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BORNGD
05-27-2002, 12:48 AM
what will my AMERICAN money do? should i bring some or is it about the same? i want Hunter among others...anyone from canada know what the price difference is when converting the american $

Crazy Joe
05-27-2002, 01:00 AM
it's about the same, some games are a little less, some are a little more. The avg. price for new games is about $74 CDN, which is $50 USD, you might be able to find some deals though.

RadRider
05-27-2002, 01:08 AM
Last I checked, WalMart had Cel Damage for $30 Canadian, and Futureshop had Oddworld, NBA Live and Madden for $30 each. Other than that, same prices.

dougi3000
05-27-2002, 09:47 AM
the taxes will kill any deals you find anyways

MOrgE
05-27-2002, 10:43 AM
from a Canadian's point of view, your better off buying the games in your country...

its that damn 15% tax rate :(

sinizuh
05-27-2002, 11:14 AM
Alberta only has 7% GST (we don't have PST) :D

so, overall, everything is cheaper here :D

if you wanted to buy a xbox game for $69.99 in any other provience, it would cost you a total of: $80.49

but in alberta, it's only: $74.89

$5 dollars off ;)

Dre
05-27-2002, 12:05 PM
Originally posted by sinizuh
Alberta only has 7% GST (we don't have PST) :D

so, overall, everything is cheaper here :D

if you wanted to buy a xbox game for $69.99 in any other provience, it would cost you a total of: $80.49

but in alberta, it's only: $74.89

$5 dollars off ;)

I didn't even know that! Thats sweet for expensive purchases..

Hugh_Jass
05-27-2002, 02:27 PM
Folks, you can get a refund of Canadian taxes in the customs office at the border. Just show them your receipts. I assume this only works for non-Canadians. :)

Crazy Joe
05-27-2002, 02:33 PM
Originally posted by sinizuh
Alberta only has 7% GST (we don't have PST) :D

so, overall, everything is cheaper here :D

if you wanted to buy a xbox game for $69.99 in any other provience, it would cost you a total of: $80.49

but in alberta, it's only: $74.89

$5 dollars off ;)

that's true, but most things are more expensive in Alberta to start with, my aunt and uncle always do lots of shopping when they come to Ontario, because even with the tax most stuff is cheaper.

FlyBoy
05-27-2002, 02:45 PM
Originally posted by Hugh_Jass
Folks, you can get a refund of Canadian taxes in the customs office at the border. Just show them your receipts. I assume this only works for non-Canadians. :)

Hmmm... I never knew that, I'll have to try it out next time I go to Canada.:D

E-Xbox
05-27-2002, 03:41 PM
the games are relatively the same price
all tho u can some games for cheap...
like 30 or 40 or 50
most new games range from 68-79
some places even charge 85..but then u just go to like wal-mart and they have it for like 77...so its ok...
just look around...

peace

PSYCH0 GUY
05-27-2002, 10:48 PM
i live in alberta and i haven't noticed that the price of things are any higher then in any other provinces. I always check the prices of stuff when im in bc and i think everything is pretty much the same price.

BORNGD
05-28-2002, 12:35 AM
i am going to vancuver

l Maximus l
05-28-2002, 02:18 AM
Originally posted by BORNGD
i am going to vancuver

Cool, dude...are you driving or flying? I live in Seattle...it's on the way :D

I love going to Vancouver, British Columbia...it's an amazing city!! Just hitting the bridge that drops you down to the city is sweet! Just looking at Vancouver is bad ass!! Whistler and Blackholm ski resorts are not too far from there...bad ass resorts!

But, anyway, I doubt that you will find any deals in Canada on XBox games...everything is generally more expensive in Canada and it basically averages out to United States pricetags.

BORNGD
05-28-2002, 02:31 AM
i love canada, i have been all over many times! if it wasnt so expensive i would love to live there...i am going there first then on a cruise to alaska...should be fun...but no xbox for like 12 days...nutty