Canada Goose jackets are up to 45% cheaper in Canada!

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Canada Goose has quickly become a global luxury brand. It plans on going public on the US stock exchange within the next 2 months at a $2 Billion + market cap! Last year I was in Paris and London, people were wearing these jackets everywhere! In Asia, especially China stores can not keep up with demand. As a Canadian its a great success story and an example to show my kids on how a Canadian Company can stand out on the world stage.

For once Canada Goose is also a product that is the Cheapest in Canada. Lets take a look at a big seller, the Woman’s Canada Goose Victoria fur trimmed Parka. The fur used in this jacket is Coyote. Which for you animal rights activists is just as big of a menace in Canada as rats are in New York City,

I will put all costs in US dollars for the benefit of my US readers

Canadian Cost $639.09 USD

USA Cost $850.00 USD

UK Cost $928.80 USD

France Cost $899.09 USD

Buying from the Canadian Website saves you 33% in the USA, 45% in the UK and 40% in France.

I have never seen Canada Goose go on sale online so make sure that you check Canadian Retailers first before you buy anywhere else in the world.

I recently saw a US based actress wearing this exact jacket in the Niagra Grape color on Instagram and she looked great!!!!

If you need a Canadian Address to get these products shipped to, check out ReShip.com, they offer world wide shipping at reasonable rates.

Canada Goose has started carrying a Spring and Summer line that looks great as well. I hope the brand stays true to its Canadian Roots and does not get manufacturing done in China.

 

 

 

Top 10 Online Lego Retailers in Canada

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With the low Canadian Dollar virtually all Lego sets are cheaper in Canada then the USA.

the most expensive set on the Lego.com shop is the Lego Death Star 75159, it is priced at $500 US Dollars or $600 Canadian Dollars when you change the Lego Shop to the Canadian version. At Current exchange rates the Canadian price equals $442.00 US. That is a Savings of $58 USD if you purchase the product in Canada.

Here is the top ten list

  1. Lego.com
  2. Walmart.ca
  3. TheBay.com
  4. ToysRus.ca
  5. Canadiantire.ca
  6. LondonDrugs.com
  7. Amazon.ca
  8. Sears.ca
  9. PlayValueToys.ca
  10. CanOutlet.com(they have some retired sets at great prices too)

Top Canadian retailers that will not ship internationally including to the USA

I did a quick search through some of the top Canadian Retailers and found the following that would not ship outside of Canada

Walmart

Canadian Tire

Costco

London Drugs

Princess Auto

Toys R Us

sites like Roots and mint.ca do ship outside Canada but have high shipping charges.

You may ask why someone from the UK,USA,Australia or elsewhere would like to purchase from an online Canadian Retailer.

There are several reasons mostly related to availability of product and pricing that cannot be found elsewhere.

I will be on the lookout for a Canadian Company that provides a Canadian Address, preferably in Alberta to save the 7% PST found in BC

Buying presents for Alberta family this holiday season

So I caved in and bought a couple Ipads for relatives that I have in Edmonton Alberta this Christmas.

I had to pay the 12% HST because I purchased the Ipads from the Apple store in Vancouver, B.C.

I then wrapped and mailed them to Edmonton, Alberta. Everyone was happy including me until I realized if I had bought them in Alberta the sales tax would only have been 5%. (Alberta has no sales tax, the 5% is the federal GST)

Does anyone know of a way that I can get the tax back because the product was shipped out of BC?

Might be a good reason to see who will provide me with a Alberta Address for future purchase like this. An address is Edmonton would be best, but Calgary works as well considering I have to mail the present regardless.

Canada EU Free trade agreement being negotiated in London

This is going to open up the whole EU to Duty Free purchases from Canada.

Canadian retailers will benefit from the duty-free purchases of Canadian made goods by EU residents.

Some specific products that are mentioned are Maple Syrup and Tilley Hats. But I am sure that there will be hundreds more that make sense.

Apple Ipad Mini 16GB Wi-Fi price comparison across multiple Apple websites

Pricing on Apple websites and currency conversion as of Nov 15th 2012

16GB Wi-Fi black ipad mini used to compare across all sites

USA $329.00 USD

Canada $329.00 CDN ($328.18 USD)

UK £269.00 ($426.74 USD)

Australia $369 AUD ($380.59 USD)

New Zealand $479 NZD ($387.70 USD)

according to this data the cheapest place to buy an Ipad mini amongst major english speaking countries is Canada, followed by the USA.

local taxes and shipping charges have not been taken into consideration.