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Old 05-19-2008, 03:00 PM   #26
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Yeah, same with many in WA, which is just across the line from me.
It's because of exchange rates and fees. When they take their few hundred or whatever $C in, they will not get as good a rate as you see posted online plus the bank will charge them a fee.
There are always 2 rates. One to buy, one to sell. The banks make money either way. The exchange rate you see on online sites is usually in the middle of the buy/sell rate and is usually the rate for a million dollar exchange or plus.
Depends on the merchant though. Some will take the loss of a few percent just to get the business. Some don't care.


Also I just read a new prediction today that with high oil prices supporting our currency it will go up to $1.10 by the end of next year.
Look's very unlikely now that our dollar will ever go back to 85 cents in the forseeable fututre.

How will GM explain to Canadians that a Camaro, built in Canada, costs $7K more than the US when our dollar is worth %10 more?

I can't wait to hear this one!
well put bro... i sure cant wait to hear about this one too.... if the difference is 7k for the Camaro... im going south... save myself some coin...because to be honest if i buy this car..... i aint selling it ..... like ever till i die.... so i dont care about resale value.

But I sure would hope that we could just buy here in Canada and save the hassle work... and make the car buying experience actually pleasurable.
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Old 05-20-2008, 05:30 AM   #27
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I agree. I want to support the local dealer and all so let's hope for some kick ass pricing in Canada so everybody will go holy shit What a great deal!
Just think if they undercut the competition in Canada.
A great car at a great price. They would sell a shit load.


I'd much rather see that than hear, "Well it's 7 grand more because of blaahahablalaahabblaahahahahhh even though it's made here and your dollar is worth more."
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Old 05-20-2008, 02:22 PM   #28
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I agree. I want to support the local dealer and all so let's hope for some kick ass pricing in Canada so everybody will go holy shit What a great deal!
Just think if they undercut the competition in Canada.
A great car at a great price. They would sell a shit load.


I'd much rather see that than hear, "Well it's 7 grand more because of blaahahablalaahabblaahahahahhh even though it's made here and your dollar is worth more."
Although Maddog...... I have seen some promise in the latest pricing with some GM vehicles... the G8 not being one of them.... but for example the CTS is within I think 3 grand of the american pricing after i built one on the canadian and american websites to my liking(dont quote me.... my memory is a litle fuzzy on this now).

i have been noticing that pricing is changing so that they still charge us more, but, if we try to go south we dont save any money after the extra taxes and such..... forcing us to buy in Canada.

So really, were still paying more..... but at-least not as much. <<< And this is only on some vehicles.... most are still in the "ridiculous" category.

If the Camaro is priced within 3 grand of the american pricing i will not go south.... which is sad that im going to bend over and take it....but at that point there is no real savings to go south and get the car really.

I did make a thread about this....dont know if you canadian boys caught it or not...... it was a post to fbodfather's attention to raise awareness about our pricing concerns in Canada.... and although he cant do much about it...he said he would voice our opinions on this to the GM team.

So Im glad that somebody has listened (Fbodfather has been great for us Camaro nuts imo).... now lets see if we still get ripped off or not by GM.

Link below to see what the thread was all about.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3619
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Old 05-20-2008, 02:34 PM   #29
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Yes, I did see that thread mentioning Can. pricing to fbodfather.
I do see some changes happening and I am hopeful because there is plenty of time yet before they have to figure out the Can. price. We'll see.


As you say, it's still ridiculous on some vehicles.

Here's a post made by an Alberta guy a couple of days ago on another board I go to.

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My Dad bought a 2008 Chip Blue Escalade today with 8000 miles for 44K. The truck lists in Canada for 95K new.

I decided to thank fbodfather in that other thread. Might as well add another voice to the cry for fairness.

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