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[The Brick] Samsung 55 KS-8000 -

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[The Brick] Samsung 55 KS-8000 -

Hey all,

Sorry if I didn't get the formatting correct.

This seems like a fairly warm/hot deal for the TV. I've had my eye on the Vizio P55-C1 for a while, which is currently priced at $1799.99 at Costco. I don't think my viewing angle will be too extreme, so I don't mind the IPS display.

Due to...aesthetic objections (i.e. the wife's), I may be relegated to no greater than 50" - in which case I'd likely go for the Vizio P50-C1 (but isn't 120hz).

But seeing the S8000 at that pricepoint seems pretty hard to resist...

Edit: Link to The Brick flyer
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This is great for anyone who has a brick, but people in Toronto can fare better at hifi city at dufferin mall

I believe the KS 8000 will be $1699
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This is a smoking hot deal. I may have to pick this up.
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why would you pick it up from the brick when you can get it at pretty much every other electronic store in canada. it pales still in comparison to the US where you can get it for 997.99, so at your door you're looking at $1500-1600
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amplified wrote:
Dec 20th, 2016 12:55 pm
...it pales still in comparison to the US where you can get it for 997.99, so at your door you're looking at $1500-1600
I've never ordered from the US before. I'm assuming your $1500-$1600 includes any duties or tarriffs and whatnot upon entry?

Are there any calculators for figuring out the total cost to import?
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uberbaumer wrote:
Dec 20th, 2016 1:03 pm
I've never ordered from the US before. I'm assuming your $1500-$1600 includes any duties or tarriffs and whatnot upon entry?

Are there any calculators for figuring out the total cost to import?
Go to Bhphotovideo(dot)com it shows all inclusive price at checkout...2 things you need to be wary of 1) Samsung Canada doesn't honor warranties for products purchased outside Canada 2) You can purchase a Square Trade warranty from BHphotovideo website which covers US and Canada ... people were a bit skeptical about the logistics of coverage etc. in Canada ...
I purchased my KS8000 from HiFi City Dufferin Mall for $1750 all in
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its $1850 CDN all in for everything ( taxes, 99$ shipping fee $109 USD 3 years warranty).



Still better than any Canadian deals
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sghgigi wrote:
Dec 20th, 2016 2:18 pm
its $1850 CDN all in for everything ( taxes, 99$ shipping fee $109 USD 3 years warranty).

Still better than any Canadian deals
If you buy it at the Brick (or any other Canadian retailer) for $1799.99 + 13% = $2033.98 OR $1850 from the US. That's only $183.98 difference.

Is it worth going the hassle of ordering and shipping from the US (with the potential of damage)? Some whould say yes and some would say no.
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uberbaumer wrote:
Dec 20th, 2016 1:03 pm
I've never ordered from the US before. I'm assuming your $1500-$1600 includes any duties or tarriffs and whatnot upon entry?

Are there any calculators for figuring out the total cost to import?
Assuming this is a TV made outside of Canada/USA/Mexico, it would be 13% tax + 5% duty = +18% total.
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doraemon wrote:
Dec 20th, 2016 2:56 pm
Assuming this is a TV made outside of Canada/USA/Mexico, it would be 13% tax + 5% duty = +18% total.
According to B&H, it's covered under NAFTA, so no duty.
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Anyone know if this tv can run kodi?
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Snoopygis wrote:
Dec 20th, 2016 3:04 pm
According to B&H, it's covered under NAFTA, so no duty.
It is only duty free if the TV is made in North America (Canada/USA/Mexico). I would double check with B&H to make sure it is made in North America. I bought the Samsung KS8000 (my specific unit was made in Asia) at the beginning of December (not from B&H) and the CBSA officer confirmed that it is 13% for tax and 5% for duty.
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Cheaper to buy it in the US, if you're close to the border. Best Buy has it for $999 US. Even with tax and exchange rate you'd still be saving almost $500.
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doraemon wrote:
Dec 20th, 2016 3:15 pm
It is only duty free if the TV is made in North America (Canada/USA/Mexico). I would double check with B&H to make sure it is made in North America. I bought the Samsung KS8000 (my specific unit was made in Asia) at the beginning of December (not from B&H) and the CBSA officer confirmed that it is 13% for tax and 5% for duty.
Good point, but this is from the B&H website:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... smart.html

NAFTA Qualified: Ships duty-free to Canada or Mexico, but [GST/HST] or [VAT/IVA] taxes still apply.

I even went so far as to add it to the cart and got to the end (before finalizing the order) and it calculated the shipping and taxes and said duty was $0.
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