Good / reputable online Canadian stores?

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  1. bigtwinky

    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I've been looking into buying some equipment online and I am running into a few obstacles as most sellers either ship only to the US or have a hefty charge when shipping out of the US.

    Does anyone have any links to good online sellers in Canada?

    Merci!! :mrgreen:
     
  2. Don Kondra

    Don Kondra Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Henry's
    Don's Photo's
    Vistek

    You can google for their web sites...

    Just for the heck of it check the prices at B & H and do the US/Can currency conversion. Sometimes it pays to shop cross border, sigh...

    Cheers, Don
     
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    No, it often pays to shop across the border. Canadian prices SUCK.
     
  4. bigtwinky

    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks for the tips..
     
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    I live in Calgary and have ordered from B&H, do your homework before you buy to make sure you are actually saving money. We ordered a lens and a whole bunch of accessories about a month ago and saved about $400. But tonight we are going down to Vistek to pick up a Epson viewer because we would pay more ordering it.
     
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    Montreal, huh?

    Simon's cameras.

    http://www.simonscameras.com/

    It will cost you a lot more than if you come across to the South Shore and drive the 20 min across to the US side, though. ;)

    It left me with $390 more in my pocket just for the cost of my 85mm F/1.4 lens, that's for sure. I spent $15 in gas and 2 hours driving time to save that money.
     
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    Not with todays exchange rate. And check about warranties if they are valid in Canada. But still do your homework. B&H may not ship an item across the border if it voids the warranty or is considered grey market.
     
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    Check out Vistek, Camara Canada, and I believe McBain Camera in Edmonton will ship across Canada too.
     
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    I've been needing this list forever. Thanks for the suggestions, guys!
     
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    I just ordered from Camera Canada. It wasn't that bad. 3 days.

    They use Xpresspost. I read online they suck. Items would get lost, etc. Mine was fine though. 50mm f/1.8 with En-El3e battery.

    PS: I was gonna buy frmo B&H but I was afraid of suprise charges like delivery, taxes, etc. Vancouver btw.
     
  11. bigtwinky

    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks for the links everyone, much appreciated.

    And Jerry, i actually live in Brossard, so its not a long drive to get down to Plattsburgh.

    Just hard checking out amazon.com and seeing the battery grip for my XSI at under $100 and them not shipping here. :(

    I'll definatly check out what you guys posted.
    Merci!
     
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    I have used Camera Canada a few times and got great service and prices each time...

    Also... because it was coming from another province you only pay one tax... ;)
     

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