Originally Posted by contaygious
I'm dying here in Vancouver does anyone think it's a good idea to order the tv from crutchfield and have my parents in sf send it to me up here?????????
No one delivers to canada...I'm afraid if my parents send it it will break though as I've heard horrible UPS stories. Also it would cost a lot obviously but i have no idea how much.
man i had it made in the USA cuz in canada the 42 is a lot more than the 47 is in the USA.
plus taxes here are like 30 percent it's craaaazy!!! ok maybe it's not 30 percent but they have two sepeerate taxes and i bought something that was 250 and it ended up being 300 with tax so that sounds like about 20 percent to me
gas was 90 dollars yesterday
Yep, that's Canada!
Personally, I live in Montreal, and I've been shopping for the 42 and decided to wait for the 47. Now it has arrive here 12 months later and it is overpriced, hehe. But I've figured out a solution:
You can order it from Bestbuy.com (by phone order), and ask them to send it to the nearest US BestBuy store (free shipping), from Vancouver you should have one not too far away, and then you can go there and pick it up yourself and bring it back home, beware though, the box is huge! (even more so with the 47 I guess)
At the customs, be prepared to pay though:
GST - 6%
PST - 7.5% (in Quebec, in BC I believe it's 7%)
CUSTOMS - 5% (I think this can be avoided if it passes up as a monitor)
And all that on TOP of state sales tax, I've calculate everything with the NY sales tax (7%), and after adding up all those fees, I was still getting the 42 $1000 CAD cheaper than buying it local.
So it can only get better with the 47, we just have to wait for BB US to carry it. Hope this helps