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UPS wants to charge me brokerage fees AFTER I rejected the parcel!?

Hello folks, I live in Canada (Toronto), and I ordered an item (worth US$200) from the USA about a month ago, and the seller used UPS to ship it to me. As I have never used UPS before, I was not aware of their negative reputation at the time of the online purchase. Well, about two weeks later, I received the UPS notice for a delivery attempt, and I was hugely surprised at the brokerage charge (CAN$70). Usually I do not get charged any brokerage fees at all when sellers use USPS to ship to me (because USPS hands the parcel to CanadaPost, which has never charged me brokerage fees, in my experience). [more inside]
posted by vanizorc on Dec 17, 2013 - 19 answers

Can I buy a bike on marktplaats.nl and have it shipped to me in the US?

Can I buy a bike on marktplaats.nl and have it shipped to me in the US? I looked through the policies and stuff, and didn't see anything that would prevent it, but my Google Translate might be fooling me. [more inside]
posted by dammitjim on Mar 19, 2012 - 10 answers

How to avoid customs fees on return of my own computer

Do I have to pay customs duties to have a computer I left behind in Ireland shipped to California? [more inside]
posted by AndNeverWell on May 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Mrs. Betty Draper

What do I need to be a good corporate wife? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 25, 2011 - 35 answers

How do you know how much a company like UPS will charge for delivery?

How do you know if a delivery company like UPS or Purolator will charge you for delivering something? [more inside]
posted by Joseppi on Dec 22, 2010 - 10 answers

How to be the best Best Man

Advice for being a Best Man. [more inside]
posted by no bueno on May 29, 2010 - 24 answers

Online selling to Europe from the US?

(E)URO-COMMERCE filter - i run a mail order business and web site and entertain fantasies of doing the same in europe. does anyone have any knowledge of the shipping/postage/tax/duties situation for inter-european shipping? are there examples of companies who serve europe the way small e-tailers are able to server the whole US via UPS or thhe US mail?
posted by subpixel on Dec 9, 2004 - 7 answers

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