It's tough (costly) being a Canadian

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  1. jbarley macrumors 68030

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  2. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    The items at the first link look good... (most of them)
    The item on the second link looks rather expensive.
    Wheres this $589 you are talking about??
     
  3. bse5150 macrumors 6502

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    The first link is $589 the second link is $4000. Way overpriced!
     
  4. jbarley thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Those 2 links should have pointed to 2 Amazon.ca (Canadian) web pages.
    The first is where the $589 came from.
    The whole post was just "tongue in cheek" humor, but the links are for real.
     

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  5. jbarley thread starter macrumors 68030

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    You think?
     
  6. iModFrenzy macrumors 6502a

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    See if anyone from the U.S. is willing to buy you the ram then ship it to you.
     
  7. jbarley thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for the tip, but as mentioned in my previous post, I posted those links "tongue in cheek" not because I need the ram but more how ridiculous they are.
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    On the upside…you have universal health care. :D
     
  9. bse5150 macrumors 6502

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    I do. :p
     
  10. jbarley thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yes, for which I get to donate just under $200 a month to the BC government for the wife and I.
     
  11. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    The first link is a search page of lists on .com and the second is patriot memory for $43 dollars. It seems that the georit tracking thing or whatever it is has screwed up the links. What you can do is put them in code boxes so they don't parse and people copy/paste them instead. Can't copy and paste them as it is because they have been shrunk.

    But yeah I changed the .com to .ca on the second link and wow... $4,000.

    Here are the .ca links:
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    http://www.amazon.ca/s/?tag=macrumors-20&field-keywords=Acer+-+Memory+-+1+Gb+-+Ddr+-+333+Mhz+%2f+Pc2700+-+Ecc
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    http://www.amazon.ca/Patriot-Memory-PSD1G33316S-PC2-2700-333MHz/dp/B00M7S14YY?tag=geo02a9-20&SubscriptionId=AKIAI3FTSIOZQ7GOWL4Q&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00M7S14YY
    And .com links:
    Code:
    http://www.amazon.com/s/?tag=macrumors-20&field-keywords=Acer+-+Memory+-+1+Gb+-+Ddr+-+333+Mhz+%2f+Pc2700+-+Ecc
    Code:
    http://www.amazon.com/Patriot-Memory-PSD1G33316S-PC2-2700-333MHz/dp/B00M7S14YY?tag=geo02a9-20&SubscriptionId=AKIAI3FTSIOZQ7GOWL4Q&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00M7S14YY
    Big difference
     
  12. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    I bought a laptop out of Alberta last week(17" DLSD), and I was quite pleasantly surprised at how inexpensive shipping to here was...it was right around $25, which honestly wouldn't have been too far out of line for domestic shipping. Total shipping time looks like it's going to be under a week-they shipped it on Tuesday, and it's scheduled to be delivered on Monday.

    Looking at the tracking on it, it's actually already in the United States(Minnesota) as I type this.
     
  13. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Try going the other way. US to Canada. USPS hits you hard for that.
     

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