These are Online retailers that we have done at least 5 transactions with and never had any issues. They all offer excellent customer support, fast order processing and shipping. This list will increase or decrease overtime depending on our shopping experiences.
Note the locations because it may affect shipping time.
AmainHobbies.com – Chico CA, USA
We have bought from Amainhobbies in the past, in fact, that is where we purchased our Dirt champ Design lap-timer. I have never had a problem, they offer shipping discounts after you reach a certain amount and coupon codes are easy to find. Watch out for Canada Customs on big purchases.
DollarHobbyz.com – Stillwater MN, USA
The price is hard to beat. Some of their stuff comes from vehicles that they purchase as a whole and then part out. This can really save you money if you aren’t caught up in fancy packaging. I have always been very happy with them and their customer service. If your unsure of a purchase, just email them first.
ExotekRacing.com – OCEANSIDE CA, USA
The 22 Steering Conversion Kit was my first purchase from Exotek. I am very happy with the product, but I found the shipping price high. $20.00 for shipping to Canada is a bit steep when you consider the product I purchased.
HobbyKing.com – Hong Kong, with warehouses in Australia, European, UK and USA.
Their shipping is based on weight. They offer a shipping calculator that tells you how much more weight you can add to your package for free. I don’t mind ordering from here, but I have waited as long as a 6 weeks for a package to arrive. Hobby King shipped it quick, the postal services involved in getting it from Hong Kong took their sweet time. I usually order from here in the off season when I am not in rush for anything. Product prices are very inexpensive.
TheToyz.com – Auburn WA, USA
When buying a bunch of parts online, it can get expensive if you need to buy from different stores and/or can’t combine shipping. The Toyz provided a one stop shop for me that saved me money on the products and on shipping. I love buying from these guys.
Rate Guide for Customs Clearance into Canada
UPS Customs Brokerage provides customs clearance for shipments entering Canada, including all other modes of transportation such as truck, rail, air and ocean freight. Additional charges may apply for complex customs clearance procedures.
ENTRY PREPARATION FEES
- All rates are in Canadian Funds
- Rates do not include applicable taxes
|Value for Duty||For Imports Arriving Via UPS Standard Service and All Other Courier/Transportation Companies||For Imports Arriving by UPS Express Plus, UPS Express and UPS Expedited Services|
|$ 0.01 to $20.00||FREE||FREE|
|$ 20.01 to $40.00||$ 7.00|
|$ 40.01 to $100.00||$ 19.45|
|$ 100.01 to $200.00||$ 29.00|
|$ 200.01 to $350.00||$ 41.50|
|$ 350.01 to $500.00||$ 46.60|
|$ 500.01 to $750.00||$ 53.00|
|$ 750.01 to $1,000.00||$ 59.30|
|$ 1,000.01 to $1,250.00||$ 65.65|
|$ 1,250.01 to $1,600.00||$ 69.80|
|$ 1,600.01 to $ 5,000.00||$ 73.60|
|Each Additional $1,000.00||$ 5.70|