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Old 06-10-2011, 12:51 PM   #1
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Kindle now available in Canada

I'm not sure if this has been mentioned yet, but I just saw in the Source flyer that the Kindle can now be bought at the Source in Canada, It's $169.99 for the wi-fi version & $229.99 for the 3g/wi-fi version.
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:53 PM   #2
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As usual, more expensive than in the US.... *sigh*
I've just checked on La Source website but didn't see the kindle on it though.
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:54 PM   #3
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Wow, $169.99? So we're paying for it to be shipped to The Source? How much is it at Best Buy in the US?
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Old 06-10-2011, 02:21 PM   #4
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It's $139 at amazon.ca, and $189 for the 3G version. They are advertising free shipping, so I wouldn't bother with The Source.
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Old 06-10-2011, 02:27 PM   #5
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The Amazon.ca link redirects to the buy page on Amazon.com, so the Free Shipping offer only applies to US addresses, and of course you still pay duties on top of that.
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Old 06-10-2011, 02:34 PM   #6
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The Amazon.ca link redirects to the buy page on Amazon.com, so the Free Shipping offer only applies to US addresses, and of course you still pay duties on top of that.
Yep, I paid about $170 including shipping.
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Old 06-10-2011, 08:28 PM   #7
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Canadian customers do not get a wall charger ... it's included in the $139.99 price in the US. I wonder if The Source version has the wall charger? That's "worth" $20.
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:19 PM   #8
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Yeah, it comes to about $169 bucks with shipping to Canada, so it sounds like they want to keep pricing the same. No wall charger, aye?
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Old 06-11-2011, 12:26 AM   #9
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I bought one from Amazon and had it shipped to Canada
It malfunctioned and I had a new one the next day. (shipped from Texas I think to Canada)
I would buy from Amazon myself.
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:01 AM   #10
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Canadian customers do not get a wall charger ... it's included in the $139.99 price in the US. I wonder if The Source version has the wall charger? That's "worth" $20.
It's just a standard USB wall charger. Surely you can buy one of those for a lot less than $20, can't you?
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Old 06-11-2011, 10:25 AM   #11
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No, the point is the Amazon dongle charger -- which came included with the Kindle 2 for Canada and which is shipped in the US but not to Canada for the Kindle 3 -- is an additional $20 ($10 if you happen to notice it on checkout with the original order) for Canadian shipments.

As much as I like Amazon, it continues to treat its northern neighbour as a poor cousin. And, in this case, I was just wondering if the locally purchased Kindle had the charger ... that would at least justify a slightly higher retail price.

I use Blackberry chargers (mini and micro USB, depending on Kobos, Kindles or Kobo Touch) instead of computer charging. It's easy, quick, and simple for travelling (where I don't bring a laptop).
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Yep, I paid about $170 including shipping.
On Amazon.com the price charged is 185$ including S&H and duties/tax. So the actual tax is less than 33$ and you got refund?
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:17 AM   #13
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Well, this is good news.. I guess.
Too bad the Source is one of the worst places to buy any electronics.
I'd even rather go to Best Buy.
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Has anyone bought a Kindle from The Source?

Last time I went there, I got a ridiculous amount of pressure from the sales clerk to buy an extended warranty for the item I wanted. Wondering if Kindle customers there will be 'encouraged' to take out an extended warranty, instead of dealing with Amazon/Kindle direct.
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:00 PM   #15
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Supply & demand. Canada is what, 1/10 the populatioin of the US? It's always going to cost more because of that. We in Canada don't have the buying power the US consumer market does.

It's no different than why are prices cheaper at Walmart than say Sears? (no arguments re slave labour costs please) It's buying power. They buy more so they pay less because of it.
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