More skewed U.S. / Canada pricing

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by RichA, May 6, 2011.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    RichA, May 6, 2011
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  2. RichA

    Mike Guest

    On 06/05/2011 12:19 AM, Rich wrote:
    >
    > Cross border ordering. Free trade. Remember that concept?
    >

    Warranty claims require shipping back to the USA. Remember in Nikon
    Canada's case Nikons without a Canadian serial number will not be
    serviced by Nikon Canada. 5 year lens warranty in Canada, 1 year from
    Nikon USA.

    Mike
     
    Mike, May 6, 2011
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  3. RichA

    RichA Guest

    On May 6, 1:14 am, Mike <> wrote:
    > On 06/05/2011 12:19 AM, Rich wrote:
    >
    > > Cross border ordering. Free trade.  Remember that concept?

    >
    >  >
    > Warranty claims require shipping back to the USA. Remember in Nikon
    > Canada's case Nikons without a Canadian serial number will not be
    > serviced by Nikon Canada. 5 year lens warranty in Canada, 1 year from
    > Nikon USA.
    >
    > Mike


    Big deal. You are basically trying to make the case for a non-
    negotiable extended warranty that makes the product cost 40% higher.
    Only an idiot would pay that and NOT complain. It's been proven time
    and again buying extended warranties is a financial mistake.
     
    RichA, May 6, 2011
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  4. RichA

    PeterN Guest

    On 5/6/2011 12:05 AM, Savageduck wrote:
    > On 2011-05-05 20:45:18 -0700, RichA <> said:
    >
    >> 40% more than the U.S., with a 5% higher dollar. Canadian merchant
    >> mantra: "Sell a little for a lot, rather than a lot for a little."
    >>
    >> http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product...spx?path=8c6189dc72cbf070ad76901d3a11a4aeen02
    >>

    >
    > http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Nikon -...eras/9542328.p?id=1218121951399&skuId=9542328
    >
    >
    > So
    >>

    > when are you moving South of the border?
    >
    > May I suggest scenic Barstow, CA, or perhaps quaint Sedalia, MO. If it
    > is a major metropolitan center, with a cosmopolitan thrilling, living on
    > the edge feel you are seeking, there is exciting Oakland, CA.
    >


    Well! Why do you think California wants him?

    --
    Peter
     
    PeterN, May 6, 2011
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  5. RichA

    PeterN Guest

    On 5/6/2011 11:29 AM, Savageduck wrote:
    > On 2011-05-06 07:49:20 -0700, PeterN <> said:
    >
    >> On 5/6/2011 12:05 AM, Savageduck wrote:
    >>> On 2011-05-05 20:45:18 -0700, RichA <> said:
    >>>
    >>>> 40% more than the U.S., with a 5% higher dollar. Canadian merchant
    >>>> mantra: "Sell a little for a lot, rather than a lot for a little."
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product...spx?path=8c6189dc72cbf070ad76901d3a11a4aeen02
    >>>>

    >
    >
    > http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Nikon -...eras/9542328.p?id=1218121951399&skuId=9542328
    >
    >
    >
    > So
    >
    > when
    >>>>
    >>> are you moving South of the border?
    >>>
    >>> May I suggest scenic Barstow, CA, or perhaps quaint Sedalia, MO. If it
    >>> is a major metropolitan center, with a cosmopolitan thrilling, living on
    >>> the edge feel you are seeking, there is exciting Oakland, CA.
    >>>

    >>
    >> Well! Why do you think California wants him?

    >
    > No particular reason, I just provided two suitable locations in CA, and
    > one in MO.
    >
    > In NY there is always Sauquoit, Clayville, or Unadilla Forks to choose
    > from, if you would prefer to have him closer to B&H.
    >


    Why would you do that to the good people at B&H?
    I have a better idea. Move him next door to Bill Graham.


