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Canadians Feel Pity for the US.

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by glynch, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. geeimsobored

    geeimsobored Contributing Member

    Aug 20, 2005
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    Oh its awful now. My buddy in Vancouver is constantly complaining. Just comparing McDonalds alone it was pretty shocking. A 20 piece mcnuggets (god knows why he likes that) costs 3 Canadian dollars more than what it costs here.

    He wanted to buy a paintball gun and found it was almost 100 dollars cheaper in the US. The more expensive the item, the better the deal is in the US.
  2. mateo

    mateo Contributing Member

    Jun 20, 2001
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    I am American citizen living/working in Calgary and America is indeed my Mexico.

    I drive down to Kallispel, Montana to get electronics, DVDs, booze, and cheap microbrews. The best part is that at the less populous border crossings, the Canadian border patrol doesn't make a big deal if you bring back over your limit in booze.

    It was better when the loonie was 1.05 to our USD, but we're closer to par again. I cant complain about that since all my investments are in the US, but it was fun being paid in a stronger currency for a summer.

    Everything up here is expensive as hell. Except steak and gasoline.

    However, the wages are up are nice. Like NY.
  3. apollo33

    apollo33 Member

    Feb 27, 2009
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    So true, I used to always drive down to Washington from Vancouver to buy everything. Since the Candian dollar's doing so well lately it is really saves a lot of money shopping in the US
  4. ChrisBosh

    ChrisBosh Member

    Mar 29, 2006
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    We have a crap load of oil, geothermal energy, and water (to name a few). We will be a powerhouse for decades to come, we are on the way up!!! Can y'all say the same thing? You guys might want to learn a thing or two from mateo and come look for jobs here.


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