Jun 14 2008

Canadians still pay more

Published by at 3:55 pm under Cross border shopping

Over 8 month back when “Better Value in Dollar” site was being built, I thought we Canadian will soon get the good prices of Americans. Sadly, this is not true, after a strong show of Canadian economy and the Lonnie.

Douglas Porter, deputy chief economist at Bank of Montreal, published another survey result of 19 essential daily products (coffee, doughnuts, books, and handbags, etc.) yesterday. Canadians are still paying 18% more than US counterparts, before taxes are calculated. This gap is better than a year ago at 24%. Your dollar has better value south of the border.

We have found a different way to get a good bargain. You can mail order (usually cheaper than regular store price) and deliver to the border for pick up. Read our article here.

BTW, though Americans are screaming for high gas price, they are only paying a national average of US$1.07/liter (US$4.05/gallon), comparing with Canadian national average of CA$1.31/liter). Well, fellow Canadians, it may be worthwhile shopping for gas across the border.


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  1. Greg DNo Gravataron 16 May 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Where can I get the definitions to all the abbreviations found on the Canada Border Services Agency…I live in Honduras and I would like import original paintings into Canada for resale. So I am gathering all info possible. Any info on the subject is ell come.


    BoBNo Gravatar Reply:

    Is this what you’re looking for?


    Greg DNo Gravatar Reply:

    Yes, thank you so much…I’ll bookmark this site because I feel it ill be useful in the future.


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