    --
    Peter
     
    PeterN, May 6, 2011
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  6. RichA

    Bruce Guest

    "R. Mark Clayton" <> wrote:
    >"RichA" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >> 40% more than the U.S., with a 5% higher dollar. Canadian merchant
    >> mantra: "Sell a little for a lot, rather than a lot for a little."
    >>
    >> http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product...spx?path=8c6189dc72cbf070ad76901d3a11a4aeen02
    >>
    >> http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Nikon -...eras/9542328.p?id=1218121951399&skuId=9542328
    >>

    >
    >This is peanuts compared to Rip of Britain (RoB).
    >
    >The worst offenders were Yamaha, whose AV gear was over 100% more expensive
    >in the UK (net of taxes). Unlike Sony they used to nationalise the products
    >so that 240V UK products would not work on US 120V and vice versa. Sony's
    >guarantees are international too.



    Tell me about it!

    For quite a few years I have been able to buy some photo gear from the
    USA, have it shipped to the UK, pay import duty, VAT and customs
    clearance fees and still make a significant saving. Warranties can be
    a problem, though.
     
    Bruce, May 6, 2011
    #6
  7. RichA

    GMAN Guest

    In article <2011050610060929560-savageduck1@REMOVESPAMmecom>, Savageduck <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:
    >On 2011-05-06 09:20:10 -0700, PeterN <> said:
    >
    >> On 5/6/2011 11:29 AM, Savageduck wrote:
    >>> On 2011-05-06 07:49:20 -0700, PeterN <> said:
    >>>
    >>>> On 5/6/2011 12:05 AM, Savageduck wrote:
    >>>>> On 2011-05-05 20:45:18 -0700, RichA <> said:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> 40% more than the U.S., with a 5% higher dollar. Canadian merchant
    >>>>>> mantra: "Sell a little for a lot, rather than a lot for a little."
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>

    > http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/nikkor-af-s-dx-35mm-f-1-8g-lens/10119995.a
    >spx?path=8c6189dc72cbf070ad76901d3a11a4aeen02
    >
    >
    >
    >http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Nikon - AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 Lens for Nikon F-
    >Mount+Digital+SLR+Cameras/9542328.p?id=1218121951399&skuId=9542328
    >
    >
    >
    >So
    >
    >when
    >
    >are
    >>>>>>
    >>>>> you moving South of the border?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> May I suggest scenic Barstow, CA, or perhaps quaint Sedalia, MO. If it
    >>>>> is a major metropolitan center, with a cosmopolitan thrilling, living on
    >>>>> the edge feel you are seeking, there is exciting Oakland, CA.
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Well! Why do you think California wants him?
    >>>
    >>> No particular reason, I just provided two suitable locations in CA, and
    >>> one in MO.
    >>>
    >>> In NY there is always Sauquoit, Clayville, or Unadilla Forks to choose
    >>> from, if you would prefer to have him closer to B&H.
    >>>

    >>
    >> Why would you do that to the good people at B&H?
    >> I have a better idea. Move him next door to Bill Graham.

    >
    >Perfect!
    >He would also love the Oregon low vehicle registration and license
    >fees, no sales tax, and the mutual rage at the World debate the two of
    >them could occupy themselves with.
    >

    Bo sales tax but Oregon has one of the highest poperty taxes in the nation.
    The libs there just dont want people to be able to own anything.
     
    GMAN, May 6, 2011
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  8. RichA

    DaveS Guest

    On 5/5/2011 11:05 PM, Savageduck wrote:
    > On 2011-05-05 20:45:18 -0700, RichA <> said:
    >
    >> 40% more than the U.S., with a 5% higher dollar. Canadian merchant
    >> mantra: "Sell a little for a lot, rather than a lot for a little."
    >>
    >> http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product...spx?path=8c6189dc72cbf070ad76901d3a11a4aeen02
    >>

    >
    > http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Nikon -...eras/9542328.p?id=1218121951399&skuId=9542328
    >
    >
    > So
    >>

    > when are you moving South of the border?
    >
    > May I suggest scenic Barstow, CA, or perhaps quaint Sedalia, MO. If it
    > is a major metropolitan center, with a cosmopolitan thrilling, living on
    > the edge feel you are seeking, there is exciting Oakland, CA.
    >


    I see there's a whole lot of followers for anyone who says "Not my
    problem - party on, dude!". I can only imagine the furor if the shoe
    were on the other foot.

