Road trip! :banana:All the more reason to take our business to the USA.
remember that the Canadian dollar has not appreciated against other foreign economies that it is the greenback that has devalued. American importers will/are being faced with paying higher prices from overseas.... meaning that it will soon be costing more to import into the US.All the more reason to take our business to the USA.
We gotta get a VW "Hippie Bus" for such an adventure. We'll spray bomb geetah's and amps (or reasonable facsimile's of) and the Guitar's Canada logo on it, pile as many of us we can fit in it (remove the seats, they waste valuable space) and HEAD'ER ON DOWN SOUTH!!!! :rockon2:Road trip! :banana:
Yeah I received an e-mail from axe too. I gotta say, AxeMusic is probably the best major online Canadian guitar retailer, they actually seem to listen to their customers:smile:Road trip! :banana:
Side note, I got this e-mail today: "AXE Music Incorporated is using savings achieved with the rising buying power of the Canadian dollar, to cut prices on most all items at both of its brick-and-mortar superstores in Calgary and Edmonton, and at www.axemusic.com, the Canadian leader for online music making!".
Then they add this link: http://www.axemusic.com/axe_slashes_prices.asp
Me too. I like AXE, I've had good dealings with them, I noticed that a left-handed ESP B255 in delicious black cherry is like $489, pretty sure it was near $700 earlier this year.Yeah I received an e-mail from axe too. I gotta say, AxeMusic is probably the best major online Canadian guitar retailer, they actually seem to listen to their customers:smile:
:rockon: Yup, its my favorite guitar store too! A long drive from Mississauga but worth it!
You are correct. If it is American made we don't pay the extra duty. If you call Canada Revenue (or customs now I guess) they will give the full details on any guitar/bass you want to import. I did that once and they wanted to know country of manufacture and the dollar amount. I gave that to them and they came back in a couple of minutes with all the charges I needed to be aware of. They also warned me of using couriers that charge import fee above and beyond what is required by law (without mentioning UPS directly of course).uh, on the Kaos site, since when do we pay 7% duty on US mfg product? Maybe on Asian import, but US should be duty free under NAFTA.
this is a huge oversimplification. that article was really just ad copy. bottom line is this: the store needs to see a certain profit to remain open. i don't (and i suspect most of us don't) begrudge them a reasonable profit. but like jroberts says, there's a limit. i always go to my local store with a price on something to see if they can/will match it. they usually come close enough to make it possible to justify.Next, Canadian’s earn a significantly higher wage then Americans making the cost of selling product in Canada higher then the US. Also, we as employers have to pay Employment Insurance, Canada Pension, Employer Health Tax and Workplace Safety Insurance for all employees making our workforce far more expensive the a typical American equivalent.