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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 2006-12-31, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 2006-12-31, 07:12 PM
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ECOST.COM is one of several US companies that are in partnership with Canada Post's Border Free Shopping. As many are aware, several US websites do not ship to Canada.

Border Free shopping allows you to pay for everything upfront in Canadian dollars(no surprises when item arrives).


- Border Free shopping merchant
- Electonics are sometimes cheaper from a US retailer
- Good selection of items including refurbs


- Shipping can be slow

Over the years I have purchased several electronic items. Shipping can take several weeks but the savings can be worth the wait.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 2007-01-01, 08:47 PM
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Most items are either refurbs or last year's model

Not that there's anything wrong with that, but should be aware. The one item I've ordered arrived as described in good condition.

Really like Border Free aspect, of course.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 2009-08-04, 02:23 PM
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Update: refurbed? More like used

Recently ordered a Harmony 1000 universal remote which came clearly used, scratched, dirty with no instructions.

Ebay purchases come better packed than this one did.

Only the price was right.
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