    Dave S.
     
    DaveS, May 6, 2011
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  9. On May 6, 1:31 am, LOL! <> wrote:
    > On Thu, 5 May 2011 20:45:18 -0700 (PDT), RichA <>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >40% more than the U.S., with a 5% higher dollar.  Canadian merchant
    > >mantra:  "Sell a little for a lot, rather than a lot for a little."

    >
    > >http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/nikkor-af-s-dx-35mm-f-1-8g-lens/1...

    >
    > >http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Nikon - AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 Lens fo...

    >
    > And do you know what this means?
    >
    > It means that Cannucks need to get off their useless asses and make their
    > own lens and camera companies and factories. Then you can jump for joy when
    > you charge all other countries an equivalent or higher mark-up than what
    > you have do endure.
    >
    > What's that? Canadians are such fucking morons that they can't even melt
    > sand into glass and grind their own lenses? They have no concept of any
    > technology of the last 5 millennia? All they know about is how to make
    > back-bacon and beer?
    >
    > Yeah. Figured as much.


    .... and oil! :)

    Canada supplies 11% of the US' oil consumption. Yet, gas costs 20%
    less south of where I live, just over the border... :-(

    /M
     
    Moro Grubb of Little Delving, May 6, 2011
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  10. RichA

    RichA Guest

    On May 6, 1:16 pm, "R. Mark Clayton" <>
    wrote:
    > "RichA" <> wrote in message
    >
    > news:...
    >
    > > 40% more than the U.S., with a 5% higher dollar.  Canadian merchant
    > > mantra:  "Sell a little for a lot, rather than a lot for a little."

    >
    > >http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/nikkor-af-s-dx-35mm-f-1-8g-lens/1...

    >
    > >http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Nikon - AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 Lens fo...

    >
    > This is peanuts compared to Rip of Britain (RoB).
    >
    > The worst offenders were Yamaha, whose AV gear was over 100% more expensive
    > in the UK (net of taxes).  Unlike Sony they used to nationalise the products
    > so that 240V UK products would not work on US 120V and vice versa.  Sony's
    > guarantees are international too.


    Yamaha is competitive in Canada, Denon is not. At least 50% more
    expensive than the U.S. Which proves either Yamaha likes losing
    money, or these clods on this group don't know what the F--- they are
    talking about when it comes to the markets in the two countries.
     
    RichA, May 7, 2011
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  11. RichA

    RichA Guest

    On May 6, 4:37 pm, Moro Grubb of Little Delving
    <> wrote:
    > On May 6, 1:31 am, LOL! <> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Thu, 5 May 2011 20:45:18 -0700 (PDT), RichA <>
    > > wrote:

    >
    > > >40% more than the U.S., with a 5% higher dollar.  Canadian merchant
    > > >mantra:  "Sell a little for a lot, rather than a lot for a little."

    >
    > > >http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/nikkor-af-s-dx-35mm-f-1-8g-lens/1....

    >
    > > >http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Nikon - AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 Lens fo....

    >
    > > And do you know what this means?

    >
    > > It means that Cannucks need to get off their useless asses and make their
    > > own lens and camera companies and factories. Then you can jump for joy when
    > > you charge all other countries an equivalent or higher mark-up than what
    > > you have do endure.

    >
    > > What's that? Canadians are such fucking morons that they can't even melt
    > > sand into glass and grind their own lenses? They have no concept of any
    > > technology of the last 5 millennia? All they know about is how to make
    > > back-bacon and beer?

    >
    > > Yeah. Figured as much.

    >
    > ... and oil! :)
    >
    > Canada supplies 11% of the US' oil consumption. Yet, gas costs 20%
    > less south of where I live, just over the border... :-(
    >
    > /M


    Much of the price (30% or so) are Federal and provincial taxes.
    SOCIALISM.
     
