Significantly higher Price in Canada :Ego lawn mower

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At HD Canada the 21 Ego lawn mower SP is sold at C$900 while it is sold US$550 ( equivalent to C$750) at HD in the States. A significant difference of C$150 or 20% !!! HD should believe Canadians are stupid ! There are other good wireless lawn mowers...look at Costco Canada
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Yes, probably a short road trip to Plattsburg ! Lol
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What article are you interested in buying?
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Don't know if it will work but PayPal is a payment option in the US HD pages.   They also give you about month to pick the item up at the store, so its not like you would have to drop everything and run off to Massena. 
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Paypal wont work for canadian resident.  Already tried.  Once you click paypal you cant login because our paypal account is registered in Canada.   This is specific to HD usa because other online websites in the USA (for example B & H photo video) works for paying with paypal.
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Ha!  They got you coming and going.  International geopolitics is destroying lawns all over Canada.  Well all you can do is contact that long lost US cousin and meet them at the border.  

No, seriously HD Canada and possibly Ego should be taken to task here.  I would consider another brand at a different retailer.  That sucks if you already own some Ego equipment and want to share batteries and chargers.       
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Perhaps you can launder the purchase through the Cayman Islands.  Yacht trip.   
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I've been highlighting the Home Depot Canada pricing issues here for a long time. If you look at some products, like ordinary power tools, the prices are usually competitive with US prices given the exchange rate, and sometimes cheaper.

Ego's products are consistently overpriced. $900 for the SP mower is insane, as is the $560 price of the 7.5Ah battery, the $500 price of the 5Ah backpack blower kit, and the $950 price of the 10Ah snowblower kit, which sells for the same price as the SP mower kit in the US.

HD Canada seems to treat Ego more expensive products like some super premium, uber-expensive stuff that there would be little demand for. Well, one way to limit the demand is to keep he price high, I guess!

Makes no sense to me.

Patrick/Egocentric, where are you located? I'm in Ottawa so the border is only an hour away. Pretty convenient when it comes to NOT giving my money away at Canadian retailers who, by the way, lobby our government to keep the import tax threshd artificially low at $20... compared to the $800 US citizens can import tax free.

Oh Canada! ;-)
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The Kobalt mower is a pretty good mower, though the handles could use some work. It does a decent job.  If you can find it, Greenworks Commercial mowers and Snapper XD mowers are pretty good too.  I'm not sure I'd recommend the Redback one, it is pretty new, but Redback comes across to me as a very cheap brand.  It might be worth a try, but I'm not convinced that it would leave you satisfied for long.
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Yeah, I just took a closer look at some of Redback's stuff and I already don't like the design of the battery.
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There is a Greenworks 21 80 volts at C$650 on sale at Canadian Tire (my favorite store ;-) ) it comes with 2 batteries. It seems to be very similar to the Kobalt
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http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/gre...

Is Greenworks better than Kobalt ?
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I believe they are the exact same mower, just rebranded as Kobakt for Lowes.

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