I try not to complain or feel entitled. And for the most part, I'm ridiculously empathetic to the needs of businesses.
However this nice CyberMonday sale is exasperating a fairly recent sticking point for me and some other intn'l folks who are aware of what's up.
Even with this awesome sale, it just serves to equalize
the discrimination towards intn'l buyers. Domestic folks get a wicked discount, and I get the privillege of being treated almost like a regular domestic buyer. Almost. Because there's some more other additional shipping costs & taxes that weren't covered in that "New shipping to Canada- we'll just recalculate your retail value to reflect the exchange rate and shipping and stuff" markup precurser. Hurray!
It's also feeling totally useless- I sent an e-mail to CS awhile ago plainly laying out my response to the website marking up changes. We've had more than one thread on the boards discussing it. I have alternatives available; I can go down to my local comic shop and buy an extremely limited selection of already-imported MicroMunny for 10$ea. I can ask a USA friend on the boards to help buy&ship to me and we deal with all the liability/import stuff sneakily ourselves. Or shop at a 3rd party online store and pay actual RETAIL costs; pay my 7.12$CDN or whatever for a 6.95$USD toy converted without exploitative malice through Paypal.
So I don't imagine anything really changing; which is lame, because I don't want to just complain with no way of making things better. And Canada's not nearly as bad as the UK/AU, so I feel doubly guilty complaining. But seeing folks enjoy an awesome sale, a very kind non-obligatory company gesture, does instill in me some wishfulness that a Sale was a Sale across the borders too.
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