Backpack Blower Available in Canada/Pricing

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The backpack blower is now listed on HD Canada's website:

The reason I'm making this its own separate conversation is PRICE. Since the exchange rate tanked last year, Ego's products at HD Canada have been priced very high... higher even than the exchange rate can justify. I understand that the exchange rate dictates higher priced goods in Canada, but pricing things 50 (yes FIFTY) % higher here when the exchange rate is somewhere in the low 30% range is literally ridiculous. It's like they don't want to sell anything.

Ego's 5Ah backpack blower kit is priced at $399 in Canada. That's still very expensive for a blower (almost what I paid for my mower two years ago!), but at least it's in line with the current exchange rate.

If HD has a serious will to sell product they should still be more aggressive with their pricing. The 2.5Ah 15" string trimmer and 530 cfm blower kits have come down slightly from their original $299 price point, but the 2Ah (yes 2.0) hedge trimmer kit is still priced at $299!?!

I know Ego has little power to influence the retail prices of their products in Canada, but they should be doing everything they can with whatever power they have... the SP mower kit was $849 before it sold out, 42% more than the US price! Comparatively, these would fly off the shelves at $749 which is still 25% over the US price and would still leave plenty of margin on the table.

Here's hoping that in 2017 Ego/HD Canada can leave behind this absurd pricing structure. The 7.5Ah battery costs $559! That's 47% higher than the already grossly overpriced US retail of $379! What are they thinking?????
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Posted 3 years ago

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Official Response
Blue and Steve, I appreciate your feedback on the pricing difference at the Home Depot Canada.  Your concerns have been escalated to our sales team.