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17 Moments You Have As A Canadian Shopping At An American Online Store

Custom fees are the bane of our existence.

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1. When you find something amazing and are feeling a little smug because no one else will have it.

2. When you get prematurely excited over the advertised “free shipping".

Free shipping!? I LOVE free shipping!
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Free shipping!? I LOVE free shipping!

And then you click on 'shipping' and this pops up.

Soul crushed.
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Soul crushed.

3. When you experience this moment of terror: “Do they even ship to Canada?!”

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4. When you say a silent prayer while reading the shipping information.

5. When you feel irrationally elated that they do, in fact, ship to Canada.

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THEY DO!

6. When your elation is replaced by shock and horror as you see the international shipping costs.

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7. And then when you come to terms with the fact that the shipping cost is basically the same price as the thing you're buying.

8. When you decide that this singular item is going to make you feel like this, so you’re getting it anyway.

9. When you struggle to figure out your size, so you just choose the size based on how many cupcakes you’ve eaten that week.

10. When you read the tiny print that says: “No international exchanges".

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11. And when the decision of the size has now become the most important decision of your life.

12. When you checkout and have a tiny moment of hope looking at the total.

Then you realize it’s in American USD.
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Then you realize it’s in American USD.

13. When you know you’ve gone too far to turn back so you close your eyes and click 'checkout'.

14. When you wait three weeks for your package to arrive.

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Literally three weeks.

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15. When you’re too excited that your package is finally here but then the deliverer demands $25 in custom fees.

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Guess I should have expected that.

16. When the item doesn't fit.

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The worst thing that's ever happened.

17. And finally, when you post your item for sale on Kijiji.

And what do you do with the money? Start the whole online shopping process over again.
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And what do you do with the money? Start the whole online shopping process over again.