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Fender prices gone up in Canada

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Mellencaster, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. Mellencaster

    Mellencaster Friend of Leo's

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    I was checking out the telecasters today at a local music store and I notice the prices were up on all the Fender from last time I was there .The salesman told me they went up Tuesday.Squier vibes up $10 ,mim Fender up $40 ,mim Classic series up $60 and American Special up $140 that's big jump.:mad:
     
  2. Boubou

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    Is the Fender price up or the Canadian dollar down?
    Or the effect of the dollar still to come
     
  3. Mellencaster

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    The Canadian dollar being the down is the reason, the in store stock was raise immediately which I think is wrong because most there stock is from last year when dollar was stronger but I don't own music store ,so what do I know :eek:
     
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    I wanted a Squier Classic Vibe '50s Tele in butterscotch blonde. Long & McQuade had one in stock for $379.99. When I called the store, they notified me they had just raised the price to $409.99. So I called my favorite sales guy at Axe Music, and ordered one for $379.99! I should have it by Friday. But obviously, Fender prices in Canada are all going to jump at least 10%.
     
  5. Boubou

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    Yeah, just like the digitech istomp pedals, the price went down to $50-60 in the USA and still at $170 here in Canada, they are in such a hurry to pass the savings to us
     
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    January 2013 I bought a Epiphone Dot, I paid it $410cad before taxes, and now the exact same guitar is selling for $459cad before taxes.
     
  7. telestratosonic

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    I was at a Long and McQuade yesterday and noticed that price jump for the CV '50s Tele. I bought mine last spring for $379.99. Great guitar! I play it more than my 1998/99 USA American Deluxe Strat!
     
  8. BigDaddyLH

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    In other news, Vancouver was rated the most livable city in North America...
     
  9. boris bubbanov

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    Must be horrendously expensive to live there, otherwise you couldn't be so open about how great it is. It'd be crushed with newcomers like a bug, if they could afford it.

    Why exactly has the Canadian dollar fallen against the US one, por favor? :)
     
  10. kromanomo

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    The Canadian dollar is actually up against the dollar. It was basically a wash for years, now every Canadian dollar is worth $1.10 US dollars. In short Canadian dollars are worth 10% more than a US dollar. And this is fairly recent. In general the Canadian economy is rocking - especially in Vancouver, Toronto, and parts of Alberta province.

    Fender is raising prices everywhere.
     
  11. Toto'sDad

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    Is it because of so many Canadians singing Indian Love Call, and yodeling in the crisp cold air?
     
  12. Glen Smith

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    Online currency converters show the US dollar is worth $1.11 Canadian.
     
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    Yet another reason why I never buy guitars new.

    I let the original buyer pay for taxes and such. :)
     
  14. BigDaddyLH

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    You're right. I can't afford to live there!

    I was referring to this survey: Vancouver best place to live in North America

    The top five cities were:
    1. Vancouver
    2. Ottawa
    3. Toronto
    4. Montreal
    5. San Francisco

    This other post had it backwards, the Canadian dollar is falling and is now around $US 0.90.

    Why? Mostly a stronger economic rebound in the U.S. relative to Canada.
     
  15. kromanomo

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    I stand corrected. You are correct, I was wrong. I accidentally reversed the conversion. I do stand by the fact that economy is particularly strong in many parts of Canada. I feel like the rate change is due more to the growing economic recovery in the USA than any issues in Canada. Fender raised prices in the States and Europe too.
     
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    I picked up a MIM Cab tele three weeks ago for $599 Canadian. The salesperson told me Fender prices were going up 15% because of the drop in the dollar. The guitar lists for $649 now.
     
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    In any case, the "normal" exchange rate should be below parity for the Canadian dollar.
     
  18. boris bubbanov

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    I suspect the available oil in Alberta, etc., was viewed as a tremendous asset, but that depended on limited supplies of crude in the USA.

    Once all the directional drilling got going all over the States, people realized that excess oil (dependent on a high base price to justify extraction) wasn't the prize it was first made out to be. Canada's greatest treasure is the minds of its people, including all the newcomers.
     
  19. BigDaddyLH

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    Yup. Tar sands == tar pit.
     
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    Whenever I hear mean jokes about being Canadian, I just drive the dog sled to the nearest hospital and get my hurt feelings mended...for free. :lol:
     
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