US and CDN pricing.

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by adamfilip, Jun 6, 2003.

  1. adamfilip macrumors 6502a

    adamfilip

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    Im just a bit confused regarding the pricing. of american and canadian apple products listed on there respected website

    the Powerbook 12" base model is

    1599 US in the apple.com store
    2249 CDN in the apple.ca store

    when you convert 1599 usd to CDN you get $2198 CDN. so not bad
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    the 20" Cinema display model is

    1299 US in the apple.com store
    2049 CDN in the apple.ca store

    when you convert 1299 usd to CDN you get $1786 CDN.
    thats a 260 increase just cause your canadian

    i dont think that is fair!
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    the g4 1ghz base model is

    1499 US in the apple.com store
    2399 CDN in the apple.ca store

    when you convert 1499 usd to CDN you get $2061 CDN. so not bad

    thats a $338 CDN hit in the pocket just cause your canadian
    makes me wanna go across the border!

    also one thing thats weird

    on the american site the power book 12" is more then the g4 1ghz tower.. (1599 Pb12 vs 1499 G4 1ghz)

    on the canaidna site the power book 12" is less then the g4 tower ($2249 cdn pb 12 vs 2399 for g4 tower)

    just hope to spark some discussion. and maybe lower Apple Canada's prices
     
  2. zer0army macrumors regular

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    I have noticed this too. What would be the closest Apple store to us ?

    I wouldn't mind taking a trip to NY and its really not that long of a drive from T.O so I might purchase from an Apple store there.
     
  3. adamfilip thread starter macrumors 6502a

    adamfilip

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    closest apple store is in buffalo

    what kinda taxes do you guys pay in buffalo

    would be nice not having to pay 15% up here
     
  4. Laslo Panaflex macrumors 65816

    Laslo Panaflex

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    That sucks, I was in Canada when I was little and wanted to get a comic book, but it was like $5 dollars more! (probably less, I was little). That sucks.
     
  5. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....the PowerBook prices were adjusted this week when Apple USA lowered the prices...Apple Canada followed suit and at the same time made adjustments for the recent rise in the Canadian Dollar's value. I suspect that adjustments to the rest of the product lines will follow soon as well....oh yeah!
     
  6. NavyIntel007 macrumors 65816

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    I'm from Florida so I really don't know for sure but I believe New York has little or no sales tax.

    What part of Canada are you from? My girlfriend lives in St. Catherines.
     
  7. adamfilip thread starter macrumors 6502a

    adamfilip

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    Im In Burlington, Ont

    just like 65 km from St.Catherines
     
  8. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    Not really the same, but I remember a few years ago I found an old game I wanted on an American site for $10, I tried to order it, and they wanted $32 for delivery! I emailed them (Activision), and they flatly refused to send it any cheaper - even though just putting the CD in an envelope and sending over normal post would cost no more than $5, likely a lot less. Now about 4 years have passed, and I still don't have the game.
     

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