Join Date: May 2013
Location: Left Coast, Canada
Cross border shopping
From our side of the 49th, cross border shopping either in person or via the internet has dropped quite a bit due to the current exchange rate. Losing 33 cents on the dollar has certainly put a damper on my related purchases over the last year. I've been holding off on the Lloydz intake to go with his VFCIII sitting here in a box. Maybe one day.
On the flip side, many of the US people along the border are venturing into the GWN for some bargains on skiing and other holidays. So just a note that if any of you are looking for an opportunity in the two wheeled market you may want to consider taking a look here.
Prior to our dollar going into the toilet, the prices south were so low that it was a fairly common practice to fly into the states and drive back in a truck.
Applying that same practice in reverse could prove beneficial for some. As an example, a dealer here has a 2013 Judge with 5500 miles on it asking $7123US. I don't think you'd save too much on new but check out autotrader.ca or the kijiji pages for some of the larger cities along the border.
Other than the one example I saw I haven't done any other homework. It's not mine nor do I have anything to sell. You may or may not find it of any use but I thought I'd throw it out there in case you know someone who is looking.
Not all those who wander are lost.
Last edited by 53canuck; 03-06-2016 at 02:36 PM.