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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-02-2010, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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Does anybody know where i could get some of this years union forces in l/xl in canada or somewhere thats ships to canada for cheap all the canadian sites are wayyyyyyyyyyyyy too expensive
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I just checked the first site that came to mind … The House Board Shop and they are $200.00 and said they ship boots and bindings ( one pair of each - same order ) for $40.00. Im sure there are others.... In the "BOARDS" forum there is a sticky with a bunch of U.S. and CAN. online retailers. Have a look there
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Ive already gone through all the sticky sites and theres nothing
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UNION 2011 FORCE BLACK [UN1BNFORCBLK] - $279.99 : the Source Skateboard and Snowboard Shop - Calgary, Canada - Skateboards, Snowboards and Online Store, Skateboard and Snowboard Shop Canada - Online Store SNOWBOARDS

free shipping in canada and i think they have a promo where you get a free capita or union shirt with the purchase of either a board or binding, its also in calgary so its only 5% tax
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I hoping for just a bit cheaper
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You probably won't be able to find them any cheaper until they go on sale up here as most brands (Including Union) make retailers sign a contract that prevents them from selling outside the US. So you really only have a few options... You could either just suck it up and pay the Canadian price, Drive down to the US and buy them there (Really only worth it if your close to a border) or you ship them to someone you know down there and then just have them send the bindings to you.

The one thing that really bugs me is the amount that the manufactures mark things up for Canadians. Giving them the benefit of the doubt Canadian dollar isn't quite on par with the US and it may cost a little bit more to ship them up here. But i don't see how that cost could possibly exceed the amount extra we have to pay. With that being said they also they need to ship their products all around the US which isn't a small country... So i don't see why 100km, in my case, would warrant an extra $80(How much more Union Forces cost up here). The dollar has risen up a lot over the past few years but retailers still are using pricing from back when it was really off. I could understand paying around like $20 more but $80 is just ridiculous.

I dunno that's just my rant for the day... Maybe someone can enlighten me on the reasoning for the huge price gap as maybe I'm just missing something.
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Well the price differential in canada probably has more to do with regulation than exchange. The manufacturers expect to move less product in canada and the price increase in the country probably has more to do with the cost of doing business. Throw in the relave scarcity (retailer agreements and such) and you end up paying more. Three options pay the canadian, buy online & have them shipped to a us buddy or take a drive. Honestly driving 120miles, crossing the border and then finding the shop sounds silly to save $80 since you will be dicking around for a half a day and burning a lot of gas and having them shipped twice will take time and $$$ as well. Most ebay retailers ship to canada without a problem so take a look there too.

Good luck with it. I know what I would do...drop the $$$ and buy. I will buy a board online but when it comes to boots and bindings i prefer the local shop...you can try em on and it makes you feel good...even if you could have saved a few bucks.

At the end of the day there's a reason they are the price they are...cause people will pay that much for them.
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Just drive over the boarder and buy them.
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Just keep your eye on ebay about a month ago i got my all black forces M/L for $168 + 33 Shipping.
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