just ordered one from the US it was only $75 thats with shipping in.....I don't say the customs charge is going to be over $50, and I've ordered lots from the US lately and some shipping companies haven't even charged me the duty so I'd say its worth a chance. However I did find pricing in Calgary for $100, but I still think I might be able to save some money this way.

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Old 04-02-2008, 03:37 PM   #4
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Where did you order yours from Kentj?

One thing I have learned ordering bass and PA equipment from the states is some postal companies are far worse then others for duty. I try to get shipping in the following order now:
1. USPS
2. Fedex
3. UPS.

USPS almost NEVER charges duties - UPS always does and it's a lot (I got dinged $100 bucks on a $500 used bass).
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:24 PM   #5
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Where did you order yours from Kentj?

One thing I have learned ordering bass and PA equipment from the states is some postal companies are far worse then others for duty. I try to get shipping in the following order now:
1. USPS
2. Fedex
3. UPS.

USPS almost NEVER charges duties - UPS always does and it's a lot (I got dinged $100 bucks on a $500 used bass).
Bought it from www.sportsmansguide.com, not sure how its getting shipped.

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Old 04-02-2008, 11:01 PM   #6
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Bought it from www.sportsmansguide.com, not sure how its getting shipped.

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Keep us posted when you do get it, looks like 3 other Canadian Trillium owners can't wait to get one.
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Old 04-04-2008, 07:29 PM   #7
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Okay, we had two topics going on the BAL levelers, stabilizers and jacks. One in General Chat and one in Problem Solving. I've split the BAL general discussion posts off and merged into one in Care and Feeding here.

Let's keep this one about the Canadian Suppliers, okay
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Old 04-04-2008, 11:00 PM   #8
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I've split the BAL general discussion posts off and merged into one in Care and Feeding here.
Incredible how these messes just clean themselves up magically.
(Translation: Thanks... I bet you had a BAL cleaning those up. )

So, according to this BAL distributor page, we have Atlas Trailer Coach Products distributing them in Canada. Does this get us anywhere? If all Canadian RV parts stores get them from the same distributor, prices can't vary that much, can they?
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..., we had two topics going on the BAL levelers, stabilizers and jacks.... I've split the BAL general discussion posts off and merged into one in Care and Feeding...
Thanks Donna,

Moderating; it's a sleepless job ain't it Donna. Seems like it goes on all nite at times LOL. Been there Bent that! Funny thing is I was just doing the same thing (thread split, merging etc.) on some boards too.
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:22 PM   #10
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I received mine today from a local dealer via the Atlas supplier for CDN$102.99.
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:00 PM   #11
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Keep us posted when you do get it, looks like 3 other Canadian Trillium owners can't wait to get one.
Hey guys got mine today in the mail....it was shipped via USPS post to Canada Post the duty only cost me $7 and change, so I would have to say that its worth buying in the US and getting it shipped, I saved around $25.

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Old 05-16-2008, 03:03 PM   #12
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Thanks for the information Kent, ordering one from http://www.sportsmansguide.com/ today - that seems to be the lowest price that I have seen for them. I would rather buy local but not at $150.

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Old 05-16-2008, 03:35 PM   #13
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For my fellow Canadians, here's the total USD amt before it hits the border.

Merchandise Total: $54.97
Sales Tax: $0.00
Shipping and Handling: $25.49 (Ship Method: Parcel Post)
Package Protection: $1.49
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Grand Total: $81.95
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:19 PM   #14
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Got my Bal leveler today - additional $11.29 for customs so grand total of $93.24 which is $47.76 less then the local shops at $125 ($140 with tax).

However, it took almost two weeks to get so there's the trade off.
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