Archive | April, 2010

Recommend a Kinek Point border location

So far we have locations in (listed from East to West): Calais, Maine Houlton, Maine Derby Line, Vermont Swanton, Vermont Champlain, New York Massena, New York Ogdensburg, New York Wellesley Island, New York Buffalo, New York, Niagara Falls, New York Detroit, Michigan Port Huron, Michigan Saul Ste. Marie, Michigan Pembina, North Dakota Oroville, Washington Blaine, […]

New Washington Location – Serving Kelowna and Osoyoos!

We’re excited to announce that we have set up a new border location to serve the cross border shopping needs of Canadians in Kelowna and Osoyoos. The new border Kinek Point is in Oroville, Washington and is open 7-days a week, so there is no need to worry about what day to head down to […]

Cross Border Basketball Shoes

To follow up on a comment left on our blog we thought we would look into the price differential on a pair of basketball shoes. I was thinking minimal savings at first since most pairs of shoes are not that expensive to begin with. What I learned was something completely different and after asking a […] is now iPhone friendly

Just a quick update everyone, our site is now iPhone compatible! This means it looks great even if you’re browsing on-the-go. While you can’t use our built in map to find border Kinek Points to ship to, you can read all our articles. We’ll be hard at work to release other new features in the […]

iPad international availability delayed….ship to the border instead!

Well, every Canadian that was waiting for the end of April to arrive so they could buy an Apple iPad is surely a bit frustrated today. Apple has announced that the iPad will no longer go on sale in late April due to “high demand” in the US market. Instead, they are delaying the Canadian […]

“My” Cross Border Savings: Sports equipment

Summer is fast approaching (never quite fast enough though) and with it, all sorts of summer activities and sports. Since I haven’t posted anything in a few days, I thought I’d let you know about a few items I had shipped to the US border for me to pick up, and another from a friend.

Canadian dollar hits par!

Well, if it hits the front page of the CBC it must be news right? Earlier this morning CBC reported that the Canadian dollarĀ momentarily reached par with the US dollar. I suspect border lines are going to be getting a bit longer in the coming months as Canadians cash in on great US prices.

Going on vacation to the United States? Have an online order waiting for you!

In our previous posts in the US Shipping Address section, we described how to ship US purchases to the border by using Kinek’s network of border Kinek Points. This practice allows Canadians to save money by ordering from US companies that won’t ship to Canada, or who charge far to much for Canadian shipping. In […]