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rant: USA vs CAD shopping Canada is messed!

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Aug 22, 2006
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I've never understood the local business argument.
There's no reason said local business can't sell online too. Why not capture an additional 30M customers. Or 300M if you ship to the US.
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Mar 23, 2003
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Hamilton
nabiul wrote: This particular company has both american and canadian locations so americans aren't getting stuff shipped from ottawa for sure.

http://www.primechoiceautoparts.ca/LAND ... parts.aspx

We do get a royal screw job from every which way though because of massive monopolies that rule our market. Paying $70 a month for internet that is on par with third world nations multiply that by however many cell phones and landlines you got.

I ordered it like a USA customer to my USA address.

It was shipped from Ottawa On, to my USA address.

So ya, they are shipping from Canada to the USA for significantly less, after conversion and all.

On a side note, it is now on sale on their Canadian site (wasn't last week)

It is STILL significantly cheaper in the USA after conversion and all. LOL.. nice eh?
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Apr 7, 2012
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Toronto
price is same on .com and on .ca (regular price after factoring in conversion)
it just happens to be on sale on .com
i go get we get screwed but in this case its just a matter of timing.
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Dec 1, 2003
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Ottawa
Off topic: I am not sure if you're just showing as example.

Unless you're not planning to keep the vehicle for long, I wouldn't buy primechoice auto parts; specially safety components. Read the reviews online. Go to rockauto and buy it from there (even with our bad CAD).
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Sep 22, 2009
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Toronto
Consumers in Canada are sheep and retailers know it. Whine but pay inflated prices.

Smart shoppers ALWAYS buy in US and drive across to get it.

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