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    Re: Question about shipping from UK

    Post by shabbs on Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:05 pm

    SeawaySensFan wrote:
    Big Ev wrote:yeah I already checked that to make sure. They are region-free. Everyone is buying them from Amazon UK because of the HUGE price difference ($120 here in Canada.

    It's like Subway only with DVDs.
    Here we go...

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    Re: Question about shipping from UK

    Post by LeCaptain on Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:24 pm

    Amazon.ca is a big joke. Most of the stuff in there are cheaper in the US/UK all things considered.

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    Re: Question about shipping from UK

    Post by Ev on Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:51 pm

    LeKid wrote:Amazon.ca is a big joke. Most of the stuff in there are cheaper in the US/UK all things considered.

    I've bought a ton of stuff from Amazon US. Only issue is shipping cost + import fee but you still save a bunch eveen with all those fees attached.

    How can Harry Potter 8 film set be $110 on .ca and $79.99 on .com? Makes no sense.
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    Re: Question about shipping from UK

    Post by LeCaptain on Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:04 pm

    Yeah it's gov. taxing like everything else in this country...
    It's too bad the electronics stuff on amazon.com cant ship here.
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    Re: Question about shipping from UK

    Post by shabbs on Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:47 pm

    That is messed up. And it's getting shipped over seas.

    We're getting $5 foot long'd over here.

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    Re: Question about shipping from UK

    Post by wprager on Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:09 pm

    LeKid wrote:Amazon.ca is a big joke. Most of the stuff in there are cheaper in the US/UK all things considered.

    Amazon.ca *used to be* a joke. Amazon.com raised their shipping rates to Canada (I believe it's $8 for the first item and $3 for additional items) and they are now charging sales taxes and import fees (or at least some fees). And Amazon.ca has gotten progressively cheaper, *and* the have free shipping on $25 and over.

    The list price for the 8 HP movies is $140 vs. $160. Add $8USD for shipping and convert to Canadian and it gets a lot closer to $160. They cannot follow the exchange rate of the day so they apply some expected exchange rate (and, of course, they are not against making an extra buck or two).

    The prices in the UK are not always that much better. The HP movies are a bit of an anomaly -- all the actors are British and I wonder if there is something in that (I know when Mary Poppins finally comes out on Blu I'll check the UK price).

    Also Amazon.ca have really been improving their selections. I've recently bought some cables (HDMI for around 1/4 of what I'd pay at Future Shop, on a 40% off sale). The prices there are rivaling monoprice (especially since they charge less for shipping). Things *are* much better than before, and you will even find some reverse anomalies (things for less on .ca).


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    Re: Question about shipping from UK

    Post by wprager on Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:17 pm

    LeKid wrote:Yeah it's gov. taxing like everything else in this country...
    It's too bad the electronics stuff on amazon.com cant ship here.

    Oh, can't it? You have relatives/friends in the States?


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    Re: Question about shipping from UK

    Post by Ev on Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:26 pm

    Amazon "list prices" are always BS. They just make them up and say "20% off!" when there's actually no savings at all. There's literally no list prices that were once the real price of the product. It's just a marketing ploy and is actually illegal if somebody were to make a fuss about it.

    The US HP set will cost you a total of $99 with import fee and shipping included. On Canadian site it is about $124. So you're still saving around $25.
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    Re: Question about shipping from UK

    Post by LeCaptain on Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:03 pm

    wprager wrote:
    LeKid wrote:Yeah it's gov. taxing like everything else in this country...
    It's too bad the electronics stuff on amazon.com cant ship here.

    Oh, can't it? You have relatives/friends in the States?

    I do but I don't bother. I don't buy that much stuff.
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    Re: Question about shipping from UK

    Post by wprager on Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:53 pm

    Big Ev wrote:Amazon "list prices" are always BS. They just make them up and say "20% off!" when there's actually no savings at all. There's literally no list prices that were once the real price of the product. It's just a marketing ploy and is actually illegal if somebody were to make a fuss about it.

