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BEFORE SHIPPING TO CANADA, READ!

Post by weaponepsilon » Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:06 am

Kingpin901 and I have been in a trade for over a month now, he being on the Canadian side and me being on the US side. He's a good trader and we both sent out packages at the same time to ensure awesome honesty. To make it short, I got mine, he didn't get his. I can prove I sent mine, so I went looking about for and answer when I came across this:


Canada Post Forced to Shut Down Urban Operations Nationwide

2011/06/14

Following 12 days of increasingly costly rotating strikes by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), Canada Post has suspended operations across the country.

The accelerating decline in mail volumes and revenue combined with the inability to deliver mail on a timely and safe basis has left Canada Post with no choice but to make this decision.

Specifically, we have taken this action for the following reasons:

* Rotating strikes have had a significant impact on short-term revenue. Canada Post’s losses are approaching $100 million since the rotating strikes began – and that figure is climbing daily;
* Over the past few days, several incidents have raised concerns about the ability to move the mail while keeping employees and customers safe;
* Canada Post and CUPW remain far apart on several fundamental issues and there has been no progress made at the negotiating table for weeks.

If we allow the uncertainty created by the rotating strikes to continue, we will not be able to remain financially self-sufficient and risk becoming a burden on Canadian taxpayers.

We believe that a lockout is the best way to bring a timely resolution to this impasse and force the union to seriously consider proposals that address declining mail volumes and the $3.2-billion pension deficit.

Canada Post continues to believe that the best result from this round of bargaining is a negotiated settlement.

The company had hoped to reach an agreement without a disruption in postal services, which is why the company has made every effort to protect the pay, pension and job security of existing employees.

Plans are in place to secure all mail that is left in the system during the lockout, and to resume normal operations quickly once the current situation is resolved.


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Post by Acronell » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:02 am

I've had similar issues, with a multitude of people, but it's been over the last few months.

It's both ways, it's because of electronics. Actual large pieces of electronics automatically need to be searched when x-rayed as to make sure it's not explosives and the such.

simple things like cables and memory cards do not take as long because they dont need to be searched because it's obvious what they are.
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Post by kingpin901 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:26 am

This is a huge bummer...
I ordered a bunch of things. Man, I've got the feeling that we haven't heard the last of this.
Qc, Canadian Buyer :)
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Post by weaponepsilon » Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:09 pm

apparently this is going to take a while.
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Post by hailrazer » Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:32 pm

To tell the truth I have stopped shipping to Canada.

My last couple of packages were sent Priority which is supposed to be 7-10 days. Both of them took almost 2 months.

Canada Customs is a PITA.
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Post by weaponepsilon » Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:44 pm

May I be so bold as to request this be a semi sticky as in stickied until the strike has been resolved?
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Post by Black Six » Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:45 am

Done.
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Post by weaponepsilon » Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:15 pm

http://www.torontosun.com/2011/06/26/ca ... rk-tuesday

Maybe we might see something moving. Kingpin901 will have to let us know.
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Post by weaponepsilon » Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:21 pm

It took nearly 3 months, but we're happy to report that Kingpin901 has received his items I sent. Still be leery about their postal issue.
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Post by griehm » Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:40 pm

Maybe nobody's got the news- It's been over. For a while now, and I'm worried that people are going to see this and not want to buy from Canadian sellers (me)
Can we get this pulled/unstickied?
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