    RichA, May 7, 2011
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  12. RichA

    shiva das Guest

    In article <>, DaveS <>
    wrote:

    > On 5/5/2011 11:05 PM, Savageduck wrote:
    > > On 2011-05-05 20:45:18 -0700, RichA <> said:
    > >
    > >> 40% more than the U.S., with a 5% higher dollar. Canadian merchant
    > >> mantra: "Sell a little for a lot, rather than a lot for a little."
    > >>
    > >> http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/nikkor-af-s-dx-35mm-f-1-8g-lens/1011999
    > >> 5.aspx?path=8c6189dc72cbf070ad76901d3a11a4aeen02
    > >>

    > >
    > > http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Nikon - AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 Lens for Nikon
    > > +F-Mount+Digital+SLR+Cameras/9542328.p?id=1218121951399&skuId=9542328
    > >
    > >
    > > So
    > >>

    > > when are you moving South of the border?
    > >
    > > May I suggest scenic Barstow, CA, or perhaps quaint Sedalia, MO. If it
    > > is a major metropolitan center, with a cosmopolitan thrilling, living on
    > > the edge feel you are seeking, there is exciting Oakland, CA.
    > >

    >
    > I see there's a whole lot of followers for anyone who says "Not my
    > problem - party on, dude!". I can only imagine the furor if the shoe
    > were on the other foot.
    >
    > Dave S.


    Shoe on the other foot -- you mean something that costs less in Canada
    than in the US? Well, I wouldn't while on usenet about it, that's for
    sure. If it had to do with import duty and trade agreements then there's
    not much I can do about it. If it is different import agreements
    governing Nikon USA's and Nikon Canada's marketing situation vis-a-vis
    Kabushiki-gaisha Nikon in Tokyo, again there's not much I can do about
    it.

    THe only thing I can think of that can be gotten in Canada significantly
    cheaper than in the US would be Cuban cigars. As they are illegal in the
    US, one has to "import" them from Canada or the UK and pay an exorbitant
    price or risk getting caught at the border. But that is a matter of law
    enforcement and not trade agreements.

    The end result is the same as any other two countries -- we the
    purchasers have slim-to-no chance of ever convincing company "A" to
    lower their prices in one country to match another. The price of a good
    or service in "classical" economics has very little to do with the
    costs, whether they be materials, tariffs, transportation, salaries,
    etc. Price is based on what the market will bear, however you decide to
    determine the market.

    So, were the shoe to be on the other foot, no matter how uncomfortable
    it is, you say you "can only imagine the furor". Well, sorry to let you
    down but my approach usually is that if something costs too much I
    simply do not buy it. No emotions, no "furor", no whining.

    And by the way, much attention has been paid to prices in the US and in
    Canada. That's 2 countries. What about the other 193 countries in the
    rest of the world? Any of the whiners or those furious ever try to see
    if the toys they want but refuse to pay for are available on the cheap
    from Kyrgyzstan or the Democratic Republic of the Congo? Why concentrate
    on the First World if you are serious about pinching pennies?
     
    shiva das, May 7, 2011
    #12
  13. RichA

    PeterN Guest

    On 5/6/2011 10:44 PM, RichA wrote:
    > On May 6, 1:16 pm, "R. Mark Clayton"<>
    > wrote:
    >> "RichA"<> wrote in message
    >>
    >> news:...
    >>
    >>> 40% more than the U.S., with a 5% higher dollar. Canadian merchant
    >>> mantra: "Sell a little for a lot, rather than a lot for a little."

    >>
    >>> http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/nikkor-af-s-dx-35mm-f-1-8g-lens/1...

    >>
    >>> http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Nikon - AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 Lens fo...

    >>
    >> This is peanuts compared to Rip of Britain (RoB).
    >>
    >> The worst offenders were Yamaha, whose AV gear was over 100% more expensive
    >> in the UK (net of taxes). Unlike Sony they used to nationalise the products
    >> so that 240V UK products would not work on US 120V and vice versa. Sony's
    >> guarantees are international too.

