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Old 03-22-2009, 09:35 PM   #1
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Destination charges..............WTF?!?!

GM Canada is charging $1400 CDN for a car that is built 2 hours from my house but they are only charging $1350 CDN for the G8 which is built thousands of miles away across the Pacific ocean in Austarlia. Plus GM is only charging $750 USD for the Camaro in the States which even with the exchange rate is still a bargain compared to Canada.

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Old 03-22-2009, 11:29 PM   #2
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I agree. This is madness. If it were Sparta, we wouldn't be having this discussion. Instead, some of us would be kicking others into a giant well.
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Old 03-22-2009, 11:33 PM   #3
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:27 PM   #6
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We Canadians always seem to get the short end of the stick..one way or another they find ways to show us we are a lesser people than our friends to the south.

Don't get me wrong but I love the US since i lived in California for 10 years and loved it but when I can back to Canada it really hit home when I realized that we pay so much more for the same service and products that our friend do and the reason is not always evident.

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Old 03-26-2009, 09:28 PM   #8
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it's always like this!! it's us the crazy canucks, who always pay for them. and what's the most frustrating all the u.s guys are enchanted by it's low price--sort of-- and us canadians has to pay 44000$ for a 2ss... it's extorsion!! same as for the challenger too way overpriced..this week i asked //called gm oshawa service center//why the G8 GXP wasn't still avail here in the great white north... i was told by the gm guy on the phone that the G8 GXP didn't meet canadian safety crashes regulation!!!??wtf =i say to him that's BS. hey guys what's the diff between the G8 and the GXP??? they are the same!!!--i know ls3 &stick 19inch wheels,brembo-- so there it goes !another 400hp + car,gone not for us to buy.. at least we have the camaro .. but i'm still waiting for the financing... i'm not rich i gotta to finance it....4 long years...
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:45 PM   #10
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. but i'm still waiting for the financing... i'm not rich i gotta to finance it....4 long years...
I was told 7.99% through GMAC and no incentives but you can use up to $1500 in GM points.
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GM Canada is charging $1400 CDN for a car that is built 2 hours from my house but they are only charging $1350 CDN for the G8 which is built thousands of miles away across the Pacific ocean in Austarlia. Plus GM is only charging $750 USD for the Camaro in the States which even with the exchange rate is still a bargain compared to Canada.

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$750 to ship from canada to US
$750 to ship from US back to canada
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$1500.00

ur saving $100.00 the way I see it. tho the exchange rate may make that up
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last week i got a letter from gm that they offer me 2600$cdn cash back/rebate/off... on any vehicle that gm has..if i'm going for the camaro SS--since we canadians cannot get the g8 GXP-- it will serve for this..they are desperate..maybe that will cover for the high financing..lolbut at close to 8% it's not cheap.. if it would be lower like 2.9 or 3.9% they would have more sales..
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GM Canada is charging $1400 CDN for a car that is built 2 hours from my house but they are only charging $1350 CDN for the G8 which is built thousands of miles away across the Pacific ocean in Austarlia. Plus GM is only charging $750 USD for the Camaro in the States which even with the exchange rate is still a bargain compared to Canada.

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Sorry, but this is nothing new.

Say you live in Bowling Green, KY and buy a new Corvette and opt for Museum delivery. You still pay the destination charge
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Destination charges are just a way to build back profit into an artificially lowered MSRP for car companies. Since the big dealerships all race to the bottom on price, its a way to inflate the 'dealer invoice' number we all see. Like the Regional Marketing Charge. By the way, I am not saying that car companies don't pay for shipping, they certainly do, but that is the cost of doing business. I'm sure some dealers will disagree with me, but it is what it is.
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