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Old 06-17-2014, 09:07 PM   #751
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Point to Point. The charge 3.50 up to 50lbs, they don't care too much about the size.
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Old 06-21-2014, 09:00 PM   #752
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So is TSB better or Point to Point?
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Old 06-21-2014, 09:05 PM   #753
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haven't had any problems with either
but i chose to stick with p2p because they're closer
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Old 06-21-2014, 09:21 PM   #754
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Is there any difference between them for fees of holding your items?

I've never done shipping and pick up, so not sure what to expect.
Just picking something up around $90.
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Old 06-21-2014, 11:16 PM   #755
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^ declare everything, provide receipt and dont bullshit around, $90 should be more than ok

TSB has massive line ups is all i know, not sure why nobody uses any of the 4 other places at PT roberts
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Old 06-21-2014, 11:36 PM   #756
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everytime i use tsb i barely have to wait. the first pickup place always have a massive line up
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could I bring back 2 750ml bottles of alcohol back or are they pretty strict on the 1.14L limit
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everytime i use tsb i barely have to wait. the first pickup place always have a massive line up
when do you usually go?
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Old 06-22-2014, 07:59 PM   #759
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could I bring back 2 750ml bottles of alcohol back or are they pretty strict on the 1.14L limit
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usually in the morning 10-11am
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I use tsb as well, just bought an item off amazon. Gonna be there in June 26.
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could I bring back 2 750ml bottles of alcohol back or are they pretty strict on the 1.14L limit
Good luck bringing back anything more than a 6 pack of beer or 1 bottle of wine.
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I meant to post that In the border thread lol

Will be staying for over 48 hours.
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Good luck bringing back anything more than a 6 pack of beer or 1 bottle of wine.
I bring back a 12 pack every time I go to pick up parcels. However I only cross at Blaine because I find the CBSA officers aren't out to tax you on your way back. Tsb used to be my go to place to pickup parcels until about last year.
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:31 AM   #765
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I always bring back lots of beer when I go over. I just tell them what I have, they tell me i'm not allowed to have that much. I say sorry i'll pay the duty, they say just don't do it again.
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Never understood why people use TLC. They are so crazy busy, especially during the holiday, the lineup is a block long. Point to Point parcel never have wait and it's the closest to the border.
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I meant to post that In the border thread lol

Will be staying for over 48 hours.
Depends on the guard, I bought back 2x750 ml of alcohol when I stayed over 48 hrs and they didn't care.
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Never understood why people use TLC. They are so crazy busy, especially during the holiday, the lineup is a block long. Point to Point parcel never have wait and it's the closest to the border.
Exactly.

But then again I fill up at Texaco so I end up going pretty far down the road, haha.
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A friend of mine said he uses P2P and parks his car at the park near the border. Then walks to P2P.

Said there's no wait time when you cross by foot.
And less trouble and suspicion when it's obvious you can't smuggle much without a vehicle.

Obviously this only works if your item isn't huge and heavy, and if you don't need to fill up...

Have any of you guys done this before??
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No but I have thought about it. Fuck bring a dolly with you then you can probably bring back large packages
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A friend of mine said he uses P2P and parks his car at the park near the border. Then walks to P2P.

Said there's no wait time when you cross by foot.
And less trouble and suspicion when it's obvious you can't smuggle much without a vehicle.

Obviously this only works if your item isn't huge and heavy, and if you don't need to fill up...

Have any of you guys done this before??
it's too far to walk all the way to the grocery store for the alcohol :s
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:27 PM   #772
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A friend of mine said he uses P2P and parks his car at the park near the border. Then walks to P2P.

Said there's no wait time when you cross by foot.
And less trouble and suspicion when it's obvious you can't smuggle much without a vehicle.

Obviously this only works if your item isn't huge and heavy, and if you don't need to fill up...

Have any of you guys done this before??
i drove to TSB a week ago, had to wait an hour at the border. some guy parked at the park and walked over. took him 30 mins to walk to TSB. i gave him a lift back to the border, saved him the 30 minute walk back. and because he walked back over the border, he didnt have to line-up.

it's not a bad idea if you go somewhere closer, like TLC. Even for places like TSB, if you don't mind the walk there and then see if someone will give you a ride back. or bring one of these, lol:

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i drove to TSB a week ago, had to wait an hour at the border. some guy parked at the park and walked over. took him 30 mins to walk to TSB. i gave him a lift back to the border, saved him the 30 minute walk back. and because he walked back over the border, he didnt have to line-up.

it's not a bad idea if you go somewhere closer, like TLC. Even for places like TSB, if you don't mind the walk there and then see if someone will give you a ride back. or bring one of these, lol:

Lol. If I'm walking. I'm only going to P2P...
TSB means I'm driving.

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instead of wasting time walking across why dont you just drive 5 extra mins to blaine where waits are usually shorter, gas is cheaper, parcel pickup is cheaper and border guards have more to do and therefore give fewer shits
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if your package is already there, you are going to go there to pick it up. you don't know how if there's a wait till you get there (the wait time reports are never accurate)

sometimes there's a wait at the border, sometimes there isn't. it doesn't matter if it's blaine or the point

i've picked up a large number of packages at the point over the years and i have never been asked to pay tax/duty. on the other hand, of the few times i've gone to seattle through blaine, i've been stopped twice and had my car searched.
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