    >
    > Yamaha is competitive in Canada, Denon is not. At least 50% more
    > expensive than the U.S. Which proves either Yamaha likes losing
    > money, or these clods on this group don't know what the F--- they are
    > talking about when it comes to the markets in the two countries.


    If you look in a mirror you will see someone who doesn't know what the
    F--- he is talking about when it comes to marketing, camera testing and
    other subjects upon which you pontificate all to often.



    --
    Peter
     
    PeterN, May 7, 2011
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  14. RichA

    PeterN Guest

    On 5/6/2011 11:00 PM, shiva das wrote:
    > In article<>, DaveS<>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> On 5/5/2011 11:05 PM, Savageduck wrote:
    >>> On 2011-05-05 20:45:18 -0700, RichA<> said:
    >>>
    >>>> 40% more than the U.S., with a 5% higher dollar. Canadian merchant
    >>>> mantra: "Sell a little for a lot, rather than a lot for a little."
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/nikkor-af-s-dx-35mm-f-1-8g-lens/1011999
    >>>> 5.aspx?path=8c6189dc72cbf070ad76901d3a11a4aeen02
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Nikon - AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 Lens for Nikon
    >>> +F-Mount+Digital+SLR+Cameras/9542328.p?id=1218121951399&skuId=9542328
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> So
    >>>>
    >>> when are you moving South of the border?
    >>>
    >>> May I suggest scenic Barstow, CA, or perhaps quaint Sedalia, MO. If it
    >>> is a major metropolitan center, with a cosmopolitan thrilling, living on
    >>> the edge feel you are seeking, there is exciting Oakland, CA.
    >>>

    >>
    >> I see there's a whole lot of followers for anyone who says "Not my
    >> problem - party on, dude!". I can only imagine the furor if the shoe
    >> were on the other foot.
    >>
    >> Dave S.

    >
    > Shoe on the other foot -- you mean something that costs less in Canada
    > than in the US? Well, I wouldn't while on usenet about it, that's for
    > sure. If it had to do with import duty and trade agreements then there's
    > not much I can do about it. If it is different import agreements
    > governing Nikon USA's and Nikon Canada's marketing situation vis-a-vis
    > Kabushiki-gaisha Nikon in Tokyo, again there's not much I can do about
    > it.
    >
    > THe only thing I can think of that can be gotten in Canada significantly
    > cheaper than in the US would be Cuban cigars. As they are illegal in the
    > US, one has to "import" them from Canada or the UK and pay an exorbitant
    > price or risk getting caught at the border. But that is a matter of law
    > enforcement and not trade agreements.


    Uhm! Think of necessities like prescription drugs.


    >
    > The end result is the same as any other two countries -- we the
    > purchasers have slim-to-no chance of ever convincing company "A" to
    > lower their prices in one country to match another. The price of a good
    > or service in "classical" economics has very little to do with the
    > costs, whether they be materials, tariffs, transportation, salaries,
    > etc. Price is based on what the market will bear, however you decide to
    > determine the market.
    >
    > So, were the shoe to be on the other foot, no matter how uncomfortable
    > it is, you say you "can only imagine the furor". Well, sorry to let you
    > down but my approach usually is that if something costs too much I
    > simply do not buy it. No emotions, no "furor", no whining.
    >
    > And by the way, much attention has been paid to prices in the US and in
    > Canada. That's 2 countries. What about the other 193 countries in the
    > rest of the world? Any of the whiners or those furious ever try to see
    > if the toys they want but refuse to pay for are available on the cheap
    > from Kyrgyzstan or the Democratic Republic of the Congo? Why concentrate
    > on the First World if you are serious about pinching pennies?



    --
    Peter
     
    PeterN, May 7, 2011
    #14
  15. RichA

    Ray Fischer Guest

    RichA <> wrote:
    >On May 6, 4:37 pm, Moro Grubb of Little Delving
    ><> wrote:
    >> On May 6, 1:31 am, LOL! <> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> > On Thu, 5 May 2011 20:45:18 -0700 (PDT), RichA <>
    >> > wrote:

    >>
    >> > >40% more than the U.S., with a 5% higher dollar.  Canadian merchant
    >> > >mantra:  "Sell a little for a lot, rather than a lot for a little."

