$27 is insane for shipping costs to Canada! I decided to save money and have mine shipped to a kinek point. Even after gas + toll + kinek pickup fee, I'm saving money.
Last time I shipped an envelope *same-day* (as in 6 hour service) to the US I paid $30 CDN. Typical shipping times for previous paxes have been 2-3 days, for which I pay $23 CDN ($10 less if no signature is requied).
Could the PAX organizers consider how they might improve on that fee? I should not be able to save money driving 2 hours each way to pick up my passes! :sad:
For other Canadians out there dealing with this, kinek (or any other similar service) is a good way to go. Or there's always will call, though I prefer passes in hand.
. Might want to call first to make sure the service won't get rid of an envelope size "package"!
Oh my Dayum
Oh my goodness
They goin' Ham
If you pick them up the day of, usually there isn't any line at all if you get there a little after 10am. Easy peasy.
Did will call for prime this year and never going back. Not having to stress about ticket delivery is best.
Prime: '10, '11, '12, '13, '14, '15
West: '16, '17
East: '14, '15, '16, '17
South: '15, '16, '17, '18
Trade me pins, yo: https://www.pinnypals.com/pals/Lazorz
Having said that, now that I am in Texas I found that badges last year shipped ridiculously close to the event. I think badges hit our mailbox on the Saturday or Monday before we drove to San Antonio on the Wednesday. At least international shipping arrived with time to spare.
Yup, it was available. I had a very bad experience the one time I used will call (nothing that was PAX's fault, more my idiot friend's fault) so I strongly prefer to have passes in hand.
I remember a couple of PAXes ago Canadians had a more moderate shipping option that didn't feel so gougy. I wish that were still available. Considering the vast majority of international PAX-goers are coming from Canada, and that PAX has done it before, it'd just be nice to see the option come back.