I made a purchase recently of some baseball gear online. It was from a US web site, I don’t think there is a Canadian web site that sells what I was looking for. In US dollars, the prices were pretty good. I bought a flex-fit hat for $23 and a cage jacket (for baseball) for $59. With tax, duty and shipping, it came to $117 USD, still not that bad. Converted to Canadian, $157 right now with the crappy exchange rate. Wow.
There was also a deal on the web site, FREE Shipping, use code FREE when you check-out. Well, naturally, it doesn’t apply to Canadian orders. At least it was a bulk shipping rate of $12.
I would have been a lot further ahead if I could have purchased this stuff from a Canadian web site, but I couldn’t find one. Now I will wait for my shipment to arrive from the US. I would guess it will be at least a week or two before it arrives.
Looking forward to the Canadian dollar climbing a bit I guess. Since I am no longer so close to the US border, I don’t really pay attention to the exchange rate, didn’t realize it was so low.
Oh well. Can’t wait for my stuff to arrive. 🙂