Any Canadians with experience ordering from Grizzly?

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Forum topic by Manitario posted 10-21-2010 07:21 PM 1213 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-21-2010 07:21 PM

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I’m thinking about buying a jointer from Grizzly; most of the reviews I’ve read are positive; to avoid the crazy cross-border shipping costs, I would ship it to a store just across the border (about 45min from my house), and then pay the taxes as I come back into Canada. My fear though, is that if I have any problems with the jointer, I’ll be stuck either having to arrange shipping back across the border, or trying to have Grizzly ship parts across the border to me. I know that Grizzly has a great reputation for customer service, but I’m curious what other Canadian’s experience with Grizzly is. Any Canadian LJ’s that have dealt with Grizzly?

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#1 posted 10-21-2010 07:26 PM

Instead of asking us, why not ask Grizzly? They’ll be far more knowledgeable about issues than we will.

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#2 posted 10-21-2010 07:28 PM

Hmm. Good point!

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#3 posted 10-21-2010 07:35 PM

I agree that asking Grizzly is the first step but many companies will tell you one thing and then when you deal with them it is totally different. I also am curious to hear if someone had first hand experience with this same situation. About 2 years ago I wanted to order from Grizzly but at the time they did not ship to Canada becasue of an agreement with BusyBeeTools. Apparently things have changed.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#4 posted 10-23-2010 11:04 PM

I have bought a bandsaw from them but had no problems so I can’t answer for teh service. I did have it shipped just south of the line and picked it up. Just be careful that you are not over your limit at the line because I hear the duty on asian stuff is very high.

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#5 posted 10-23-2010 11:28 PM

I bought a bandsaw this summer and Grizzly shipped it from Washington State to British Columbia.
It was no problem other than arranging for me to be around for the delivery time.
I will definitely consider another Griz product and ship it up….too much time and border hassle for me to bring it over myself.

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#6 posted 10-26-2010 03:47 AM

Like twokidsnosleep I just recently ordered a BS from Grizzley and let them ship it to me in the Shuswap Lake area of BC. Grizzley picked up the brokerage fee and shipped via UPS freight. I had no problems whatsoever and will definitely deal with them again.

-- Doug, Blind Bay, BC, Canada

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#7 posted 10-26-2010 03:22 PM

Just go for a little drive

-- Hutch

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