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Oct. 22nd, 2007 | 09:10 pm

So. How about that Canadian dollar?

And when will the bleeding car manufacturers drop their freaking prices, because I'm in the market and there's no reason why we're still paying 20-30% higher. For cars made HERE, no less!

Argh, people. Super argh.

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from: geewhiz
date: Oct. 23rd, 2007 01:24 am (UTC)
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OH HAI THERE! I'm going to bed in like a second, but word on prices, books are also still being priced higher than US prices.

PS: finished the trilogy, so amazing, now thinking my cat is my daemon and looking for open windows.

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down and out

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from: eucalyptus
date: Oct. 23rd, 2007 01:30 am (UTC)
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OMG YES. Best books ever and I'm so excited you loved them! You have to post complete thoughts in your journal so we can agree/disagree on the awesomeness of [blank]. I know you said you saw the trailers--even the 3 minute one with the new Iorek voice? :DDD

I've got to go too but see, I did my beta reader thing, yay. ♥

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j-cat, meow.

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from: jiayi
date: Oct. 23rd, 2007 01:40 am (UTC)
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Can you buy your car in the states and drive it up to Canada?

Also I was just thinking with the Canadian dollar so good, are you thinking about the your trip to Terminus? WINK WINK!!

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plaz-MAH

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from: plazmah
date: Oct. 23rd, 2007 02:07 am (UTC)
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Can you buy your car in the states and drive it up to Canada?

Seconding this idea. Apparently, even paying the taxes to take the car over the border, it can come out to a good deal.

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down and out

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from: eucalyptus
date: Oct. 25th, 2007 02:46 am (UTC)
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Only if I buy used. You currently can't buy new because car manufacturers are making dealerships in the US refuse to sell to Canadians. Literally the only car maker that not's doing it is Subaru. Downside to buying used is, you have to pay GST and PST on it at the border -- if you were buying new, you wouldn't have to.

Plus, there are some odometer conversions that you have to have done, plus warranty concerns when you are asking a Canadian service centre to service a car with an American warranty!

So all of that pretty much spells out NO. :(

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j-cat, meow.

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from: jiayi
date: Oct. 25th, 2007 03:02 am (UTC)
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Refuse to sell to Canadians?! Money is money!

I bet that if you guys ran across the border to buy US cars, it'd skew up the regional data for dealerships. :\

PS - HI!!

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shimmeree

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from: shimmeree
date: Oct. 23rd, 2007 02:31 am (UTC)
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Some of the American dealers won't sell to Canadians.

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j-cat, meow.

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from: jiayi
date: Oct. 23rd, 2007 02:44 am (UTC)
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Ohhhh. That's dumb! They should be able to, it'll force the Canadian dealers to compete, which makes more sense...

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down and out

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from: eucalyptus
date: Oct. 25th, 2007 02:47 am (UTC)
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I know. How can they be allowed to do that? Americans crossed the border to buy cars in Canada ALL THE FRICKIN TIME when your dollar was higher, and dealerships didn't refuse. Whatever happened to free trade!

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from: eucalyptus
date: Oct. 25th, 2007 02:55 am (UTC)
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I wish. Is Terminus the Chicago one? Because yes, I'm going to that one!!

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j-cat, meow.

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from: jiayi
date: Oct. 25th, 2007 03:03 am (UTC)
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HELL YEAH!!! See you there! >:D

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plaz-MAH

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from: plazmah
date: Oct. 23rd, 2007 02:08 am (UTC)
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HI YOU, it's been so long! :)

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from: eucalyptus
date: Oct. 25th, 2007 02:55 am (UTC)
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You are on my wish list for an email from me tomorrow, oh yes! SO WATCH OUT FOR THAT FRIEND. ♥

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plaz-MAH

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from: plazmah
date: Oct. 25th, 2007 08:05 pm (UTC)
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Oooh, now I'm excited! *happy dance*

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from: eucalyptus
date: Oct. 25th, 2007 09:35 pm (UTC)
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I had a bad day, Smitha, one more day, I PROMISE. Today was, unbeknownst to me, the first day that flu shots were available, plus there was this big awkward confrontation with someone whose off work re: WSIB and how they were going to get to work since they can't drive or something with the injury. I didn't get a chance. Tomorrow -- I want details on something you mentioned to me in your email!!

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plaz-MAH

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from: plazmah
date: Oct. 26th, 2007 12:16 am (UTC)
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I want details on something you mentioned to me in your email!!

Oh noes, I think I know what you're talking about... in which case I have a shitload of stuff to tell you.

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shimmeree

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from: shimmeree
date: Oct. 23rd, 2007 02:32 am (UTC)
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My parents are thinking of getting a cousin in the States to buy a car for them so they can buy it from him and get it around 7 grand cheaper. Hell of a pain in the ass, though.

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from: eucalyptus
date: Oct. 25th, 2007 02:54 am (UTC)
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Dude, I would not go to those lengths. I've decided to be stubborn and HOLD OUT! They WILL eventually drop prices when push really comes to shove, and I'm not going to be one of those suckers who buys a car right before they do. However, it bothers me that retailers and car makers claim the dollar's rise was meteoric, because HELLO, it wasn't meteoric, it has climbed slowly for the past five years, and never in my life have we ever had parity with the US dollar, so STFU now. You know?

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shimmeree

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from: shimmeree
date: Oct. 25th, 2007 10:45 pm (UTC)
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I know.

I'd wait out the price drop, too. It's gotta happen sometime.

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babebraham lincoln

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from: paintedinflames
date: Oct. 23rd, 2007 02:58 am (UTC)
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For some reason I though the Canadian dollar was about the same at the American dollar nowadays. *shrugs*

& omfg ♥ your icon. :D

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from: eucalyptus
date: Oct. 25th, 2007 02:49 am (UTC)
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It is the same, but Canadian car prices haven't come down to coincide with American prices. They should be ROUGHLY the same, give or take some due to differing corporate taxation and stuff, but right now, we're still 20-30% higher, meaning I could buy a Toyota Corolla here in Canada for $22,000 total and an American could buy the EXACT SAME CAR for $17,000. It blows.

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sunflowerkudi

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from: sunflowerkudi
date: Oct. 23rd, 2007 08:53 pm (UTC)
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I have been going to the US a lot cuz htings are chaeaper there, like books.. they rip us off over here.. although im hearing/reading places wont sell things to Canadians like wtf? and how would they know if I use US moolah

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from: eucalyptus
date: Oct. 25th, 2007 02:51 am (UTC)
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Yeah, car dealerships in the US are being forced not to sell to us because auto manufacturers are making them. (Except Subaru, that is.) My sister and I have been to the US twice in the last six weeks to shop -- it's like having these little holidays AND saving money on stuff you'd be buying here in Canada otherwise, plus, I have been introduced to two American institutions (Rite-Aid and IHOP). That's living. :P

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sunflowerkudi

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from: sunflowerkudi
date: Oct. 25th, 2007 05:26 pm (UTC)
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Haha. I brought a computer for my brother in the US, and we also brought a microwave and a few other things. Some places here, like Walmart, have started to decrease the Canadian prices on certain things.

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