10-22-17 07:37 AM
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  1. RodgeSaunders's Avatar
    The BlackBerry (TCL) KeyOne Black is on sale in the US for $529.99 (now on sale for $499.99). The USD to CAD exchange rate is around $1.25 (and has been for a while). That means the KeyOne in Canada should be priced around $669.99.

    And yet, they've priced it at $799-$819! That's a +25% higher markup over the exchange rate for the Canadian market!

    Yet more proof of what BlackBerry /TCL thinks of Canada.

    Posted via CB10
    10-18-17 12:01 PM
  2. dxvigne's Avatar
    did you also look at prices from Apple products, phones, iMac, MacBook, HP, DELL Samsung sold in the USA vs Canada? Cars? what do these companies think of Canada...

    there are economic factors to consider.

    Keyone.
    Bla1ze and rarsen like this.
    10-18-17 12:10 PM
  3. glwerry's Avatar
    Sorry, there are TONS of other factors beyond exchange rate.

    Books have been a historic issue - typically 25 - 30% more expensive in Canada after taking the exchange rate into account.
    Even gasoline.

    So, lay off BB/TCL.
    Bla1ze likes this.
    10-18-17 12:12 PM
  4. conite's Avatar
    The BlackBerry (TCL) KeyOne Black is on sale in the US for $529.99 (now on sale for $499.99). The USD to CAD exchange rate is around $1.25 (and has been for a while). That means the KeyOne in Canada should be priced around $669.99.

    And yet, they've priced it at $799-$819! That's a +25% higher markup over the exchange rate for the Canadian market!

    Yet more proof of what BlackBerry /TCL thinks of Canada.

    Posted via CB10
    Dude. It's $719 in Canada. $799 is for the Black Edition - which isn't even available in the US! How is that for love?
    rarsen likes this.
    10-18-17 12:23 PM
  5. chi-town311's Avatar
    does the Canadian price include taxes? cause I have to pay 10% tax on top of the retail price where I live.
    10-18-17 12:52 PM
  6. conite's Avatar
    does the Canadian price include taxes? cause I have to pay 10% tax on top of the retail price where I live.
    Taxes extra. As is the US price.
    10-18-17 01:02 PM
  7. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    But maple syrup is pretty cheap, eh?
    10-18-17 01:03 PM
  8. conite's Avatar
    But maple syrup is pretty cheap, eh?
    Beer is still cheaper.
    Troy Tiscareno likes this.
    10-18-17 01:05 PM
  9. brookie229's Avatar
    But maple syrup is pretty cheap, eh?
    Not really---I think it's cheaper in Vermont, lol
    Carjackd and TGR1 like this.
    10-18-17 01:07 PM
  10. glwerry's Avatar
    Beer is still cheaper.
    Perhaps, but it's not great on pancakes.
    FF22 likes this.
    10-18-17 01:57 PM
  11. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Perhaps, but it's not great on pancakes.
    That's your opinion!!!!! LOL
    rarsen, valer466 and Carjackd like this.
    10-18-17 02:04 PM
  12. glwerry's Avatar
    That's your opinion!!!!! LOL
    Were you not informed that my opinion is the most important one?
    I thought that was in the manual ....

    (furious turning of pages as the Manual is consulted ....)

    Oh, sorry, that's my WIFE's opinion that's the most important!
    I was reading the wrong manual!!
    Sorry, Dude.

    Side note - is it "cultural appropriation" for a kid from Canada to use a California Surfer Term?
    BigBadWulf, FF22 and anon(9803228) like this.
    10-18-17 03:01 PM
  13. RodgeSaunders's Avatar
    Nope. Tax is an additional 13% on top of $799

    Posted via CB10
    10-18-17 03:12 PM
  14. RodgeSaunders's Avatar
    What's the fifth word in my original post Conite? Black. Read.

    Posted via CB10
    10-18-17 03:12 PM
  15. RodgeSaunders's Avatar
    No its not. And liquor and wine are more too.

    Posted via CB10
    10-18-17 03:13 PM
  16. RodgeSaunders's Avatar
    So what specifically are these other "economic factors" that put a 25-30% premium on Canadian BlackBerries?

    These products are made en mass in Chinese factories and distributed worldwide.


    Posted via CB10
    10-18-17 03:21 PM
  17. tickerguy's Avatar
    Beer is NOT cheaper in Canada (just got back from there) and if you order a DRINK you're damn near guaranteed to get either a short pour OR EFFECTIVELY NO BOOZE AT ALL.

    There was exactly ONE place in the ENTIRETY of Canada I thought we had both decent pricing and decent pours: Loose Moose on Front St. in Toronto.
    10-18-17 03:26 PM
  18. conite's Avatar
    What's the fifth word in my original post Conite? Black. Read.

    Posted via CB10
    But you quoted the price for the Silver. The Black isn't available in the US (unless you have it imported).

    $529 US, and $719 CDN is where we stand for the Silver. You might argue a $40 CDN premium in Canada, but it doesn't always translate exactly.

    Black is $799 in Canada.

    Why so angry and rude all the time, btw? This is a fan site for BlackBerry enthusiasts, so why take your frustrations out on us?
    rarsen and Carjackd like this.
    10-18-17 03:36 PM
  19. silverbullet's Avatar
    oh for all the Canadians in this forum, let's unite and just bend over, the it in the @ss and say THANK YOU like all good Canadians do.
    10-18-17 03:49 PM
  20. stevec66's Avatar
    Yes we get hosed on everything here in Canada, that's the privilege of being Canadian. Until the population takes to the streets and demand action nothing will change "Welcome to Canada"
    10-18-17 09:03 PM
  21. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Yes we get hosed on everything here in Canada, that's the privilege of being Canadian. Until the population takes to the streets and demand action nothing will change "Welcome to Canada"
    There's your problem... You need more population....
    10-18-17 09:06 PM
  22. Makaveli@Beta's Avatar
    I thought his post funny you going to protest in the street about the retailers and their markups.....

    and the original poster sounds very young
    10-18-17 10:07 PM
  23. Carjackd's Avatar
    But maple syrup is pretty cheap, eh?
    Tony I don't know where you're buying your Maple Syrup but that stuff is liquid gold
    10-18-17 10:52 PM
  24. Carjackd's Avatar
    Perhaps, but it's not great on pancakes.
    Don't knock it until you try it. Someone pass me an IPA
    10-18-17 10:53 PM
  25. TGR1's Avatar
    So what specifically are these other "economic factors" that put a 25-30% premium on Canadian BlackBerries?

    These products are made en mass in Chinese factories and distributed worldwide.


    Posted via CB10
    Currency exchange hedging probably plays a significant role.
    10-19-17 07:26 AM
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