Wal-Mart Canada Corp. has pulled the trigger in what is shaping up as a holiday-season price war in video games, preparing to cut prices to U.S. levels on new releases and some current games.
now people can buy games at a cheaper price :) if only i wasnt against wal-mart i would go there and buy games from them again.
Yeah Wal-Mart show 'em how it's done... and spread the news around the globe, so we can finally get some really good discount ( bundle ) deals.
i cant belive some ps3 fanboy on 1 of the threads tryed his ps3tard fanboys acts saying sony is the only company maching the canandian price to the usa price now we see the whole industry is moving towards that not sony bu retailers.
If you are out of the loop that we call the WORLD ... the Canadian Dollar is now on par or worth even more than the USD.
Mesh 1 is 110% correct.
I mean if folks would "READ" the article, it is very clear
It's just one reflection of the growing pressure from consumers to bring down retail prices on this side of the border (Canada), in line with the rising value of the Canadian dollar.
go to http://www.xe.com/ucc/
It is an online up to the minute currancy converter
as of this minute $50 Canadian is worth $51.77 USD
Live rates at 2007.10.20 15:48:17 UTC
1 USD = 0.965850 CAD
So with that being said, and the CDN dollar worth more than the USD ... this is not a Sony or Walmart thing ... it is a worth economics thing.
I think it is AWSOME being a Canadian. I remember buying stuff from the US a few years back where every $1 US would cost me $1.40 Canadian. It is about time we are back on par. Last time was back in 1973.
A guitar I prices about 4 months ago was going to run me $1400 CDN .. but as of yesterday the local music store got their act together and it will be coming home with me now for the same price I can get it on US sites ...... $900 CDN ..... VERY NICE !! The whole mark-up game and freetrade BS excuses for many Canadian retails is very quickly blowing out the window is the favour of the Canadian consumers.
So..I won't have to pay 79.79 (tax included) for a new title?
Finally we Canadian will get normal prices.
Now the only thing left for you to do is change that avater
** JOKE **
Good start, but it's still nowhere near fair. Cars for example. A Nissan altima starts at 20080 in the US, and at 24498 in Canada. Makes no sense to me...
.. but realize it WILL TAKE TIME.
As I said, last time out dollar matched and passed was in 1973. It will be a time transition.
As an added note, I have 5 friends now whom crossed the boarded (I am only about 35 minutes away) and bought cars in the US.
How much is a litre of gas now?
But an average flux of
$.89 to $.98 (here in Ottawa, Ontario Canada)
At times it will hit the low $.80, but not to often
1 litre = 0.264172051 US gallons
Here, in the a**hole of the planet, the northwest territories (yep north of the 60th parallel), it's at 1.24$ a litre.
That is way to much money.
Even down east (Cape Breton Island) where I was born and raised which is also small with not much going on it is not even that high.
the UK. 94p a litre. Thats nearly $1.90US
Holy snappen' arseholes ....
I am glad I don't buy gas in your town
in my country you can refill all your car just with 50 cents.
Is this happening in Canada as well.? I don't really feel like reading it atm.
Read the first line at the top of this page in the summary of the article.
oh. Whoops i skimmed that first line quickly and never saw Canada corp. there .lol
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