Free Shipping Program
For a limited time, Great Hobbies is offering free shipping on all non-oversize parcels containing $99 or more in product to wherever this service is available in Canada.
- Parcels will be shipped via Canada Post Expedited Ground Service or a service of our choice.
- Non-oversize Parcels containing $99 or more in product will have the basic shipping charge waived.
- A parcel is considered oversize if it exceeds 48,000 cubic centimeters of volume.
- If the parcel is oversize we will pay the basic shipping rate for a parcel up to 48,000 cubic centimeters and the customer will be charged for the difference between 48,000 cubic centimeters and the actual volume of the parcel, known as the over size charge.
- If the parcel is longer than 1 meter in length, an over length fee of $25.00 will be charged.
- All parcels must carry insurance and will be charged at a rate of $1.98 per $100 in value of the parcel contents.
- Value of the product is the total invoice price of the product contained in the parcel and does not include applicable taxes.
- Expedited ground is not available
- to some remote destinations
- for dangerous goods
- for huge parcels exceeding 300cm length plus girth.
- We will contact you with rates if your parcel exceeds Expedited Ground specifications and does not qualify for our Free Shipping Program. If you are a remote destination, see Expedited Air below.
- This offer is available only in Canada.
Shipping Methods for Orders within Canada
Orders are shipped from our central shipping warehouse in Mississauga, and we generally ship orders by Canada Post. This allows us to ship to every address in the country, whereas most other couriers cannot. Also, Great Hobbies has a great rate with Canada Post.
Canada Post Expedited
Expedited is the most economical way to have your order shipped and is usually delivered within 4 to 7 business days to most centers within Canada.
When the value of goods you order is under $30.00 and will fit in a letter envelope (380x270x20mm, weighing less than 500g) we will ship it as such, and charged a flat rate of $9.00. Orders over $30.00 require insurance and must have tracking numbers, and are shipped as a parcel.
Canada Post Express Post
The Express Post service standard is usually 2 business day delivery to all major centers within Canada. Outlying areas may be slightly longer.
Canada Post Priority Courier
Priority Courier is usually next business day delivery to all major centers within Canada. Outlying areas may be slightly longer.
Shipping charges depend on the weight and size of the package being sent and the service chosen.
Additional charges that could apply:
Over length — A $25.00 Canada Post oversize fee will apply if package is over 1.0 meter (39") in length. This will include many R/C aircraft kits or Almost-Ready-to-Fly models.
Oversize — If a parcel is over 48,000 cubic centimeters in volume it is considered oversize. For any package over this volume, a charge equal to the difference between the cost of shipping the actual package and the cost of shipping a package of 48,000 cubic centimeters will be applied.
Insurance — All shipments must be insured. An insurance charge of $1.98 per hundred dollars, or part thereof, of order value will be applied to all orders shipped by Canada Post services.
Dangerous Goods — Fuel and other dangerous goods such as rocket engines, Li-Po batteries, and spray cans can only be shipped by courier and special charges apply. Please call for details.
Shipping Methods Other Than Canada Post
We also ship with Purolator and Fedex. Insurance charges and other fees will be dictated by the method chosen.
COD OrdersGreat Hobbies no longer ships parcels COD. All orders must be prepaid. Please refer to Payment options.
US Shipping Methods
For US orders, Great Hobbies provides shipment by Canada Post Xpresspost USA and FedEx Express Economy. We recommend FedEx Express Economy for the best shipping value. There may be limits on package size for US orders.
Additional charges that could apply:
Over length — A $25.00 oversize fee will apply if package is over 1.0 meter (39") in length. This will include many R/C aircraft kits or Almost-Ready-to-Fly models.
Insurance — All shipments must be insured. An insurance charge of $2.98 per hundred dollars of order value will be applied to all orders.
Duty, Taxes and Brokerage — Upon entrance into the US, your order may assessed by US Customs and applicable duties, brokerage and taxes may be charged. Great Hobbies has no way of knowing these fees in advance. You are responsible to contact your US Customs for more information.
We do not ship fuel and other dangerous goods such as rocket engines, Li-Po batteries, and spray cans outside of Canada.
We currently do not ship orders outside of North America.