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Lowes USA and Lowes CANADA - BIG PRICE DIFFERENCE

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azndoodle wrote:
Nov 2nd, 2015 11:46 pm
If it was on sale, having a promotional discount or an indication that this was a reduced price item I would have bought it. The item was priced at regular price according to lowes.ca website and at the store and I should be able to return in a reasonable time frame and purchase the same item at the same price; This indicates a misleading selling price representation. The second fold is the manager tries to bogus me with micro-economics and clearly their inventory didn't even budge.
What are you whining about? It's still cheaper than their competition. Prices can change at any time
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THOSE BASTARDS!!

You know, there are starving children in Africa who only have access to TWO tier shelving and can only DREAM of having THREE shelves! Be happy at any price!

Perhaps they saw you eyeing it and someone said "Hey Joe, we've got someone eyeing the shelving. Jack the price".

Or maybe since it's a new month, there's a new price. They were previously selling it for too low due to the exchange and decided that they should change it once the month is over for accounting purposes.

Wow. I'm snarky today. Apologies.

Still posting anyway.
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nagasadow wrote:
Dec 19th, 2011 1:19 am
also no warranty on it so you gotta drive it back to the states
Does everyone get banned from the US every time they come back with a big purchase?
Who cares if there's no warranty in Canada. Put it in the car on the way back to the US the next time you go down and arrange for warranty.
jason9945 wrote:
Dec 24th, 2011 12:50 pm
But what if 30% higher than the US price is still below their cost? Is that still unethical? :facepalm:
Yes. Identical products cost the same to manufacture.

If it's selling for $1 in the US and $1.30 in Canada (ignoring our crap FX) the product still costs $0.20 to make.
Sure there's differences in distribution and selling costs but those can be mitigated somewhat.
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You would be taxed on the canadian value though.

719 x1.32 is 941. So 13 percent tax is 122.33

So you are paying 1063$ for the dishwasher in the usa instead of 1127$ in Canada

So a $64 dollar difference. When you factor in the gas, the warranty issue and the hauling it is it really worth it?
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This is a 4 year old thread that someone bumped on a completely different issue.
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Even with the exchange it is still so much more in Canada.
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FieroAlex wrote:
Nov 3rd, 2015 5:07 pm
You would be taxed on the canadian value though.

719 x1.32 is 941. So 13 percent tax is 122.33

So you are paying 1063$ for the dishwasher in the usa instead of 1127$ in Canada

So a $64 dollar difference. When you factor in the gas, the warranty issue and the hauling it is it really worth it?
Actually, because this is a 2011 post, the cad dollar is almost equal to the usd. So he would be saving about 300$ including gas. Worth it.
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Bromeh wrote:
Nov 3rd, 2015 10:52 pm
Actually, because this is a 2011 post, the cad dollar is almost equal to the usd. So he would be saving about 300$ including gas. Worth it.
OMFG, I wasted time reading this and didn't even notice the date. Oops

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