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Old 01-31-2016, 11:35 AM   #91
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I'll volunteer to be the Escape's Mid Atlantic Office, they provide a unit for an office and I'll handle the paperwork out of the trailer, we could set up a regional network, maybe 4 offices in the US?
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Old 01-31-2016, 11:40 AM   #92
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For us in Canada, the price is what it is, whether $4,000 CAD, or $2,800 USD. It is exactly the same thing. The same the other way. As Escape does business in Canada, they have to plan and price in Canadian dollars. Setting up in the US will not change what their costs are, just add to their overhead costs, resulting in yet higher sell costs.

The increase in price is only partially due to the exchange rate, some of it is likely due to the new features too. Their increased sell cost to cover the exchange rate does affect us in Canada, as it does with anything we purchase from the US. For those south of the 49th, before any increase you were basically getting a really good deal on the trailer, which includes those US purchased components, and now will be getting these components at a cost more similar to what you would pay in the US. Americans are still getting a great deal on Canadian made products, and the Canadian labour to build.

What I am trying to say in this babble, is I really don't believe there is any benefit for Escape to work in the US, or in US dollars.
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Old 01-31-2016, 11:50 AM   #93
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If I recall on the wiring instructions they already have a Wells Fargo acct in the US. In addition Canadien banks offer accounts in CA$ and or US$ both of which I recall ETI having at their bank in Chilliwack. I'm sure they have been ordering their US parts and paying with US $ for years and are not taking the hit on the exchange rate. They would have to pay customs when the parts come through but that has always been there.
When you send payments to them in US$ I doubt they are actually converted to CA$ you are most likely given a paper conversion rate on your build sheet and the money remains in US$ account. If and when the rates swing to favor CA it would be done in reverse.
The only thing would be if there are any CA laws that regulate how much a CA business can keep in another currency. I doubt there are, but one never knows with govt.
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Old 01-31-2016, 12:37 PM   #94
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I'll volunteer to be the Escape's Mid Atlantic Office, they provide a unit for an office and I'll handle the paperwork out of the trailer, we could set up a regional network, maybe 4 offices in the US?
Jim,
You already are Escape's mid-Atlantic office. You do product design, product testing, you're the showroom.
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Old 01-31-2016, 12:43 PM   #95
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off topic, but wanted to share the thawing right now and the fish enjoying the sunshine...
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off topic, but wanted to share the thawing right now and the fish enjoying the sunshine...
Very cool ! Pat
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Jim is the metal disk in the center a heater?

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yes, connected to a thermocube on/off @ 30/40 degrees
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Those thermocubes are the sure great. Once I de-winterize in early spring I put a heater in the trailer and use the cube to keep the lines from freezing during the last of the cold snaps. Mine comes on at 35 and I believe it kicks off at 42. Works great have had this one for a long time.

What is the make of your pond heater, wattage and where did you get it, looks nicer then a stock tank heater.

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Factory direct is factory direct, nuf said.
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