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Old 03-08-13, 02:36 PM
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The shipping between the countries is out of step with its physical costs. It's cheaper for me as an American to import goods from Europe and Asia, than from Canada. Something else is going on, like a soft form of protectionism.
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Old 03-08-13, 03:26 PM
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^ Likewise from Europe and Asia to Canada. Very frustrating.
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Old 03-08-13, 04:41 PM
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High shipping costs have basically wiped out all of my eBay buying and selling.

I'm not sure if it's protectionism as the border now allows you to buy even more merchandise and bring it across without paying taxes and duties.

I think the problem is just the operating costs of Canada Post. We only have 10% of the population of the US and yet physically we are much more spread out across a larger chunk of land.

This is probably why prices for almost everything are better in the US, because the US buys in higher volumes making them able to sell cheaper.
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I would love to get the uncut Lawless but $10 to ship it to the US is highway robbery.
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Old 03-08-13, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by orangerunner View Post
High shipping costs have basically wiped out all of my eBay buying and selling.

I'm not sure if it's protectionism as the border now allows you to buy even more merchandise and bring it across without paying taxes and duties.

I think the problem is just the operating costs of Canada Post. We only have 10% of the population of the US and yet physically we are much more spread out across a larger chunk of land.

This is probably why prices for almost everything are better in the US, because the US buys in higher volumes making them able to sell cheaper.
But that doesn't explain why the costs are so high from the US to Canada.
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Old 03-08-13, 09:54 PM
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But that doesn't explain why the costs are so high from the US to Canada.
Actually I don't find the costs of US shipping to Canada to be very expensive compared to Canada to the US.

I guess when the mail hits the Canadian border, Canada Post takes over and that's where the extra costs come from.
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Old 05-01-13, 10:52 PM
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STAR TREK ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE COLLECTION - $39.99
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B001TKNWXM/
(was $34.99 on the U.S. Amazon, but this still ain't bad)

STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION MOTION PICTURE COLLECTION - $19.99
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B002JI94P8/
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Old 05-02-13, 01:00 AM
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Originally Posted by orangerunner View Post
Actually I don't find the costs of US shipping to Canada to be very expensive compared to Canada to the US.

I guess when the mail hits the Canadian border, Canada Post takes over and that's where the extra costs come from.
I'd forgotten about this conversation, until this thread was bumped...

If that was responsible for the extra costs, then it should also be expensive to ship from the UK to Canada, but it is not. It's about half the cost.

I really think amazon.com just inflated their international shipping prices to help offset the costs for their free domestic shipping.

On a different note, I know the USPS prices have gone up quite a bit, too. It now costs around $9 for an individual (i.e. no bulk rate) to ship a single CD from the US to Canada.
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Old 05-21-13, 06:47 PM
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New $10 rack of WB Paramount Blu-rays at Canadian Wal-Marts. A lot of same-old same-old — much of it cheaper in U.S. stores and online, surely — but a few nice surprises for the price:

48 HRS
The African Queen
Airplane
Almost Famous: Bootleg
American Beauty
Babel
Black Rain
Blades of Glory
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Clueless
Collateral
Coming To America
Days of Thunder
Defiance
Drillbit Taylor
Enemy at the Gates
Event Horizon
Face/Off
Fatal Attraction
Ferris Bueller
The Firm
Ghost
Grease
The Island
I Love You Man
Kite Runner
Tomb Raider
Nacho Libre
Old School
Payback
Planes, Trains, Automobiles
The Ring
Road To Perdition
Saturday Night Fever
The Score
The Soloist
Stardust
There Will Be Blood
To Catch a Thief
Tropic Thunder
The Untouchables
Up In The Air
Varsity Blues
Wings (1927)
Zodiac (2 disc)
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Wings Awesome deal!!!
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Old 05-30-13, 01:54 AM
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Spotted at Walmart tonight:

STAR TREK (2009) - $10.97 (mixed in with the $14.83 rack)

CAPTAIN AMERICA (1990) - $9.97 (Shout! Factory edition)

Fox/Anchor Bay catalog titles (and undoubtedly future combo-pack content -- new this week?) - $9.97, including:
AIRHEADS
BEDAZZLED
JUMPIN' JACK FLASH
MY SUPER EX-GIRLFRIEND
DYING YOUNG
THE STAR CHAMBER


. . . among others I can't recall.
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Old 06-05-13, 12:18 AM
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More odds 'n ends on the Wal-Mart Father's Day standees, mostly stuff everyone probably already has, but hey:

MAGNIFICENT SEVEN COLLECTION (4 film set) - $20
FOX WAR 4-PACK (TORA TORA TORA, SAND PEBBLES, PATTON, LONGEST DAY) - $20
FOX WESTERN 4-PACK (FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE, COMANCHEROS, BUTCH CASSIDY, HORSE SOLDIERS) - $20
DIE HARD 25th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION - $20
(Several of the above have their share of problems, of course)

FAMILY GUY STAR WARS TRILOGY - $15
ROCKY UNDISPUTED COLLECTION - $25
PLANET OF THE APES COMPLETE COLLECTION - $25
ALIEN ANTHOLOGY (in thinner packaging) - $20
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Old 06-14-13, 02:41 AM
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On Amazon.ca:

DIAL M FOR MURDER 3D -$12.49
http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B008S83IWS/

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1986) $13.99
http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B008S83J2M/

Also spotted on Amazon.ca:

