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Old 09-10-2013, 05:00 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
The Canadian government will have a very hard time doing that provided the vehicles in question meet Canadian regulatory requirements for safety, emissions, etc. NAFTA should prevent them from doing so (thank goodness).

As for those US dealers, that's just profit maximizing/anti-competitve BS being shoved down their throats by the manufacturers.

Last edited by maclock; 09-10-2013 at 05:49 AM..

 
Old 09-10-2013, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Americans are working hard to get back to the good old days of slavery, some of them can't stand it that Canadians have jobs and healthcare. Over 6 million Texans don't have health coverage. Get it together, USA.
 
Old 09-10-2013, 06:43 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.?
Don't buy the overpriced cars. I know I wouldn't. When something doesn't sell, the manufacturers have to adjust the price accordingly.
 
Old 09-10-2013, 09:31 AM
 
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Canada's Ripley's Acquarium is set to option this month and the tickets are ready for sale. Adult tickets: $30

It doesn't seem that expensive when compared with the Georgia Acquarium, which charges $35 for an adult ticket.

Unless you look at the size difference.

The Toronto acqurarium holds 1.5 million gallons of water, while the Atlanta one has 8.5 million gallons. The Toronto one has 13,500 fish and other creatures, while Georgia Acquarium has 120,000.

In all, we are 12-17% the size of the Georgia Acquarium, while charging 86% of the price.

Wait, that's not the whole story. Our ticket price excludes a 13% HST, so the actual price we pay is $34. The Georgia one doesn't carry that tax, and provide discount for off-peak time ($30).

Oh, Canada.
 
Old 09-10-2013, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Canada's Ripley's Acquarium is set to option this month and the tickets are ready for sale. Adult tickets: $30

It doesn't seem that expensive when compared with the Georgia Acquarium, which charges $35 for an adult ticket.

Unless you look at the size difference.

The Toronto acqurarium holds 1.5 million gallons of water, while the Atlanta one has 8.5 million gallons. The Toronto one has 13,500 fish and other creatures, while Georgia Acquarium has 120,000.

In all, we are 12-17% the size of the Georgia Acquarium, while charging 86% of the price.

Wait, that's not the whole story. Our ticket price excludes a 13% HST, so the actual price we pay is $34. The Georgia one doesn't carry that tax, and provide discount for off-peak time ($30).

Oh, Canada.
There is also a big difference between the two. The one in Toronto is more of a private entertainment facility. The one in Atlanta, though created through a huge private donation, is more of a scientific, community facility.
 
Old 09-10-2013, 09:54 AM
 
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What size are the fish though?
 
Old 09-10-2013, 10:13 AM
 
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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?
My US Mazda didn't have them when I moved back, adding them at the dealership cost me around $250; there are cheaper sets one could install, and the cost on the assembly line is obviously lower.

Hate to give yet some more undue publicity to the Lexus RX 350, but the US version comes with DRL anyway so that can't be the source of the cost difference.
 
Old 09-10-2013, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Originally Posted by botticelli View Post
Canada's Ripley's Acquarium is set to option this month and the tickets are ready for sale. Adult tickets: $30

It doesn't seem that expensive when compared with the Georgia Acquarium, which charges $35 for an adult ticket.

Unless you look at the size difference.

The Toronto acqurarium holds 1.5 million gallons of water, while the Atlanta one has 8.5 million gallons. The Toronto one has 13,500 fish and other creatures, while Georgia Acquarium has 120,000.

In all, we are 12-17% the size of the Georgia Acquarium, while charging 86% of the price.

Wait, that's not the whole story. Our ticket price excludes a 13% HST, so the actual price we pay is $34. The Georgia one doesn't carry that tax, and provide discount for off-peak time ($30).

Oh, Canada.
What a silly comparison.
 
Old 09-10-2013, 01:29 PM
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by botticelli View Post
Canada's Ripley's Acquarium is set to option this month and the tickets are ready for sale. Adult tickets: $30

It doesn't seem that expensive when compared with the Georgia Acquarium, which charges $35 for an adult ticket.

Unless you look at the size difference.

The Toronto acqurarium holds 1.5 million gallons of water, while the Atlanta one has 8.5 million gallons. The Toronto one has 13,500 fish and other creatures, while Georgia Acquarium has 120,000.

In all, we are 12-17% the size of the Georgia Acquarium, while charging 86% of the price.

Wait, that's not the whole story. Our ticket price excludes a 13% HST, so the actual price we pay is $34. The Georgia one doesn't carry that tax, and provide discount for off-peak time ($30).

Oh, Canada.
I think it would come down to quality of the aquarium rather than the amount of water and fish to ultimately justify whether the higher cost is worth it.
 
Old 09-10-2013, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Aloverton
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Here's what I want to know. In Canadian socialism, in which there are (presumably) no private enterprises and all means of production are owned by the state, which authors get the most emphasis in your political indoctrination in school? Marx would be a natural. Engels? Lenin? Heck, Shulamith Firestone? I never see any Lenin statues in BC, but I assume that's because they get covered up so that they don't scare off the combustible US tourist dollars.

Also, I'm mystified by an aspect of your history. You managed to get through the dictatorship of the proletariat without me noticing. Were you just doing it in an unassuming, non-demonstrative way? If so, how did you get the Francophones on board? Or was it in fact their idea to begin with? Is that what is meant by la Révolution tranquille, and we just weren't paying attention? I need to get out more.
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