Weak Canadian $$ means no new gears!!!

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  1. garage-s

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    Saved up some $$$ for my MJT VTT project, couple of new fuzz/distortion pedals, and a temple audio board, too bad everything rised up by 20% now :FM!!!!!


    We Canadian need MORE boutique gear distributors here!!!!:mob:mob:mob
     
  2. jsytsma

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    Problem is, any that are Canadian all deal in USD. It's brutal actually.

    It really is making it SUPER unaffordable to buy anything. On the plus side, I have some things to unload, and I could make WAY more $$ selling and shipping to states than selling to the cheap-os on Kijiji!

    (I just had a guy offer me $210 for a nearly new Empress Tape Delay and JHS Emperor and said, and I quote, "Don't be unrealistic...")
     
  3. freddy_von

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    Same here in Australia at the moment. It's terribly weak against all currencies...makes gear purchases very hard.
     
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    With all the money we're saving on gas you should be able to afford lots of new gear :aok

    All joking aside it does suck when our dollar takes a dump and gear prices are elevated. Dealing with people on Kijiji can be so ridiculous as stated.
     
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    Prime time to sell to people in the US, which is what I've tried to do. But yea, buying is absolutely brutal right now.

    Kijiji is terrible, I stopped using that a while ago. The biggest low-ballers live on Kijiji.
     
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    I just laughed and said "Nope, I'll throw the pedals on eBay or Reverb for just below what the others are selling for and I will make nearly triple what you're offering me for those pedals"
     
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    I haven,t bought out of the States in a while,but have been making some Canadian purchases lately.
    I just don,t feel like dealing with stuff coming from the U.S at the moment.
    I've been jonesing for a Timmy pedal and found a dealer in Canada
    bringing some in.
    I'm paying a little extra,but it's an easy, no brainer transaction.
    When our dollar was higher than the U.S, dollar,then it was worth it.
     
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    Yup as a person who only buys pedals when I can ridiculous good deals on them I won't be picking anything up online from the states anytime soon! Getting hit on the price, shipping and import charge, because of the low dollar just doesn't make it a deal anymore.
     
  9. garage-s

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    So, if I can sell my Mobius on ebay for......let's say $450 USD, that convert to $537.62 CAD, Long & Mcquade selling the H9 for $540 CAD................:crazyguy
     
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    Well I doubt you'd be able to sell your Mobius for that much since new they're $450USD
     
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    I'm in the same boat. The 20% off at prymaxe just made the exchange rate even again. Shipping and taxes were still keeping an item cheaper at L&M. It's been a while since that was the case for me.
     
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    I really wish L&M would be on board for stocking some more boutique stuff. They now stock Strymon, but about a year ago I mentioned Strymon to a fairly knowledgable sales guy and he gave me the blankest stare
     
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    L&M is crap anyways.
    Moog Audio usually has some good deals on Boutique stuff. Noise Supply is OK too, but they don't carry that many brands.

    Axe And You Shall Receive is the best with a huge variety.
     
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    I like Guitareffectscanada.
    He's here on the west coast,but ships everywhere.
    Ray is the owner and is a total pleasure to deal with.
    Check out his website.
     
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    I've bought a few things from GuitarEffectsCanada - great selection. They still base their prices off the US dollar though, same with Axe and You Shall Receive.

    The benefit is that there are no extra tariffs which is good.
     
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    If he has what you need Charles at Electric Mojo is hands down the cheapest option. His prices are often the same price as the States but in Cdn dollars. For example the Xotic BB is $168 US on Amazon or $168 Cdn from Charles.
     
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    Charles is top notch. And has Barber pedals. w00t.
     
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    Electric Mojo is a great option. I have pension and retirement money that comes from the US to Canada and actually makes money at current rates. If I use EM I come out ahead. This is the first I've heard of them and I'm happy that I did.
     
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