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#1 sillafeliz

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    Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:14 PM

    Is there anyone out there that has come up with a solution to the problems us Canadian brides face? All of these AMAZING finds that get posted on all of these amazing threads are for websites that either have one of two problems:

     

    1. They don't ship to Canada

    or

    2. The shipping costs are ASTRONOMICAL!! (Ex. $99 as opposed to the Free Shipping that is advertised until you select Canada from the drop down..)

     

    I have had my heart broken, umm...probably 10 times when I find something that I really like and that is cheap enough for our budget...only to find out that we can't afford to add the extra $100 for shipping.

     

    I realize that there is a thread for Canadian brides...but lets be honest, the finds that some of us have discovered just don't compare to some of these other websites that have been found...

     

    Its not all doom and gloom....I'm very thankful we were able to get our Linen suits from Studio Suits in Dubai... they don't care who they ship to! Its all fair pricing with them! :)

     

    Any solutions out there that I don't know about? Any/All help much appreciated! :)

     

    Thanks,

    SillaFeliz



    #2 kisha311

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      Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:17 PM

      I know some Canadian brides have a P.O. Box right across the border and/or travel periodically across the border. Some have family members or friends that receive their shipments and then either send it all at once or make a trip and bring the items. I'm not a Canadian bride but these are some things I've seen. 


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      #3 tkuzma

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      Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:29 PM

      Anything specifically you are looking for?  Maybe if you have something in mind, we can try to help out!


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      #4 sillafeliz

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        Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:59 PM

        Originally Posted by tkuzma 

        Anything specifically you are looking for?  Maybe if you have something in mind, we can try to help out!


        I'm looking for tote bags - something more of a beach bag though that might actually be used again some day. I'll personalize it myself, I just need the bag. Such as this one:  http://www.discountm...way-tote-bags/


        We're also set on doing a travel mug for everyone - FI wants stainless steel, but I'm thinking plastic to keep weight down for flying. These we want personalized. I've emailed a guy off of ebay - forever 21, to see if he will do less than 50 because we only really need 30....we'll have to see what he says.

         

        Then of course, I've been looking into travel size meds for the oh sh!t kits. (dramamine, tylenol, gravol, immodium, etc.) Can't find them anywhere.

         

        Ideas??



        #5 tkuzma

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        Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:10 PM

        I bought fabric tote bags from Creative Bag (http://www.creativeb...s---cotton.html).  Good price, fast shipping, good quality and easy to iron on transfer onto.

         

        Don't know about the mugs, but for the meds try Amazon!  For example...http://www.amazon.co...s/dp/B000LDL3RA


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        #6 Dazeydawl

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          Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:00 PM

          I got plain canvas totes from ingreetings.com shipping was $18 I think but with the low cost of the totes they still ended up being about $2.25 each. I got travel Advil from dollarama for $2 a tube that has 10tabs. Alot of my stuff actually came from dollarama. I also got a shipment of la fresh items like makeup remover wipes, but repellant wipes, facial cleanser wipes from haute look. Each box comes with about 48 wipes and were $10 each (50% off) shipping was I think $10 or $15 and no duty. Have you tried looking at dollarama or dollar tree for travel mugs? I've seen them for I think $1.50 each, not personalized of course but you could get the waterproof vinyl stickers and DIY labels

          #7 Sarah519

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            Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:34 PM

            Is there anyone out there that has come up with a solution to the problems us Canadian brides face? All of these AMAZING finds that get posted on all of these amazing threads are for websites that either have one of two problems: 1. They don't ship to Canada or 2. The shipping costs are ASTRONOMICAL!! (Ex. $99 as opposed to the Free Shipping that is advertised until you select Canada from the drop down..) I have had my heart broken, umm...probably 10 times when I find something that I really like and that is cheap enough for our budget...only to find out that we can't afford to add the extra $100 for shipping. I realize that there is a thread for Canadian brides...but lets be honest, the finds that some of us have discovered just don't compare to some of these other websites that have been found... Its not all doom and gloom....I'm very thankful we were able to get our Linen suits from Studio Suits in Dubai... they don't care who they ship to! Its all fair pricing with them! :) Any solutions out there that I don't know about? Any/All help much appreciated! :) Thanks, SillaFeliz



            #8 Sarah519

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              Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:38 PM

              Do you live near the border? I use Kinek ...google them. At basically every border (about 5-10 mins over) they have a mail address office that you can ship to and notify you when it arrives so you know when to pick it up. I think they hold your items for i think 90 days before charging extra fees. Port Huron

              #9 jrack

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                Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:39 AM

                Originally Posted by sillafeliz 


                I'm looking for tote bags - something more of a beach bag though that might actually be used again some day. I'll personalize it myself, I just need the bag. Such as this one:  http://www.discountm...way-tote-bags/


                We're also set on doing a travel mug for everyone - FI wants stainless steel, but I'm thinking plastic to keep weight down for flying. These we want personalized. I've emailed a guy off of ebay - forever 21, to see if he will do less than 50 because we only really need 30....we'll have to see what he says.

                 

                Then of course, I've been looking into travel size meds for the oh sh!t kits. (dramamine, tylenol, gravol, immodium, etc.) Can't find them anywhere.

                 

                Ideas??

                Try dollar stores, they actually sell a lot of these items for $1



                #10 JSLM

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                  Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:24 PM

                  I am so lucky that my FI brother lives in NY. Shipping is so much cheaper if not free for most things! Now I just have to make a trip down to get everything.






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