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    Online retailer in Canada?

    Hey gang. Are there any good online suppliers of components and consumables located in Canada? Almost everything I find on eBay is located in the US, and the stores most commonly linked on this forum are also American.

    Any pointers much appreciated!

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    I get my stuff from Wiggle (UK) or ChainReactionCycles (Ireland). Much cheaper from those 2 (along with PBK although they had security issues a couple of months ago) compared to most online stores in the US. Sadly I haven't seen any Canadian operated web store front for bike parts that can compete with sites across based in the UK or Ireland. With Wiggle the few times I ordered from them, shipping was free (after you exceed a certain amount), and I did not get dinged with brokerage fees nor taxes. With ChainReactionCycles, the wheels I ordered where shipped free of charge but I did have to pay HST... price still came out way cheaper than if I bought the wheels elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclocommuter View Post
    I get my stuff from Wiggle (UK) or ChainReactionCycles (Ireland). Much cheaper from those 2 (along with PBK although they had security issues a couple of months ago) compared to most online stores in the US. Sadly I haven't seen any Canadian operated web store front for bike parts that can compete with sites across based in the UK or Ireland. With Wiggle the few times I ordered from them, shipping was free (after you exceed a certain amount), and I did not get dinged with brokerage fees nor taxes. With ChainReactionCycles, the wheels I ordered where shipped free of charge but I did have to pay HST... price still came out way cheaper than if I bought the wheels elsewhere.
    You were charged HST before July1st?

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    I was assuming it was HST but maybe it was a combination of GST/PST... 95 bucks on a pair of CAD 670 wheels (Shimano 7850 CL)

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    It was probably a duty charge, there is no PST charge... only a GST,duty,brokerage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by electrik View Post
    It was probably a duty charge, there is no PST charge... only a GST,duty,brokerage.
    From the Canada Import Form ripped off the box:
    Duty: 0; Excise Tax: 0; GST/HST: 33.24; PST: 53.18; Handling: 8.00; Total:94.42

    I hope that clears it up for you

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    GST and PST are charged when the item is imported internationally. PST is only waived when being shipped from another province as it doesn't have to cross any borders, and technically, the receiver should be remitting the PST to the government upon receipt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclocommuter View Post
    From the Canada Import Form ripped off the box:
    Duty: 0; Excise Tax: 0; GST/HST: 33.24; PST: 53.18; Handling: 8.00; Total:94.42

    I hope that clears it up for you
    Thanks.

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    Same boat here. I have only used PBK and have never had any problems. Takes a little while, but there is usually not tax/duty/shipping charge which is nice.
    I love the idea of supporting an LBS but when I can get tires for 1/2 price shipped to my door, it's pretty hard to jusitfy.

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    I tried that URL and it took me to a site that doesn't exist but the domain has been purchased and is parked with godaddy.com...

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    For a strictly Canadian site there is https://bikepartscan.com/, but their selection really sucks. I've ordered a number of parts from MEC and I've been very satisfied with them. That being said, if I lived closer to an MEC store then I would shop there in person rather than ordering parts. I have visited the Burlington store and purchased parts there.
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    https://bikepartscan.com/,
    I can't get the contact us pages to work, emailed the company a question about shipping never responded back, tried again no answer to my emails so i would avoid this site.

    Just need to watch for USA or international orders to Canada that get shipped via Fedex or UPS. Fedex charges massive brokerage fees. 99% of the time if you ge the item shipped via Royal mail (Uk) or USPS (usa) you never get charged any taxes...etc.'

    Fedex crush you in fees, i always check how the item will be shipped before ordering.

    Does performance bike ship via USPS or other?

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    I only order parts from the US retailers (i.e. biketiresdirect.com) that ship via USPS not UPS. From Europe (chainreactioncycles, wiggle) you will probably avoid brokerage fees if you ship using the cheapest option (Royal Mail, etc.). This means you can't track the items online and it may take a while to reach you (up to 2 weeks) but no brokerage fees. I have ordered from MEC before but their prices are not competitive as those in the UK/Ireland/US. Most of the stuff I buy locally though are things I need to see/fit... jerseys, jackets.

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    PBK ftw. Faster shipping from UK than from USA!

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    How does PBK ship? via USPS? I just want to avoid places that might incurr brokerage fees.

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    PBK is that pro bike kit or performance bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by superflylondon View Post
    How does PBK ship? via USPS? I just want to avoid places that might incurr brokerage fees.
    No brokerage fees. They ship via Royal Mail which is the UK equivalent to USPS. Comes in a blue bag through the post office.

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    I just posted this in another section of the forum, thought it would apply here too. Order was about 400 and taxes at the door were 60 so overall better than i expected and still cheaper than local.

    I just bought a set of wheels, cassette and other parts from chain reaction cycles in the uk and I'll buy again. Shipping was fast to Canada (ontario), I ordered on June 30th and received all items today July 5th. Not too shabby for shipping international! items arrived as described and I am pleased.

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    BikePartsCAN.com is located in southern Ontario. Very reasonable shipping costs and competitive prices about 30% below retail.

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    Oh and to contact http://BikePartsCAN.com/ it is always best to just call (705) 737-3123. Ask for John, on rare occasion I might be able to help . Also visit http://Monovans.com/ you will find it's pretty much the same site, but with more info on our physical retail location. It also has a working Contact Us page. Thanks to superflylondon for pointing that out. We will fix it asap. John checks and emails replies everyday. Sorry you didn't receive a reply. Always best to call, or even email john@monovans.com although he checks and replies to both daily.

    Hope this helps. Happy trails.
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    http://www.lacordee.com/eng/

    Great service and prices anything over $50 is free shipping, I have ordered a few things shipping is always fast and accurate. plus I am in Ontario and they are in Quebec so no PST
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geo Cruise View Post
    http://www.lacordee.com/?lang=eng

    Great service and prices anything over $50 is free shipping, I have ordered a few things shipping is always fast and accurate. plus I am in Ontario and they are in Quebec so no PST
    Fixed!
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    La bicicletta is also offering items online, I never place an order online, they are located in Toronto,
    "Racso", the well oiled machine;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclocommuter View Post
    I get my stuff from Wiggle (UK) or ChainReactionCycles (Ireland). Much cheaper from those 2 (along with PBK although they had security issues a couple of months ago) compared to most online stores in the US. Sadly I haven't seen any Canadian operated web store front for bike parts that can compete with sites across based in the UK or Ireland. With Wiggle the few times I ordered from them, shipping was free (after you exceed a certain amount), and I did not get dinged with brokerage fees nor taxes. With ChainReactionCycles, the wheels I ordered where shipped free of charge but I did have to pay HST... price still came out way cheaper than if I bought the wheels elsewhere.
    Thanks for pointing out Wiggle, I ended up ordering Ortlieb panniers from them. Amazing price, great service, quick delivery. I'm very, very happy.

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