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mr00jimbo
12-30-2008, 17:59
As a Canadian I can't complain. But our currency is worth 20% less and yet...cameras of all things are cheaper in Canada?

Example:
750 dollars for an XSI with 18-55 lens on BestBuy's USA website
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8794691&st=XSI&lp=1&type=product&cp=1&id=1205537713445

And 620 dollars Canadian (510 dollars US!) on Futureshop Canada's website, Futureshop is a company owned by Best Buy
http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0665000FS10101163&catid=22553

Even BestBuy's Canadian website has it slightly cheaper, and a LOT cheaper with the exchange rate.

Glocks are a lot more expensive up here, as are MOST things...but cameras are the only thing I can think of that are cheaper? :dunno:

Blitzer
12-30-2008, 18:23
Import tariffs! :rant: :fist: :burn: :steamed:

hwyhobo
12-30-2008, 19:05
How about US $634 from a reputable store:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/542180-REG/Canon_2756B003_EOS_Rebel_XSi_a_k_a_.html

hwyhobo
12-30-2008, 19:12
Also, store prices do not immediately follow currency fluctuations. Don't forget that just 1.5 months ago, US $ was less than CA $ 0.95.

nipperwolf
12-30-2008, 19:20
How about US $634 from a reputable store:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/542180-REG/Canon_2756B003_EOS_Rebel_XSi_a_k_a_.html

Bingo!!

Not to mention, you're govt doesn't allow your citizens to defend themselves with cameras.

:supergrin: :supergrin: :supergrin: :supergrin:

alphacat
12-30-2008, 19:26
Best Buy is not a cheap place to buy camera gear, unless it's on sale.
I've found B&H's prices lower even then Amazon.com on gear, that's where I usually buy my stuff online.