    The US HP set will cost you a total of $99 with import fee and shipping included. On Canadian site it is about $124. So you're still saving around $25.

    But $49 from the UK trumps them all, so what's the discussion?


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    Re: Question about shipping from UK

    Post by Ev on Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:37 am

    wprager wrote:
    Big Ev wrote:Amazon "list prices" are always BS. They just make them up and say "20% off!" when there's actually no savings at all. There's literally no list prices that were once the real price of the product. It's just a marketing ploy and is actually illegal if somebody were to make a fuss about it.

    The US HP set will cost you a total of $99 with import fee and shipping included. On Canadian site it is about $124. So you're still saving around $25.

    But $49 from the UK trumps them all, so what's the discussion?

    I don't know actually...
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    Re: Question about shipping from UK

    Post by tim1_2 on Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:41 am

    SeawaySensFan wrote:
    Big Ev wrote:yeah I already checked that to make sure. They are region-free. Everyone is buying them from Amazon UK because of the HUGE price difference ($120 here in Canada.

    It's like Subway only with DVDs.

    The only sub that matters, The Pizza Sub, is the same price here as in the States. $5. There is no other sub that matters.
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    Re: Question about shipping from UK

    Post by Ev on Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:21 am

    tim1_2 wrote:
    SeawaySensFan wrote:
    Big Ev wrote:yeah I already checked that to make sure. They are region-free. Everyone is buying them from Amazon UK because of the HUGE price difference ($120 here in Canada.

    It's like Subway only with DVDs.

    The only sub that matters, The Pizza Sub, is the same price here as in the States. $5. There is no other sub that matters.

    chicken bacon
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    Re: Question about shipping from UK

    Post by tim1_2 on Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:41 am

    Big Ev wrote:
    tim1_2 wrote:
    SeawaySensFan wrote:
    Big Ev wrote:yeah I already checked that to make sure. They are region-free. Everyone is buying them from Amazon UK because of the HUGE price difference ($120 here in Canada.

    It's like Subway only with DVDs.

    The only sub that matters, The Pizza Sub, is the same price here as in the States. $5. There is no other sub that matters.

    chicken bacon

    Is that a Subway sub? If so, you should know that Subway doesn't really serve anything resembling chicken or steak for that matter.

    Or, maybe you're just throwing out random meat-words...if that's the case:

    turkey ham
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    Re: Question about shipping from UK

    Post by Riprock on Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:55 am

    Quiznos or bust.

    And yeah I was going to comment about his "Chicken bacon" and ask if he meant chicken & bacon or bacon made from chicken? Laughing3
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    Re: Question about shipping from UK

    Post by spader on Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:23 pm

    tim1_2 wrote:
    Big Ev wrote:
    tim1_2 wrote:
    SeawaySensFan wrote:
    Big Ev wrote:yeah I already checked that to make sure. They are region-free. Everyone is buying them from Amazon UK because of the HUGE price difference ($120 here in Canada.

    It's like Subway only with DVDs.

    The only sub that matters, The Pizza Sub, is the same price here as in the States. $5. There is no other sub that matters.

    chicken bacon

    Is that a Subway sub? If so, you should know that Subway doesn't really serve anything resembling chicken or steak for that matter.

    Or, maybe you're just throwing out random meat-words...if that's the case:

    turkey ham

    It's the same as Timmy Ho's. Their "chicken" might not even be food, let alone meat. I can't eat that junk. To be completely honest, I can't stand Subway. Their veggies are disgusting. Everything there is either overly processed or overly preserved.
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    Re: Question about shipping from UK

    Post by Ev on Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:56 pm

    The subway "chicken breast" sucks and is fake meat, but their "chicken" in the "chicken bacon ranch" is quality. Most expensive sub for a reason
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    Re: Question about shipping from UK

    Post by LeCaptain on Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:03 pm

    Ordered Harry Potter too. $48 CAD for 8 Cussing blurays? Sign me the Diddle up

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