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    #16
    Originally Posted by cloud09 View Post
    Is shipping more simply because it is across a border?
    Or, would it be about the same as shipping to Seattle, WA.

    Duty...yes, that is a factor.

    Exchange rate.....is it really more; or just a number? $664 USD is Y69,834.21 (Japanese Yen).
    Just a number.I used to ship to International Falls for Rick and he'd cross to pick it up.

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      #17
      Originally Posted by cloud09 View Post
      Is shipping more simply because it is across a border?
      Or, would it be about the same as shipping to Seattle, WA.

      Duty...yes, that is a factor.

      Exchange rate.....is it really more; or just a number? $664 USD is Y69,834.21 (Japanese Yen).
      Shipping to Seattle would be less I expect though I didnít check.
      The exchange rate is big factor. It basically makes everything from the US 35% more expensive.
      Letís say a loaf of bread is $4 on either side of the border. No problem for me to buy Canadian bread or you to buy US bread.
      If you came here and bought bread it would only cost $2.96 in USD.
      I would pay $5.40 for a US loaf of bread.

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        #18
        Originally Posted by behindthetimes View Post

        Just a number.I used to ship to International Falls for Rick and he'd cross to pick it up.
        Itís not just a number. Rick earned CDN dollars and lost the exchange rate to buy those parts even if he crossed to pick them up.

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          #19
          Originally Posted by Scot_Hawk View Post
          I took a look for the YSS brand and found a few on ebay e.g. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-NT650...4AAOSwUq9bNgvi

          Says it's set up for a 168 - 210lb rider but they can swap springs for an additional ~$36. It would be interesting to hear if anyone has been using one of these shocks and has feedback, good or bad.
          I fitted my project Hawk with a YSS shock but at this point won't have the bike on the road until next Spring or Summer.
          TRUTH

          It is more important now than ever.

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            #20
            Originally Posted by DavidR8 View Post

            Itís not just a number. Rick earned CDN dollars and lost the exchange rate to buy those parts even if he crossed to pick them up.
            The price is the price.Just a number.Canadian dollars...USD.....same difference.Value is value.....

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              #21
              Originally Posted by Ziggy View Post

              I fitted my project Hawk with a YSS shock but at this point won't have the bike on the road until next Spring or Summer.
              I did the same - so I guess the race is on to see who's bike works first ;O)

              I will say though that I recently test rode a VFR800 FI with basically the same YSS shock on it, and it was pretty ok - can't knock it for the money.

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                #22
                Originally Posted by DavidR8 View Post

                Shipping to Seattle would be less I expect though I didnít check.
                The exchange rate is big factor. It basically makes everything from the US 35% more expensive.
                Letís say a loaf of bread is $4 on either side of the border. No problem for me to buy Canadian bread or you to buy US bread.
                If you came here and bought bread it would only cost $2.96 in USD.
                I would pay $5.40 for a US loaf of bread.
                I understand. How do wages compare? Is a job that would pay $100,000.00 USD, in the US, worth $135,000.00 CDN in Canada.

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                  #23
                  Originally Posted by cloud09 View Post

                  I understand. How do wages compare. Is a job that would pay $100,000.00 USD, in the US, worth $135,000.00 CDN in Canada.
                  No, our wages tend to be the same on average.
                  Thatís what makes it a challenge.

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                    #24
                    Originally Posted by DavidR8 View Post

                    No, our wages tend to be the same on average.
                    Thatís what makes it a challenge.
                    Well that sucks.....and a different story..I didn't mean to offend.

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                      #25
                      Originally Posted by behindthetimes View Post

                      Well that sucks.....and a different story..I didn't mean to offend.
                      No worries BTT, it's a subtle thing. I've had to explain it many times to my US friends.
                      On the plus side, it's awesome for you folks when you want CDN goods

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                        #26
                        It's worse than 1.35. The exchange rate you see posted is fictional. That's not what the bank sells the currency at, and their best rate isn't what they're going to give a regular customer. AND that's a far cry from what your credit card company will do on a foreign exchange transaction. Add the possibile duty, and if UPS takes a package across for you they make sure you pay maximum duty, AND their brokerage fee AND taxes on the brokerage fee.

                        1.35 is a dream. Estimate 1.5



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                          #27
                          Originally Posted by ParcNHawk View Post
                          It's worse than 1.35. The exchange rate you see posted is fictional. That's not what the bank sells the currency at, and their best rate isn't what they're going to give a regular customer. AND that's a far cry from what your credit card company will do on a foreign exchange transaction. Add the possibile duty, and if UPS takes a package across for you they make sure you pay maximum duty, AND their brokerage fee AND taxes on the brokerage fee.

                          1.35 is a dream. Estimate 1.5

                          Yup, I use 1.35 as a benchmark day rate.
                          I actually do OK on credit card transaction to be honest. I average about 1.4 based on a recent trip to DC.

                          I refuse to buy anything where the seller will only ship via UPS. I once paid duty and fees equal to the actual price of the product. I was seriously bummed that day.

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                            #28
                            Taking it up the brown.

                            UPS almost always doubles the USD sale price. I also insist on USPS, or I don't buy.

                            If you were looking for a support group you're barking up the wrong tree. This place is fulla enablers dude. - Shooter77us

                            The bitterness of low quality lingers long after the thrill of a low price has gone. - RacerX450

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                              #29
                              Socialism again.

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                                #30
                                Good to know. I sold a part to a Canadian forum member and I did ship it UPS.
                                Now I know that was not the best choice.

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