Deals in Canada for US residents .... I think

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by James Bergeron, Sep 11, 2002.

  1. James Bergeron

    James Bergeron Supporting Actor

    Oct 9, 2001
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    Ok I know some of you order from Canada SOME times or you are looking to get special discs like the Harry Potter Canadian release Etc.
    Anyway it seems as though futureshop now will ship to the US. I was placing a order today and noticed they now use regular mail rather than purolator and that they have all the US states for selection. So you might want to give it a try. You may be free shipping (although the deal may be for canada only) but if you order $70 before tax now you get free shipping. Depending on other charges it could be A LOT cheaper to order from Canada for US folks. At $25 CDN for dvd's we seem to get a deal.
    One note though some canadian releases are being delayed for bilingual covers GRRRR. Seems as though 40 days and 40 nights is now being released Sept 24th!!
  2. Gregg Loewen

    Gregg Loewen Video Standards Instructor, THX Ltd.

    Nov 9, 1999
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    New England
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    Gregg Loewen
    I will check them out.

    I order about 90% of my stuff from Canada.

  3. Eric F

    Eric F Screenwriter

    Sep 5, 1999
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    James, I looked all over Futureshop's site and there is nothing about international shipping. In fact, the help section says they don't ship outside Canada.

    Hey Gregg, you apparently live close to the border. Would it pay to drive up to Montreal and pay Canadian retail prices? I was also thinking about taking an overnighter to Nova Scotia on the ferry. That's an easier drive for me.

    I assume that Canadian retail DVD prices have the same mark-up that everything else does to compensate for the low exchange rate with the US$?
  4. Allan_Lim

    Allan_Lim Agent

    Sep 9, 2002
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    After you factor in your travel costs and the sales tax you're likely better off buying local aren't you?

    One thing I like about mail order, especially from Eastern Canada is that I don't have to pay Provincial sales tax on my order. If you get free shipping it's often cheaper to buy from Eastern Canada several thousand miles away than the store down the street. Go figure.

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