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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-13-2015, 04:57 PM
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its import tariffs guys. once upon a time the feds set the import rates to protect Canadian manufacturers and their market share.. the evils of that can be debated.. regardless.. many of these rates are outdated and don't apply because more often than not we don't produce a matching product that competes with the import here anymore.. These tariffs are a revenue source for the feds.. that's it and that's all.. I suspect that the import rate for quads is in the 15% range. On a $10,000 machine that's an instant $1500 over the same machine in the u.s.. there's some chatter about lowering the tariffs (go conservatives go!).. but when have you ever seen a gov't revenue stream dialed back?.. we all know the answer..
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Tax cut will never happen. Wait until Whinnie gets the new carbon tax going in Ontario. Glad Im as old as I am. Feel sorry for you young guys in Ontario. They are almost taxing you out of existence.
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X93, where in Canada are you from? Pretty steep price tags!!

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I paid 5099$ for my 2015 sportsman 570 here in Montreal
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I paid 5099$ for my 2015 sportsman 570 here in Montreal
That wasnt OTD for sure... i got my 2014 570 for 6800$can OTD

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Our dollar is sinking, hence the price increase. Not much we can do about it. Polaris was the first to adjust prices when our dollar was at par, but now thry have no choice but to increase due to the exchange rate.
When the Canadian dollar was worth more than the green back we still paid more. When at par we still paid more.
There goes that theory......
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Our dollar is sinking, hence the price increase. Not much we can do about it. Polaris was the first to adjust prices when our dollar was at par, but now thry have no choice but to increase due to the exchange rate.
When the Canadian dollar was worth more than the green back we still paid more. When at par we still paid more.
There goes that theory......
when those bombardier atv and skidoo was built here in canada they were still cheaper to buy in the USA...

Our market is a mess because nobody is complaining.

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Our dollar is sinking, hence the price increase. Not much we can do about it. Polaris was the first to adjust prices when our dollar was at par, but now thry have no choice but to increase due to the exchange rate.
When the Canadian dollar was worth more than the green back we still paid more. When at par we still paid more.
There goes that theory......
when those bombardier atv and skidoo was built here in canada they were still cheaper to buy in the USA...

Our market is a mess because nobody is complaining.
I live in New Brunswick, Canada. In late 1991 we wanted to buy a new Ski Doo. Local prices were $7800 + 13% tax. We went across the border in Maine and picked up the new sled for $5100 (Canadian dollars), home in the yard! A sled made 1 province over in MY country is cheaper for me to buy in the USA???? Yeah we get it good!!!!!
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When the Canadian dollar was worth more than the green back we still paid more. When at par we still paid more.
There goes that theory......
when those bombardier atv and skidoo was built here in canada they were still cheaper to buy in the USA...

Our market is a mess because nobody is complaining.
I live in New Brunswick, Canada. In late 1991 we wanted to buy a new Ski Doo. Local prices were $7800 + 13% tax. We went across the border in Maine and picked up the new sled for $5100 (Canadian dollars), home in the yard! A sled made 1 province over in MY country is cheaper for me to buy in the USA???? Yeah we get it good!!!!!
Yep... but now if we do that... we have to pay customs or we dont have access to the warranty... same thing with gas... the price keep going up but the oil is going down every day.

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