Have you every been shopping in Canada only to get disgusted by the atrocious price difference between the US and Canadian prices? Sure, it made sense when the Canadian dollar was worth $0.66 USD but these days when the Canadian and US dollars are hovering right around par the price gouging that is going on in the Great White North is starting to get to Canadians. So what can you go? Never buy another shirt or jacket ever again? We’re not recommending that at all! We’re recommending that you take advantage of the strong Canadian dollar (this works from most countries around the world as well) and purchase your goods from US online retailers where you can save LOTS OF MONEY!
Here is a quick example of how you can save 35% on a Heritage three-button velvet blazer from Banana Republic:
When we visit the Canadian Banana Republic store we see that they are offering the Heritage three-button velvet blazer for $312.99
You might be thinking “$410.00 marked down to $312.99 is a pretty sweet deal! Think again! At the .com site, the exact same jacket is being sold for $249.99!
Wow! Not only will you save $63 right off the bat, you can also get an additional 30% off your entire order if you purchase this between January 12th and 15th plus, you get free shipping since your order is over $50.
30% off of $249.99 is $174.99 which is 44% cheaper than you can buy it from the Canadian BR online store! CRAZY! So now you’re probably thinking “great, now I’ve saved 44% on a jacket but I don’t have anywhere to ship it to in the US.” Don’t worry! We’ve found the perfect solution for that as well!
We highly recommend the mail forwarding service my MyUS.com where you can save up to 80% off normal international shipping rates. Using MyUs.com you get a US street address that will receive your package(s) for you and then turn around and ship them to you in Canada (or around the World) at huge discounts. It’s really as easy as 1-2-3:
To round out this case study we have to look at the shipping charges associated with getting your package forwarded from your US mailing address to Canada. Using the shipping calculator at MyUs.com we can see that a 2 pound, 11 x 13 x 3 inch box (the same size as a medium FedEx box) is going to cost $29.66 using DHL and will arrive in 1-4 days. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never sent a medium box with DHL or FedEx for less than $50.
So let’s compare and contrast buying the exact same jacket from the exact same store with the only different being which country they are shipping the jacket to:
As you can see from above, you can save $111.01 , which works out to a 35% savings, by simply buying the exact same jacket from the US Banana Republic store and having them ship it you your US mail forwarding service.
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