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*Daedalus

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#1 8 years ago

So I'll be in Canada next month. At some point over the Summer I'll be doing quite a big upgrade.

Corsair H50 GTX 480 Watercooling setup for 480 SSD RAM

I'm looking for parts sites. Not being North American I don't know a lot. I'm looking for Canadian sites first, sites that ship to Canada second. The reason being that apparently there's some huge tax that Canadians can sometimes beforced to pay on certain imports, sometimes totalling 75% of the purchase value. I don't know how this works, so I could be wrong, if anyone could shed any light on that it'd certainly be a help.

Sites I know of already: Newegg (.com/ca) NCIX Jab-Tech Sidewinders (this is a nice one, they mention that Canadians don't have to pay that tax) Petra's (cheap, but they never seem to have stock) FrozenCPU (Great site, but overpriced) TigerDirect.

If anyone can suggest any good ones, that'd be great.




*The.Doctor

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#2 8 years ago

I don't know of any more myself, but Newegg is the place to go IMO. They usually have some of the best prices, and by far the best customer service and shipping around. For smaller parts though like fans and such, i would get from jabtech or petras since their prices are much more reasonable. That reminds me, i never ordered those yate loons i wanted to get a while back...




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#3 8 years ago

Tigerdirect,go there, they are like a direct line to china, Japan and have been around a long time.

Newegg (off topic) Used to be something else, and a different name.but I fix audio , stereos and a really good partsplace they sent out this plane newspaper type of catalog for semiconducters and parts.

Then computers hit, later on that place merged with some otherplace and I got the same news paper but all(both) computer stuff and still nicen cheap.

Now they are doing the sell online thing and all computer.Everytime I do the price thing they come out a bit too high, use Tiger. Tigers pitfall is massive stock rotation, if they don't sell it to you, they sell it and go through massive quanitys, but stocking is thier glitch. (bottom feeders of skids) best price




Bubbleteatroopa

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#4 8 years ago

Tiger or egg. Best out of em all. And they ship to Canada, which I might add, does not add 75% of the product value in tax.




*Daedalus

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#5 8 years ago
Bubbleteatroopa;5323418Tiger or egg. Best out of em all. And they ship to Canada, which I might add, does not add 75% of the product value in tax.

According to FrozenCPU, I'd have to pay the tax, even though they ship to Canada via USPS. They did say it would be around $50 though, not 75% or anything, that's just what I've heard it can reach. What exactly is the deal with that tax? I can't find a straight answer anywhere.




kow_ciller

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#6 8 years ago

Its an import tax, duh :p

Ncix is the way to go.




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#7 8 years ago

kow_ciller;5323599Its an import tax, duh :p

Ncix is the way to go.

Yeah, but then why does Sidewinders - a US-based site - specifically say that Canadians don't have to pay this? It seems very inconsistant.




kow_ciller

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#8 8 years ago

Becuase you pay on pickup, some places will charge the tax on shipment which is the difference. Either way you're going to pay import tax.




*Daedalus

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#9 8 years ago

Even on sites with a Canadian warehouse? (I'm pretty sure that's NCIX)




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#10 8 years ago

Looks like you've done your research and already have some good sources Daed. Good luck with it, let us know how it goes. ;)