Actually, shipping from Canada to USA (and visa versa) isn't that much more expensive. It's like $2-5 extra. Sometimes it's cheaper! For example... I sent a small box to a province over in Canada, cost me $17. I sent a medium sized box to Tenn, USA and it cost me the same price. Not only was it the same price but the box was twice as larger to USA lol But, getting live plants across the boarder is not easy. I have extra java moss too! Darn it!
I guess it's probably just that shipping from the US to Canada is pricey and that shipping within Canada itself is a bit pricier than it is in the US. It's insanely expensive for me to ship things to my friend up in Winnipeg. At the same time, I can ship a small flat rate priority box (guaranteed quick delivery, 3 days at most to pretty much anywhere in the US) for $5.35.
What's with all the spare moss in Canada, huh? lol
I'll keep on waiting then. It seems like I'll have loads of offers in a couple months, haha.
Interesting. It's possible they're losing some money on shipping and/or shipping it via a method that if it doesn't get there your screwed because there'd be no way to track it down. Even the cheapest, least secure method of shipping to Canada has always been a couple bucks more than the same sized box to somewhere in the US in my experience, even things as small as padded envelopes.
And I and aweful case of impatience. When I decide I want something out, then out it goes. I really need to think about finding new homes for plants. I just dumped a ton of Rotala and many small Amazon swords. My tank is bursting at the seems and I keep having to downsize it. I am thinking of redoing my smaller tank with cutting. Maybe I will find the patience to see if anyone wants any of the remaining plants.
Please let us know next time you have extras, I would like some new plants, and cant seem to find good healthy stock in my area either. You could have your own side business going haha
Thank you for the suggestion & the reminder about light needs. I'm not in any major hurry to get any of these plants, so I'll just wait and see what turns up here most likely. I will keep the plantedtank.net forums as an idea though. I already lurk there quite a bit, just for the good information!