Limited Edition T2 Complete Collector's Set Endoskull in Canada?

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  1. Paul Sandhu

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    I know there is already a T2 thread... but this question is only about the T-800 bust. Does anyone know if its available in Canada? Amazon.ca doesnt have it, nor does Future Shop or Best Buy.

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  2. Paul Sandhu

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    Anyone?
     
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    Have not seen it anywhere [​IMG]
     
  4. Paul Sandhu

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    Anyone know why this isn't in Canada?
     
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    Probably has to be imported. Sam has one, so maybe we'll ask him if it's a numbered limited edition.
     
  6. Joseph J.D

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    Might as well order it from Amazon.....that's probably the only way you'll get this at this point. Good time to do so with the Canadian dollar being as high as it is now.....the import fees still suck though.
     
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    What import fees? I've never had to pay duty on an Amazon order. Never.
     
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    Amazon added a new fee last year called the "Import Deposit Fee" on all orders to Canada. It usually works out to about an extra 13% on all orders. This is on top of the shipping fee. You are correct that there are no duties or fees on delivery but the combination of the tanked Canadian dollar (somewhat better these days) and the new import fees makes amazon.com usually more expensive now for any Blu-ray.
     
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    The Import Fee deposit can range all over the map. I've had from 8-20% (based on value of items only). I tried to relate it to 13% total Ontario taxes but just couldn't. It started when they changed to DHL, possibly the most expensive of the large couriers (even though in the end you get the items via Canada Post, it is via one of DHL's services). Allegedly DHL is paying the government these taxes, but it's very tedious to actually find out.
     
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    Ah, DHL. Stands for Deliver Half the Load or Damage Half the Load. There go my intentions of ordering anything from Amazon now.
     
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    I am convinced Amazon's new fee is designed to try and push Canadian orders
    to their Canadian site, even if they phrase it as some sort of 'import fee'.
     
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    Yep I agree. It has worked for me at least. There has not been a single order from .com since the fee was brought in for me. I ordered close to 200 Blu-rays from Amazon.com before the fee. I have done a few orders from .ca since but try to find deals elsewhere like Columbia House.
     
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    ^ Yeah, as if their already IMO high shipping fees doesn't discourage enough. [Though I gotta say their shipping is VERY reasonable if you're ordering big things, it's when you order a bunch of small things like single BDs that it gets ridiculous.]

    BTW, totally OT, but amazon.ca has a bunch of "expensive in Canada" BDs on sale, some cheaper than in the U.S. even...they are matching unadvertised FS price drops/sale (I don't know which). No list, just random ones I noticed, titles released in the last year, so check your wish lists JIC...
     
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    So I talked to Sam and he said there's no number on his Endoskull which makes it even more puzzling that no one can find this in Canada. After all, Lionsgate is a Canadian company.
     
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    Lions Gate was "Canadian", Lionsgate is U.S.-owned (they do have distribution offices in Canada). I don't know if it's pertinent, but the quality of their releases, and the reliability of such quality, especially now on BD, has much improved since they were sold. Let's face it, before that their significant Canadian "competition" was Alliance Atlantis. [​IMG] And worse.
     
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    Saw it at HMV downtown main store on Yonge St/ Dundas St. Toronto, ONT. last week.
     
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    Think I'll have to pop on by and take a good look at it.....that is, if it's still there. How much was it, if you don't mind me asking?

    EDIT: Nevermind, I found it....$179.99....add taxes to that and Ouch!!

    I'll say this though....that thing is BIG! Life size.....
     

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