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#10778 - 05/10/03 09:46 AM Canadian Prices to come down?
fhw Offline
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Registered: 11/22/01
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Loc: London, ON
Just wondering...now that the loonie is worth over 70 cents USD, are there any plans to update the Canadian prices on Axioms?

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#10779 - 05/10/03 10:08 AM Re: Canadian Prices to come down?
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Good question.
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#10780 - 05/10/03 11:42 PM Re: Canadian Prices to come down?
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It's time for my daily Canadian education Chess, why are they called loonie?

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#10781 - 05/11/03 06:34 AM Re: Canadian Prices to come down?
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sorry for jumping in here Chess

"Loonie" is the unofficial but commonly-used name for Canada's gold-coloured one-dollar coin. It bears an image of a common loon, Canada's national bird, on the reverse. It replaced the paper $1 bill.

Then there is the "Toonie", LOL, it is a two dollar coin that replaced the $2 bill

for images go to http://www.etourist.ca/currency/

I wonder if Axiom would sell to Canadians who pay in US dollars?


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#10782 - 05/11/03 10:20 AM Re: Canadian Prices to come down?
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Ford has it right on the nose.
But no, unlike the loon on the loonie there is no picture of a 'toon' on the front of the "toonie".
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#10783 - 05/11/03 08:51 PM Re: Canadian Prices to come down?
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Registered: 03/14/02
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Loc: Montreal
Up until about a year ago, all prices were in US dollars, so even if you were Canadian you paid in US dollars. However, taxes and shipping were included in this. I believe you now have to pay taxes if you are in Canada but shipping is still free.

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#10784 - 05/12/03 07:02 AM Re: Canadian Prices to come down?
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Axiom's current price for the Epic80 is $2,413 US, that converts (according to the Bank of Canada's site) to $3,361 Canadian which is far from the Canadian price of $3,715 that Axiom is asking. Hence my question about Axiom accepting US funds from Canadians.

please accept the above as mostly tongue-in-cheek although a dollar is a dollar.
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#10785 - 05/12/03 10:07 AM Re: Canadian Prices to come down?
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that is a very good point, FordPrefect.

Axiom should adress this. Especially because I think it costs them more money to ship to the USA than in Canada.

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#10786 - 05/12/03 03:12 PM Re: Canadian Prices to come down?
amer Offline
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Registered: 10/22/02
Posts: 85
Loc: Calgary, Canada.
Beware wary of what you ask for. If a majority of axioms sales are to the US, axiom will in fact be making less on them thanks for the weakening US dollar, perhaps they would bump canadian prices to match the US exchange to offset the loss due to the lower US dollar.

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#10787 - 05/12/03 10:42 PM Re: Canadian Prices to come down?
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Registered: 11/22/01
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Loc: London, ON
I don't think that will be the case. If I remember Ian's explanation, the increase in price was because of the weak dollar raising the cost of raw materials.

Anything is possible, but hiking prices simply to compensate weaker US profits would do serious damage to Axiom's goodwill. That's the sort of tactic being used now by the insurance industry to offset losses in the stock market, and makes customers none too happy.

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