Tag Archives: cross-border

Border Inspections – Digital Devices

There has been much in the press the last few days with regards to the “ability” of a border agent, regardless as to hat side of the border they are on, to inspect a travellers phone, tablet and computer. Also … Continue reading

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A Canuk in the U.S. post Trumpocopolis

Another day of travel, again at an average speed of 75 MPH and still no carnage, other than the occasional deer and coyote. Gas is averaging $0.62/ltr CDN. Last nights accommodations again with “free” Happy Hour, six drinks and a full breakfast … Continue reading

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I Can See Clearly Now

I’m going to take on two things in this post, auto insurance and auto parts pricing. I had the misfortune of having a wayward stone, deliberately thrown up by a gravel truck, strike and shatter my windshield in both the … Continue reading

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Some Cross-Border Facts

Most of the traditional press are stating that US travel to Canada is up significantly “because of the low loonie” yes that is a fact but here are some other facts that you may have not known… A US Citizen … Continue reading

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Zen and The Art of Currency Conversion

One of the challenges for the cross-border shopper and more so for the frequent traveler and snowbird is the fine art of timing currency conversion when you need to get the best bang, so to say, for your buck or, … Continue reading

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How Lowe Can Price Advertising Go?

Canada announced conversion to the metric system in 1970. A mere 45 years ago! Over the next seven years we were metrified somewhat. Speed signs, gasoline, milk and temperature were some of the first changes. Others conversions have been more … Continue reading

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The Canadian Cross-Border Shopping Guide “Second Edition”

The Canadian Cross-Border Shopping Guide – Second Edition is bigger and better with new chapters, more tip’s and tricks to save you money with our “devalued” Canadian Dollar! It’s all done and ready to ship! Is is still worth going across … Continue reading

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NEW CROSS-BORDER SHIPPING SERVICE COMES TO GTA

For all of you in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) you now have new option for your cross-border shopping experience. Cross Border Pickups will not only supply you with a US Address to have your US online purchases shipped to … Continue reading

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Rogers – Over and Opting-Out

Here a little one for frequent US travellers and Snowbirds. Do you get that annoying Rogers text message every time your cell phone connects to a U.S. carrier? You know the one “Welcome to the U.S…”. Well there is good … Continue reading

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More Smoke and Mirrors

Sometimes I am truly amazed at the the comments some people make to the press. As I have said in this Blog many times the Canadian consumer is impacted the most at the cash register, importers, wholesalers and retailers pass … Continue reading

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