GamesForCanada.com (GFC) - Friendly Package Forwarding Service for Canada & The World
Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:19 AM
For those of you who placed orders from 01/27-01/28 just realize that there's a good chance we'll have to use part or all of your shipping buffer and/or invoice you for any difference, due to the new USPS pricing. we've gone ahead now and updated the site to reflect the new prices. We'll be adding: Australia, Israel, and others tomorrow. Thanks again for everything ^_^.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:55 PM
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:15 PM
Everything arrived on Tuesday, however I was finally able to pick it up on Friday. I got slapped with a $25 import tax but I'm glad everything has arrived.
I lost track of how much I ordered from you. Are these 3 items below the only ones left?
-Top Gear Hyperbike
-Star Soldier Vanishing Earth
-Fighter's Destiny 2
Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:58 AM
Just wanted to let you all know that while I survived the blizzard, it did set me back a couple of days. The roads should be cleared mostly tomorrow though and I believe our UPS store will be open as well so I'll be picking up the newest PF orders and processing remaining DR orders as well. Also, I'm manually updating 2500+ orders into an updated database which will streamline 5 years of orders into a single system. This will keep our records uniform and will ease tax and record keeping in the future, so we have a lot on our plates.
Also, I'm happy to say that 2012 was our FIRST year that we came out profitable Took a while, but we did it ^_^ Thanks for all of your support, we literally couldn't have done it without you! Here's hoping that 2013 meets and exceeds our past efforts ^_^.
Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:23 AM
Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:34 PM
In the meantime, we'll be listing a TON of used video games, electronics and other items on our eBay store (mostly 5-7 day auctions) so be sure to check that out. The more we can sell now, the less we'll have to physically move to our new offices next month. Thanks again and keep an eye out for lots of updates coming soon to GFC ^_^.
Posted 17 March 2013 - 02:34 AM
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 05:07 PM
As a lot of you who follow this forum know, we're going to be doing a lot of big things over the next two months, so we'll be temporarily shutting down our services. We're moving our office to another building across town (and we only have a week to move EVERYTHING we own pretty much) and in April we'll be out of the country for one month. So during this time please note the following:
Direct Requests Closing 03/18/2013 - Today will be the last day that we'll be accepting Direct Requests. The reason for this is that we are moving our mailing address soon and we don't want to miss any packages. In theory the Post Office will forward packages to our new place, but by the time this happens we'll likely be on our trip. So better to cut off orders ASAP.
Package Forwarding Closing 03/22/2013 - For GFC Premium Members, you can still place Package Forwarding orders until this upcoming Friday. This should give you enough time to put your order in, have it received at our pickup store and have us send it to you before we leave. Keep in mind that if your GFC Premium expires after the 22nd, we'll be extending the expiration date two months later to make up for our down time. Sorry for the inconvenience, but doing all of this will make the site improve incredibly and it's a necessary step.
All current orders will be processed continually until 04/15/2013. Any pre-ordered items that are not received by this time will be delayed until mid May when we get back. We have received the majority of existing items and should have the rest in very soon. Our next UPS pickup will be next week and we hope to have all current orders received. As usual, we'll be updating our GYROS page in semi-real time and we'll let you know of all the changes as they come.
During the time that I'll be out of the country, I'll have my computer with me and will be working on a lot of new coding. The site will remain largely the same but with more security features added and a more streamlined approach to the actual ordering process. It's a long time coming, but having some down time will definitely help.
GFC will fully return June 1st, 2013 (seems like a long time...but it'll go fast). In the meantime we'll be shipping out orders, packing up our belongings and listing on eBay many things to help downsize. See you guys soon!
Posted 20 March 2013 - 04:45 PM
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 02:31 PM
I was looking at USunlocked.com but I don't like the idea of having to email them a copy of my passport as proof of ID. Plus I'd rather give my money to you.
Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:04 PM
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Posted 22 May 2013 - 03:07 AM
Hey guys, I'm back in the USA and setting up our new office as we speak. I'm going to go ahead and re-open the GFC Online Store now for any of you who purchase iTunes Cards and such. I'm also sending our first ever newsletter using the MailChimp system which is pretty cool (you should have received an Email if you subscribed to our newsletter on the store site).
We'll be re-opening Direct Request and Package Forwarding services in June, so keep an eye on the site and in here and we'll be back before you know it. Thanks again for all of your support and talk to you very soon!
Posted 25 May 2013 - 11:18 PM
Posted 02 June 2013 - 01:02 AM
Long time no chat... I was wondering - do you still do eBay snipes? I couldn't find anything about it on the site and I was looking to snipe these 2 things (and if possible get them shipped to my new address in Blaine, WA).
Those are in order of the auction ending. I got no sniping software, and I'm trying to get them for around $200 max.
