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    OK, this is one for the Miller Sales team trolling the board (feel free to chime in if you have opinions) - why is it that all the online dealers won't sell to Canada? I'm looking for welder covers for my TIG and MIG and they are 1/2 the price in the US compared to my LWS, but none of your US retailers will sell to Canada (I'm sure there is a market protection clause somewhere).

    This really ticks me off - our dollars are at par and we are your largest trading partner. I'd like to buy the covers locally, but at $250 for the Synchrowave and $150 for the 252 it is a little expensive when I can pick both up for around $200 total. I'll sew my own if I have to, but I don't have endless hours to do such things.
    Synchrowave 180SD
    Millermatic 252
    Hypertherm 35
    MetalMaster 14" Saw
    Other random stuff.

  • #2
    Check with member Fun4Now, he makes custom covers. I think he's in Canada too.
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    • #3
      Thanks, I'll send him a note and see what's up.
      Synchrowave 180SD
      Millermatic 252
      Hypertherm 35
      MetalMaster 14" Saw
      Other random stuff.

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      • #4
        You could always just order stuff to a parcel service just over the border go and pick it up and clear customs yourself if you really want it.

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        • #5
          Yep, just send anything to the Montana shipping outlet in Sweetgrass, doesn't cost much at all to use thier address, think it was $20 bucks for the entire drive train for my chopper. then you simply pay the GST and off you go.

          The only hassle is the getting back to Canada lineups.

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          • #6
            I've done the Sweetgrass trip...tires are so cheap in the US, but I don't have anything that I need right now and don't want to explain to the border people that I'm just cheap. For the past 2 years I've been on their search list (drove a car down one time without an interior, to pick up an interior that I had shipped. Seemed like a good idea at the time now I go to the garage just about every time I cross). I was just pissed that every on-line seller won't sell to Canadians. We're not on the moon or anything.
            Synchrowave 180SD
            Millermatic 252
            Hypertherm 35
            MetalMaster 14" Saw
            Other random stuff.

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            • #7
              OK, so I broke out the sewing machine and whipped up two covers. Not winning any awards, but the total cost was $40...

              For the 180SD


              For the 252
              Synchrowave 180SD
              Millermatic 252
              Hypertherm 35
              MetalMaster 14" Saw
              Other random stuff.

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              • #8
                Not a tight fit, but hey, works just as well!!!!!!!!!!!!
                You sew 100% than I do! and pretty fast! You posted and sewed the first day!!!!!!!!!!!! btw, fun4now is in New York. Haven't seen him here for a long time.........
                bert
                I'm not late...
                I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Coburn_Performance View Post
                  OK, this is one for the Miller Sales team trolling the board (feel free to chime in if you have opinions) - why is it that all the online dealers won't sell to Canada? I'm looking for welder covers for my TIG and MIG and they are 1/2 the price in the US compared to my LWS, but none of your US retailers will sell to Canada (I'm sure there is a market protection clause somewhere).

                  This really ticks me off - our dollars are at par and we are your largest trading partner. I'd like to buy the covers locally, but at $250 for the Synchrowave and $150 for the 252 it is a little expensive when I can pick both up for around $200 total. I'll sew my own if I have to, but I don't have endless hours to do such things.
                  Checkout ToolKing.com or RamWeldingSupply.com .
                  Griff

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                  • #10
                    Great job
                    You are a man of my own heart
                    Problem solved...Forever!!! Time to move on to the next one

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Bert View Post
                      Not a tight fit, but hey, works just as well!!!!!!!!!!!!
                      You sew 100% than I do! and pretty fast! You posted and sewed the first day!!!!!!!!!!!! btw, fun4now is in New York. Haven't seen him here for a long time.........
                      bert
                      Both have the cables installed...so they are tight enough with them off. I was thinking about putting magnets in the covers - then tought, I've got better things to do.

                      Originally posted by FusionKing View Post
                      Great job
                      You are a man of my own heart
                      Problem solved...Forever!!! Time to move on to the next one
                      Yup, move on - my rants usually end this way. My wife just rolls her eyes and stays out of the way.
                      Synchrowave 180SD
                      Millermatic 252
                      Hypertherm 35
                      MetalMaster 14" Saw
                      Other random stuff.

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                      • #12
                        Don't feel to bad Coburn, most companies won't ship to guam because they say we aren't u.s.a. News flash, Guam is a U.S. Territory with U.S. citizens that pay taxes and social security fees to the U.S. goverment. We also have a U.S. Postal Service.Sorry for the rant, We make custom covers and most people like the tight fit but personal I have the loose fit on my stuff, much nicer to take on and off.

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                        • #13
                          Yes, but, if you offer free shipping, low cost shipping, seamless transactions, any complications at all can mess up whatever profit is there. I don't know, I don't live in Canada, or Guam, I do know the more you sharpen your pencil, the more each transaction needs to be "standard".

                          To me, this sounds like a great opportunity, for anybody that takes the time to understand the import / export / shipping rules. And can handle the paperwork. Hint, hint, don't complain, make money off it!!!!
                          Obviously, I'm just a hack-artist, you shouldn't be listening to anything I say .....

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