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Forum topic by Zuki posted 09-20-2007 11:21 PM 649 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Zuki

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09-20-2007 11:21 PM

For the first time since 1976, the Canadian dollar is worth the same as the greenback.

Amazing. When DW and I went on our honeymoon in 2000 to the Pocanoes, PA (bad spelling) we paid about $1.50 for every american $1.00.

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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 09-21-2007 12:02 AM

and still we pay extra for printed material. Isn’t that interesting?? !!!
but we’ve had that discussion before – I don’t really want to stir up the fires again. (I can feel my blood getting a little warm).

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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mot

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#2 posted 09-21-2007 12:04 AM

I see that the Sawstop has come down in price in Canada to reflect the dollar. HA! There’s a trump for you Debbie. You start the printed material controversy again, I throw in Sawstop. Now wait until we start talking about Festool pricing.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 09-21-2007 12:08 AM

the exchange rate should really help the American economy, don’t you think? All the Canadians buying their “wish list” items now that they can get them “cheap”?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Bob #2

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#4 posted 09-21-2007 02:00 AM

Watch for some major price increasesas Americans start paying premiums for raw materials.
One of my Japanese vendors insisted on switchng me from the yen to U.S. dollars in May of this year.

I just love university economics grads!
Without them, I couldn’t be sure I am making the right moves. <vbg>

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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MsDebbieP

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#5 posted 09-21-2007 02:07 AM

dang.. sounds complicated!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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mot

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#6 posted 09-21-2007 02:12 AM

You can buy them cheap, but you have to face shipping profiteers. Look at what UPS does with brokerage charges. They’re criminal.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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WayneC

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#7 posted 09-21-2007 02:18 AM

Hmmmm. Guess I should boycott Lee Valley and Triton…..lol

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Zuki

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#8 posted 09-21-2007 02:32 AM

USPS is generally cheaper. A couple of years ago DW was ordering some herbs and spices. She ordered from California and Vancouver. The US order was much larger and got here cheaper and faster that the order in anda using canada Post.

With respect to customs . . . a guy I know does his own brokering and he says its not that big of a deal. Just a bit complicated.

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Thos. Angle

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#9 posted 09-21-2007 02:52 AM

Don’t shoot me!! I didn’t do it! Is this a Canuck uprising?????

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Bob #2

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#10 posted 09-21-2007 03:02 AM

Thos. no uprising here.
We are just like a cork on the water. We are in the same spot we were 5 years ago but the U.S. economy has taken a huge dive.
All the money bandits on both sides of the border are trying to take cover right now.
We live in interesting times.
I can by a new car in the U.S. about 20% cheaper than the same model in Canada.
Did the car makers( importers) do a little price fixing that just came back to haunt them?
Hee haw! Looks good on them.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Karson

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#11 posted 09-21-2007 05:59 AM

When we moved from Canada my father sold our home to his brother and he told him the price.

His brother always paid but with the cheapest currency. If the Canadian dollar was worth more he pain in American dollars. and if the American dollar was worth more he pain in Canadian dollars.

My father never said anything to his brother but I sure heart the rants.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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