Are Canadian retailers "Brooklyn scumbags" too??

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by RichA, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    The Canadian dollar is worth about $0.87 of the American. The Canadian
    price for this card is $129 plus tax, so $148.00 in total.

    http://www.henrys.com/...
    ....epartmentId=10404&itemID=170903&categoryId=10954

    Meanwhile, the American price is around $55.00 so even converted to
    Can. with Can tax added, it comes out to only $72.00.

    http://www.pricegrabber.com/... .../search=sandisk%20extreme%20III
    %20sd

    So, camera pricing is almost on par, but it seems accessory pricing is
    WAY out of line in some cases.
     
    RichA, Apr 29, 2007
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  2. RichA

    Celcius Guest

    As usual, Rich, you have nothing to say and you resort to sensationalism ;-(
    First: What card are you talking about? CF? XD? SD? etc... I gig? 2gig?,
    etc. What speed?
    Second: Give us the link: http://tinyurl.com/2mw9kn
    Let us judge by ourselves without resorting to "cry wolf" tactics.
    In general, you're right in saying we pay more for mem cards in Canada than
    in USA, but this is equally true at different stores, including Costco!
    Why hone in on one particular store? I see the same thing at Vistek:
    http://www.vistek.ca/camerastore/MemoryCards.aspx or
    http://tinyurl.com/2tt844
    Really, you must have an empty life..... sigh
    Marcel
     
    Celcius, Apr 29, 2007
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  3. RichA

    RichA Guest

    2gig, Extreme III SD cards from Sandisk.
    The only cards that are cheap in Canada are "no names" that don't
    specify things like speed.
    No, just pointing out why you can still get taken when you buy in
    Canada, despite progress made at being at parity with U.S. pricing.
    20 years ago, everything in Canada was 100% more costly than in the
    U.S. Thanks to competition from across the border, the internet, this
    is no longer the case with some things. However, you have to be aware
    as things like cars (which are difficult to buy cross border) are
    still way more expensive in Canada.
    Some Canadian retailers still operate under the "European" idea of
    selling a little for a lot, instead of selling a lot for a little. No
    point in letting someone get a good deal on a camera then get hammered
    by accessory costs.
     
    RichA, Apr 29, 2007
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  4. its been working for game system manufacturers like sony, the original PS
    never made a cent on sales but they made up for it with extortionate game
    prices, so did Nintendo with some consoles, the dreamcast they never made
    a profit on the consoles and barely broke even on the games!

    ok I know thats not camera's.. but its the same logic..

    and that was globally, not just European?

    Loopy
     
    loopy livernose, Apr 30, 2007
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  5. So stop replying to him then it'll be even more empty, eh?

    Doc
     
    Dr Hfuhruhurr, Apr 30, 2007
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