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1 star for terrible prices! 5 Stars for the enjoyment of the stories.
on November 18, 2012
I was considering on buying the season 1 through 12 of this series PLUS the 4 Movies Set of Murder She Wrote, as I always enjoyed these mysteries regardless of the fact that I've seen every one of them I don't know how many times. What I find REALLY IRRITATING though, is the fact that even when we're AT PAR with the US dollar, why do we have to pay so bloody much????? I tried to find out what it would cost to buy all the series and this is what I found out:
1) (at amazon.com) I would have to pay @ $353 CAD in total on the expedited which has a tracking number; or @ 366 CAD using their priority post. (This of course depends on the dollar being at $1.00 or better) -- I don't use the standard US post as there is no tracking number for that.
2) If I bought it thorough amazon.ca using the "free shipping" it would come to $414 CAD
3) If I were to buy all the seasons through amazon.ca but NOT USE the "free shipping and handling" advantage, I would have to pay about $330 plus about $45 dollars in shipping and handling + GST, if I were to buy it from Import CD's. By the time all the GST etc this order comes to about $387 CAD (Here as well, you don't have a tracking number)
4) If I were to buy all these series through the Import CD's website, (and the dollar is basically at par still), I would have to pay about $302 CAD. At this website I believe they give you a tracking number.
As you can see, there is quite a difference in prices if you want to buy them, what I don't understand is WHY we Canadians have to pay SO MUCH FOR THESE THINGS when they probably get these from the same manufacturers as what amazon.com does or what Import CD's does. Until Amazon.ca charges a more reasonable price for this series (and other series like Father Dowling and Matlock), I won't be buying it any time soon. Also, from our "feedback" about issues like this, why is Amazon.ca NOT taking into consideration our concerns or complaints and at least meet the prices that Amazon.com or Import CD's offers???? Maybe it's just greed for most corporations these days, who knows anymore........