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$1499 CAD for the $2300 USD 30" display

Dell Canada has announced another 12-days of deals, which Dell has now become famous for. Among the deals available is yet again the 3007WFP, Dell's mammoth 30" LCD. The deal requires a coupon code, which is available here and time is limited. The 3007WFP is going for $1499 CAD, and available to Canadians only. Start making those Canuck friends again!

I bought a 3007WFP the last time Dell had this sale (for slightly more money), and I can vouch for the display's performance. Maybe now I can go dual 3007WFP!


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EBAY!!
By puffpio on 3/23/2006 8:25:55 PM , Rating: 2
They are running from $1600-1800USD on ebay.....if only I lived in Canadia




RE: EBAY!!
By armagedon on 3/23/2006 8:42:22 PM , Rating: 2
you wouldn't get it either there. You have to live in "Canada" like me.


RE: EBAY!!
By Rampage on 3/23/2006 8:45:03 PM , Rating: 2
The price difference is because Dell cant sell as many in Canada because Canadians don't have as much money to spend as Americans do.

Also, the taxes are so high that the only way to drum up sales is to drop their margin or they wont sell very well.

They'll sell in the USA to people at the price Dell is asking because taxes are lower, and people have more expendable income to boot.

Dell could sell this at $1,300USD but they'd go like wildire. Why drop the price to that level when they know they can get the current price out of them?

Its us Canadians that can't buy at full retail, and also are more reluctant to do so due to the higher taxes on top of that.

Americans just need to wait it out, stop buying the 30inch and it will drop in price in the USA as well.


RE: EBAY!!
By Zanfib on 3/23/2006 10:04:07 PM , Rating: 2
Taxes are so high?
Maybe if you live in Atlantic Canada...
The rest of us have learnt to live with it, taxes are not that bad and never influence what I want to buy. If I want a new monitor I don't decide not to buy because there will be taxes. Man I can't buy that monitor, there'll be a 7% tax on it!


RE: EBAY!!
By jconan on 3/23/2006 10:52:37 PM , Rating: 2
i thought it was in addition to the sales tax ie vat. in other states or cities like los angeles its 8.25% + recycling fee


RE: EBAY!!
By Johny Dread on 3/23/2006 10:58:55 PM , Rating: 2
Atlantic Canada has the same 8% PST +7% GST = 15% taxes as Ontario and only 1% higher than most other provinces. Certainly not "high" in relation to the rest of Canada.


Not exactly rocket science
By Anemone on 3/23/2006 8:34:31 PM , Rating: 2
Not that this should be a shock to anyone, but if they CAN sell them for that price, then honestly just wait for them to offer them for that price in the US. It requires patience I know, but it just takes time and wouldn't you want to own 30" of beautiful lcd for that equivalent in USD?

Save your pennies!




RE: Not exactly rocket science
By ninjit on 3/23/2006 8:40:35 PM , Rating: 2
Sales Tax is a lot higher in Canada I believe, so these prices are gonna go up quite a bit when you factor that in.

I'm curious as to how regular Dell prices compare between Canada and the US.


RE: Not exactly rocket science
By iamright on 3/23/2006 9:11:02 PM , Rating: 2
The taxes in canada are not nearly high enough to make that not a good deal. In Alberta its about 7%. Thats less that %100 in taxes so the total us cost would be less that $1400. thats still a savings of $800.


RE: Not exactly rocket science
By spwrozek on 3/23/2006 9:48:49 PM , Rating: 2
Only 7%, man that is cheaper then places in the states.


RE: Not exactly rocket science
By Zelvek on 3/23/2006 10:48:23 PM , Rating: 2
thats only In Alberta in the rest of canada their is a provical sales tax as well (fortunetly for me I live there), personaly I would rather by the 32" acer LCD for $1299.99.


RE: Not exactly rocket science
By andrep74 on 3/24/2006 2:12:13 AM , Rating: 2
Are you kidding? 2560x1600 versus 1366x768 is about 4 times as many pixels.


Would be even better...
By timmiser on 3/24/2006 3:06:05 AM , Rating: 2
If the US Dollar wasn't so weak right now this would be a great deal. In 40 years, I've never seen the Canadian dollar at .89 of the US Dollar. At this rate, it won't be long until the Canadian dollar is worth more than the US Dollar.




RE: Would be even better...
By Mels on 3/24/2006 5:10:33 AM , Rating: 2
40 years???? Did you happen to sleep throught the early 90's?

On 10/31/1991 the rate hit 0.89060.


RE: Would be even better...
By timmiser on 3/27/2006 12:34:00 PM , Rating: 2
Hey, I didn't say that my memory was good for 40 years!

:)


RE: Would be even better...
By spindoc on 3/24/2006 12:06:05 PM , Rating: 2
From Wiki

Since about 85 per cent of Canada's external trade is with the United States, Canadians are mainly interested in the value of their currency against the United States dollar (USD). The Canadian dollar was more valuable than the USD during the 1950s and for part of the 1970s, but has not regained that status since 1976.

