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Growing frustration with Canada Post.

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Absinthedrinker
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2002 - 11:37 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

My shippers inform me that shipping alcohol to Canada for personal consumption has to be done by using a registered import agent, any deviation from the correct procedure will either result in confiscation or else a hefty duty charge levvied against the importer. FWIW our couriers use such an agent and imports should be trouble free.
Perruche_Verte
Posted on Sunday, July 7, 2002 - 6:57 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Did ye nae read? Only wretched brands of absinthe are allowed to be sold in Canada... good ones must be sent through the post, making them subject to seizure.

Maybe F. Guy can petition the alcohol board to allow sales there... after all his absinthe is supposedly genetically modified to eliminate the thujone (yeah, right).
Faeriemind
Posted on Sunday, July 7, 2002 - 3:26 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Yes I understand that but you said this...

Now, instead of having some good stuff for my party with my friends, I'm stuck with my bottle of absente

Is there no good Absinthe in Canada?
Perruche_Verte
Posted on Sunday, July 7, 2002 - 2:50 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Dammit, I wondered what was taking that corpse so long to get here.

I write them back, they say it was lost in the mail and they'll send me another one, and then we go through the whole song and dance one more time...
Pikkle
Posted on Sunday, July 7, 2002 - 12:55 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

What about taints? I'd really like a new one...
Brett
Posted on Sunday, July 7, 2002 - 12:36 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

It doesn't matter if absinthe is legal here or not, aclochol is a "non-mailable" item. Meaning customs confiscates and "disposes" of it if they find it in the mail.

Samething with pornography and corpses or limbs, apparently.
Pikkle
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2002 - 10:22 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

BASTARDS!!!
Traineraz
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2002 - 10:04 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

There was a blurb somewhere about Hill's being legal in B.C., some other brand in another province, both of which because they had no detectable thujone content, or very very low.

Meanwhile, people continue using sage and tarragon with reckless abandon.
Pikkle
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2002 - 6:44 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

It's legal in like B.C and that's about it... or something.
Faeriemind
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2002 - 6:32 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I thought Absinthe was legal in Canada? I have this artical next to me about a guy from Seattle going up to Canada to try Absinthe because it was legal..What gives?
Pikkle
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2002 - 10:10 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

It seems that Canada has slowed down the mail... just move away from that dreadful little 51st state my friend and every little thing will be all right...
Brett
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2002 - 9:42 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Markus informed me that he had re-shipped my order of Oxygenée and Francois Guy on the 25th of June. Assuming the maximum shipping time of 8 business days, it should have been here yesterday. Well, no of course not because that would mean efficiency on Canada Post's part.

Now, instead of having some good stuff for my party with my friends, I'm stuck with my bottle of absente.

It seems that Canada Day has slowed down the mail, yet again. And it always seems to happen to me. My last order from SC should have arrived in tweleve days but instead took fifteen or sixteen.

Anyone else have this happen to them?

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