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Old 12-22-2011, 01:55 AM   #1
 
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I finally got a Visa gift card, so I can order online. Which is better...ordering from a Canadian site like Honey Fig and paying higher product prices but lower shipping, or from a US site like Curl Mart or AveYou and getting lower product prices but higher shipping? Thanks!
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I order from all that you mentioned (as well as others). Lately, with any Curlmart or Aveyou orders, I am charged with a brokerage/customs fee upon delivery. The charge is in the range of $10 - $15. Honeyfig prices are very high, but shipping cost is lower. So, I will usually order from Curlmart and Aveyou when there is a good sale which even with the extra charge on delivery is cheaper than Honeyfig. When Honeyfig has a sale, I order from them.
Another thing I consider is the length of time for delivery. Honeyfig is usually within 3 business days, Aveyou is 7 - 10 days and Curlmart is within 5 days. If I need a product quicker, I will pay the extra and order from Honeyfig.
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What other sites do you order from? With the brokerage fee, is that cash only? How does that work? I've never had that before.
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What other sites do you order from? With the brokerage fee, is that cash only? How does that work? I've never had that before.
I order from Curl Junkie (highest shipping cost $25), Marie Dean, Shescentit, Darcy's Botanicals and Spiral Solutions.
The brokerage fee normally has to be paid by cheque or credit upon delivery. As I am thinking about it, I don't recall having to pay a brokerage fee when products are delivered by the Postal service. I have paid the extra fee with UPS and FedEx.
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I finally got a Visa gift card, so I can order online. Which is better...ordering from a Canadian site like Honey Fig and paying higher product prices but lower shipping, or from a US site like Curl Mart or AveYou and getting lower product prices but higher shipping? Thanks!
I want to know if you finally order online and if you have choose a Canadian site or a US? What's the more interesting for you?

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I finally got a Visa gift card, so I can order online. Which is better...ordering from a Canadian site like Honey Fig and paying higher product prices but lower shipping, or from a US site like Curl Mart or AveYou and getting lower product prices but higher shipping? Thanks!
I want to know if you finally order online and if you have choose a Canadian site or a US? What's the more interesting for you?

Tks.
I haven't yet. But due to the extra cost in converting and the related fees, I might just stick with ordering in Canada. I'm not sure yet though.
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:47 PM   #7
 
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It depends on the products you're looking for. I find that a lot of the good curly products are on US sites. The CDN/US exchange rate is pretty good right so the prices should be pretty close to par. I don't know about shipping though. I don't know if that will be an added expense.

What are good canadian hair shopping sites anyway? All I know is well.ca is similar to drugstore.com
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www.haircues.ca! Check it out! Reasonable prices and pretty fast shipping through Canada post. Shipping prices depend on how much you order.
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