Terry, are you saying the $52 US cost became $174.90 just because a Canadian store was the 'source' of your purchase?
If so, you didn' actually go through with the purchase, did you?
you could have bought one from jim Kendrick for under 60 bucks or a heated one for about $90.....
I am saying EXACTLY that, Dave! Although we are comparing 52USD to 175 CDN. Have the paperwork to prove it! I did go through with the purchase. It will likely be the last time I deal with that particular CDN astro retailer. My other experiences with CDN astro retailers, while not quite so extreme, were not "stellar," Either.
An SSAG certainly cost me more than ordering from the US would have cost but it was in stock in Canada and I "needed" it.
Another retailer, although supposedly a rep. for Astronomik in Canada, was not prepared to get an EOS Ha clip-in for me. I ordered it from OPT.
I'm pretty much through with the CDN retailers.
The shipping charge alone on the Astrozap was $25.
I doubt OPT would have charged much more to ship into Canada. There is not a Canadian on this board that would not recognize the name of the dealer I bought the astrozap from. The Astronomik "non-dealer" is not so well known.