This information is for Canadian shoppers and is easy to find at Canadian Border Services over the Phone.
There are no import duties on H/T, A/V RECEIVERS to CANADA no matter where they are built only local sales tax is charged I guess thats the HST now @12%.
Speakers only have a duty of 6.5% + the 12% HST if not built in North America including Mexico.
Since N.A.F.T.A. there has been no duties on products made in North America when shipped from North American Manufacturers including Mexico.
Canadian SRP not MSRP but SRP is $3199.99 CAD for the TX-NR5008 = $3050.oo USD
US MSRP is $2699.99 USD a difference of $500.00 USD on MSRP alone.
Not only that if you purchase speakers with your receiver with as little as a 5.1ch system the US Dealers will offer 30%-40% off US MSRP on the entire purchase.
You fellow Canucks please sit down before you do the math.
This carnage has gone on way to long and as a Canadian consumer I have held my tongue for several years now on this subject.
Recently there has been appalling price differences on equipment in Canada that I can't ignore Canada SRP $45110.oo CAD while US MSRP $31500.oo + 30% - 40% off on package as small as only 5.1ch system = approx $20475.00 USD + $1000.oo USD shipping = $ $21475oo USD = $22600.oo CAD.
Our dolllar isn't that low $45110.oo CAD - $22600.oo CAD = $22510.oo CAD
I could buy 2 - 5.1 ch packages with that savings and have money left over for some Audiophile wires or go all out with a 9.2ch system with my Onkyo TX-NR 5008 add a Panasonic 65" 3D plasma and player combo with glasses a good power conditioner and audiophile wiring all under $30K including shipping.
For system that would cost well over $50k CAD in CANADA.
Some of he American dealers I have spoken with think we have to pay more for electronic products because we have to pay higher taxes to cover our Universal Health Care System.
Thats not the case at all it's the Importers and or Distributors setting this bogus SRP figure that all Canadian authorized retailers have to follow.
This figure that is used is not a Manufactures Suggested Retail Price but called an SRP I assume that is Suggested Retail Price but it doesn't say who suggested it now is does it ?
What do you think of the Big Electronics Manufactures who allow this appalling price gouging carnage of Canadian Consumers?
Most Canadian Electronics Manufactures equipment is cheaper in the US Why ?
It's not cheaper because I have to pay $20k for Grannies dentures in CANADA now is it?
If it's made in Canada why are we paying extra to these Importers and Distributors to buy in CANADA ?
Please PM me if you are interested in forming a CANADIAN CONSUMER SHOPPING CLUB for fair prices on electronics.
OH NO Now I've got the target on my back instead of my wallet lol
Oops did it again I better get a flack Jacket and move to Kevlar country.
Kevlaaaaar Speeeeeeakers that is lol