Originally Posted by tradernick
As I said, I haven't had too many problems getting guys to ship to Canada and I believe that this seller was probably burned badly by some Canadians in the past, thus his intransigence.
FWIW, I think this is the part of this entire thread that is continuing to give everyone pause.
You may have had the best of intentions, but continually calling the seller intransigent is a slight to the seller. I'm sure you are going to reply that you simply mean he is uncompromising, but the clear connotation is that is he stubborn and unreasonable, and I'm just not seeing that.
I've had this conversation with other forum members in PM, but I will frankly say that I'm generally not interested in shipping internationally, and this thread has done nothing to change my mind. I have no interest in alienating potential customers (and frankly, I've never met a Canadian that I didn't like). At the end of the day, though, this isn't my profession; buying and selling is something that I do in my spare time. Casually dropping something off to be mailed domestically takes no time; hassling with customs forms and/or lying on value declarations is a different animal, and I certainly don't fault those who don't want to deal with it.
Just my $.02; hope you are able to work out a reasonable accommodation in your situation.