I'm up in Canada on the west coast and I'm going to thin the herd, but rather than try to sell locally I'm considering braving it and maybe list some of my gear on the TB classifieds. The only hangup for me is, I've only ever purchased on here and Ebay, never sold. My concern is with brokerage, etc... I guess I just don't know how it works from this end. Canuck members... can you weigh in on this one for me? What has your experience been thus far sending items to the US? I've done OK receiving items from the states because often times the shipping is included in the price, but I've gotten around the brokerage by having the items sent to a freight forwarder. There's one which is located right beside the Victoria BC airport called Seawings. What would happen is I'd pick up paperwork from the Seawings office and walk across the parking lot to the customs office and pay the duty and taxes myself... a process Fed Ex and UPS charge a fortune for in some cases (in my opinion a total racket). I asked Seawings about the reverse process and there's quite a bit more involved, apparently. I suppose Fed Ex, UPS, etc would otherwise pick the item up from me and charge the end customer brokerage?