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Old 12-03-2012, 05:24 PM   #1
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Ottawa to the UPS store in Ogdensburg?

How does a 2-3 hour wait when you arrive sound?

Went down today with a buddy to pick up a couple of orders, ended up leaving the UPS store empty handed, buying a tank full of gas and some automotive stuff at Wally World.

Customs agent said it was like that all weekend....
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:17 PM   #2
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Never happened to me. Usually 10 to 20 minutes.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:18 AM   #3
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Try the Corporate Center

Just about first left off the bridge. Not as fancy as the UPS store, but I've never waited more than a couple of minutes.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:06 AM   #4
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This time of year the UPS store is insane! Avoid till after the holidays, and things get back to normal.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:59 AM   #5
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Lesson learned juames, next time I'll send Derek

Thanks for the tip on the Corporate Centre Tony, do you have a link?
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:21 PM   #6
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How does a 2-3 hour wait when you arrive sound?

Went down today with a buddy to pick up a couple of orders, ended up leaving the UPS store empty handed, buying a tank full of gas and some automotive stuff at Wally World.

Customs agent said it was like that all weekend....
Shee-it. What time did you get there? By the end of the week I will have five packages down there that I will have to retrieve, as well as some tires to change at Latham Auto. I was looking to go next Tuesday.

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Old 12-05-2012, 05:43 PM   #7
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Early morning mid week might be your best bet.

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Shee-it. What time did you get there? By the end of the week I will have five packages down there that I will have to retrieve, as well as some tires to change at Latham Auto. I was looking to go next Tuesday.

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Old 12-06-2012, 04:13 AM   #8
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Shee-it. What time did you get there? By the end of the week I will have five packages down there that I will have to retrieve, as well as some tires to change at Latham Auto. I was looking to go next Tuesday.

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Yup, early mornings the best bet. They open at 07:30 M-F, so maybe arrive at 07:00. . . .
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Per TonyT. this looks like an excellent alternative

I'll be using it next time.

linky- http://www.corp-ctr.com/index.html
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:35 PM   #10
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Thanks, Hosebag, I'm a little late with the mail.
The Corporate Center isn't fancy at all, but it sure is convenient. And cheaper than the UPS store.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:35 AM   #11
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Yup, early mornings the best bet. They open at 07:30 M-F, so maybe arrive at 07:00. . . .
Standing in line now. Got here at 7:38 am this morning so I've been here 3 hrs and probably have another 1.5 hours to go. The operations here are a real shit show. They serve about 6-8 people an hour because they can't find any packages they're looking for. A combination of not staffing up for the holiday season and getting deluged with packages.

AT&T is loving it - I've already burnt thru $40 in roaming fees!
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:36 AM   #12
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This is their busy season. It dies down again in January. Corporate center is only open during the week but is never busy.
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:34 PM   #13
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Yikes! I have a few things I need to pick up there next week.........
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:36 AM   #14
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Standing in line now. Got here at 7:38 am this morning so I've been here 3 hrs and probably have another 1.5 hours to go. The operations here are a real shit show. They serve about 6-8 people an hour because they can't find any packages they're looking for. A combination of not staffing up for the holiday season and getting deluged with packages.

AT&T is loving it - I've already burnt thru $40 in roaming fees!
Wow! 2 border crossings, half day plus in queue, big cellphone bills, and gasoline for your vehicle. I hope whatever you picked up was bought at a huge savings?

Since it is only a day trip, do you pay HST when you cross into Canada?
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:10 AM   #15
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Wow! 2 border crossings, half day plus in queue, big cellphone bills, and gasoline for your vehicle. I hope whatever you picked up was bought at a huge savings?

Since it is only a day trip, do you pay HST when you cross into Canada?
Jon, it depends on what you have, I would say 90% of the time if Im between $200 to $300 I dont get sent in to pay tax, also depends on the border guys mood that day. If you have more than one case of beer( $19 for a case of cans @ duty free) you will likely pay tax. I dont grocery shop over there but lots do and they can get away with even higher numbers usually.

Im glad I dont have to go through what these guys are, you,d have to question the value of it, bad time of year I guess. I have a set of DR fenders and some gifts being delivered next week to my package place in Mich., I,ll have to time it right. That remminds me, I need to go over for gas too!
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