2005 MCE Remote where to purchase in Canada?

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by joe raposo, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. joe raposo

    joe raposo Guest

    Hello everyone

    Wondering if anyone knows where I can purchase the new remote here in
    Canada. Most of the US suppliersi.e Newegg will not ship up here so I would
    like to buy it locally. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

    joe raposo, Dec 2, 2004
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  2. joe raposo

    Mike Guest

    Try PCAlchemy.com. They will ship to Canada and their
    service is excellent.

    Mike, Dec 2, 2004
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  3. Hi Joe,

    NCIX in Vancouver has it:
    Kraig with a K, Dec 2, 2004
  4. Kraig with a K, Dec 2, 2004
  5. joe raposo

    joe raposo Guest

    Hi Kraig

    Thanks for the feedback, Great price for the remote. On that note I just
    purchased a RF keyboard and mouse to use with MCE and it works great, any
    drwbacks to this as compared to the Microsoft remote?
    joe raposo, Dec 2, 2004
  6. Why is this such a "great price"? Ive seen them around US$33. What is
    going on with Canadian mail order houses anyway? You'd think they ignore
    all the appreciation in the C$. And you have to pay GST as well.
    Neal Stoughton, Dec 3, 2004
  7. Don't forget you have to pay brokerage charges as well for the privilage of
    importing more than $20USD when it crosses the border into Canada. It's not
    a simply US price + dollar conversion rates.

    A $33USD item quickly will become $70 CDN. The appreciation in price
    includes the hassle of having to pay two seperate bills for imported items.
    Only a few US retailers charge CDN brokerage at point of sale.

    Only drawback I see is the remote is a lot smaller than a mouse and keyboard
    and snuggling up to a keyboard and mouse on the couch doesn't have the same
    effect as a small remote. :)
    Kraig with a K, Dec 3, 2004
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