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ekster
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reply to PX Eliezer70

Re: Gasoline Prices Below 99 Cents/Litre By Christmas

But you guys pay less for everything else, from food, to clothes, to tech. I'd love to switch all that just for heating oil!


Gone
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said by ekster:

But you guys pay less for everything else, from food, to clothes, to tech. I'd love to switch all that just for heating oil!

There are quite a few things that are more expensive over in the US than in Canada. "Tech" for example. Americans end up coming over here to buy TVs as there are much better deals to be found. Same with computers.

Some stuff in the US is cheaper, but unless you're shopping for specific items it ends up being a wash.


elwoodblues
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I was going to say TECH can be cheaper up here. It was cheaper to my Kingston FB Dimms from Amazon, drive to the border and pay CBI then buy it up here.


ekster
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reply to Gone
I never really looked at TVs, but electronics seem to be a lot cheaper on US websites whenever I look, even when adding shipping.


Gone
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said by elwoodblues:

I was going to say TECH can be cheaper up here. It was cheaper to my Kingston FB Dimms from Amazon, drive to the border and pay CBI then buy it up here.

Depends on the item. Some can be cheaper there, but not always, and often times it is nowhere even close to being a "lot" cheaper. A lot of times it's a wash, but TVs in particular are often cheaper in Canada, and when they're on sale the deals are greater.


elwoodblues
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That was worth my drive, but using TV's when I bought my Sharp TV about 4yrs ago, I found a place in NY city, it was cheaper (again) to drive down, pay the Duty (I called Canada Customs to inquire as to the rate) , then to buy it up here.

I ended up getting a really sweet deal from Vision Electronics out West they were cheaper then anyone in the GTA.
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vue666
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reply to ekster
said by ekster:

I never really looked at TVs, but electronics seem to be a lot cheaper on US websites whenever I look, even when adding shipping.

In early October I was in Bangor, Maine and TVs were a lot cheaper...


Gone
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said by vue666:

In early October I was in Bangor, Maine and TVs were a lot cheaper...

If you actually browse Best Buy in the US and Canada you'll see that it is nearly price parity, if not more expensive, for the same television in the US. They have the occasional sale, but the Canadians do too. They are by no means a "lot" cheaper than on the Canadian side unless you're buying on Black Friday.


vue666
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Did I mention Best Buy? Although I did purchase a 2TB Seagate Freeagent USB 3.0 external drive at Best Buy LOL...

I know Sams Club in Bangor had tvs at prices I can not get at Costco in HRM...


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reply to elwoodblues
said by elwoodblues:

I was going to say TECH can be cheaper up here. It was cheaper to my Kingston FB Dimms from Amazon, drive to the border and pay CBI then buy it up here.

When I was looking for a laptop for the kid, just an inexpensive one, $269 in Canada (best buy) with 3 GB of RAM, exact same unit in the USA, $279 with 2GB of RAM (only difference).

booze and milk is still a lot cheaper state side though.
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