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Q: Help for online shopping in CANADA - Best price for item "x" sites needed ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Help for online shopping in CANADA - Best price for item "x" sites needed
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: flooded-ga
List Price: $3.50
Posted: 13 Oct 2004 19:51 PDT
Expires: 12 Nov 2004 18:51 PST
Question ID: 414554
I'm trying to find sites with "best price in canada" for Online
shopping in canada. I have found many sites in the US that give you
the best price for a particular item but can't find the equivalent in
Canada. This would mostly be used to find bargains in home electronics
and computer related items.

Request for Question Clarification by aht-ga on 13 Oct 2004 23:07 PDT

How many pricing-comparison sites are you looking for? I myself
actively use two sites when it comes to home electronics and
computer-related items. If you would be satisfied with two sites, I
can provide these two to you. One is a database-type site with a
message forum for direct requests if an item is not in the database;
the other is primarily a message forum site, with the best deals


Google Answers Researcher (and a fellow Canuck)

Clarification of Question by flooded-ga on 14 Oct 2004 06:55 PDT
I'm looking for a ressource similar to, or Unfortunately, those sites 
US-centric. If it wasn't for the exchange rate, shipping and customs
cost, I would buy from those sites, but the items easily end up
costing more with the shipping, exchange and customs fees.

I also tried but most links point to dubious shops.

Clarification of Question by flooded-ga on 14 Oct 2004 06:57 PDT
I forgot to add: I would like a list of maybe 5 sites ?
Subject: Re: Help for online shopping in CANADA - Best price for item "x" sites needed
Answered By: aht-ga on 14 Oct 2004 07:41 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

Price comparison sites are actually pretty rare in the Canadian online
marketplace, even though they are so popular just south of the border.
Here is a recent Maclean's article about this:

In this article, they 'tested' out four sites, including:

Yahoo! Canada Shopping

Sympatico MSN Shopping

Pricegrabber Canada

In addition to these, I would add

For what you are looking for, specifically sites that can help you
find the best price for computer and consumer electronics products, I
would recommend that you first check out All of the
'deals' recorded in their product database have been validated by
members of this community forum, and you can check up on the
reputation of the vendors using the message forums that are part of
this website.

I would personally place Yahoo! Canada Shopping and Sympatico MSN
Shopping as a tie for second; while the approaches are different
between the two, you'll find that the results tend to be similar.

Next, I would suggest you check out I disagree with
the way that the Maclean's article tried to use As
you'll see when you visit the site, it is not designed to be a price
comparison service. Instead, it is a good tool to find out about the
latest hot deal or discount to come along. As well, the relatively
large user community is a fountain of knowledge should you choose to
join the message forums.

In last place for now, I would place Pricegrabber Canada. The reason
for this is that the vast majority of the 'deals' that it returns for
a search are actually US vendors, with the prices converted into
Canadian dollars. I'm sure that over time, they will increase the
Canadian content of their database; for now, I find it lacking.

Hope this helps!

Google Answers Researcher
flooded-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $1.00
Great answer. Thanks

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