I thought computer pricing was supposed to go down!
I'm in Canada and priced the configurations shown below several times in the past month. I compared US and Canada pricing on equivalent configurations since the Canadian and US dollar are approximately at par with each other but fully expected to find I'd have to pay more in Canada for an equivalent configuration and was interested in seeing how much more.
But, suddenly, prices on both sides of the border have gone UP!
Lenovo US ThinkPad T61 15 Widescreen was $1,551; now $1,663.00
Lenovo Canada ThinkPad T61 15 Widescreen was $1,663; now $1,778.00;
(I find it somewhat amusing that the old Canada price is now the new US price -- though I expect that's just a coincidence!)
I know that there are "deal codes" for the US site but there is no equivalent in Canada.
I was all set to buy a ThinkPad. But once I add a reasonable warranty and the sales taxes the price is simply too much.
If anybody has some constructive suggestions, I'd be glad to hear them.
Here are the details of the configurations in case you are wondering if I have really configured equivalent machines.
Lenovo US ========= ThinkPad T61 15 Widescreen - 1 Yr Depot Warranty $1,663.00 System Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7500 (2.2GHz 800MHz 4MBL2) Operating System: Genuine Windows XP Professional Operating System Language: Genuine Windows XP Professional - US English Display Panel: 15.4 WSXGA+ TFT System graphics: NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M (128MB) Total memory: 2 GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz SODIMM Memory (2 DIMM) Keyboards: Keyboard US English Pointing Device: UltraNav (TrackPoint and TouchPad) Hard Drive: 160GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm Optical device: DVD Recordable 8x Max Dual Layer, Ultrabay Slim System expansion slots: PC Card Slot & Express Card Slot Card Reader: 4 in 1 Media Card Reader Wireless cards: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Bluetooth: Integrated Bluetooth PAN Battery: 9 cell Li-Ion Battery Power cord : Country Pack North America Language Pack: Language Pack US English
Lenovo Canada ============= ThinkPad T61 15 Widescreen - 1 Yr Depot Warranty $1,778.00 Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7500 (2.20GHz 800MHz 4MBL2) Operating system: Genuine Windows XP Professional Operating system Language: Genuine Windows XP Professional - English Display type: 15.4 WSXGA+ TFT System graphics: nVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M 128MB Total memory: 2 GB PC2-5300 DDR2 (2 DIMM) Keyboard Language: US English Keyboard Pointing device: UltraNav (TrackPoint and TouchPad) Hard drive: 160GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm Optical device: DVD Recordable, Ultrabay Slim WiFi wireless LAN adapters: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG (US/CAN/LA/AP) Bluetooth: Integrated Bluetooth PAN Wireless USB Adapter: None Wireless WAN accessories: None Battery: 9 cell Li-Ion Battery AC Adapter, Power Code: 90W AC Adpt; NA, LA, (2pin) Publication Language: US English Publication for XP