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Old 09-13-2019, 07:26 PM   #1
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I don't understand Amazon.ca

Why when I search for items on Amazon.ca does it produce outrageous prices? I can't imagine anybody actually ordering.
And, in this case I get a photo of some eye cream and description of safety triangles.
Anyway, I already have the triangles. I was just looking for info about them.
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Old 09-13-2019, 08:23 PM   #2
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I understand it in most cases: it's a competitive marketplace, and companies will sell their product for as much as they can get. If the Amazon.com suppliers of an item will not ship to Canada, the Amazon.ca prices are higher... often wildly high.

What doesn't make sense is when the Amazon.ca price is higher than other retailers, and by so much that even a person who just automatically orders from Amazon without thinking would probably notice the unreasonable price.
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Old 09-14-2019, 12:37 PM   #3
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Do your own due diligence. Shop around.

Being in London, its only 55 minutes to the US border. We often cross over at Sarnia Port Huron MI with the trailer, spend 48 hours at the KOA do some shopping and save lots of money. I often order items from Amazon.com and have them delivered to a PO Box. Dont forget you get $800 per person over 48 hours and a case of beer per person.

The Port Huron KOA is a 5 star resort 3 pools, go karts, golf cart rental, basketball courts, mini golf, bouncy pillow, bumper boats, banana bike rentals, pizza, and cabin rentals for our non RVing friends.
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You haven't added in the cost of travel medical insurance for U.S.
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You haven't added in the cost of travel medical insurance for U.S.
Many people have a plan through their work or for retirees like us we buy an annual plan which allows us 33 days away in the US as many times as we want.
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For us almost all our Amazon shopping is .com not .ca as we can pick up minutes from home. I don't even mind paying taxes and if it's under $100 or so they often just wave us through even if we've been out of Canada for fifteen minutes.
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Many people have a plan through their work or for retirees like us we buy an annual plan which allows us 33 days away in the US as many times as we want.

Last time I looked for my wife and I, one month travel medical to US would cost us $2,800. Could travel the world ( excluding US ) for about half that.
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Both Alf&Maryanne and Adrian&Beth spend months in the USA, both are retired. Thousands of Canadians spend the winters in Florida, known as snowbirds. Perhaps you should look into their medical plans and come south occasionally.
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Insurance cost depends on pre-existing conditions. I have an extended health plan, but it doesn't include or offer travel medical.

The estimates I've gotten were from BCAA.
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Insurance cost depends on pre-existing conditions. I have an extended health plan, but it doesn't include or offer travel medical.

The estimates I've gotten were from BCAA.
There it is there Glenn - BCAA - you know of course that BC means bring cash. Kidding aside I'm surprised by that quote.

A year ago we had to go through special underwriting with the Manitoba CAA insurance because of a medicine Beth had taken which prevented her from buying the regular insurance. Even at that it was only $407 for 30 days.

Now we purchase Medipac, the CSA (Canadian Snowbird Association) recommended insurance.
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