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Old 11-15-2015, 12:41 PM   #21
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Son-in-law bought one from Amazon.com and shipped to US post box.
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Old 11-15-2015, 03:24 PM   #22
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Maybe we US citizens can purchase some of these exorbitant items for our friends up north and transport them to Osoyoos??
Only problem with that Jim is that you will probably be asked at the border if you are bringing in anything for someone else. I get asked that now every time at our home crossing, Fortunately when I had some lumber for my son they did not ask that question otherwise I would have paid taxes but just pretended it was ours covered under our exemption, without lying.

I mush prefer to shop Amazon.com over .ca for example I think my hitch was about twice as much plus I would have paid taxes on that amount, rather than the cheaper US price even with exchange and taxes I had to pay on the much lower price.

I bought online a battery for just over $200 US and picked up at a battery place right on our way home from KS in the spring, was covered under our exemption so paid no tax at all even at pick up in SD. A similar one at Crappy Tire here was $359 then would have had to add 13% tax!

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Old 11-15-2015, 04:06 PM   #23
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Are we missing something here ? Just wondering why people don't just continue to buy from Amazon.com and have it shipped to there home ? When we bought our electric heater it was from Amazon .com not .ca . Had originally looked on .com for it and .ca was just coming. When I checked .ca and found the price higher I just ordered from .com . While we do not do much on line shopping we did buy several things recently from Amazon .com not .ca because the prices have been consistently higher on everything we looked at . As yet we have received everything as ordered and at the .com price and delivered to our door by UPS .
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Old 11-15-2015, 04:28 PM   #24
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My experience is that you can't buy from a U.S. site if they have a Canadian site. Try Williams Sonoma US for instance. It recognizes your location and re-directs you to Williams Sonoma Canada.
It's all to do with the relationship between the companies and their agreements between themselves.
Buy a Nikon camera in the US and you will have to return it to the US for service and repairs. Nikon Canada won't touch it.
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Old 11-15-2015, 04:44 PM   #25
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If I type Amazon into search it automatically gives me .ca .....but if I put in Amazon .com - I get .com and asks me to sign in and there it is ......has not been a problem at all .....but as said we are not big online shoppers .....just last week had some solar Christmas lights sent from and at .com price with free delivery .....
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The Amazon police are going to catch you..... watch out Gabi....
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Old 11-15-2015, 04:52 PM   #27
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Buy a Nikon camera in the US and you will have to return it to the US for service and repairs. Nikon Canada won't touch it.
Nor should they if you're referring to warranty issues. It's the responsibility of the retailer in the country of origin. Often times an American product is different in manufacture than a similar Canadian product and the parts may not be available or fit.
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Speaking of warranty, I received in the mail yesterday from Dometic a quote to extend my 2 year basic warranty on my traded in RML 8555 another 3 years....
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Old 11-15-2015, 05:12 PM   #29
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Speaking of warranty, I received in the mail yesterday from Dometic a quote to extend my 2 year basic warranty on my traded in RML 8555 another 3 years....
Hi: cpaharley2008... The big question is...Are you gonna do it? Alf
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The Amazon police are going to catch you..... watch out Gabi....
Lol........yeah I'm waiting for them .......
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