Originally Posted by Special Ed
Does anyone know the approximate shipping time for a small package from Canada to California?
I'm in Northern Ontario. I won an item on ebay on Nov 14/05 and put a money order to Seattle, Washington in the mail that same day. The seller received it on Dec 18/05. He sent the parcel to me that same day via USPS. I received my item on Jan. 05/06. Both the Canadian and US postal services blamed it on the Christmas rush
I bough something on eBay, and it was shipped on 3-29-06. I can mail pretty much anyhting across the states in just a few days...does crossing the border really slow things down that much?
All the items that have been sent to me from the US, take anywhere from 8-20 days. I've seen brokerage firms tie up a parcel at the border for 4-6 days because of customs and then they charge you their brokerage fee for having inconvenienced you and then customs charges you duty on it to boot.
I've family in both Canadian Coasts and I'm smack dab in the middle of this vast country. Mail from my city to either coast takes anywhere from 6-9 days. East coast to west coast has taken up to 15 days. What a wonderful postal service we have huh?
Best way is to ask if the sender will mark it as a gift so that it doesn't go through all that nonsense.
Be patient...it will show up.
BTW....do you know what city it's coming from?
LL (aka Lady_Lord)