Monthly Archives: June 2012

Beep Beep – The Bus Is Leaving

Canadian cross-border shoppers plan bigger haul under new duty-free rules Associated Press Sunday, June 24, 2012 5:29 PM GMT OTTAWA – A new survey suggests Canadians are in a U.S. shopping state of mind this summer thanks to changes in … Continue reading

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Let’s Take AdVonage Of The Canadians

June RipOff I have been a long time user of Vonage Phone services. When I originally switched Bell Canada was charging me almost $50.00/mth. for a home phone with no long distance plan so I had to pay LD charges … Continue reading

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A New Math

Just finished a four day trip to Washington DC. Found an interesting trend here…. bought something that came to $21.09 and got $4.00 change from twenty-five! At another establishment bill was $11.06 – got $9.00 change from a twenty. This … Continue reading

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Where’s Your Money? Toronto in 61st. Spot!

In the recently published Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2012 Toronto ranks as the 61st most expensive city in the total survey and is only surpassed by New York in North America. Tokyo is the world’s most expensive city for … Continue reading

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Papa wants a brand new bag!

United Airlines announced today that it is increasing its “second bag” fee from $70.00 to $100.00 on “selected” international flights. For now United’s international customers will continue to be able to check in their first bag free of charge. To … Continue reading

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Hard to Port – Cross Border Shippers Beware!

So the latest trend for U.S. online retailers is to offer shopping in Canadian Dollars and Flat-Fee Shipping. Macy’s, Sears and Lowe’s have jumped on this bandwagon. Following J-Crews lead – and we know how they work Don’t be fooled … Continue reading

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The Sky is Falling, The Sky is Falling!

So the media is all a buzz now that the Duty Free limits have been raised. Diane Brisebois, the Retail Councils President and CEO is telling the media that the increase in duty exemptions “is salt in the wounds of … Continue reading

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Raise the bar – New duty-free limits for cross-border shopping.

New rules governing the amount of money Canadians are allowed to spend south of the border take effect June 1st. Canadians who could only declare $50 of purchased goods after an overnight trip across the border are now able to … Continue reading

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