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Old July 26, 2008, 08:13 AM
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There is this rumor that they will settle down in Montreal.




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Old July 26, 2008, 08:55 AM
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They've had the domain registered to themselves for a long time, I remember doing a WHOIS on it quite a while back. I'm excited to hear about this news and will enjoy the added competition in the canadian market as I find margins are quite fat on some things (HT equipment, I'm looking at you! Not that I'm expecting that to really change....). Nothing like a good price match. I just hope they do have warehouses in Canada and that they do have something in the west (the west is where it's at :P). I'd never consider puchasing anything from TD due to their outragious shipping prices, but then again, I'm pretty sure their warehouses are located in the USA, aren't they?
Either way, this is GREAT NEWS, if it proves to be true. Thank you for posting this SKYMTL, I can hardly wait.
Time to scout out Neweggs selection on some things
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Old July 26, 2008, 08:57 AM
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Heh.... who's the premier of NB? Maybe I'll give him a shout (as a potential new voter) and try to convince him to send some tax incentives their way..... Moncton really looks like it needs a better computer hardware presence. :)
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Old July 26, 2008, 09:23 AM
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This is kind of related to where Newegg might ship from. It really shouldn't matter beyond delivery times.

Sounds like most people have been getting ripped off when ordering from companies in the U.S. Through NAFTA there haven't been any tariffs or duties since 1994 on computer parts and most consumer electronics.

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If UPS has been charging brokerage fees for a product that doesn't require brokerage then it's been a double whammy.

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Old July 26, 2008, 09:30 AM
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Brokerage fees aren't the same as tarrifs. My understanding is that the fee covers the fact that UPS doesn't have a company which spans both countries... the fee is to transfer it from one country to another.
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Still sounds like the shaft without the gold mine. I know from importing a lot of different things that brokerage fees actually have more to with determining total tariff costs and taking care of Customs paperwork and fees (in this case zero) and border site storage awaiting transfer to local carrier (which is maybe what UPS is doing here - although same company).

Bottom line is; if companies are charging you duty fees on these items, then they are padding their pockets.
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Old July 26, 2008, 09:38 AM
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This is alright. But I'm just so used to how NCIX runs their company now! I don't think I'll be making the switch. NCIX has always been fast, friendly, and accurate. The only time I will go to newegg is if I really need something that is out of stock or not available at NCIX. But, competition sells baby!
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Old July 26, 2008, 09:49 AM
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The bottom line is: It's all about the competion.

We all benefit from the ATI/AMD vs NVIDIA price war on video cards for example.

NCIX, in my experience for the last two years, are great to deal with and I don't have any reason to change my patronage but Newegg's presence in Canada will only benefit us as consumers. This is great news, people
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Old July 26, 2008, 11:11 AM
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Shipping apparently will be from New Jersey by UPS and only IT products can be shipped into Canada. Looking at most of their product, 90% of it is higher than Canadian retailers.
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UPS, eh? I hate them with a Passion... sorry Newegg, I just won't buy from you guys.
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