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Old 09-09-2013, 06:30 PM
 
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Canadian cars only have kilometers printed on it. One of my friends from Kitchener met with me some years ago, and his Toyota Camry was exclusively marked in km. Not that you're gonna read this, seeing as I'm on ignore since I call you out on your silliness
What are you talking about? I don't have anyone on ignore.

 
Old 09-09-2013, 06:37 PM
 
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No, it has nothing to do with socialism. It is about economy of scale. If you sell fewer units, the production cost and profit margin on each one is higher.

Also, the geography. In order to distribute product and service to the population of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, goods have to be shipped and logistics supported along a 5,000 mile long distribution line, which is as far as from Dallas to Buenos Aires.

Actually, socialism would keep overall prices down, because a larger number of the population actually consume goods and services if they have relief money to do so, which creates a labor demand.

Today must be "talk civilly to a troll day".
I apologize, but I don't understand your point. An RX 350 is made in Cambridge, Ontario, but it costs more for a Canadian to buy one in Canada than it would if a Canadian were to cross the border and buy one in Buffalo or the Detroit suburbs; even after taxes. That's hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars of lost revenue that could directly go into the Canadian economy, but, I don't think one poster has addressed this specific issue. instead calling me a "troll" appears to be the popular response.
 
Old 09-09-2013, 07:25 PM
 
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I apologize, but I don't understand your point. An RX 350 is made in Cambridge, Ontario, but it costs more for a Canadian to buy one in Canada than it would if a Canadian were to cross the border and buy one in Buffalo or the Detroit suburbs; even after taxes. That's hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars of lost revenue that could directly go into the Canadian economy, but, I don't think one poster has addressed this specific issue. instead calling me a "troll" appears to be the popular response.
You haven't either; can you quantify that "lost revenue"? You're not a troll but you don't seem to have much data to prove your point.
 
Old 09-09-2013, 07:28 PM
 
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The prices are higher on some cars because car manufacturers price the cars at what people are willing to pay for them in a given market. Canadians have proven time and time again they are willing to buy overpriced cars, and car manufacturers take full advantage of the situation. The marketplace isn't as cutthroat and competitive here as in the U.S.
 
Old 09-09-2013, 07:38 PM
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The prices are higher on some cars because car manufacturers price the cars at what people are willing to pay for them in a given market. Canadians have proven time and time again they are willing to buy overpriced cars, and car manufacturers take full advantage of the situation. The marketplace isn't as cutthroat and competitive here as in the U.S.
I heard that most Canadians either lease or finance their cars rather than pay for them in
full anyway.

Not totally sure as I personally never buy my cars new, I buy them used, 2 or 3 years old due to heavy initial depreciation on new cars.
 
Old 09-09-2013, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I apologize, but I don't understand your point. An RX 350 is made in Cambridge, Ontario, but it costs more for a Canadian to buy one in Canada than it would if a Canadian were to cross the border and buy one in Buffalo or the Detroit suburbs; even after taxes. That's hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars of lost revenue that could directly go into the Canadian economy, but, I don't think one poster has addressed this specific issue. instead calling me a "troll" appears to be the popular response.
Here's something else that trolls do. They cite one single example and write in telling us that that proves a general principle that they fervently wish were true, in order to support their personal political bias.

OK, even if everything costs more in Canada. Does that prove that the reason for the higher cost is socialism? Go back and read my post #42, for an explanation of why things really cost more. Or, instead of just trolling your personal political bias, explain in economic terms how I am wrong, and it is more socialist policies that are responsible for higher prices.
 
Old 09-10-2013, 01:05 AM
 
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The prices are higher on some cars because car manufacturers price the cars at what people are willing to pay for them in a given market..
If i go to the local Canadian car dealer and i say i want that one and the dealer says $20K,other than bargaining $1K off the price i dont see much options in what price i have to pay for the car..
What are you suggesting Canadian consumers do to call to attention their displeasure at Canadian car prices being higher than American car prices.?
 
Old 09-10-2013, 01:32 AM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Not sure if we're discussing cars or trolls at this point, but the cars here have to have, besides kilometre signage, daytime running lights. I don't know the financial logistics of this, but is it possible that it increases the price of cars bought in Canada?
 
Old 09-10-2013, 03:03 AM
 
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If i go to the local Canadian car dealer and i say i want that one and the dealer says $20K,other than bargaining $1K off the price i dont see much options in what price i have to pay for the car..
What are you suggesting Canadian consumers do to call to attention their displeasure at Canadian car prices being higher than American car prices.?
If practical and when possible, they should vote with their feet and take their custom across the border.
 
Old 09-10-2013, 04:40 AM
 
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If every one starts going through the hassle of buying their cars across the border it wont take long for the Canadian government to enact legislation to ban the cross border buying of cars.
The US dealers are already balking at the practice.
U.S. car dealers refusing to sell new vehicles to Canadians | CTV British Columbia News

https://www.google.ca/#q=US+car+deal...ns&safe=active
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