MVS Forum members discuss where to buy Volvo parts if you live in Canada and don’t want surprise brokerage charges when the box arrives, or if you don’t want to spend 1x the amount of the parts on shipping.
Canadian? Where & How to buy parts online…
Well I was just checking out my saved shopping cart at ipd for the PCV job (with related items) I need to do…When I went to “calculate shipping” my jaw dropped. I thought let me check out how much JUST the PCV kit is itself to ship to eastern Canada. The kit is $96.00, the shipping is $91.00 … I fell off my chair. Then i barfed.
I don’t get it, the oil trap can’t possibly be heavy enough to justify that (yes I know, customs and duties included in the option I chose – you pay it either way so..) Nobody would EVER pay that I don’t think. I’ve made a larger order from there before that didn’t cost as much shipping, probably about the same weight.
So, I called FCP Groton to compare. I called because their online shipping calculator never works for me (but their customer service is great, and helpful – so is IPS’s ). Anyway, the guy told me for the PCV kit it would be $137.00 including shipping. $115.00 for the part and only $22.00 for the shipping. That’s completely reasonable. I duno what IPD is smokin’. Hah.
I’ve used AutoPartsWay a couple times, and wasn’t as impressed. Shipping time seemed to vary depending on where the parts were coming from – I don’t think they stock much themselves.”