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    Default Dominica Bay Rum Lime in Canada?

    Well, I haven't even received my razor yet, but I'm the kind of guy that likes to start off right!

    I am very interested in picking up a bottle of the Dominica Bay Rum Lime (and an alum block for that matter), but I can't seem to find a place in Canada that carries it, and the online places that carry it seem to be out or won't ship to Canada.

    Any help or leads for poor Rev. Newbie?

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    Which version are you talking about - the aftershave or the cologne? As far as I know the cologne version, which is the better of the two, is not imported anymore by anyone. I'd be delighted if it was. The aftershave version doesn't really smell like lime all that much and is extremely fleeting.

    Try to provide a link to it.

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    Alum you can get at GNC its call natural crystal deodorant.

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    elbonator: Sorry for the confusion. It was definitely the aftershave I was looking for - I don't mind it being fleeting at all. Classic usually has it, but they seem to be sold out.

    Doc: Thanks for the heads up... I THOUGHT that's what it was :-).

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    I've been looking a lot for aftershaves in the last days, seems like there's an imports restriction on products containing alcohol, that include aftershave with alcohol (this is RIDICULOUS).

    The only Canadian websites I know are MenEssentials and Fendrihan, but I don't think they have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cybrok View Post
    I've been looking a lot for aftershaves in the last days, seems like there's an imports restriction on products containing alcohol, that include aftershave with alcohol (this is RIDICULOUS).

    The only Canadian websites I know are MenEssentials and Fendrihan, but I don't think they have it.
    Naw, it ain't an import restriction but rather a zealot like adherence to international postal regulations by Customs Canada if they inspect the package. Alcohol is considered under international postal regulations to be hazardous goods and is prohibited from being placed in the mail. The fact that most countries now ignore that or have made accommodation's for it in their regulations, considering all the advancements in the transportation industry, this seems to have had little effect on our "Stand on guard for thee" customs officers.

    As for a solution, Vintage Blades LLC handles the issue by using UPS and a special import system to Canada. Vintage Blades bills you for the GST and shipping including a reduced amount for brokerage and in return UPS simply plunks the package on your doorstep, no ransom notes or anything else. The Gentlemans Shop in Hungerford, UK has a similar deal with FedEx or some such if I recall correctly as they had so many confiscations by Canada Customs that they had to cancel shipments of such products to Canada for a while.

    There are dealers in the US that will ship to Canada without specifically mentioning such products on the customs label but if the package is opened for inspection, such items will be removed and destroyed....

    So... there you go, we're up the creek and we're flat out of paddles. I have bent the ear of several higher up postal officials about this (I work for CPC) but their ears appear deaf to such concerns.

    Tryphon has a bunch of products I'd kill to get but I'm not risking having it shipped to Canada. I'll end up having it sent to a mail service just across the US border, as soon as the package arrives there, they give me a call in Winnipeg and I scoot down there (about a 1hr drive) and pick it up and carry it across the border myself paying the pst/gst as per normal. It's not worth it for a $10 bottle of aftershave but I plan to order a couple hundred dollars worth and spread the cheer a bit... might just have some shoes sent there as well, they are way cheaper across the border.

    Hope this helps.

    Christian
    "Aw nuts, now I can't remember what I forgot!" --- Kaptain "Champion of lost causes" Zero

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