My friend introduced me to online shopping in 2011 (I was skeptical about buying online) and I have henceforth been using it to receive incredible deals otherwise impossible to do without the Internet.
There are flashes I want to order for my DSLR camera on eBay from a seller in China. I’ve read the ad and his shipping policies (he doesn’t charge for shipping but he does charge for a tracking number) and he ships via couriers like UPS, EMS, TNT, DHL, etc.
I read online that I should beware being “r***” by brokerage fees from these couriers, because I have only ever received parcels from USPS/Canada Post from the United States.
Can someone tell me more? I’ve heard that UPS doesn’t charge brokerage fees for air shipments, which is what it would be from China to Canada, and other such advice. Can someone explain this to me so I can make a decision?
Last edited by nsx; Mar 24th, 2012 at 12:00 PM. Reason: Language (nsx).