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Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:39 AM
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Posted 05 June 2013 - 10:07 PM
Tetsugen, Ducati only shipped the one bikini saying that they were unable to supply the other two. I still have the credit in your account if you'd like to purchase something else (doesn't have to be from Ducati), or we can refund you via Paypal. Let me know. Sorry for the inconvenience. They were on back order for so long, so that's always a possibility unfortunately with companies these days.
Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:48 AM
Goomba, few more questions before I proceed with an order for package forwarding
1) How much more expensive is Fedex compared to say USPS Priority? $10-20?
2) I suppose multiple quantities of the same items will also incur the $1 charge each?
3) Regarding your onhold policy, say if i ordered a package today and another package next week, if I ship them seperately with the first package first, will the 30days restart to the week i ordered the second package?
4) How long does it take for you to ship everything out once they've arrived. Did i read somewhere that it takes 10days?
Posted 07 June 2013 - 10:50 PM
Wow, really liking the new CAG look =) ... That being said, let me answer your questions Cruk:
1) FedEx is a lot more expensive (and more inconvenient) typically. Expect most shipments to cost about 50% more than USPS on average with the higher chance of brokerage charges. If you insist on not using USPS, I highly recommend UPS over FedEX.
2) Multiple items of the same variety will be charge $2.00 each item for non-premium members and $1.00 each for premium members. The only exceptions are multipaks and things of that nature. It'll be at our discretion though
3) We can hold items up to 30 days at no charge. After that we charge per item on a weekly basis. We may be able to make an exception for you if the time is close, but typically we do not refresh the time period for multiple items (we have limited storage space so we try to ship items out as soon as we can). Like I said though, we can work with you if it's not a long period you're talking about.
4) We say 10 days just to be safe but realistically DR orders are 1-2 days after we receive them (without holding item requests) and about 7 days for Package Forwarding. The reason PF orders take longer is that we have to drive almost an hour to our nearest UPS store, so we only go one or two times a week on average.
If you have any other questions let me know. Looking forward to doing business with you ^_^. Thanks!
Posted 08 June 2013 - 11:18 PM
** GFC Reward Store Update **
** GFC Reward Store Update **
Just wanted to let you know guys where I am with this and what my idea is with the new rewards program. For the longest time I've had ways to earn SCC's (Service Charge Credits) and while that's all fine and good, I've always wanted to have a rewards program for physical items. I didn't have a real way to implement this before because there was no way to store credits (Canuck Bucks) on the site...well that's going to change very soon (early July).
My idea is this: I have a TON of video games, posters, anime, DVDs, Blu-Rays etc. that I've been saving for personal use and for rewards over the years and now I'm going to offer them in the GFC Reward Store. I can add a lot of really cool items (some with little monetary value) and add them to the site to give away for points. If you have enough points you can get the rewards for free, or if you want you'll have the option to buy them for cash or any combination of points/cash. All rewards/prizes will have free shipping when shipped with an existing GFC Direct Request/Package Forwarding order. This means you can get all sorts of bonus goodies with your orders.
I'm building the core site for this as we speak and I already have a BETA version working that will load an item from my database, load the photos for it and add a link to purchase. At the moment the purchase link doesn't exist (that's the next step) but it's nice to know that we're one step closer to a working reward store =). Once I have all the code finished and working then I'll load a link on the site for you to check it out. After a little while we'll convert the entire GFC store to this new format and we'll finally have a unified GFC site for the first time in 5 years. More on this to come ^_^ I think you guys will like it!
Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:42 PM
** GFC Updates **
Just to let you guys know, I'll be doing some behind-the-scenes Reward updates all week. If you go to GFC and it gives you an error message or is generally acting weird, now you'll know why. If you do run into any issues please let me know, because I'm doing a significant amount of coding to make this work and I don't want to break anything accidentally. Thanks again for all of your ongoing support =) This is the biggest update to the site since the addition of Package Forwarding ^_^.
Posted 13 June 2013 - 08:46 PM
Hi Goomba, I have a question about something. I'd like to order some manuals from an online store that are priced at $2.49 each. These manuals are being sold separately, they are not in lots. Are these manuals going to each count for the $2 service charge?
Also, the Direct Request page, is that supposed to be working? I just get the whole "GFC Will Be Down Until June 1st, 2013..." message.
Posted 15 June 2013 - 12:27 AM
Hi Capsuledragon, Yes they will have a $2.00 charge each if they're not a Lot and you're using the DR Service, but if you are forwarding them to me or if you're a GFC Premium Member so it'd be $1.00 each.
Direct Request service is back online now. I had to temporarily shut it down while uploading a big chunk of new code (didn't want new orders to be placed in that time). Sorry for the confusion ^_^. Thanks!
** Quick Update **
I'm about 70% done with the Rewards Store coding now. All I have to do is add in some security and verification steps and then I'll be ready to start loading the database with items to give away. The first week of July is when the BETA will officially launch, so more on this in the next few weeks. Thanks again!