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Old 12-26-2009, 11:59 AM   #1
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canadian pricing sucks

Just built up the camaro I would like to buy.
2SS rally package, silver ice metallic, black stripes.

The american price is $36,265
The canadian price is $44,745
That's a difference of $8,480

I'm no business major, could anyone explain what gives???
Last time I checked, the exchange rate was around 97 cents canadian on the american dollar.
Maybe population base? More of a market in the US?
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Old 12-26-2009, 12:22 PM   #2
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Are your taxes already figured into that price?
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Old 12-26-2009, 12:33 PM   #3
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You surprised? Canada is steadily sliding into the everything sucks wavepool. Taxes and bs, all this country is about.
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Old 12-26-2009, 12:42 PM   #4
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Are your taxes already figured into that price?
No taxes included in either price
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Old 12-26-2009, 12:48 PM   #5
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Cause for the last 20 years Canada hasn't been anywhere near parity with the US dollar. It has only been the last little while, and even then, the exchange hasn't been stable.

Exchange rate will have to stay near even for a longer amount of time before you see price parity on big ticket items like that.

I would suggest you look into getting a used 'Maro imported if it really bothers you.
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Old 12-26-2009, 12:49 PM   #6
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GM is probably charging the Canadians for their employees' health care.
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Old 12-26-2009, 12:52 PM   #7
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You surprised? Canada is steadily sliding into the everything sucks wavepool. Taxes and bs, all this country is about.
Ya I am suprised actually. The real kicker is the cars are made in Canada!

My quoted prices are before taxes.

I'm beginning to wonder if it has something to do with population. The U.S. has ten times the population as that of Canada, so the majority of sales would naturally be in the U.S. So the biggest consumer would get the best price. Maybe an e-mail to GM canada is in order for clarification.

PS> We're currently getting the HST tax shoved down our throats as well. Plus BC has a land tranfer tax, every time you sell your house and buy another a tax is put on the sale price of the house. The last time we sold, it was around 5000 bucks. I think New Brunswick and BC are the only provinces that have it. If you think you're getting the shaft, try moving to BC. Provincial tax, GST, carbon tax, land transfer tax.... the list keeps growing every year. I think a general strike or a revolution should be organized
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Old 12-26-2009, 12:55 PM   #8
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Old 12-26-2009, 12:56 PM   #9
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it would have to do with the population indeed..
Canada only sells 1/10 of what the states sell.. the supply to demand isn't as high here as it could be.. so the prices are up...

thats pretty much the short of it..

or so i'm told from a family member that is a GM for a dealership.. lol
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Cause for the last 20 years Canada hasn't been anywhere near parity with the US dollar. It has only been the last little while, and even then, the exchange hasn't been stable.

Exchange rate will have to stay near even for a longer amount of time before you see price parity on big ticket items like that.

I would suggest you look into getting a used 'Maro imported if it really bothers you.
Correct! GM still thinks we have a 70 cent dollar. It sucks. Got to pay to play. Go big or go home.
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Old 12-26-2009, 01:08 PM   #11
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GM is probably charging the Canadians for their employees' health care.
Not really. The same Canadian autoworker that built mine are building each and everyone headed to the US. So in other words, costs GM the same coin to build a Camaro, reguardless of which country it's going to.
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Not really. The same Canadian autoworker that built mine are building each and everyone headed to the US. So in other words, costs GM the same coin to build a Camaro, reguardless of which country it's going to.
I meant they are charging all corporate employees' health care costs to Canadian consumers.
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hey, before i start i want to say that i'm not happy about our tax situation in Canada
ask our American friends how many of them are dealing with medical debt, this is unheard of in Canada. I think our population is too small for the size of our country
we spend a lot of time in Florida, we love the U.S. and we support them, but it is always nice to be home in Canada, higher taxes are a fact of life here
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I meant they are charging all corporate employees' health care costs to Canadian consumers.

I would assume your not in favour of a health care program in the US.
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