The Canadian dollar at $0.75

Discussion in 'Canada' started by RumRunner, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. Steve G.

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    I sense anti Harper mantra in your message ( I'm ok with that if its not fogged in political idealology). I wonder what your thoughts were when the liberals ran the dollar down to $.625 cents?? Not that anyone truly believes the prime minister has the final word on currency strength lol,,,,,
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  2. Pay Dirt

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    Rummy, what say you? ;-)

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  3. Critt

    Critt Rambling on

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    Did you buy the last ones? I can't find any tech 7's on there.

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  4. RumRunner

    RumRunner Sit there, turn that

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    I've got enough Rhum to last about six months.

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  5. sidewayz_control

    sidewayz_control Been here awhile

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    Send them an email. They mostly cater to the street and race bike crowd and they are 2-3 guy operation. No big storefront or fancy web-site so they can offer good/better prices.

    They are getting into dualsport and off-road due to demand but it's better that you know what you want, although they have now added off-road tires to their web-site. I shop around and then stop by their shop (since I live 5 minutes away) or send and email.

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  6. Pay Dirt

    Pay Dirt panning the web

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    That kind of volume would get you a substantial discount,likely even LCBO wholesale pricing making any Can/Us dollar issue somewhat irrelevant!
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  7. RumRunner

    RumRunner Sit there, turn that

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    Maybe they'll even deliver!!!

    No more week-ends like this one through, puts a dent in the supply chain management.

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  8. bumper1871

    bumper1871 Been here awhile

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    Come and visit us next summer you will save a lot of money.:freaky
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  9. ktm1

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    I miss living near Canada, many benefits including turning 19 and not needed a passport, back in the day. Great steak houses at great prices when the dollar is beating up on the looney.... And great riding....
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  10. ktm1

    ktm1 StIlL lOsT

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    O' and if you buy a bunch of cd's or whatever, make sure to take everything out of its package, before you cross back....
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  11. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    watch out for inflation most of the crap everyone buys is imported , some low volume type stuff is made in us but a big chunk for stuff will be going up in Canada due to dropping looney.
    I bought 2 bikes when CAD was around .63c , new guzzi quota, 2 yr warranty, with luggage just under $7K US. I did have to pay the harley/reagan import duty that still exists for bikes over 700cc. even though it was paid when it came to the el norte' importer, which was north carolina. once a tax goes on, it rarely comes off. when CAD was peaking I sold my wee storm to a guy from Delta. right when major shifts happen there can be deals depending which side of the fence you are on. but I would expect prices by summer to be rising in Canada.
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  12. H96669

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    Whatever???.....Nothing to declare Eh! :DCertainly wouldn't be my answer and won't be in a few days.:evil

    I'll go ask my friend, he picked up 2 of my parcels and they are now in BC. Third one I have to go pick up the guy in the fleamarket on here didn't include an invoice as he said he would.:wink:

    $200.00 brand new in the package but I paid $100.00 on here. Will be interesting to see if I can be honest,declare and get it across for free. Seems to work for my honest friend just as it worked for me in the past.:clap
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  13. Steve G.

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    Not worth being anything less than truthful with the border guys. They win every time, and any record of lack of disclosure stick with you like gum on your shoe. I've got Nexus, straight up is the only way.
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  14. bmwnewbie

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    Your discretions will be on the CBSA system for 5 years. Will screw things up if you try to apply for NEXUS or Trusted Traveler, and they will and can check you at your crossing point.

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  15. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    the inflation I was yapping about is starting in now on food.
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  16. Steve G.

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    On the big island Hawaii right now,,,,,we got nothing to worry about right now. Bananas are $1,69 pound, gas is $3.79 us gallon. I'm paying $.59pound in metro vancouver for bananas, and $2.99 us gallon . Still,,,,,,
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  17. H96669

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    Yep....altough retired my "free access" to the USA and back and whatever was a condition of my employment.

    Anyway....my honest friend is probably still sleeping. Waiting to hear if he had to pay some taxes. -15 minutes from his place to the border with the Carrera last time, another 15 to his mailbox? 15 again for a tank of gas and a 6-pack and back home for a cold "tax free" one.......or two.:1drink

    No BS with my union bros, that they work at the same low wages as me doesn't make them stupid!Maybe grumpy at times?:lol3.....Only time I was searched and what a search, must have taken 2 hours at the Coho/Victoria terminal was when I told them the thruth as usual. And all I said was no booze or cigarettes.:lol3
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  18. -Meanderthal

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    15 years ago when the Canadian dollar was going for about $0.65 US I had a nice stay at decent motel in B.C. for about $18 US per night. I was totally shocked that it was so cheap. For that price I could have lived there for less than $600 per month.

    Then when I went to check out I realized that the lady who checked me in had assumed that I was a member of a road crew that was staying there at a negotiated rate. They didn't charge me the difference when they figured it out, but it forever shattered my vision cheap vacations among you canucks.
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  19. Hosebag

    Hosebag Difficult but Useful

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    No likey Cdn $$.

    Going to Chicago next week for the bike and car shows, so no trinkets coming home on this visit.

    I will, however, not scrimp on Saturday night at Gibson's :wink:

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  20. RumRunner

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