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Shop.ca files for bankruptcy

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  • Aug 28th, 2016 6:43 pm
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Nov 4, 2008
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$50 Vita, $15 laser printer, $80 Audio technica M50s, $300 GTX970. Good times lol
When given enough time, all threads on RFD can and will go off on a tangent.
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Sep 2, 2007
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i was able to learn guitar solely because of that site. got a very cheap squier and a noname acoustic from them. not to mention a $20 2DS.

2012/2013 was the last time i remember a lot of exploitable promos every month (make infinite accounts for stackable $5 credits)... online retailers have smartened up a lot since then.
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Apr 10, 2011
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Another boywonder who thought he would "revolutionize" the way Canadians shop.

I only bought twice from them and ONLY because it was heavily discounted AND there was a 20% Ebates return.

Otherwise nothing could be bought from those outrageously inflated prices.

Good riddance!

"Shop.ca argues that one of the most attractive opportunities for investors is the company’s $70 million in net operating losses that could be used as a tax benefit."

So "Jo Tax Payer" is the real sucker in this matter.
The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten. - Benjamin Franklin
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Oct 1, 2008
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Ottawa
[QUOTE]Shop.ca argues that one of the most attractive opportunities for investors is the company’s $70 million in net operating losses that could be used as a tax benefit.[/QUOTE]

Interesting way of promoting a sale.

After Beyond the Rack earlier this year, another one bites the dust.
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Aug 23, 2003
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I'm surprised they lasted this long.
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Dec 12, 2014
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This explains why they went full on silent since beginning of 2016.

You were fun for all your faults, Shop.ca
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Jun 7, 2008
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lasted longer than i expected.
DIdn't buy anything after they stopped all those giveaways
Current KOODO and FIDO customer😎
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Aug 3, 2014
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Burning hot!!! Just ordered 10 shop.ca's
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Dec 15, 2004
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That's a great domain name though,
wonder if Amazon will take it.
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Nov 25, 2015
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Arva, ON
I would check them out almost every time I needed to buy something online, but either they didn't have it (most cases) or they weren't even close to being cost competitive. Sorry to see another competitor go though.
Deal Guru
Oct 30, 2006
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Wrong forum but worth it for the visibility.

Basing your entire operation on a segment of coupon/code stackers is not a recipe for success.
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Oct 20, 2013
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Dundas, ON
Shout out to them for allowing thier coupons to be used over and over and on videogames.
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Jun 28, 2009
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toronto
Their categories and product tagging were crap from day 1 and never changed; prices were more expensive than most place and selection was poor. I had high hopes but that faded quickly.

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