    >>
    >> > >http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/nikkor-af-s-dx-35mm-f-1-8g-lens/1...

    >>
    >> > >http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Nikon - AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 Lens fo...

    >>
    >> > And do you know what this means?

    >>
    >> > It means that Cannucks need to get off their useless asses and make their
    >> > own lens and camera companies and factories. Then you can jump for joy when
    >> > you charge all other countries an equivalent or higher mark-up than what
    >> > you have do endure.

    >>
    >> > What's that? Canadians are such fucking morons that they can't even melt
    >> > sand into glass and grind their own lenses? They have no concept of any
    >> > technology of the last 5 millennia? All they know about is how to make
    >> > back-bacon and beer?

    >>
    >> > Yeah. Figured as much.

    >>
    >> ... and oil! :)
    >>
    >> Canada supplies 11% of the US' oil consumption. Yet, gas costs 20%
    >> less south of where I live, just over the border... :-(
    >>
    >> /M

    >
    >Much of the price (30% or so) are Federal and provincial taxes.
    >SOCIALISM.


    And we all know how you rightards hate to pay for the stuff you use.
    You prefer theft.

    --
    Ray Fischer | Mendocracy (n.) government by lying
    | The new GOP ideal
     
    Ray Fischer, May 8, 2011
    #15
  16. RichA

    shiva das Guest

    In article <4dc70f80$0$31381$>,
    (Ray Fischer) wrote:

    > RichA <> wrote:
    > >On May 6, 4:37 pm, Moro Grubb of Little Delving
    > ><> wrote:
    > >> On May 6, 1:31 am, LOL! <> wrote:
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> > On Thu, 5 May 2011 20:45:18 -0700 (PDT), RichA <>
    > >> > wrote:
    > >>
    > >> > >40% more than the U.S., with a 5% higher dollar.  Canadian merchant
    > >> > >mantra:  "Sell a little for a lot, rather than a lot for a little."
    > >>
    > >> > >http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/nikkor-af-s-dx-35mm-f-1-8g-lens/1...
    > >>
    > >> > >http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Nikon - AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 Lens fo...
    > >>
    > >> > And do you know what this means?
    > >>
    > >> > It means that Cannucks need to get off their useless asses and make
    > >> > their
    > >> > own lens and camera companies and factories. Then you can jump for joy
    > >> > when
    > >> > you charge all other countries an equivalent or higher mark-up than what
    > >> > you have do endure.
    > >>
    > >> > What's that? Canadians are such fucking morons that they can't even melt
    > >> > sand into glass and grind their own lenses? They have no concept of any
    > >> > technology of the last 5 millennia? All they know about is how to make
    > >> > back-bacon and beer?
    > >>


    The funny thing is that Leitz Canada produced the Leica M4P; the entire
    manufacturing run of the previous version of the M-50mm/1.0 Noctilux (an
    astounding lens which still commands a premium); and a few others here
    and there.

    Leitz Canada was very successful until Leica A.G. went through their
    restructuring and closed plants in Canada and Portugal.

    So we know Canadians know how to make lenses. I assume they imported the
    Schott glass blanks from Germany, but they did everything else themselves
     
    shiva das, May 9, 2011
    #16
  17. RichA

    John Turco Guest

    Savageduck wrote:
    >
    > On 2011-05-05 20:45:18 -0700, RichA <> said:
    >
    > > 40% more than the U.S., with a 5% higher dollar. Canadian merchant
    > > mantra: "Sell a little for a lot, rather than a lot for a little."


    <edited>

    > So when are you moving South of the border?
    >
    > May I suggest scenic Barstow, CA, or perhaps quaint Sedalia, MO. If it
    > is a major metropolitan center, with a cosmopolitan thrilling, living
    > on the edge feel you are seeking, there is exciting Oakland, CA.



    Richard "The Rounder" Anderson would be right at home, in delightful
    East St. Louis, IL.

