Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Examples of Canadians paying more despite our strong dollar

Submitted by Brad Follet
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Cars? What about everything else!

I purchased a Seadoo this summer in the US and saved over Cdn$3000 even after exchange and all duties. The sad part about it is that Seadoos are manufactured in Canada and are being sold in the US at a fraction of the cost here in Canada.

Yes, the exchange has been a small factor in the past, but the Canadian "gouge" factor is huge in comparison. Order a Kohler toilet here in Canada for over $1000 and wait 6 weeks for pickup or order it through the internet for $500 Cdn. (shipping and exchange included) and have it delivered to your door in two weeks. There are hundreds of examples of our gouging retailers here in Canada.

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