Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Cranbrook, British Columbia Canada
Re: Canada and guitar gear, namely pickups
Made in USA stuff is easy. Worst case you have to pay taxes, which you would of had to do anyways. I ordered a pickup on the 9th and was in Canada customs cleared on the 17th. Better than dinking around nationally for 3 weeks for nothing. I paid $15 less than I would have locally and I'm actually getting the pickup. I would of paid even less but I opted for Priority mail.
Most music companies in Canada don't make money on the equipment. They make it on services like repairs and music lessons. Not caring about its customers that need equipment. Greedy if you ask me. If you're not going to care about ordering something for your customers, why should you even bother? Have the decency to figure out if you can get the item or not. Not leave your customer waiting for weeks just to hear, oh I'm sorry it's not in stock I don't know when I can get it in.