Part sourcing for R51 in Canada

Any topics related to 2005-2012 R51

Moderator: volvite

Amoun
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:14 pm

Part sourcing for R51 in Canada

Postby Amoun » Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:05 pm

Hello fellow Pathers! (is that a word?)

New to Pathfinder world and starting to get the customization bug for this beauty.
I am doing very basic things for now, just to add a little accent (ie: yellow fog-lights instead of clear, a bull bar, etc)

What I wanted to know, is there do people source their parts in Canada? I have no issues finding them in the states but then the shipping end up being at least 50% extra on top of the purchase price (understandably). An alternative I was thinking of is having them delivered to a "holding" service on the bordering city, and then going there to pick them up but was wondering if there is a better way of doing this.

Thank you!


User avatar
disallow
Site Admin
Posts: 2819
Joined: Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:02 am
Location: Winnipeg, Canada

Postby disallow » Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:17 pm

Partsavatar.ca is usually good and sometimes cheaper than rockauto.

I use both, ship the rockauto parts to my US PO Box. You could use a border parcel service too but this only works if you are within 100km or so of the border.

Amoun
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:14 pm

Postby Amoun » Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:53 pm

disallow wrote:Partsavatar.ca is usually good and sometimes cheaper than rockauto.

I use both, ship the rockauto parts to my US PO Box. You could use a border parcel service too but this only works if you are within 100km or so of the border.
Not to take advantage of your reply BUT:
Do you simply open a PO box and thats it, or is there a service you'd recommend?

First time doing something like this. Surely will figure it out eventually but hoping to rely on expertise

User avatar
disallow
Site Admin
Posts: 2819
Joined: Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:02 am
Location: Winnipeg, Canada

Postby disallow » Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:34 pm

What area are you located in?

Amoun
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:14 pm

Postby Amoun » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:02 pm

disallow wrote:What area are you located in?
I am in Toronto myself, but will easily drive down to Buffalo

User avatar
disallow
Site Admin
Posts: 2819
Joined: Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:02 am
Location: Winnipeg, Canada

Postby disallow » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:24 pm

I use Kinek. https://www.kinek.com/

On their website, they show several locations close to you:

Greater Toronto Area:

Niagara Falls, New York
New York Mailbox(can accept any size or weight)
Buffalo, New York
Dollar City Warehouse
UPS Store


https://www.kinek.com/cross-border-shopping/

TooMuchControl
Posts: 144
Joined: Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:41 pm
Location: Torontah

Try Crossborderpickups

Postby TooMuchControl » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:16 pm

Use Cross Border pickups if you are in Toronto (I am).Just register for free on thier website. They basically do the same thing, where they create a US address for you.

They handle the border stuff with no issue, and have flat fee service for parcels and such based on size and weight. No brokerage fees and two location east and west for pickups. The deliver US priority mail and consolidate shipments every week (hence no fees).


I've used them for everything, and by far the best and efficient process. They are a hidden gem.

I have everything delivered through them by Amazon or Ebay if there is no efficient and inexpensive delivery to Canada directly.


Solves the border problem as the parcel comes to one of the two Toronto locations, or for extra they will delivery to your home directly. Never had an issue with them. It's Gold Jerry, Gold.


Return to “R51 General Chat”

cron