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About MikeSafari

  • Birthday 09/30/1987

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    Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

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    Baseball Ontario (MNBA, MBA, COBA)
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  1. Another casualty in trade war

    I'm not actually convinced that this is because of the new tariffs. More likely is that they used a different shipping company who charged brokerage and duties/taxes. In my experience, shipping cross-border with USPS gives you the least hassle, while DHL, UPS, FedEx, and the like will all charge $10-$20 in brokerage fees on top of the HST and whatever duties are assessed. I haven't noticed any changes in bringing stuff across the border recently, though I am going down to Buffalo to pick up some stuff at a warehouse next month, so that'll be the real litmus test for me.
  2. Brand New NEW BALANCE 460 V3 LO CUT Plate Shoes

    Have you tried insoles? Double-socking it seems like a recipe for blisters, but thick insoles work well for making a shoe wear a bit smaller.
  3. WTB black plate coat

    Yeah, so I gotta get it sooner rather than later!
  4. WTB black plate coat

    I'm considering the Honig's coat... Does anyone have one handy to check something for me? What's the country of manufacture? If it's the US, I might jump on it because it'll come across the border duty-free
  5. Well there's something you don't see every day. https://mediadownloads.mlb.com/mlbam/mp4/2018/05/09/2024119083/1525884530102/asset_2500K.mp4
  6. ADAMS HV-hdx received today thru hibbetts ( PICS )

    It's not terrible, but again, #JustCanadianThings. It's a 30% markup right off the bat due to the currency, then duties and taxes at the border This is why I was so annoyed when UA and Hibbetts sold out, because I was gonna get it shipped to a warehouse across the border in Buffalo but without that, it became kind of moot. Sidenote: I cannot see this eBay listing at all. No matter what I search, I get zero results.
  7. ADAMS HV-hdx received today thru hibbetts ( PICS )

    And I don't even feel well-protected or comfortable! I spent the whole night shimmying it around my torso trying in vain to find a position where I got both comfort and protection. Jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez talk about capitalism. I'm not about to buy it for $165USD when it's ~$80 brand new. I'll wait.
  8. ADAMS HV-hdx received today thru hibbetts ( PICS )

    Where? I can't find anything. Much appreciated. I wore my old WVG on the diamond for the first time this year and was rudely reminded why I dislike it so much.
  9. ADAMS HV-hdx received today thru hibbetts ( PICS )

    This thing is more difficult to find than snow in the Sahara.
  10. Strange things happening in ARI @ LAD

    Nope. I mean, it's super weird and obviously the call was wrong, but jeez I've never seen that happen before.
  11. https://streamable.com/62f0n Post-game interview with Dyson: https://streamable.com/82l7v
  12. New Student-Ump

    Jesus, am I from rural Quebec? Nobody like's Labatt's Gimme some solid cider. Or bourbon. wait what were we talking about again
  13. New CP suggestions

    Correct. @wolfe_man, from their email to me: And that's from April 5th.
  14. New masks for old MLB umpires

    Ain't that the truth. I feel like I start buying when the US season is in full swing. Mine doesn't begin for another month yet, so by the time I'm looking, everyone else has bought the gear I want