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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Guess and Guess By Marciano Now Duty Free?

Another win for Canadians looking for fairness. It seems Guess By Marciano is now going duty free. We appreciate your fairness and forward thinking. If only other retailers like BCBG would follow suit.

I look forward to hearing about other retailers making the move to fairness. If you know any retailer making the move to duty free or simply price parity for the dollar please let us know and we will post it here.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

BCBG is ripping off Canadians

It seems BCBG is going a similar path to Guess but not so in your face. The in store price of the dress in question is $288 on the US website and $354 in store. On top if this there is a 30% off sale on the website and free shipping in the US.

They will not ship to Canada and there is no Canadian website. The kick in the teeth is that the Canadian Dollar is stronger than the US dollar at the moment.

Check out the posting on the Canadian Fashionista Blog:

http://canadianfashionistas.blogspot.com/2010/11/bcbg-is-ripping-off-canadians-both-on.html

I look forward to hearing from BCBG on this issue and when they plan to resolve it.
You can place comments here or email me at chrisw_88@hotmail.com

Friday, December 14, 2007

Some Magazines No Longer Listing Two Prices

This heats things up a bit in the price parity debate. Magazines are only listing one price on the magazines so you don't see the US prices. If the price was listed as the same # in CDN and US dollars then that would be a good thing. Regardless of which way the dollar goes you pay the same amount in your currency but I fear the opposite is true. By having one price they can list only the cdn dollar price in canada and the us dollar price in the us. Right now CDN is too high compared to the actual rate. The best thing to do is to list the two cover prices for various magazines on this site. I am going to start with a select few popular magazines. If you have suggestions of magazines I should list let me know by posting a comment on this article.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Futureshop is doing its part too.

I got a response from someone who pointed out that FutureShop is reducing prices
to reflect the dollar as well.

"In response, over the past 30 days, they've reduced pricing on over 1000 products in sundry categories. Here's the letter that ran as an ad in Canadian papers on Nov. 16."

Here is the link to the article:

http://www.futureshop.ca/marketing/big_dollar/default.asp

If you know of any stores doing this as well let me know and I will post them.
I noticed on the weekend that Rexall Pharmacy is honoring the us prices on the books they sell. You can email me at chrisw_88@hotmail.com or simply post the comment on one of the existing articles and I will approve them.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Wal-Mart is on board with cutting the prices based on Canadian Dollar Stength

So now Zellers and Walmart are giving in what about all those other retailers.
Below is the link to the article:

Wal-Mart Canada reports 'major successes' in C$-related price cuts
http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5hP7SQAC9kdfcltnrkVkKEuBLR1Vg

Now its time to start pressuring the other retailers to match. If you notice the prices are too high go to Zellers or Wal-Mart and buy it there. Eventually they will all give in.

If you find out about other retailers dropping their prices to reflect price parity email me at chris@clinchportal.com and I will post it here. You can also post it to the facebook group and I will mirror it here as well.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Flaherty and Zellers on Price Parity Bandwagon

Two interesting new items today. Zellers is exprected to lower their prices on US products so they are the same price both sides of the border. Cudos for Zellers finally a reason to shop there.

http://www.thestar.com/Business/article/268757

The other interesting note is this buzz over price parity is finally hitting Mr. Flaherty and he is going to pressure retailers into lower prices. I guess they are realizing how much taxes they are losing with us going south of the border.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/10/20/flaherty-retailers.html?ref=rss

If you come across any of these stories let me know by posting them here. I will make sure it gets on my blog too.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Amazon.ca vs Amazon.com

As Gregory Forrest pointed out on the Facebook Group, Amazon.ca and Amazon.com are not offering price parity. We should boycott stores that do this or simply go to the .com site and send in a complaint directly. If we do either or both of these they will act.

Here are two examples that were pointed out:

Examples,
Kids in the Hall Megaset
Amazon.ca $216
Amazon.com $153

Mash Martini's and Medicine
Amazon.ca $279
Amazon.com $170

Thanks Greg for pointing this out. We need more posts like this so we are all aware of the problem.