How to ship to Ogdensburg

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Mail order is often much cheaper to have it sent to Ogdensburg, New York rather than Ottawa. I’ve seen cases where the postage is twice as much just to ship it to Ottawa which is just an hour drive. Also some ebayers won’t ship outside USA.

To have your mail order shipped to Ogdensburg, simply address your package to:

{Your Name}
2981 Ford Street Extension
Ogdensburg, New York 13669

Verify if your package is received at http://trackogdensburg.com/. They also have a Web site at http://www.theupsstorelocal.com/2946/.

Once it has arrived, check with your friends before going in case they have stuff to pick up.

Program your GPS and the trip will take just a couple of hours. There will be a fee of $5/item when you pick up at the UPS Store. Also, there is a toll of $2.75US or $3.00CA each way.

You’ll also want to declare your goods when you cross back into Canada as they want to tax you on it.

I often stay for 48h so that I can have 400.00 of duty free (per person in car) brought back. It makes for a great excuse to drive down to New York City or a lot of other great things in Upstate New York.

My affair with cardboard

The model airplane project has really brought me closer to cardboard. For a start, my supplies come in cardboard boxes (for the most part). Here is a 2′ and 3′ order of balsa. Actually the large square box might be propellers, I can’t remember. 🙂

Much of this cardboard gets used for internal use. Here’s a box being used as a tote for local delivery in Ottawa. This box is surplus from when I moved a while back but you get the idea.

I also make a lot of things out of cardboard. For example, here is a glue holder.

Here’s a model airplane tote I made. I used it for carrying a model planes like a brief case.

I also get boxes from Grace Ottawa on Wednesday evening. That’s recycle night for the downtown Ottawa area (Bank street). This cardboard is cut and folded into boxes for mail order shipping.