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So have decided to create this thread, in response to a number of queries as to what its like to live in the Canadian Arctic. I could go on about how everything seems to be slower, but I won't. I'll focus more on this in particular.

Forgive me if I've posted in the wrong section, but seeing as the major purchase, and thing I'm most looking forward to, in this is a Steelseries 6Gv2, I figured the keyboard section is the best fit.

What is this, you ask?
Well, I've decided to order a Steelseries 6Gv2 Keyboard and a Cooler Master Hyper 212+. The Hyper 212+ is/was on sale at Canada Computers and the 6Gv2 is retailing, at Canada Computers, for less than sale prices at other Canadian vendors, for $84.99. So why not?

Now, Canada Computers is really the only place I can feasibly buy PC parts, simply because any other place jacks up the shipping costs to my postal code. As you can see in this image, shipping is ridiculous for even a microSD card.


I don't have anything against Canada Computers at all. In fact, I love them. They ship me things for cheap & I've never had any issues with them, aside from a problem I had with them not being an official Sennheiser dealer. They get my stuff to me as fast as Canada Post will let them.

In this image, you'll see the date I ordered the HSF and keyboard. Now, some of this is my fault, for having ordered on a Friday night + the day or 2 for the bank transfer.


Here is an image of the tracking information, that I received over lunch hour today, Wednesday the 23rd of March.

As I said, its taken so long for them to send this to me, because of what I previously stated.

If there's enough interest in this thread, I'll keep it updated with new shipping information and the like.. and should it come to it, RMA times. Who knows? Maybe the 212+ I get will be a dud or there will be something wrong with the keyboard. I'm not expecting delivery until sometime next week.
Edited by Dirtyworks - 3/23/11 at 3:03pm
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post #2 of 23
us Canadians and our troubles to get mech boards eh?

back when I got my Das, took 3 weeks from NCIX... (their site said it was in stock and turns out it wasn't )
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post #3 of 23
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Yep, NCIX is the best Canadian source for mechanical keyboards.. Sadly I can't order anything from there, because they jack up shipping costs for my area :\\
To make things worse, there is never free shipping here, simply because it costs so much - everything has to be flown in, because there are no roads leading into here.

Back before they implemented these prices for shipping, people would buy massive TV's and stuff - the companies would have to ship for free, because its what they advertised. In the 80's, my mom got a freakin' piano shipped here for free LOL

PS
Shipment got to Mississauga at 12:07AM today. Probably be there till Monday/Tuesday - damn Canada Post for not working Saturday's :\\
I'll be extremely surprised if it gets to Winnipeg by Friday.
Edited by Dirtyworks - 3/24/11 at 12:47pm
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post #4 of 23
Wow and I thought my shipping fees were high..
Oh, and you'll love the 6G!
Edited by BeDuckie - 3/24/11 at 1:13pm
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Do the Canadian Postal dogsleds have GPS trackers up there in the Great White North?
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That microSD shipping cost is INSANE. I'm pretty sure I can put one of those in an envelope and send it to you for the cost of one stamp... Is there no computer store in your town/village/superman cave?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ripster View Post
Do the Canadian Postal dogsleds have GPS trackers up there in the Great White North?
I hope so, or they might have to use my keyboard switches as McGuyver tools

Quote:
Originally Posted by pencil364 View Post
That microSD shipping cost is INSANE. I'm pretty sure I can put one of those in an envelope and send it to you for the cost of one stamp... Is there no computer store in your town/village/superman cave?
I actually own the PC parts store/repair shop here lol
Canada Computers has a points system and you get 1 point per dollar.. I have +10,000 points

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Originally Posted by BeDuckie View Post
Wow and I thought my shipping fees were high..
Oh, and you'll love the 6G!
I'm sure I will - I plan to drive over my lycosa with a snowmobile when the 6G comes in
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post #8 of 23
With shipping that high I would order like two rigs at a time. That incredible.

Im gonna go google maps that postal code

EDIT: wow your way the heck up there.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirtyworks View Post
I actually own the PC parts store/repair shop here lol
Canada Computers has a points system and you get 1 point per dollar.. I have +10,000 points
Haha that's sick! I wish I could own a computer shop and a guitar shop at the same time... What're the points good towards?
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Well, I could get a number of nice bathroom sets, which include a liquid soap dispenser, toothbrush holder and something I can't identify. I could also get a Canada Computers branded reusable shopping bag, wall clocks, aluminum water bottls.. Things like that haha
Nothing very enticing. Though, if I ever move to Kingston again, I'll never have to pay cash for a face cloth again
Actually, if you walk into the Canada Computers store in Kingston, there's a display right in the way of everything at the door - anything from that can be bought with CC points.

In regards to the order: It actually has made it to Winnipeg already
Which means I could have this by Tuesday or Wednesday of next week - Monday if I'm extremely lucky
Edited by Dirtyworks - 3/25/11 at 4:01pm
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