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Price difference US-Canada

2008-02-21, 22:17 PM
Can somebody explain the price difference (Feb 21, 2008) for the same item sold on
Lenovo US and Canada sites?

512MB PC2-5300 CL5 DDR2 SODIMM                $54.95 CAD / $24.95 US
1GB PC2-5300 CL5 DDR2 SODIMM                    $84.95 CAD / $44.95 US
2GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM SODIMM              $284.95 CAD / $130.95 US

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Re: Price difference US-Canada

2008-02-22, 1:07 AM
Why not buy your memory from someplace like Crucial?


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Re: Price difference US-Canada... and India

2008-02-22, 17:33 PM
Wait till you see the prices at which memory is offered in India.
 
 
The prices for ThinkPads on offer in India are even more strange -- typically three times of what they are offered in US. I have never really understood how this works. They must know something more than you and I.
 
Dell on the hand manages to price their models at par or cheaper than USA.
 
 


Message Edited by Bajpai on 02-22-2008 11:05 PM
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Re: Price difference US-Canada... and India

2008-02-22, 20:17 PM
its called supply and demand.... In China where Lenovo comes from it cost like 2.5 times as much as to get a same thinkpads from US, even though thinkpads are made in China..... US by far is the cheapest country to get thinkpads.... So next time get Thinkpads in US ....
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Re: Price difference US-Canada... and India

2008-02-22, 20:35 PM
there seems to be lot of anger directed at Lenovo from from many Users all over the world.....
 
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Re: Price difference US-Canada

2008-02-23, 8:30 AM
Hello,
 
I worked for a company that manufactured telecommunications equipment and I remember that we typically had a 200-300% markup in India due to tarriffs on the equipment, which was imported from the U.S.  Perhaps it is the same for computers?  If so, that could explain the price differential.
 
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Re: Price difference US-Canada

2008-02-23, 14:33 PM
Over the past few years the tariffs have come down to international norms and often lower than that -- particularly for IT equipment. Otherwise all those Call Centres, BPOs and Computer Institutes would cry hoarse.
 
Anyway manufacturers like DELL manage to price their computers at par or below US prices.
 
Further, I also understand that Lenovo also has a manufacturing facility in India.
 
So we don't really know. In the age of internet, when information is so easily accessible, such large discrepancies could well raise doubts about integrity and ethics of operation.
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02-23-2008

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Re: Price difference US-Canada

2008-02-23, 17:18 PM
We are not in India, but in Canada. Just next door. Actually, for many of us, it will take less time to travel to a US city than to the next one in Canada. We signed a free trade agreement (NAFTA) and our $ is basically at par with the US $ and should stay that way thanks of our huge natural resources.
But Lenovo treats us like colonials. They dare charging us 100% & more for parts (not restricted to memory). Look at all these horror stories about shipping to Canada.
Around last November, I checked the lenovo.ca site: The only customization they were offering for T6x's was an external mouse and a choice of carrying bags. And at such horrible prices, when our $ was about 10% higher! I felt so insulted that I went to buy 2 HP-8510p's instead.
I'm now back on the market for 2 other machines...
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11-21-2007

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Re: Price difference US-Canada

2008-02-24, 4:15 AM

wrote:
But Lenovo treats us like colonials. They dare charging us 100% & more for parts (not restricted to memory).

[soapbox]What do you think pays for your socialist form of government?[/soapbox]

I guess it's easier to believe that Lenovo is screwing you.
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02-04-2008

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Re: Price difference US-Canada

2008-02-24, 5:22 AM
It's all about this "supply" and "demand" and "market size" thing I learned in school once... or something like that. :smileyindifferent:
.. and it's not just Lenovo, take a look around at all the other products (vehicles, appliances, furniture, petrole, food) products - same thing... well, except for beer. Actually, I don't mind paying more for products as long as I don't have to mortgage my life to pay a doctor to fix a broken finger.  hee hee hee.  :smileyvery-happy:

The one thing I can't get over, however, is the number of added discounts offered for US customers in forms of e-coupons, all of which seem stackable - and this on top of the already-discounted systems offered by Lenovo (US). It's not uncommon to read posts along the various forums of users purchasing the latest T-series loaded with extras for incredible amounts ($1154 for a fully loaded T61p by one account) and the salt in the wound is the super quick delivery time (less than a week from order to delivery). True, those great deals and quick deliveries are not always the case, but in general the much lower prices combined with super-quick delivery times do seem "unbalanced" for those living in the country just next door.


Thank the Lord for Mark here in these forums who incessantly helps straighten things out and speed up those long wait times for the Canadian customers. I'm sure he goes way out of his to help ease the difficulties faced by those up here that encounter this kind of trouble.

Thanks Mark! :smileyhappy:




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