Since setting an all-time low of US$0.6179 on January 21, 2002, the dollar rallied through 2003, 2004 and 2005 reaching US$0.85 on November 26, 2004, US$0.86 on September 30, 2005, and US$0.87 on December 13 of the same year. The Canadian dollar hit US$0.88 on February 28, 2006 and set a 14-year high on March 2nd.


RE: Would be even better...
By Ringold on 3/24/2006 8:36:25 PM , Rating: 2
timmiser;

It's a good thing, and your very statement is promising for our own country.

If our currency drops, it temporarily appears to be bad since we can't get cheaper good imported at such good prices anymore.

But in the long run, it means it makes more sense to do what we can locally. If we can't get cheap LCD's from Montreal, then guess what, they get made in Chicago or Memphis, etc.

And isn't that what we want? :)

Anyway, I'm cool with my 2001FP for now.


By ThisSpaceForRent on 3/23/2006 8:03:38 PM , Rating: 2
I swear someone needs to send this to CNN. I don't think the average idi...person has any clue how bad Dell is screwing them.




RE: Does the buying public even know about this?
By ronster on 3/24/2006 2:57:09 AM , Rating: 2
Awww diddums ;o)

Welcome to the murky waters of international selling. For bloody years now we've seen stuff sold in the UK at such a price versus the same thing in the US that you'd think the exchange rate for the £:$ was 1:1. For some bizarre reason even iTunes is more expensive in the UK than the US. They don't call Britain 'Treasure Island' for nothing.

In all seriousness, stuff like that really f**ks me off but the reason alot of people in the US don't realise is that the US is usually the beneficiary.


RE: Does the buying public even know about this?
By Johnmcl7 on 3/24/2006 5:28:44 AM , Rating: 2
I try not to read these sort of deals, as someone else who lives in the UK it's quite depressing as to how cheap items are over the Atlantic. 1300 US dollars is cheaper than a 2405fpw here I think...

John


By Eris23007 on 3/24/2006 8:33:06 PM , Rating: 2

Much of it has to do with tariffs and other taxes, you know. If it tweaks you so badly, lobby your elected representatives to start reducing those ridiculous taxes you all pay over there!


How?
By Gigahertz19 on 3/23/2006 8:08:25 PM , Rating: 2
How can they make it this cheap for Canadians and not us Americans? Is it somehow cheaper to get them into Canada thus allowing Dell to sell them cheaper somehow?




RE: How?
By shabby on 3/23/2006 8:32:06 PM , Rating: 2
Nya nya nya nya nyaaaaaaaaaaaaah :)


RE: How?
By mckrautski on 3/23/2006 8:38:07 PM , Rating: 2
As long as people keep paying that much for it here, Dell will keep selling them for that much.


too bad
By iamright on 3/23/2006 9:07:23 PM , Rating: 2
it will not work with my laptop. I don't think that dell makes a laptop that will run it at native resolution. I would have to get the new macbook. I have the 24 inch model and I love it. See, I am a dual citizen and have a canadian address but I don't think that dell would service it if it was used in the US so even if i did get it it might be like getting it without any warrenty.




RE: too bad
By caboosemoose on 3/23/2006 10:35:33 PM , Rating: 3
Incorrect - Dell fully supports warranty transfers between individuals/companies and territories:

http://www1.us.dell.com/content/to pics/reftopic.as...


It's not there?
By rahulsood on 3/24/2006 10:30:12 AM , Rating: 2
I can't find it - anyone have the coupon code?




RE: It's not there?
By Mels on 3/24/2006 5:47:10 PM , Rating: 2
It's dead. Max. redemptions.


By jm20 on 3/24/2006 1:55:00 AM , Rating: 3
<-- Canadian, now accepting Western Union payments.... ;)




Wow
By DarthPierce on 3/23/2006 7:07:11 PM , Rating: 2
I really need a canadian address.




Seriously...
By lchyi on 3/23/2006 7:45:20 PM , Rating: 2
Man, that is a lotta bang for the Canadian buck.




Which one..
By jordanz on 3/23/2006 7:54:34 PM , Rating: 2
So it 1499 US dollars or 1300 (exchange rate(1499CAD to US$)) US dollars?




Converted to USD
By timmiser on 3/23/2006 7:56:20 PM , Rating: 2
That's about $1290 in USD!




Doah!
By FoxFour on 3/23/2006 7:57:31 PM , Rating: 2
Almost makes me wish I hadn't spent $1100 CAD on an HP L2335 23" in December...

Still, the L2335 is a damn nice monitor. And 1920x1200 is pushing it for resolution in some of the newest games, since I don't have SLI or Crossfire.





Price in total for that monitor.
By wuZheng on 3/24/2006 12:08:27 AM , Rating: 2
I live in Canada, and generally the sales tax is 15%, some provinces don't apply the PST, but most do, that being said the monitor would cost:

$1,723.85 Canadian Dollars
OR
$1,477.35 US Dollars

So, thats quite the hefty amount in savings if you have a friend in Canada. lol, and for comparison, the price for the monitor south of the border (before taxes) is $2,199.00. xD laff.




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