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    cheapest/slowest way to send books from Ireland/UK/Great Britain to Canada

    Hello,
    I am looking into receiving books from Ireland to me in Canada. The only thing I know so far is called
    "Royal Mail". They charge about £10 for 2 kg boxes. That's surface delivery - up to 6 weeks.

    The total I'm looking into receiving is more than 2 kg. Maybe more like 10 kg, or more, of books. I'm in no rush to receive the items, and would like the cheapest possible method of shipment.

    Do you guys know?

    Please advise.

    Also, does Canada tax used books?
    Last edited by hanzj; October 10th, 2006 at 09:53 PM.

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    Re: cheapest/slowest way to send books from Ireland/UK/Great Britain to Canada

    Even if I have to wait 6 months, it is okay with me.

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    Re: cheapest/slowest way to send books from Ireland/UK/Great Britain to Canada

    Dear Mips,
    Thank you. We will look into interparcel.com and the ebay link you gave.

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    Re: cheapest/slowest way to send books from Ireland/UK/Great Britain to Canada

    Stupid question, what books are these that they cannot be purchaced in Canada. The cost of shipping might just outstrip the value of the books.

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    Re: cheapest/slowest way to send books from Ireland/UK/Great Britain to Canada

    mips,
    thanks for the question.
    The books can be aquired here in Canad. It's just that the books are used and therefore cheaper. I don't think the person who's selling them to me is going to be making profit from me. In a way, I think he's just doing me a favor.

    This is why I'm looking to see if it's cheaper, after shipping is added in, whether to push through with this plan.

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    Re: cheapest/slowest way to send books from Ireland/UK/Great Britain to Canada

    there's also www.parcel2go.com


    To Canada
    0-10kg £37.99.
    11 - 25kg £61.99
    26 to 70kg £131.99.

    0% vat. But subject to fuel surcharge.




    But is there nothing cheaper?
    Last edited by hanzj; October 13th, 2006 at 07:47 AM.

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    Re: cheapest/slowest way to send books from Ireland/UK/Great Britain to Canada

    scan and email them...
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