undeadfred wrote: ↑Oct 6th, 2008 8:40 pm(-) Shipping/Tax Costs
It seems to me that 98% of the problem is here. They're charging tax in every province, and the shipping charges are pretty high. I have to re-ship Newegg.com products anyway, so it's not a huge price difference for me, but I do hope they provide some new options soon for everyone in Canada, and I hope people here are willing to give them a second chance if they do.
its required they charge tax to everyone. If they didn't do it that way, not only would the tax be assessed on delivery but the brokerage fee to collect it would too. Its cheaper for the few like newegg that do it that way.
"I am quite sure the reason that the prices are rising is our crap cdn dollar. I think the canadian site is directly tied to the us one and there is direct conversion of prices based on our dollar.'
Yes, prices are rising at the same rate the effective CDN$ price would rise by purchasing at a USA retailer quoting in $US. The fall in the CDN$ over the past week has been unprecedented in history. There are a lof of unprecedented things happening in financial markets these days.