    --
    Cordially,
    John Turco <>

    Marie's Musings <http://fairiesandtails.blogspot.com>
     
    John Turco, May 12, 2011
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  18. RichA

    John Turco Guest

    "LOL!" wrote:
    >
    > > On Thu, 5 May 2011 20:45:18 -0700 (PDT), RichA <>
    > > wrote:
    > >
    > > 40% more than the U.S., with a 5% higher dollar. Canadian merchant
    > > mantra: "Sell a little for a lot, rather than a lot for a little."


    <edited>

    > And do you know what this means?
    >
    > It means that Cannucks need to get off their useless asses and make their
    > own lens and camera companies and factories. Then you can jump for joy
    > when you charge all other countries an equivalent or higher mark-up than
    > what you have do endure.


    Those homely hosers only wanna have fun! The sole reason their uncouth
    country amounts to >anything<, is the fact it happens to be a pimple on
    the U.S.A.'s posterior.

    No other nation, with a sparse population, has such a large GNP...can
    anybody guess >why< that is?

    > What's that? Canadians are such fucking morons that they can't even melt
    > sand into glass and grind their own lenses? They have no concept of any
    > technology of the last 5 millennia? All they know about is how to make
    > back-bacon and beer?
    >
    > Yeah. Figured as much.


    Now, please, be fair...Canada leads the world, in hockey puck technology.

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    John Turco <>

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    John Turco, May 12, 2011
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  19. RichA

    John Turco Guest

    "LOL!" wrote:
    >
    > > On Sun, 08 May 2011 23:41:15 -0400, shiva das <> wrote:
    > > > On May 6, 1:31 am, LOL! <> wrote:


    <edited, for brevity>

    > > > What's that? Canadians are such fucking morons that they can't even melt
    > > > sand into glass and grind their own lenses? They have no concept of any
    > > > technology of the last 5 millennia? All they know about is how to make
    > > > back-bacon and beer?

    > >
    > >
    > > The funny thing is that Leitz Canada produced the Leica M4P; the entire
    > > manufacturing run of the previous version of the M-50mm/1.0 Noctilux (an
    > > astounding lens which still commands a premium); and a few others here
    > > and there.
    > >
    > > Leitz Canada was very successful until Leica A.G. went through their
    > > restructuring and closed plants in Canada and Portugal.

    >
    > So we know Canadians know how to make lenses. I assume they imported the
    > Schott glass blanks from Germany, but they did everything else themselves
    >
    >
    > Proving only one thing. Canadians can't even hold onto a lucrative
    > business. Let alone do anything else that the rest of the world needs.
    >
    > LOL!!!


    <final paragraph of "shiva das's" post restored, after "LOL!" deleted it>


    I strongly suspect Leitz's German brain trust, supplied lots more, than mere
    raw materials (e.g., "Schott glass blanks").

    Notice, also, the mention of Portugal...which is the most backward country,
    in all of Europe. That puts Canada in appropriate company!

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    John Turco <>

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    John Turco, May 12, 2011
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  20. RichA

    John Turco Guest

    Neil Ellwood wrote:
    >
    > > On Fri, 06 May 2011 10:49:20 -0400, PeterN wrote:
    > >
    > >> On 5/6/2011 12:05 AM, Savageduck wrote:
    > >>
    > >>> On 2011-05-05 20:45:18 -0700, RichA <> said:
    > >>>
    > >>> 40% more than the U.S., with a 5% higher dollar. Canadian merchant
    > >>> mantra: "Sell a little for a lot, rather than a lot for a little."


    <edited>

    > >> So when are you moving South of the border?
    > >>
    > >> May I suggest scenic Barstow, CA, or perhaps quaint Sedalia, MO. If it
    > >> is a major metropolitan center, with a cosmopolitan thrilling, living
    > >> on the edge feel you are seeking, there is exciting Oakland, CA.

    > >
    > >
    > > Well! Why do you think California wants him?

    >
    > Just don't send him east.



    Dispatching "RichA" east (into the middle of the Atlantic Ocean) would
    be a wise move, in my estimation.

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    John Turco <>

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    John Turco, May 12, 2011
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