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    Buy in Canada, get r-aped on price

    Dollars are at par. Free trade?? Not in this lifetime. Unbelievable.

    http://www.frys.com/product/6668334?...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG

    http://www.henrys.com/65467-PANASONI...5-6-BLACK.aspx

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    Re: Buy in Canada, get r-aped on price

    Not entirely fair.
    Right now Fry's is the cheapest place that has a G3 and for some reason they are able to run this special at $499. At B&H it is about $630 and Amazon is $699 right now. There have been instances where the pricing for me to buy in Canada has made it worth it. I don't really think it is a free trade issue but more of a currency issue right now.

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    Re: Buy in Canada, get r-aped on price

    Threads like that tend to upset me, since it implies stupid buyers. Are they?? Guess not...

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    Re: Buy in Canada, get r-aped on price

    I had a Miele vacuum cleaner in the UK (German made, super quality). Cost 125 (roughly $200 Canadian). Thought I'd buy the identical model in Toronto. Went to Canadan Tire - $599 + Tax = $677. Sheeesh. Same at Sears, same at The Bay.

    So, let's see...I could buy the Miele next time I'm in the UK, together with it's own economy class plane ticket...pop it on the seat next to me and still get it here for less than I can buy it locally. Absolutely crazy.

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    Re: Buy in Canada, get r-aped on price

    try living in the other colony, Australia

    sheesh

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    Re: Buy in Canada, get r-aped on price

    We could start a global "Occupy Panasonic" movement

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    Re: Buy in Canada, get r-aped on price

    I agree that this is not an entirely fair comparison... what do you expect to achieve by comparing one of the most expensive retailers in Canada with a questionable on-line store in the USA?

    Here are some more realistic price comparisons:

    http://www.photoprice.ca/product/037...Kit-price.html

    As you can see, some of the Canadian stores are a bit closer in price to the major US stores, although we are still paying a premium for many Panasonic products here in Canada.

    Here

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    Re: Buy in Canada, get r-aped on price

    Quote Originally Posted by ImagesWest View Post
    I agree that this is not an entirely fair comparison... what do you expect to achieve by comparing one of the most expensive retailers in Canada with a questionable on-line store in the USA?

    Here are some more realistic price comparisons:

    http://www.photoprice.ca/product/037...Kit-price.html

    As you can see, some of the Canadian stores are a bit closer in price to the major US stores, although we are still paying a premium for many Panasonic products here in Canada.

    Here
    Who cares about conventional comparison when I can import it? Find me a Fry's deal, or anything like it in Canada. Happens all the time in the U.S. Amazon especially, but unfortunately, those anti-free traders won't ship electronics out of the U.S.

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    Re: Buy in Canada, get r-aped on price

    I'm with the OP, I got my wife's GF2 for about $200 less (after taxes/duty and delivery) from BH than I could get "locally".

    We get "bent over".

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    Re: Buy in Canada, get r-aped on price

    Then there's the GH2 kit with the 14-140 zoom... it's $300 cheaper in Canada than in the USA...

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