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Biotest Products in Canada

Hello Guys,

Just wondering if there a reputable place to buy Biotest products in Canada (Ontario), whether it be mail order, or a retail store.

I would like to get similar pricing to what is offered here.

There is only one place where I found some(very few) Biotest products, but the cost is more than double what is offered here, which makes buying any of these products impossible for me.

Ordering from T-Nation would be fine with the exception of the duty and taxes coming across the border, not to mention the extra shipping cost. All of these extra costs prevent me from purchasing these products (myself not being a millionaire)

Any insight would be appreciated.

Thanks

You can get some Biotest products from SNDCanada.com. I’ve ordered from there before, and I received my order 2-3 days later. You don’t have to worry about customs with them.

[quote]Ronsauce wrote:
You can get some Biotest products from SNDCanada.com. I’ve ordered from there before, and I received my order 2-3 days later. You don’t have to worry about customs with them.[/quote]

No, but their pricing is usually more than double what it is here. Ex, Surge: SND=$64.99, Popeyes=$64.99, Fitmass=$69.99 Biotest WEBSTORE=$32.99

To the OP, if you get a couple of friends together, it’s well worth it to just buy a big order from here. I did and only paid taxes, no duty. You would pay the GST/PST even if you bought here but you won’t find the pricing as good anywhere else compared to the Biotest store, especially in Canada.

You’ve had no problems with losing anything at customs? How long do you find you have to wait for your orders?

[quote]Ronsauce wrote:
You can get some Biotest products from SNDCanada.com. I’ve ordered from there before, and I received my order 2-3 days later. You don’t have to worry about customs with them.[/quote]

SNDCanada (Popeyes) prices are double (sometimes more) than what is priced here.

I cannot justify spending that kind of money on supplements,
(I’d rather spend the money on my kids!)

I have never seen any lower prices than this site.

I am just wondering if there was any BS while any of these products are going through customs.

Anyone order anything here who lives in Ontario?

[quote]MrZsasz wrote:
To the OP, if you get a couple of friends together, it’s well worth it to just buy a big order from here. I did and only paid taxes, no duty. You would pay the GST/PST even if you bought here but you won’t find the pricing as good anywhere else compared to the Biotest store, especially in Canada.[/quote]

I am wondering how easily the shipment arrived (without hassle).
How was the order shipped? UPS, USPS, Fedex?

[quote]ctownsend wrote:
SNDCanada (Popeyes) prices are double (sometimes more) than what is priced here.

I cannot justify spending that kind of money on supplements,
(I’d rather spend the money on my kids!)
[/quote]

Yeah, SND’s prices are occasionally better than taking the store-bought route, but they fail miserably with respect to the pricing of Biotest’s products.

Maybe it had to do with our dollar being pretty weak a while back, and they don’t really care to keep up to date with exchange rates?

What’s the cost of shipping to Ontario if ordering from the T-Nation store? I’m definitely interested in getting at least a couple tubs of Grow! if shipping isn’t too bad.

yah most places rape you on prices out here…
I just order to my buddies place across the border and pick it up myself

[quote]ctownsend wrote:
MrZsasz wrote:
To the OP, if you get a couple of friends together, it’s well worth it to just buy a big order from here. I did and only paid taxes, no duty. You would pay the GST/PST even if you bought here but you won’t find the pricing as good anywhere else compared to the Biotest store, especially in Canada.

I am wondering how easily the shipment arrived (without hassle).
How was the order shipped? UPS, USPS, Fedex?
[/quote]

USPS. I never order from UPS anymore. It’s blackmail to deal with them. For example, I ordered a $35 DVD from Elite and paid $14 UPS shipping. When it arrived, they wanted $47 more for “brokerage” costs.

The post office would have been cheaper and I wouldn’t have paid anything but that wasn’t an option. The only way I order UPS is if the company has in-house clearance. Then you pay the UPS rate and nothing more upon arrival.

Anyway enough ranting, the only thing you have to watch is if something is banned here. Then you are taking a chance. Like HOT-ROX.

I ordered 4 tubs of Surge and a few Power Drive. It arrived in about two weeks and I paid GST/PST on the value. Basically, with shipping and duty I was still greatly ahead than ordering domestic, especially given the exchange rate these days.

Does SND Canada sell anything comparable to Biotest products at a reasonable price?

[quote]MrZsasz wrote:
I never order from UPS anymore. It’s blackmail to deal with them. For example, I ordered a $35 DVD from Elite and paid $14 UPS shipping. When it arrived, they wanted $47 more for “brokerage” costs.

The post office would have been cheaper and I wouldn’t have paid anything but that wasn’t an option. The only way I order UPS is if the company has in-house clearance. Then you pay the UPS rate and nothing more upon arrival.[/quote]

You said it!

That is EXACTLY why I asked! Lots of US companies use UPS. Once they come into Canada they’ve got you by the balls!

You pay up to 3 times the price of the product in their BS brokerage crap!!

I ordered an IP phone handset for $14 US, and the brokerage costs were $65!. Never again.

I really want to order some Metabolic Drive, and some BCAA’s, and some other stuff. Just have to find a way.

Anyone has any experience ordering into Canada, please let me know.

I’ve ordered Spike, Power Drive, Grow and received Metabolic bars for free as part of a promotion at the time (which made the order a bit more cost effective)and shipped with USPS to Ontario, with no problems.

[quote]MrZsasz wrote:

USPS. I never order from UPS anymore. It’s blackmail to deal with them. For example, I ordered a $35 DVD from Elite and paid $14 UPS shipping. When it arrived, they wanted $47 more for “brokerage” costs.

The post office would have been cheaper and I wouldn’t have paid anything but that wasn’t an option. The only way I order UPS is if the company has in-house clearance. Then you pay the UPS rate and nothing more upon arrival.

Anyway enough ranting, the only thing you have to watch is if something is banned here. Then you are taking a chance. Like HOT-ROX.

I ordered 4 tubs of Surge and a few Power Drive. It arrived in about two weeks and I paid GST/PST on the value. Basically, with shipping and duty I was still greatly ahead than ordering domestic, especially given the exchange rate these days.[/quote]

So, you don’t pay brokerage costs with USPS? I’m just wondering because I’ve ordered a fair bit from the site but I just placed an order last week and I ended up paying something like $73 in shipping/handling/brokerage fees on a $109 order. Apparently fees go by weight so that’s how I got nailed with such a huge dollar amount this time. I won’t be doing that again.

On the bright side, I’ve ordered Spike many times in the past and they’ve never touched it. Not sure about HOT-ROX but you know you’re taking a chance before you order it too.