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Old 12-15-2012, 11:02 AM   #326
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In the summer I typically park my car at the Peace Arch parking lot for visitors, take my bike off my rack and am at Hagens in about 5 mins. No border waits, you walk right into the US building and go to line "C" which never has anyone in it. In the winter I try to do the same but usually just walk. Still only 15mins walk and it's some good exercise.
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Yeah, today was busy getting in, I got there 8:45am and line was halfway down the hill. But coming back was only about 5 car wait. Line into PR was down to the bottom of the hill on my way back. Should have went yesterday instead.
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Old 12-15-2012, 04:49 PM   #330
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In the summer I typically park my car at the Peace Arch parking lot for visitors, take my bike off my rack and am at Hagens in about 5 mins. No border waits, you walk right into the US building and go to line "C" which never has anyone in it. In the winter I try to do the same but usually just walk. Still only 15mins walk and it's some good exercise.
OMG speaking of line c, those border guards are retarded. I was waiting in line with all these other people for line c cuz thats what the officer told me on the way in. Then after about 15-20 mins in line I find out its not line c and they just left the tag in the wrong palce
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:29 PM   #331
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I don't want to start a new thread, but does anyone do shipping to the states for your online sales? What's the cheapest method and doesnt your shipping costs reduce your profits by alot considering the amount?
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So I was in line at Pt. Roberts earlier coming back into Vancouver. This guy in a lifted FJ cruiser with WA. plates pulls out of P2P, and does a left turn right into the middle of the line up. So he cuts in line of like 30 cars. That's not enough. He decides to start hitting his horn, cursing, and bitching about the line up. Basically, just being an all around prick. Cutting in line isn't enough, he has go act like an even bigger douche now. I get up to the window, and I tell the border guard about him. I tell him how unstable he was and how much cursing he was doing.

I hope they stretched his asshole inside out. We don't need pricks like that in Canada.
Keep yourself to yourself, and don't be a baby about it. If he cuts in line, honk at him, other than that let the border guards do their job - they are looking down the line inside, if u didn't know
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+1 for prshell being open on Sundays. zero line ups at the border this morning
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I went to TSB yesterday, crossed into Pt Roberts at 3:15, had to wait like 10 mins. Not too bad. Waiting to cross back into canada was a little longer, 20 mins or so.

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Holy shit that's expensive for premium.

Blaine right now, it works out to be 98 cents per litre
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Compared to tsawwassen, still a bit cheaper

92 at the first gas station was 104? Or something similar (I never actually look closely)
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Compared to tsawwassen, still a bit cheaper

92 at the first gas station was 104? Or something similar (I never actually look closely)
I can never understand how the gas stations at Tsawwassen stays in business...

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Yeah, today was busy getting in, I got there 8:45am and line was halfway down the hill. But coming back was only about 5 car wait. Line into PR was down to the bottom of the hill on my way back. Should have went yesterday instead.
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I went to TSB yesterday, crossed into Pt Roberts at 3:15, had to wait like 10 mins. Not too bad. Waiting to cross back into canada was a little longer, 20 mins or so.

BTW Shell premium 92 is 114.
Really? I usually have the same experience as UFO. So glad I have a Nexus Pass though. Makes life so much easier at the borders.
It seems like a lot of people are in there for a long time. I pick up a package and fill jerry cans and am always out of there within 20 minutes (unless TSB misplaces my package)
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I can never understand how the gas stations at Tsawwassen stays in business...
Easy, even at best, it's 15 mins round trip to get gas, for $10-$20 savings, not worth it to most - and that's at best

It's worth it to me as I combine it with package pick up - convenience usually trumps a couple of bucks saved, especially if ur a tsawwassenite - newly wed (with kids) or nearly dead
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^Really..? If I lived in Tsawwassen I would get a Nexus just for getting gas. $10-20 savings per week really adds up.
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^Really..? If I lived in Tsawwassen I would get a Nexus just for getting gas. $10-20 savings per week really adds up.
That's because u probably have quite a bit of free time, imagine working >40 hrs and having a young family,
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Doesn't matter where it's shipped from to Point Roberts... you're still subject to the same customs when bringing it into Canada. Almost everything has 12% HST, and then certain items will have extra duties on top.
They can charge duty on pretty much everything you buy that is not made in the USA or Canada. It's up to the customs guy inside. But, they generally do not charge you duty.

Though, one time I went in this rookie was doing everything by the book and ended up charging this girl taxes and duty on her shoes. It was rape. 12% + 18% duty I think on her shoes. She was so choked. Luckily I got a different guy and he only charged me the 12%. I would have been choked too.
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^Really..? If I lived in Tsawwassen I would get a Nexus just for getting gas. $10-20 savings per week really adds up.
If you live in Tsawwassen, you can always just go in the evening when there are no line ups. Like you said, saving $10 - $20 a week could really add up.
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That's because u probably have quite a bit of free time, imagine working >40 hrs and having a young family,
Feel bad for you, BUT IF you lived in Tsawwassen, I'm pretty sure the border is open 24 hours and as is the gas station. So you can go before or after work when there are no lines. Literally in and out in 5 minutes.
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Man, I bought some stuff from 6pm.com while they had a sale, and they shipped it in 3 different packages, one ground, one 2nd day and one 3 day.

Used the free shipping option too.

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Old 12-17-2012, 03:30 AM   #346
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How can the concept that not all people value time equally be so difficult to grasp?

15 minutes of time does not exceed $10 in value for all people.

Over the course of a year, the savings only add up to 1% or less of the average successful young couples gross income.

Period.

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picked up a package from 24/7 parcel at midnight, lol
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How can the concept that not all people value time equally be so difficult to grasp?

15 minutes of time does not exceed $10 in value for all people.

Over the course of a year, the savings only add up to 1% or less of the average successful young couples gross income.

Period.
~ $500 after taxes probably sounds like a lot of money to students or to people who are making less than $30K a year.

A young family with 2 income earners probably makes around $80K after taxes. ~$500 a year is not a drop in the bucket, but that 13 hours over a year is probably more valuable to them than the cash.
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Does anyone know the procedure with Canada customs is if you're returning an item?
I just picked up a jacket today and paid taxes on the jacket. It doesn't fit so i'm going to return it. Anyone know the procedure on getting the taxes back on the jacket?


Also, my first experience with point 2 point...
I picked up a couple things and the staff aren't that friendly. They are clearly overwhelmed with the Christmas rush and seem all over the place. The "bigger" lady is clearly stressed out and the younger kid with the dreads doesn't give a eff, lol. They gave me the wrong package, good thing I checked. Guy in the back didn't read the name right. So make sure you double check your items.

They don't seem any more or less organized than TLC. I'd say TSB's customer service and experience is better overall. Their entrance is small so if it gets busy you'll be waiting outside which some people had to do, but I don't know if that's really a con. It was cold today though.

I would probably still use p2p, just don't expect anything better or worse than TLC.

Also, p2p charges you tax on their fee. I don't remember if TSB or TLC charges tax on their fee or not?

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