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Old 12-17-2012, 12:05 PM   #1
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Unhappy living in Canada

I have been following the treads for so long and you all have been incredibly helpful. My boy, Cora is 6 months old now and I would like to invest in a Chris Christensen buttercomb so many of you raved about. Comb itself is expensive but it sounds like it is more than worth the price. I have a problemwith the shipment however. I live in Canada, in Toronto area. There is a dealer of the product, which charges almost double as much for the combs. I went to Cherrybrooks site, they don't ship to Canada. Chris Christensen itself charges 36 dollars for shipment only. Amazon had cancelled my orders three times in a row due to miscalculation on their part (I was trying to purchase a grooming arm that time - 3 times! seriously. how many times can you miscalculate).I even went to woofstuck hoping that Christensen products might be sold there. So here I am, I guess hoping someone to say, don't worry, those combs are not that good anyways.
Thank you in advance for your help,
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:28 PM   #2
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Found #1 All systems comb in Ren's Pet Depot. That one is also quite expensive. Is it comparable?
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:31 PM   #3
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I ordered from a place in Chilliwack, BC and the Chris Christensen combs are definitely worth it.

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Old 12-17-2012, 12:56 PM   #4
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they are charging $13 instead of $36 plus customs!!! Very promising. Thanks Tracy.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:17 PM   #5
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You're more than welcome.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:15 PM   #6
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That sounds much better. Why is shipping so darn expensive to Canada?
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:52 PM   #7
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Ordered my butercomb and added a millers forge nail clipper to the basket. cannot wait
I don't know why it is so expensive to ship to Canada but it is not the only cost. I once ordered two necklaces from antropologie. 155 in total it costed. I paid 20 for shipment, 27 for duty, 24 for HST and 8.5 for handling fee. Nope, I was not having fun receiving my order.
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:32 PM   #8
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i would wait until you are travelling to the states; you can have them shipped to your american hotel and the hotel will hold them for you. I've done this many times without a problem.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:45 PM   #9
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received my buttercomb today. I was a littel disappointed to see an ordinary looking comb. But then, I used it! With every stroke, it caught a mat I was so proud of my grooming techniques - where did all these mats come from? Cora was OK with it during our grooming session which is also surprising. Needles to say, I am a believer. So glad I got it. Thanks again.
Now my grooming set is taking shape. Following another suggestion in this forum, I baught a red Madan comb. It is amazing! I would dare anyone not to cuddle my puppy after a 2 minute brush. Oh, I cannot put him down. I got it from http://www.toplinepet.com/ Both the brush and the shipment costs were quite reasonable.
Last but not least, Cora got a new grooming table. I had the grooming arm from before. Then I found a $25 laptop table from IKEA.
I am in business!
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Are things any better (cheaper) if you ask one of us from the States to buy it for you and ship it from our home to yours? If so, I'd be happy to help out a Canadian!!
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