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Ballergenetics 11-21-2012 08:22 AM

Best online store for gear ??
 
preferably Canadian if possible, but it doesn't matter. :)

Lamps 11-21-2012 08:33 AM

There's a sticky listing all cdn retailers.

alternative113.com out of quebec has a lot of stock and ships quick

store.thinkempire.com also good

of course shop local if you can - I like hogtown and meltdown in the Toronto are

Ballergenetics 11-21-2012 08:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Lamps (Post 541877)
There's a sticky listing all cdn retailers.

alternative113.com out of quebec has a lot of stock and ships quick

store.thinkempire.com also good

of course shop local if you can - I like hogtown and meltdown in the Toronto are

Good lookin'..:thumbsup:

SimonB 11-21-2012 08:48 AM

Both Alternative and Empire have actual retail locations.

Empire is very involved in the local scene. It's actually my local shop. I try to shop there as much as possible.

Since they don't carry NS, I've had good luck with the Boardroom in Vancouver and Alter Ego in Winnipeg.

lonerider 11-21-2012 12:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Ballergenetics (Post 541871)
preferably Canadian if possible, but it doesn't matter. :)

I have no affliation with them... but I really like Backcountry.com (Dogfunk.com is the same company with different branding). Pretty good selection, free shipping on most orders, and most importantly... very very easy returns if you don't like what you bought. I particularly like the no hassle warranty returns (you just go to the website > order history > return) and they give you a pre-paid label to slap onto the box and rest happens automatically. No weeks long back and forth on the phone/emails with photos before they accept the warrant return.

They ship to Canada for most brands (some brands don't allow them to sell to Canada :P)

Lamps 11-21-2012 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by SimonB (Post 541883)
Both Alternative and Empire have actual retail locations.

Empire is very involved in the local scene. It's actually my local shop. I try to shop there as much as possible.

Since they don't carry NS, I've had good luck with the Boardroom in Vancouver and Alter Ego in Winnipeg.

No insult to those two, I know that they've got a local presence too, and if I lived around them I'd shop there first. I try to give the guys near me in Toronto a chance, if they don't have it in stock then I go online.

krankedmusic 11-21-2012 02:52 PM

Why online? If you are located in a city it is always better to go in store. Could always get tips what freebies. If you are in Toronto. Highly recommend Boardsports.

Lamps 11-21-2012 02:59 PM

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Originally Posted by krankedmusic (Post 542001)
Why online? If you are located in a city it is always better to go in store. Could always get tips what freebies. If you are in Toronto. Highly recommend Boardsports.

Boardsports are also great guys, I tend to go to them more for watersports but you're totally right about them.

I usually know exactly what I want from research e,g this specific jacket in this colour and size, and often the local shops won't have my colour or size, etc.

Ballergenetics 11-21-2012 03:25 PM

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Originally Posted by krankedmusic (Post 542001)
Why online? If you are located in a city it is always better to go in store. Could always get tips what freebies. If you are in Toronto. Highly recommend Boardsports.

I live in Montreal, but I'm home until after the holidays/school starts. Figured I'd see what I could find online while I'm here.

binarypie 11-21-2012 04:03 PM

backcountry.com has the best return policy on earth.


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