Full article here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/...y-pricing.htmlQuote:
Canadians are paying far more than Americans for the same products because of a systemic and unjustifiable markup scheme by many manufacturers, a retail expert says.
A Marketplace report on Canada-U.S. price gaps found Canadians paying higher prices — more than double in some cases — for the same retail goods because of an industry phenomenon called "country pricing."
As some here may recall, I was recently complaining that the article written by King (Guns) is priced at 99 cents for Americans, but $2.99 for Canadians. I have refused to purchase it because of that unreasonable price difference. I'm not blaming King. I don't know who decided to set these prices but I don't think it's the author. But it is a very good example. There's absolutely no legitimate reason to raise the price of an e-book, and especially to charge 3X as much. Charge US funds if (which isn't always in your own best interest since our dollar is sometimes better) but charge the same amount.
BTW, I decided to buy a Kobo instead of a kindle because Kobo seems to be much more Canadian friendly.