[Vwdiesel] Bug gas heater Free (cleaning out the garage)

Terry Briggs vbriggs at stny.rr.com
Wed Oct 14 13:18:35 PDT 2009

I've had a lot of bike parts shipped to my house for friends up near 
Petawawa, Ontario for that very reason. The cost of getting it into 
Canada was more than the total cost of the parts, just insane.
On Oct 14, 2009, at 12:49 AM, James Hansen wrote:

> Not that I know of Terry, but it has improved for small items in the 
> last
> while (under 20 bucks, but makes USPS look like a free service in
> comparison)
> It still is cheaper for me to drive 4 hours south to a pick up point 
> just
> over the border at Northgate than to subject myself to the tender
> ministrations of cross border UPS.  Last big race car parts order 
> saved 375
> US clams to go get the stuff, rather than allow myself to be violated 
> by the
> little brown truck, who seem to have a shipping monopoly out of certain
> areas.  Some suppliers are very understanding, some just ship UPS, or
> nothing.
> -james
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com [mailto:vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com]
>> On Behalf Of Terry Briggs
>> Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 5:16 PM
>> To: Vwdiesel at vwfans.com
>> Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] Bug gas heater Free (cleaning out the garage)
>> Isn't there a class action lawsuit against UPS in Canada ? I recall a
>> few members on a motorcycle board I moderate talking about it.
>> I  sold the cabin heater for a westy  I had several years ago. It was
>> brand new, in the box and never used.  I regret selling it but I 
>> really
>> had no use for it and I made out really good considering I got it at
>> the local car salvage yard for $10. Amazing what you can find in the
>> trunks of cars while looking for unrelated auto parts.
>> Terry
>> On Oct 13, 2009, at 1:24 PM, Sandy Cameron wrote:
>>> I have a gas fired cabin heater that actually came out of a
>> squareback
>>> wagon
>>> (air cooled flat four)
>>> Free to a good home.
>>> Otherwise, scrap.
>>> Last used to heat my camper,  a few years ago.
>>> Located in west Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
>>> I am not up for exporting it to the USA, but anyone who wants it can
>>> have it
>>> FOB the end of my driveway.
>>> I will probably have some A2 parts to give away, rad fans, drive
>> axels,
>>> brackets, clips, engine mounts, etc.
>>> After 19 years faithful service, I'm scrapping Goldie. (87 TD)
>>> Anything that could be sent by snail mail (parcel post?) I might try
>> to
>>> arrange.
>>> Be aware Canada post PP  can be expensive, about equal to UPS, and
>> UPS
>>> operates an extortion racket at the US/CAN border, $60-$80 flat rate
>>> brokerage fee either way.
>>> Hence my disinterest in exporting.
>>> If you need a small item, ask here.
>>> Sandy
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