@Heyward43 Thanks much for the offer, H. I just may take you up on it.
There is no issue with USPS. However, if US companies insist on using couriers to send goods to Canada, it frequently means that the costs get crazy. The shipper does not see this. When the shipment arrives in Canada, the courier will add a “brokerage charge” onto the original shipping cost. This charge generally is around $40. It does not matter that the charge can be much more than the value of the goods. USPS and then Canada Post charge $10 for clearing customs.
I had good email exchanges with Mark at Elaire when I was asking for details on collets. However, as soon as I asked about shipping, he stopped communicating. I have sent emails and left voicemails. None have been replied to. It seems to me that Elaire is not interested in Canadian business. This is not altogether unusual. It is disappointing, though.
I am looking for a 6mm collet and the only sources that I have found are in Europe or Australia. As you can imagine, their shipping costs are very high - tripling the cost of the collet. It’s not the end of the world, but it is frustrating.