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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox View Post
    I think this is just a case of supply and demand, not enough of a supply of people demanding not to be screwed over by businesses.
    No one is "screwing you" your comparing apples to oranges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bandwagon View Post
    No one is "screwing you" your comparing apples to oranges.
    So if you can bring it in from the states and sell it for twice the price you are not screwing anyone?

    Look at NAFTA products, no duty on them and they still double in price coming to Canada.

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    Duty is a big cost, I can order stuff from the States, so long as it is made in North America and depending upon the courier I can have it delivered at a decent price... down with Brown. You have to ask where the stuff is made, not assembled or sold; but manufactured. Most tree stands are from overseas, most decoys as well. All that Free Trade/Tariffs stuff, you know... trying to keep jobs in Canada, people employed an/North Americad paying taxes, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox View Post
    So if you can bring it in from the states and sell it for twice the price you are not screwing anyone?
    Despite what people think, that's not all profit. Distributors and retailers have costs. One of those costs is a carrying cost -- the cost of keeping stuff in inventory for you to buy. Canada is a small market, which means stuff doesn't turn over as quickly. This is one reason prices here are higher.

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    A few years ago (when our $ was at the ~ same level as the US-$) I purchased Alliant-powder (Unique and Reloder 22) for $18 a pound (in Conroe / Texas) . Here , in Ontario , it retailed for $42/lb. (at Accurate Plus on #7 near Peterborough) . --- I realize that our Canadian prices are (for various reasons) a BIT higher ; BUT that much ??? --- Come on !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug View Post
    Duty is a big cost, I can order stuff from the States, so long as it is made in North America and depending upon the courier I can have it delivered at a decent price...
    I haven't been asked or charged for 'duty' in many, many years....since almost everything is made 'off shore', it's a given and I think trade agreements may have nullified it as an cross border issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by welsh View Post
    -- the cost of keeping stuff in inventory for you to buy. Canada is a small market, which means stuff doesn't turn over as quickly. This is one reason prices here are higher.
    That is why Amazon is doing so well, proving out it is the future of retail....they centralize storage and distribution points to fill on-line sales orders, much like Walmart does with bricks and mortar.

    Interesting when you look up items and compare the difference between Amazon.com and Amazon.ca

    example:

    http://www.amazon.ca/Ameristep-Grizz...rds=tree+stand

    http://www.amazon.com/Ameristep-Griz...rds=tree+stand


    Virtually the same price (free shipping on .com) ...online sales have largely equalized the prices across the border.
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    Exchange rates, economy of scale, blah blah, most Canadians willingly pay the higher prices and the Business' know it.

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    Deals are still to be had here in Canada as 2 months ago I picked up 4 Ameristep 2 man ladderstands for 69 Dollars each at Walmart ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    Interesting when you look up items and compare the difference between Amazon.com and Amazon.ca
    Not a good example. Neither item is shipped by Amazon. Both are from third-party sellers where Amazon's sole involvement is to list the item on their storefront. Amazon's distribution practices don't really have anything to do wtih those prices.
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    Low dollar, smaller buying power and when it comes to guns, ammo and many other hunting related products it gets into the country through distributors which need to make a profit. cant see the loonie hitting parity with the US dollar anytime soon so don't expect sporting goods to drop.
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