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Old 07-24-2013, 10:44 PM
 
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Why are the websites for stores so different in Canada?

Go to the American website for Target. You can actually see PRICES.

Go to the Canadian website--- no prices.

Go to the Shoppers drug mart website - no prices that I can find.


Why is this? Don't Canadians want to know how much things cost or is it that they would see how much they are being ripped off compared to American prices?
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Lower east side of Toronto
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Why are topics posted on this American site by Canadians so lame? Not meaning to be mean but do you really think there will be a prolonged conversation regarding shopping on line?
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:52 PM
 
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Why are topics posted on this American site by Canadians so lame? Not meaning to be mean but do you really think there will be a prolonged conversation regarding shopping on line?
I don't think it's lame. I posted the same question about home prices and no one was able to answer. Is there no freedom of information in Canada?

Why is there no price information in Canada on-line about just about anything? It's just weird.

My guess is because everything is so incredibly expensive, and they don't want Canadians to see how badly they are being ripped off.
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:40 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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When you place your online order it will show you the price.
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:42 PM
 
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When you place your online order it will show you the price.
On these websites, you can't even shop online. Like the Canadian Target site, doesn't have on-line shopping.

Maybe Canadians don't do a lot of on-line shopping?
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:44 PM
 
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On these websites, you can't even shop online. Like the Canadian Target site, doesn't have on-line shopping.

Maybe Canadians don't do a lot of on-line shopping?
They probably try to encourage you to shop at their stores in person?
Amazon has a Canadian site most people probably shop there.
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Lower east side of Toronto
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I don't think it's lame. I posted the same question about home prices and no one was able to answer. Is there no freedom of information in Canada?

Why is there no price information in Canada on-line about just about anything? It's just weird.

My guess is because everything is so incredibly expensive, and they don't want Canadians to see how badly they are being ripped off.
It's the culture here- people are so heavily taxed that they gouge the next guy to stay afloat- Yes it is expensive - a hundred dollar bill is actually a twenty now. Speaking of culture...I can go up to China town - go to the butcher and purchase 4 huge pork chops for a few dollars. If I go to a mainstream grocery store...I get half of that for three times the price- Some cultures take care of each other- With typical Canadians it is every man for himself. Personally I have to hustle to maintain.
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:55 PM
 
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Less competition, lower standards, smaller population so lower incentive for multinationals to capitalize on the market.
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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On these websites, you can't even shop online. Like the Canadian Target site, doesn't have on-line shopping.

Maybe Canadians don't do a lot of on-line shopping?
I guess you are not aware that Target is new in Canada...Be patient... Target Canada Has Online Shopping in Its Sights - Canada Real Time - WSJ

Shoppers prices ARE posted on their site... http://www1.shoppersdrugmart.ca/en/Food-And-Home.aspx

Prices of houses in Canada are easy to find... http://www.chpc.biz/charts.html But if you want to know the price of a particular home try the MLS service for whatever city you are interested in, for instance Toronto.... http://www.torontorealestate.ca/Sear...o-MLS-Listings

I have no idea what your problem is unless you don't know how to use google search.

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Old 07-25-2013, 12:27 AM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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It's the culture here- people are so heavily taxed that they gouge the next guy to stay afloat- Yes it is expensive - a hundred dollar bill is actually a twenty now. Speaking of culture...I can go up to China town - go to the butcher and purchase 4 huge pork chops for a few dollars. If I go to a mainstream grocery store...I get half of that for three times the price- Some cultures take care of each other- With typical Canadians it is every man for himself. Personally I have to hustle to maintain.
Your statement on taxes is bull crap.... Do Canadians Really Pay More Taxes Than Americans?
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