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Place to buy Hermit crab things

Discussion in 'Crabby Links' started by Poppy, Aug 30, 2009.

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  1. Poppy

    Poppy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    Since I live in Canada, and most stores I order from are in the US, the shipping and handling fees are usually just as much as the things I buy (paying twice as much sucks), so I'm just curious if anyone here knows of a good Canadian website to buy hermit crab and reptile things?
     
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    Poppy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    Bullcrap!
     
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    Well those are Edmonton pet stores, they do not really have anything major for Hermit Crabs. Big Als does have a really nice shark tank though.

    Jason
     
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    Poppy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    Yeah, ive been in there, its quite nice!
    1800 Gallon tank they told me
     
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    emmac350 "Fourth Molt In Progress"

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    Vicki at the Addiction has some pretty good shipping prices for international stuff I've heard, but I've never used her for that (as I live in the US).
     
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    Poppy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    Ive ordered from Vicki, it was great
    I just want to find a place in Canada, so the S&H wont be so bad
     
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    I have to admit that it is more expensive to ship to Canada, and there is always the chance they charge you duty at the border. Of course it is not always the duty that is the cost, as their evaluation fee is sometime higher then the duty.

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    Poppy "Second Molt, A Success"

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    Yeah, I know but I just wanna find a good Canadian store, witch I haven't yet =/
     
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    Wow, so if I bought a sample pack from the addiction store, it would cast $30 rather than $4 just for some foods. Man I would think twice before ordering. I also live in Canada.
     
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    USPS offers flat rate envelopes and boxes. I offer both.
     
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    cloie74 "Second Molt, A Success"

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    Maybe the appropriate thing to have done would have been to contact Vicky personally to ask about alternative shipping choices..it isn't her fault your in Canada and it is more expensive to ship there. I am sure she would have done whatever she could have to helped you out. It isn't fair to blame the store for out of country shipping prices.
     
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    Thanks! Definately PM me if you ever have questions. Here's the link for USPS and their prices. I'm not sure if they still offer it, but there used to be First Class International as well. It's a bit cheaper but it only goes to 13 ounces and Priority envelope can go to 3 pounds.
    www.usps.com

    I always tell people that if you're not ordering and wood or heavy/hard items then the flat rate envelope is the way to go. I can cram a lot of food packets in there. I've packed them to where I'm barely able to close it and then tape it shut.
     
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    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    Maybe Vicki would send it REALLY slow parcel post to save you some on shipping.
     
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    peach "Never Molted"

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    don't ya just hate Canada sometimes for shipping it's always SOO EXPENSIVE we should have a HC stuff distributor IN Canada
     
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