Quick question for any Canadians

guyht

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Original poster
Feb 11, 2011
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Hi,

I am moving to Canada next month and looking at the prices on the online store, they are a lot cheaper than we have here in the UK. Are the prices listed on the Canadian online apple store with or without tax?

Thanks
 

Arkangil

macrumors regular
Jan 5, 2009
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Without tax and without shipping (though that part is free over $75)

And welcome! It's a great place!
 

FrankHahn

macrumors 6502a
May 17, 2011
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The Apple products in Canada are priced the same as those in the States. Therefore, they are much cheaper in Canada than in UK.
 

guyht

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 11, 2011
17
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Without tax and without shipping (though that part is free over $75)

And welcome! It's a great place!
Thanks, really looking forward to the move. So just so I understand you correctly, I need to add 20% to the prices that I see listed on the store pages?

Ty
 

classicalbear

macrumors member
Sep 1, 2008
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Thanks, really looking forward to the move. So just so I understand you correctly, I need to add 20% to the prices that I see listed on the store pages?

Ty
Why 20% ? sales tax depends on the province you Buy or you get it shipped. There is an app for iPhone/iPod or look on the net for details for each province sales tax.
 

Bioguy35

macrumors newbie
Jul 17, 2011
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Hey guyht,

First of all, welcome to Canada. The tax you will pay depends on the province to which you are relocating. Depending on the province, you will pay either HST, or PST and GST. For instance, in Ontario, you pay HST at a rate of 13%. It should be easy to google tax rates by province, so that you know exactly what amount of tax you will be paying. At any rate, the taxman is going to get his share. Enjoy your Canadian experience!
 

craiger902

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Feb 11, 2010
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Thanks, really looking forward to the move. So just so I understand you correctly, I need to add 20% to the prices that I see listed on the store pages?

Ty
The tax will depend on what province you are living in. But it won't be any higher than PEI where we pay 15.5% tax on most purchases. Here's a list for other provinces. Alberta is your cheapest bet!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sales_taxes_in_Canada
 

guyht

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 11, 2011
17
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Ah, now I understand. Coming from europe this is completely alien to me :eek:. Moving to Vancouver so it looks like 12%. Thanks for all the help... much appreciated.

G
 

jbyun04

macrumors 6502a
Aug 31, 2008
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Canada
Ah, now I understand. Coming from europe this is completely alien to me :eek:. Moving to Vancouver so it looks like 12%. Thanks for all the help... much appreciated.

G
Hope you enjoy your move here :)
Don't mind the weather, it changes every 5 minutes. Also don't forget the environmental fee (not sure if Apple Store online does it) but it's usually around +$9 or so depending on what you buy
 
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