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Old December 8, 2008, 06:20 PM
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Default When are Canadians getting the cheap 4870s?

In the US, they got it now for low as $199 @ Newegg.

Following AMD's announcement of a price cut.

How about in Canada. Are we going to see any benefit from this
or are we going to be left out (like a multitude of times in various situations before...)
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Canadian retailers will never match US pricing on anything. We will always get the shaft as they hide behind the dollar exchange rate.
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Right now, you can get a 512MB variant for as low as $250 on the Egg, but the 1GB versions are still well into the 300's. Personally, I wouldn't get my hopes up too far.
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I'm pretty sure that NCIX has raised the prices on the 4870 by about $9 since the news of the price drop broke. It looks like my days of exclusively using NCIX are over, and Newegg is now beating them on many prices.
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Its because of the crappy Canadian $ and until it gets better don't expect any nice prices like our southern neighours have.
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199 us @ .79c cdn is $251.
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I'm pretty sure that NCIX has raised the prices on the 4870 by about $9 since the news of the price drop broke. It looks like my days of exclusively using NCIX are over, and Newegg is now beating them on many prices.

Doesn't Newegg charge 13% in taxes?

I know NCIX doesn't charge your PST when you live everywhere else except BC.
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lol yu know whats funny when the prices were down par to par i think companies were buying excess stock to use the dollar down as an advantage yet we do not see that exchange of savings come to us except thru a recent free shippings promo. At that point they were saying they have to get rid of the excess/ or stock they had which they had bought for at the higher prices. What happened to when they bought stuff for lower prices? And im glad as of late new egg has steped up with their deals. Competition is nice!:P

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Doesn't Newegg charge 13% in taxes?

I know NCIX doesn't charge your PST when you live everywhere else except BC.
Yes id like to know that as well that's the one thing during the whole Newegg coming to canada i didnt like when they were charging us both tax.
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When it comes to paying taxes, i am kinda glad i live in alberta. although every thing else are over priced .

yea i too would love to snatch up a cheap 4870 soon
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Yes id like to know that as well that's the one thing during the whole Newegg coming to canada i didnt like when they were charging us both tax.
From what I heard, they have nothing in Canada.
No office, no warehouse, nothing.

Thus, they ship everything from the states.
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