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Old 11-06-2004, 11:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm putting together a computer and I think that we're at a certain unfair disadvantage. I've compared the prices for the same products on and its Canuck counterpart. I've found that with the Exchange rate, the US parts are still MUCH* cheaper. In fact, if I use, I can even pocket more cash. Are there any ways to get around this? Or am I stuck in this paradoxal problem?

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Old 11-06-2004, 11:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have got my components from USA sitting in UK, and you are talking about cross border deliveries.

think again.

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Old 11-06-2004, 11:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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what site?
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Old 11-07-2004, 12:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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There's huge tariffs if you import from the USA. Why can't NewEgg open a Canadian counterpart?
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Old 11-07-2004, 12:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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maybe they lack knowledge about canada, and they still think we need running water up here before computer parts. your best bet is to use search for your goods, and find a store near you with a low price.
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Old 11-07-2004, 12:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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yeah, there's no such thing as "free trade". Look at the prices for the same items between or and Even if you factor in exchange rate, the US sites still let save you bundles.
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Old 11-07-2004, 12:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
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the thing about using is that it gives you alotta nice sites for a specific product(s), but I need one of those comprehensive sites with a large list for every category, such as newegg or I did manage to find a radeon 9600xt for 180 bucks in Ontario on pricenetwork though
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Old 11-07-2004, 04:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Well duh, if you've ever looked on a book in the US its about 4$ more for canada.

Those in the UK can get it better cause you have a better exchange rate.

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