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hey just wondering if the internet is a legit way to get parts(from the States to Canada), seeing as most all speedshops mainly deal in Rice...and never know what im talkin about. Alsoare the shipping costs rediculous, is everything intact on arrival etc.
if anyone has any good suggestions im all ears
 

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Re: Anyone from Canada ever order through parts4vws.com (Dr. Sanchez)

Generally, I haven't had any bad experiences getting stuff from the US but if at all possible you should try to get from Canadian companies. Unless, the package is sent from the US as personal mail you end up paying GST and PST at the border and then the shipping company will likely also charge a hefty brokerage fee.

Here are some Canadian ones:
http://www.pgperformance.com
http://www.c1vw.com
http://www.motronixmotorsports.com
Some things are less expensive in the US but end up costing almost as much once it makes it to your door so try to avoid it if you can. Sometimes you just can't.
 

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Re: Anyone from Canada ever order through parts4vws.com (Dr. Sanchez)

well i haven't ordered anything from mike potter (parts4vw.com) personally, but he is good people. i have a lot of friends that get stuff from him regularily. do your self a favour and ship everything to your closest favorite american friend and just go and visit them.
but i guess going with a canadian company would work as well...and no matter where it's coming from it will have to go through the horrible hands of the mail system! so don't worry about that....
 

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Re: Anyone from Canada ever order through parts4vws.com (Dr. Sanchez)

I got my suspension from them parts4vws but had it delivered to my parents who were staying in Arizona. They brought the bits home for me and no taxes or duty!

On the other hand I bought some Mintex brake pads from a place in San Diego and twice they have been returned as undeliverable so I'm still waiting to see if they will get to me on the third atempt! They are being shipped US Postal Service so broker fees are minimal but I am expecting to pay PST & GST.
 

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Re: Anyone from Canada ever order through parts4vws.com (Dr. Sanchez)

quote:[HR][/HR]hey just wondering if the internet is a legit way to get parts(from the States to Canada), seeing as most all speedshops mainly deal in Rice...and never know what im talkin about. Alsoare the shipping costs rediculous, is everything intact on arrival etc.
if anyone has any good suggestions im all ears[HR][/HR]​
It all depends on what your looking for. There are a number a GOOD shops in the GTA as well as some in the West Coast (BC) which I'd also recommend...
 

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Re: Anyone from Canada ever order through parts4vws.com (Dr. Sanchez)

I bought stuff from parts4Vw.com. And I didnt get too nailed at the border.
Then again i didn't buy a lot of stuff, just a 2.0 badge and a dunglass holder.
pretty Sweet!!
 

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Re: Anyone from Canada ever order through parts4vws.com (Thinspirits)

Do you guys know where I can find a good set of aluminum door sills, clear corner lights, spoiler, etc from in the GTA?? I have visited EuropeanSpeedSport and some other places but all the sell is performance, not many accessories.
 

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Re: Anyone from Canada ever order through parts4vws.com (Dr. Sanchez)

doin it right now... i'll tell you if it goes bad. if you don't hear from me, everything went perfect (besides customs =(
 

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Re: Anyone from Canada ever order through parts4vws.com (Johnny_Turbo)

There not in the GTA, but I can recommend http://www.pgperformance.com I've ordered stuff from them before & had no troubles. The extra you pay in shipping, you save in PST (out of province, so you don't pay).
 

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Re: Anyone from Canada ever order through parts4vws.com (RAD GTI)

quote:[HR][/HR]There not in the GTA, but I can recommend http://www.pgperformance.com I've ordered stuff from them before & had no troubles. The extra you pay in shipping, you save in PST (out of province, so you don't pay).[HR][/HR]​
Cool....thx dude!
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Re: Anyone from Canada ever order through parts4vws.com (Dr. Sanchez)

I just ordered some stuff form Potermans last week.
The staff is very friendly,
I ordered my stuuf last friday and got it yesterday (exactly 7 days).
which is super fast for stuff from California, especially given the tragedy of earlier this month.
For whatever reason, i didn't have to pay duty of tax.
Plus they give you a tracking number so you can track exaclty where your package is.
Plus the free candies is an added plus!!!
I ordered the 1st aid kit and the sunglass holder from them (plus some M&M's)
It's definetely a good/reputable site
 

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Re: Anyone from Canada ever order through parts4vws.com (vdub07)

if you want to find website for Canadian tuners,
Go to http://www.pocketrocket.on.ca
Check under tuners and it will give you all the websites.
It should save you on duty and the provincial sales tax if you order out of province.
 

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Re: Anyone from Canada ever order through parts4vws.com (VR6 Kid)

How much did you pay for the sunglass holder VR6 Kid???? I am very interested!
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Re: Anyone from Canada ever order through parts4vws.com (Johnny_Turbo)

i paid $16.00.
shipping was $18.00 (but i also bought the 1st aid kit)
like a said, they were fast and i didn't pay any pst/gst or duty!! (don't know why though)
not only that, the people there are very friendly and helpfull
The sunglass holder is pretty cool. can't fit my Oakley though as their too thick, but it looks good and more practical than the hand grip http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Anyone from Canada ever order through parts4vws.com (VR6 Kid)

quote:[HR][/HR]i paid $16.00.
shipping was $18.00 (but i also bought the 1st aid kit)
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Cool! We're talkin CDN currency right?
 

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Re: Anyone from Canada ever order through parts4vws.com (VR6 Kid)

quote:[HR][/HR]sorry, the prices i quoted are all in USD[HR][/HR]​
 
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