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Old 2007-02-24, 07:29 PM   #1
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Default US version of PS3 - Same as ours? Any cheaper?

are the PS3 versions sold in the USA the same as Canadian versions?

I am thinking of picking one up in Delaware, as there are no sales tax in that state...
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Old 2007-02-24, 07:32 PM   #2
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I've not heard of any differences. I don't know how border duty will apply to a game console, but there's a thread that discusses those issues:

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=19564
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Old 2007-02-24, 08:08 PM   #3
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Shouldn't be any different than any other crossing...$250 exemption for 48 hour stayover, $750 exemption for a one week stay.
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Old 2007-02-24, 08:29 PM   #4
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Isn't it cheaper though in Canada with the exchange rate?
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Old 2007-02-24, 09:44 PM   #5
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Plus there's the gst/pst to add.
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Old 2007-02-24, 11:33 PM   #6
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I work in the Delaware during the week and come back to Toronto on the weekend.. Monday to Thursday in the States.
When I decide to buy the PS3, I'll just stay over the weekend....come back the following week, thus I get the $750 exemption...

So for $599 USD I can get the 60G version...

at the current exchange rate...$599*1.15 = $690..

In Canada, if i buy it at Futureshop or similar, its $699*1.14(GST/PST)=$796
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Old 2007-02-25, 12:38 AM   #7
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Don't you have to pay taxes on stuff coming back across the border? Not sure how that works myself.
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Old 2007-02-25, 08:04 AM   #8
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You don't pay taxes as long as the full amount of the goods are covered by the exemption.

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Old 2007-02-25, 10:33 AM   #9
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Ok thanks for the info. Well I guess if that is the case and you are there long enough why not get one where there is no state sales tax.

If it is the same as just about everything else, there is only one North American version of these products.
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Old 2007-02-25, 02:00 PM   #10
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Why not take this weeks Zellers flyer to FS (or wherever) and get them to price match the original $659 they are selling it for. Then if it has any problems you don't have to worry about taking it back to a store across the border.
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Part of the PM deal at FS is that the item must be in stock at the place advertising.

I doubt at the time Zellers had any in stock.
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