DIE HARD 25th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION - $16.99

OUTLAND - $9.99
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Old 07-26-13, 01:59 AM
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Found at the downtown Toronto Sunrise Records:

SUNSET BOULEVARD - $9.00
TOYS IN THE ATTIC - $9.00

These part of the ongoing 2/$18 promotion which is almost always just for DVDs. These were the only Blu-rays I could find that were part of the sale, actually. Lucky I wanted them both, I guess. Not sure how many Sunrise stores are even left in this country, but if you're near one, well . . .
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Old 11-06-13, 01:08 AM
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Paramount/Warner double feature Blu-rays $6.99 at Amazon.ca. Haven't seen these this cheap even in the states. They're part of a larger sale featuring mostly the usual suspects at the usual (so-so) prices. Still free shipping over $25, too:

Gladiator/Troy
True Grit/the Searchers
Shooter/Four Brothers
Disclosure/Fatal Attraction
Casablanca/African Queen
Hangover/Old School
Saturday Night Fever/Grease
Green Mile/Forrest Gump
Losers/Jonah Hex
Ben Hur/Ten Commandments
Time to Kill/Pelican Brief
Clash of the Titans/Clash of the Titans
Pure Country 1/2

Most of these can be seen in the first couple of pages of this sale listing:
http://www.amazon.ca/gp/search/ref=s...nid=2618854011

Also of interest:
Tom & Jerry Vol. 1 - $15.99
Looney Tunes Vol. 2 - $24.49
Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein - $9.99
French Connection signature edition - $9.99
They Live - $14.99
Action Jackson - $9.99

There may be others . . .

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Old 11-26-13, 11:26 AM
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Universal Classic Monsters Collection - $51.99
http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B008H33MK2/

Les Miserables - $7.99
http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00947N7U0/
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Old 11-29-13, 10:44 AM
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Lord of the Rings Extended - $28.99

Downtown Abbey Seasons 1-3 Collection - $24.99
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00D3PYS6Q/
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Old 12-06-13, 05:40 AM
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DIE HARD 25th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION - $14.99
X-MEN TRILOGY - $9.99
BACK TO THE FUTURE TRILOGY (3-disc, regular Blu case) - $22.99
ALIEN ANTHOLOGY - $17.99
http://www.amazon.ca/gp/feature.html...rd_i=345144011
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Old 12-06-13, 11:39 AM
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Lord of the Rings Extended - $28.99

Downtown Abbey Seasons 1-3 Collection - $24.99
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00D3PYS6Q/
The deal is dead now, but I picked up the Downton Abbey set. What a great deal! Certainly cheaper than the amazon.com DOTD price of $39.99.

I already had season 1&2, but it was only $1.50 more to buy 1-3 than 3 alone. I'll give my previous 1&2 to someone else.
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Old 12-08-13, 04:41 PM
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Glad someone else is spotting these bargains. I know there aren't many Canadians on this site, but still doesn't hurt to post the occasional deal. While Amazon Canada certainly doesn't come close to the U.S. site (or even the U.K. site) in terms of deal volume and frequency, there are a few one-offs (like the DOWNTON set, among others) where ordering from within Canada makes sense for a change!
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Originally Posted by Brian T View Post
Glad someone else is spotting these bargains. I know there aren't many Canadians on this site, but still doesn't hurt to post the occasional deal. While Amazon Canada certainly doesn't come close to the U.S. site (or even the U.K. site) in terms of deal volume and frequency, there are a few one-offs (like the DOWNTON set, among others) where ordering from within Canada makes sense for a change!
They had some good deals this holiday so far especially the Complete Friends set for $64.99. I'm hoping that it gets better for Boxing Day.
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Old 12-10-13, 12:45 PM
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The SCTV Collection is $44.99 as an amazon.ca lightning deal.

http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00AB20JA8

Tempting, but it's pretty disappointing to read of all the music substitution and cuts: http://www.sctvguide.ca/episodes/sctvdvd.htm

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Old 12-15-13, 06:21 AM
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STAR TREK - STARDATE COLLECTION - $49.99 (Lightning Deal)
Another one that beats the U.S. price (currently on sale on Amazon.com as well), by about six dollars.
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00DYAW236/
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A rare U.S.-worthy price drop on this one:
BOND 50 + SKYFALL - $99.99
www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00E98FYEG/
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Old 12-22-13, 03:09 PM
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Some odds 'n ends from the upcoming Boxing Day sales (Dec. 24-25-26-etc)

Future Shop:
http://www.redflagdeals.com/flyers/f...27-2013-22999/

(ad says "Over 40 3D blu-rays to choose from"; these are just what's pictured)

3D Blu-rays - $9.99
Paranorman
Conan
Dredd
Immortals
Spy Kids
Journey 2

3D Blu-rays - $14.99
Pacific Rim
World War Z
G.I. Joe 2
Life of PI
Epic
Prometheus

3D Blu-ray - $16.99
Man of Steel

Regular Blu-rays - $9.99
Cloud Atlas
Looper
Argo
Dark Knight Rises
Now You See Me

Also plenty of Blu-rays priced at $4.99 and $7.99, but mostly seems to be the same stuff that's always priced in this range.

Indiana Jones Collection - $29.99
Alien Anthology - $17.99
Harry Potter 8-film - $44.99

The vast majority of these are also on sale at Best Buy, not surprisingly.
http://www.redflagdeals.com/flyers/b...27-2013-22981/
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