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  1. #61
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    20$ just for shipping?! (So not including your fabric?)

    That would cost more than the order itself...
    That's not unusual for smaller shipments. I just finished ordering in some Taslan fabric for hiking pants from Rockywoods in CO. Fabric costs 42.74 (2 prs of pants), shipping $22.95.

    Just one more price we pay for living in Canada...

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    My suggestion is to go with W2C as they're some of the best brokers in Canada.

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    I'm bringing in more stuff now. Cheaper to have larger orders for the shipping. Also found a local / Canadian source for my polyester webbing and such.

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    How come there aren't any Canadian topquilt and underquilt manufacturers? Or do they exist and I just don't know about them.

    I have no problem supporting US (or other foreign) cottage manufacturers like I've done before, but I'd like to support local Canadian industry if possible.

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    The down quilt industry is amazing. Im doing some cool weather - summer Apex quilts for people but leave
    the down quilts to the pro's. I'm eyeballing an Incubator 20 but the boss says no

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bothwell Voyageur View Post
    I bought some white silnylon from ripstopbytheroll.com recently and was very pleased by their postage rates to Manitoba.

    I think as a general rule, if it is coming by USPS/Canada Post and under $100 it will escape taxes and the dreaded brokerage fees.

    A source for Amsteel is chandleryonline.com. Their 7/64 amsteel is $Cdn 0.35 a foot.

    Keep an eye on the Princess Auto flyers. They often have webbing straps on sale.

    I do some work for folk making traditional toboggan packs and canoeing "software" and the occasional tarp but generally because fabric is cheaper in the USA it has to be a specialist custom item or it will cheaper to buy from the USA when labour charges are included.

    BV
    Thanks for the info on the cordage, the chandlery is right here in Ottawa! I can now physically go and buy amsteel and poly webbing.. granted it's a little pricier @ .35/ft ($.30 USD) but it's $CDN, no shipping and no duty fees..
    Too bad my diygearsupply.com order just shipped yesterday...

    The website is http://www.thechandleryonline.com/ and the physical address is 367 Poulin Ave, Ottawa, Ontario

    Now if I could only get local fabric at a decent price.

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    Guterman Thread

    I have just been chatting with the distributor for Guterman in Canada today, principally about Tera 40 but of course they do have other weights available.

    Is anyone else interested in buying this thread?

    It's available singly in 4000m spools or in boxes (of 10) I think in 400m and 1,200m.

    I'm waiting for more details on colours and prices but it would be good to hear from anyone else wanting to buy some.

    BV

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    Started a thread about Thermarest hammocks, strap suspension and bugnet available at MEC now.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...-MEC-in-Canada
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripstopbytheroll View Post
    I was going to start a separate thread to announce this and get some feedback, but I'll go ahead on here. I'm actually in the process of trying to solve this problem at least in terms of material offerings. I've heard from too many Canadians to sit back any longer! Basically I have family in Toronto and what I'm trying to do is setup a Canadian fulfillment center there. You will be able to order everything like normal from the site, but it would all ship out of Toronto instead of the US. This way you avoid excessive shipping costs and eliminate the variable of not knowing whether you'll have to pay duties on items coming from the US.

    I'm aiming to have everything ready to go ASAP, but there are still some logistical things left to work out. Any feedback or suggestions on how to make this work would be greatly appreciated. For starters, I've yet to nail down the shipment method completely. Would Canada Post work fine or is there something else I should look at using?
    What ever happened with this...I was looking at ordering some down from Ripstop but for $100 in down, it's $47 in shipping. And if that's how much it costs to ship down into Canada from the US I can just bet that there will be duty and/or importing fees on that...

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    Great to hear there are some manufacturers/suppliers north of the border.

    I know some of these mailbox services have been mentioned, but if you're near Toronto or the Niagara region, I'd recommend CBIUSA.com. They are just across the bridge in downtown Niagara Falls and will hold stuff for a few months at no extra charge. This detail was key for me as we only get over every 2-3 months and didn't want extra storage fees adding up. Just note they aren't open on Sunday.

    If you're anywhere near another border crossing, look into Kinek https://www.kinek.com/find-border-kinekpoint
    Similar model and more pickup points. Some of the locations charge based on duration, but some don't.

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