Welcome to the Buymusic.ca Blog

Greetings fellow music consumers and welcome to the buymusic.ca blog.

Here you will find various information relating to the purchase of music online and by mail, as well as sheet music, music instruments and memorabilia.

I will also be posting various commentaries and reviews in regards to these services and various related issues.

To begin either click on an option in the menu to your left, which features various source listings, or scroll down for my blog entries.

Enjoy.

72-Hour Strike Notice Issued

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has issued a 72-Hour Strike notice. And alternative delivery methods have been made available by many online retailers like Amazon.ca, chapters.indigo.ca and Newegg.ca.

These retailers may have their own delivery services or will offer customers the choice to pick up their orders at a local retailer or Canada Post outlet. Please consult your retailer for details.

Rotating strikes are scheduled to begin Monday morning, October 22, 2018, at 00:01 if the negotiations fail.

Upcoming Changes For Postal Imports From States

Negotiations in-between Canada and the United States has resulted in the doubling of the de minimis threshold to $40.

This means shipments valued under $40 dollars that originate from the states will not be subject to duties or taxes, with another provision calling for duties to be added only to shipments valued at above $150.

Additional details will be added to this entry asap.


Postal Strike Talks This Weekend

Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers will be in meetings this weekend to avert a possible postal strike.

Dunrobin/Gatineau Tornado

To help the victims of the Ottawa-Gatineau Tornado you may donate to the Red Cross at 1-800-418-1111 or online by clicking here. A GoFundMe campaign has also been set up by the Ottawa Senators Foundation, which can be reached by clicking here.

Postal Strike Imminent?

Several banking institutions and internet providers have issued warnings about the possibility of a postal strike. And online retailers like Amazon.ca, chapters.indigo.ca and Newegg.ca, are readying alternative shipping methods for their clients.

I believe all three retailers have a shipping option to deliver parcels to your local post office and some retailers also deliver to their stores. But many retailers have their own courier services so keep an eye on their sites and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers site for details.

Once You Know, You Newegg

Canada Post Strike?

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers have voted for job action if no agreements are reached by Sept. 26. I will keep an eye on the situation and will update this page asap.