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Shipping within Canada

Discussion in 'General Pinball Chat' started by Rockin, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. Rockin

    Rockin Member

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    This may belong in the shipping forum, but it is a general question. I'm curious to know the costs for shipping a machine from different locations in Canada to Toronto, everything from Vancouver or St. Johns, and Ottawa, Montreal, or Quebec City. Also, is there a preferred company to use, and the cost difference between depot to depot, and door to door.
    This is not for anything specific at this time, I would just like to know roughly the additional cost if I'm interested in a machine farther away than same day round trip pickup.
     
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  2. Bigbossfan

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    Twice now I've shipped pins from Calgary. Once was to my home in Wasaga, the other time was their hub in Brampton. Cost wasn't too bad, around 300.00 if I recall correctly. I used Sameday.
     
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    i've used sameday as well , toronto to vancouver was about $320 , from edmonton to toronto $300 , from toronto to calgary $260 , it is always cheaper depot to depot , or dock to dock . home pick up is usually double
     
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  4. EvanDickson

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    How long did it take? The same day seems unlikely for a pin...
     
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  5. luch

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    i think it was about 7-10 days , same day you'll pay large for a pin , would say about $500 or more
     
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    Sameday is just the company name.
    I think it's part of Day&Ross
     
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    yes Same day is the name of the company
     
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    Sameday no longer ships "personal" items. Strictly business to business now.
     
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    Best to find someone with a company account with any freight carrier...

    You'll get better rates generally
     
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    I just picked up an arcade machine, delivered from Calgary to Woodstock using Sameday (Ottoway depot). Cost was just over $240, shipped last Thursday, arrived in their depot yesterday.

    Previously I had a pin shipped from Calgary to Woodstock, that time with Day & Ross, shipped on a Friday, arrived the following Wednesday, cost around $140 (go figure).

    Both were shipped depot to depot.
     
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    All I can tell ya is that I called them this morning to ship a pin from Calgary to Toronto. Person I spoke with was that back in the fall they no longer took orders to ship "personal" items.

    Having said this, I then called Manitoulin and they quoted me $158.00 Depot to Depot (Calgary to Barrie).
     
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    Keep in mind Alberta to Ontario is often cheaper than Ontario to Alberta.

    Has to do with less than full loads, and spot finding
     
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    Looking to ship a game from BC to Toronto. Any suggestions on who to use? Anyone have a Sameday corporate account and like to help me out
     
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    I've always found Day and Ross to be fine. The rates are great. The ordering process is a bit of a mess, but it's always shipped relatively fast and cheap. They will pick up at a residence, but it doubles or triples the price, so better off going Depot to Depot with it.
     
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    always used Day and Ross terminal to terminal from calgary to montreal or NB delevery is fast and effecient cost is around 150$
     
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