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#88515 - 04/02/05 11:12 AM Online stores that ship to Canada (HK receiver)
winterpeg Offline
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Registered: 03/17/05
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Loc: Manitoba, Canada
I've checked out a few on line stores that have the HK 7300 but do not ship to Canada. Any suggestions would be a great help in sorting out the electronics side of the HT system.

Thanks,
Troy
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#88516 - 04/02/05 11:45 AM Re: Online stores that ship to Canada (HK receiver)
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Registered: 08/25/04
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Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
I didn't find any when I was looking for an HK... almost gave up but ended up finding a decent sale price at FutureShop. I doubt they carry 7300s though, even the 630 scared them a bit
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#88517 - 04/02/05 11:56 AM Re: Online stores that ship to Canada (HK receiver)
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Loc: Ancaster, Ontario
I'm not sure of any stores that will ship here at all, and certainly none would honour the warranty. I got my Harman Kardon AVR320 used from a member of this forum. It came regular surface mail and I had to pay GST and PST but no duty or brokerage.

HK prices in this country are insane mostly due, as I understand it, to the Quebec distributor being very inflexible in their pricing.

My problem is I simply love the HK, my next unit will be an HK, but I'll be damned if I pay these outrageous markups. FutileShop usually offers a good price once a year at Christmas but that doesn't help you now.

Tyopical US price
OneCall - Harman Kardon AVR135 $399.99

Typical Canadian price.
FutureShop - Harman Kardon AVR135 $699.99CDN/576.27US funds.

That's way too much of a mark up for those of us north of the border.

Good luck with this.


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#88518 - 04/02/05 12:07 PM Re: Online stores that ship to Canada (HK receiver)
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Etronics carries HK http://www.etronics.com/ it's a borderfee site so they do ship to Canada. I'll look into this as well.
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#88519 - 04/02/05 12:20 PM Re: Online stores that ship to Canada (HK receiver)
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Loc: Ancaster, Ontario
I just priced a Harman/Kardon AVR435 7 x 65W 7.1-Channel Receiver at etronics.

Here are the details:

US price: $599.95
CDN price $750.19
Duty: $45.01
GST: $58.51
PST: $63:62
Total Price delivered to my door $958.00

You price would vary as they need your postal code to give an accurate price, for what it's worth I'm in Burlington Ontario.

Futile shop didn't have a price for the HK but the AudioShop in Ottawa did, they want $1499.99 CDN and I suspect delivery is extra.

Thats a savings of over $500 assuming there are no problems with having the warranty handled in Canada.

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#88520 - 04/02/05 12:28 PM Re: Online stores that ship to Canada (HK receiver)
winterpeg Offline
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Loc: Manitoba, Canada
As far as warranty, I have read with the HK it has to honoured in country of purchase. Gambling a bit, but the warranty is only 2 years P&L. The NAD was 5 years P&L, but they are not sold online. Rotel is not sold online either.

As far as being in a hurry to purchase, I am waiting until my recroom is finished before buying. Too much gyproc dust!

I am also planning a trip through North/South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana near the end of June. I take it the retail stores in the States are more expensive then the online bargains on the net.

Thanks to all for your input,
Troy
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#88521 - 04/02/05 12:29 PM Re: Online stores that ship to Canada (HK receiver)
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Loc: Ancaster, Ontario
Oops there's also a matter of sales tax on the unit from AudioShop, so the savings are actually $767CDN
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#88522 - 04/02/05 02:17 PM Re: Online stores that ship to Canada (HK receiver)
winterpeg Offline
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Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 88
Loc: Manitoba, Canada
I checked out etronics.com;

HK 7300------$1399
exch to CDN--$ 350
duty---------$ 0
Ship/handle--$ 108
GST----------$ 131
PST----------$ 0

total--------$1988

The original $3300 price(before tax), that I was given, without bartering, in winnipeg would cost me $atleast $1800 more. That is nuts!
Warranty and/or return shipping hastles or not, The internet shopping is the way to go.

Thanks for "that" address,
Troy
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#88523 - 04/02/05 02:45 PM Re: Online stores that ship to Canada (HK receiver)
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Registered: 07/05/02
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Loc: Ancaster, Ontario
no provincial sales tax? lucky bastard .

I think I'd contact HK to see if the warranty can be transferredif you buy it from a "borderfree" site. That may be a possible exception.

Your "that is nut's" comment is spot on
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#88524 - 04/02/05 03:12 PM Re: Online stores that ship to Canada (HK receiver)
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Registered: 10/10/04
Posts: 904
Loc: Delta, BC, Canada
Troy,
When I ordered my Denon AVR-2105/885, it was either ecost or etronics. I settled with ecost as their price was cheaper.
Denon AVR-2105/885-$369.99
Exchange to CDN----$ 93.11
Duty----------------$ 27.79
Shipping-------------$ 32.37
Handling-------------$ 20.80
GST/HST------------$ 38.08

Total----------------$582.14

The cheapest price that I have seen locally was around $899.00 When you add the tax ($125.86) on to the $899 you end up with $1,024.86. In the end I have saved $442.72!!!
Money left over for some QS8's...

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