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    Quote Originally Posted by mm53bar View Post
    Great job putting this together. I just submitted an order to Dutch for supplies like polyester straps, amsteel and lash-it after looking around in Canada and realizing that I'd probably need to make three separate orders for stuff like that.

    And don't even get me started on how expensive taffeta tablecloths are up here!

    Thanks again CanadaDan.
    I actually also just made an order from dutch too. Maybe we could have gotten a bunch of us canadians to have a large order sent to one address and then that person shipped the individual orders from within the country. It would need to be a substantial order to have savings that justify the process. Canadian group buys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaDan View Post
    I actually also just made an order from dutch too.
    Dutch was my source for Sawyer Squeeze water filter stuff....MEC doesn't sell Sawyer (yet)...
    Great service and v. reasonable shipping prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Old Boot View Post
    If you had of gone ahead, Scott would have refunded the excess.
    Thru-hiker has a similar system - I was a bit worried when I saw shipping of $35 on a $45 order, but next day I had most of the shipping refunded back to my PayPal account.

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    Just wanted to mention this company for general camping equipment, Hennessy, Chrysalis, etc.
    They are mainly an huge online store, with one retail outlet in Thunder Bay. http://www.gear-up.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by sturgeon View Post
    Just wanted to mention this company for general camping equipment, Hennessy, Chrysalis, etc.
    They are mainly an huge online store, with one retail outlet in Thunder Bay. http://www.gear-up.com
    That site and the other canadian websites are great places to search for cheaper prices to take advantage of MEC's price match. That way you could most save of shipping costs if there's one near you.

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    Especially since anything over $50 is free shipping at MEC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firesong View Post
    Especially since anything over $50 is free shipping at MEC

    well if you wanna be a wise guy, it means you don't need to wait for shipping. you can have it as soon as you go any store that will price match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VictoriaGuy View Post
    Dutch was my source for Sawyer Squeeze water filter stuff....MEC doesn't sell Sawyer (yet)...
    Great service and v. reasonable shipping prices.
    Yeah, I'm surprised that MEC isn't looking at Sawyer yet. I haven't looked into the Squeeze, but amazon.ca has some good deals on the Sawyer mini. Especially the 4-pack if you've got a family of hikers.

    I totally agree about Dutch's shipping rates to Canada. Best I've found yet from the U.S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianWillan View Post
    The place for Amsteel Blue in Canada is http://www.redden-rope.com/. Last I checked (a while ago), 7/64 was $0.17 per foot.
    Do you have any idea what their shipping fees were like? Looks like this isn't a typical webstore - I'm guessing you have to call or email to order?

    $0.17 per foot for 7/64 amsteel seems crazy cheap. I think Redden Marine is often quoted as one of the cheapest in the U.S. and their 7/64 amsteel is $0.24 per foot. Seems crazy to think that we could get it cheaper in Canada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mm53bar View Post
    Do you have any idea what their shipping fees were like? Looks like this isn't a typical webstore - I'm guessing you have to call or email to order?

    $0.17 per foot for 7/64 amsteel seems crazy cheap. I think Redden Marine is often quoted as one of the cheapest in the U.S. and their 7/64 amsteel is $0.24 per foot. Seems crazy to think that we could get it cheaper in Canada.
    I don't recall the shipping charges. Just give them a call and find out. Talk to Gina (I think is the sales rep name). Ordering is done over the phone. They will ship via Canada post, so the shipping won't be outrageous since amsteel is so light and compact. As for the price being so low, they sell miles and miles of amsteel, so they get great pricing from Samson Rope.

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