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Ordering online...

plunkybugplunkybug Posts: 2,526Registered Users
I finally got a Visa gift card, so I can order online. Which is better...ordering from a Canadian site like Honey Fig and paying higher product prices but lower shipping, or from a US site like Curl Mart or AveYou and getting lower product prices but higher shipping? Thanks!


Lady Caiside, Noble Lushetarian and Wavy Wayfarer of Mugglswick, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showpost.php?p=1252125&postcount=59

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  • angel29ishangel29ish Posts: 800Registered Users
    I order from all that you mentioned (as well as others). Lately, with any Curlmart or Aveyou orders, I am charged with a brokerage/customs fee upon delivery. The charge is in the range of $10 - $15. Honeyfig prices are very high, but shipping cost is lower. So, I will usually order from Curlmart and Aveyou when there is a good sale which even with the extra charge on delivery is cheaper than Honeyfig. When Honeyfig has a sale, I order from them.
    Another thing I consider is the length of time for delivery. Honeyfig is usually within 3 business days, Aveyou is 7 - 10 days and Curlmart is within 5 days. If I need a product quicker, I will pay the extra and order from Honeyfig.
    HTH :)
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3B, fine, low/normal porosity
    CG - July 2009
    CO/RO/Trt.-Suave, BCB, Tigi OH & MM, EO, CJRehab, SG, DF & CF, Jasmine's, Bellacurl, SS, Darcy's, K-Pak, Shescentit, DE Coconut, MD, Oyin, JCWDT, CurlQ
    LI-GDLI, Abba PGC, CJRehab, CF,SG & BCLI, Jasmine's, Bellacurl, SS, Shescentit, DE Coconut, MD, Oyin
    Styler-FSG, Re:coil, CJCCCC lite & CIAB, Komaza CCP & CS, DB, BRHG, Joiwhip/gel, Ecostyler, Boots, SS, Gel-les'c, DMMCG, KCSS
    Too many others to list!
  • plunkybugplunkybug Posts: 2,526Registered Users
    What other sites do you order from? With the brokerage fee, is that cash only? How does that work? I've never had that before.


    Lady Caiside, Noble Lushetarian and Wavy Wayfarer of Mugglswick, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

    2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

    Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

    Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showpost.php?p=1252125&postcount=59

  • angel29ishangel29ish Posts: 800Registered Users
    plunkybug wrote: »
    What other sites do you order from? With the brokerage fee, is that cash only? How does that work? I've never had that before.

    I order from Curl Junkie (highest shipping cost $25), Marie Dean, Shescentit, Darcy's Botanicals and Spiral Solutions.
    The brokerage fee normally has to be paid by cheque or credit upon delivery. As I am thinking about it, I don't recall having to pay a brokerage fee when products are delivered by the Postal service. I have paid the extra fee with UPS and FedEx.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3B, fine, low/normal porosity
    CG - July 2009
    CO/RO/Trt.-Suave, BCB, Tigi OH & MM, EO, CJRehab, SG, DF & CF, Jasmine's, Bellacurl, SS, Darcy's, K-Pak, Shescentit, DE Coconut, MD, Oyin, JCWDT, CurlQ
    LI-GDLI, Abba PGC, CJRehab, CF,SG & BCLI, Jasmine's, Bellacurl, SS, Shescentit, DE Coconut, MD, Oyin
    Styler-FSG, Re:coil, CJCCCC lite & CIAB, Komaza CCP & CS, DB, BRHG, Joiwhip/gel, Ecostyler, Boots, SS, Gel-les'c, DMMCG, KCSS
    Too many others to list!
  • C.GC.G Posts: 1Registered Users
    plunkybug wrote: »
    I finally got a Visa gift card, so I can order online. Which is better...ordering from a Canadian site like Honey Fig and paying higher product prices but lower shipping, or from a US site like Curl Mart or AveYou and getting lower product prices but higher shipping? Thanks!

    I want to know if you finally order online and if you have choose a Canadian site or a US? What's the more interesting for you?

    Tks.
  • plunkybugplunkybug Posts: 2,526Registered Users
    C.G wrote: »
    plunkybug wrote: »
    I finally got a Visa gift card, so I can order online. Which is better...ordering from a Canadian site like Honey Fig and paying higher product prices but lower shipping, or from a US site like Curl Mart or AveYou and getting lower product prices but higher shipping? Thanks!

    I want to know if you finally order online and if you have choose a Canadian site or a US? What's the more interesting for you?

    Tks.

    I haven't yet. But due to the extra cost in converting and the related fees, I might just stick with ordering in Canada. I'm not sure yet though.


    Lady Caiside, Noble Lushetarian and Wavy Wayfarer of Mugglswick, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

    2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

    Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

    Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showpost.php?p=1252125&postcount=59

  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    It depends on the products you're looking for. I find that a lot of the good curly products are on US sites. The CDN/US exchange rate is pretty good right so the prices should be pretty close to par. I don't know about shipping though. I don't know if that will be an added expense.

    What are good canadian hair shopping sites anyway? All I know is well.ca is similar to drugstore.com
  • beautifulsoul06beautifulsoul06 Posts: 43Registered Users
    www.haircues.ca! Check it out! Reasonable prices and pretty fast shipping through Canada post. Shipping prices depend on how much you order.
    Last relaxer: November 28 2009 :happy4:
    BC'ed: February 25 2010
    A very thick head of tight coils and curls/ 4a
    Co Wash: Suave Naturals, V05
    Leave-in: KCNT
    Stylers: KCCC
    Pomades: KCGP

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