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post #1 of 9 Old 06-24-2008, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Stung again - UPS

I just got a new set of handguards for my 650. ( refer to recent tip over in driveway - guards, signal, new paint)

I bought them from Ron Ayers after comparing costs and shipping from several dealers. What I didn't notice is that they only ship UPS to Canada.

I'm always careful to specify postal service for anything I buy from the US and usually the delivery is prompt and the cost minimal.

This time, I guess I didn't notice that they only use UPS so after all that price shopping, I got hit with a $38.00 UPS fee on a $48.00 item after paying the original shipping cost as well.

Never again.

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post #2 of 9 Old 06-25-2008, 12:52 AM
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Been there, done that, got hooped.

I guess we know now why UPS is nicknamed "Big Brown", that's where they stick it to you with their fees......right in the brown, and it's big alright after they are done with you !

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Ahh, so I'll add Ron Ayers to my list of "do not shop there."
(Also known as "Look, but don't Buy list")

My first entry was New Enough, when they burned me for a jacket order. Placed April 26, said "ships 1-2 days." They didn't ship until May 2, I got it May 8.
"Oh, sorry you misunderstood" they told me, "ships 1-2 days only applies to US customers." I wish the website had made that clear.
(Detailed in post 14 of this thread.)

- I have since discovered (but not been burned) that Motorcycle-Superstore charges $45 to ship to Canada. No thanks.
- Aerostich does not have a Canadian shipping option, they lump us with "International Shipping," so it'll be at least $30, probably more, "please call for rates." Think I'll press the top-right X instead.
- motorcyclecloseouts will not ship to Canada

Anyone else we should avoid?
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Its a shame to think that all these companies and others are loosing so much valuable business by not offering the more cost competitive shipping option of USPS. Especially since Motorcycle parts are non-dutiable according to NAFTA. For sites that show only UPS/FedEx/other universally poor service options to ship I like to try to communicate before I order to make sure that they can and WILL ship USPS. I also mention that if they choose to ship by UPS etc., that after I receive the product I will call my credit card company and state that I never authorized such purchase and please reverse the charge. Albeit I do it in a much nicer sounding way in my correspondence with them, but usually it makes them pay attention to shipping instructions.

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NewEnough now does ship USPS as an option - believe it's a recent change. I'm waiting for my new Mesh Jacket and I get tracking results each day from USPS.

Agree though that it pays to verify with each supplier that they will ship USPS - back in days when Cdn$ was much less - even the brokerage fees still made most things a good buy, today however, a different story.

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Ahh, so I'll add Ron Ayers to my list of "do not shop there."
(Also known as "Look, but don't Buy list")...

Anyone else we should avoid?
yup - same here - I am noting and making sure not to purchase from the above in the future also. Thanks for sharing the info! On a positive note - I was pretty happy with motorcycle accessory warehouse for my Nelson Rigg Saddlebags. They shipped USPS + delivered very fast. They seemed well organized and responsive, although they had their shipping price "listed wrong" for Canada and adjusted it after the fact. Overall I was still happy with the service though. I've ordered from 3 different companies so far and this was the best mail order service I've had yet.

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On the other hand:
luckybike-accessories ([email protected]), an e-bay seller,
- sent my turn signals via postal
- arrived one day later than the UPS stuff
- $7.00 shipping/postage/handling/etc.

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If you think those prices are bad try ordering a Corbin seat. It works out to be around $700.00 give or take for a $350.00 seat at the most.
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If you think those prices are bad try ordering a Corbin seat. It works out to be around $700.00 give or take for a $350.00 seat at the most.

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