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The Canadian Pinhead Thread. What's Up?!


By Jeekayjay

5 years ago



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    #2415 2 years ago
    Quoted from Hammerhead:

    Yes, but now he'll get to deal with the 28 cents on the dollar USD-to-CAD exchange and 13% tax at the border.
    Welcome to Canada!

    I was wondering about this. So to bring a game into Canada from the States, you have to pay both gst and pst at the border? I've seen some decent deals on games in North Dakota, but by the time I factor in taxes, the exchange rate, and fuel costs, it seems to kill any decent deals. Especially if the border tax is 13%.

    #2417 2 years ago
    Quoted from Malibu-SS:

    Yes....13% tax...and you need to have a Bill of sale

    Thanks Rick! I remembered from a previous conversation we had that you mentioned paying tax at the border, I just couldn't remember the %. Thanks again

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    #2501 2 years ago

    If anyone is looking for a bit of gameroom decoration, I found this cinema light box at Giant Tiger for $12. Not sure how many provinces have the Giant Tiger store franchise, but thought I’d pass it on. It’s fairly small, but for $12 I’m pretty happy. Comes with 80 letters so should be able to spell most things you would want on it.

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    #2617 1 year ago
    Quoted from Spencer:

    Suggestions for buying t-molding in Canada?

    As joshodbrown mentioned, Retroactive Arcade in Edmonton has a good selection of colors, with fair prices and fast shipping. I've ordered t-molding from them about 5 times now, and have always been happy.

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    #2632 1 year ago

    Hey folks. Recently I’ve been looking into the idea of buying a pinball machine from another province, and having it shipped to me. Up until this point I’ve only done in person deals though.
    My biggest question mark at this time is around the best way to pay so that I have solid protection as a buyer. Is PayPal the most common for long distance buys? I know that cash on the glass is best, but I’m curious what is best when that’s not possible.
    Thanks!

    3 months later
    #2672 1 year ago
    Quoted from dirkdiggler:

    Any other Canadian metalheads heading to this show?[quoted image]

    I wish I was, that’s an awesome lineup.

    11 months later
    #2834 3 months ago

    So my son has been getting more and more into superheroes lately, and so I’ve been thinking more and more about getting a superhero pinball machine. With that said, I just picked up a t2, so the budget is a bit tight. I know there’s quite a few superhero dmd pins out there, but which tend to be the cheapest usually in Canada? I was thinking an avengers pro or x-men pro, but maybe I’m forgetting a different one.

    #2842 3 months ago
    Quoted from dirkdiggler:

    My friend in Edmonton just paid 3400 for a decent one within 3 months. Seller wanted 4k with color dmd or 3400 without.
    Most good deals happen between collectors. If someone lists a game on kijiji and it's not gone within a day, it's probably listed too high.

    I can’t believe I forgot about batman forever. That’s one Id love to add that I think my son would like too.
    Was the one your friend found listed on kijiji about half a year ago? I remember seeing one listed on Edmonton kijiji, but it was the same time I was buying a baywatch so I didn’t get it. It looked like a solid deal though.

    2 months later
    #2854 47 days ago

    Hey my fellow Canadians,
    I didn’t want to sidetrack the what’s for sale thread, so am posting here. I haven’t ever really followed stern LE prices in Canada, so I was wondering, what stern LEs can be had for $9500 Canadian or less? Here’s the ones I know of, but I know I’m likely missing some:
    Transformers
    X-men
    Original stern avengers
    Black Spider-Man
    Avatar
    AC/DC (this one I realize now isn’t right, I was thinking premium prices)
    Mustang
    Wwe wrestlemania

    Also inline with this, how much do ghostbusters LEs tend to go for at this time?

    #2856 47 days ago
    Quoted from Dee-Bow:

    I think u should order an Avengers premium dude! And enjoy the faaaak out of it!

    How much do premiums roughly run these days after dollar conversion and taxes?

    #2861 46 days ago
    Quoted from pingod:

    Just sold the LOTR LE for under 10,000.00

    I was happy for you that it sold so quickly, but sad that it wasn’t Sold to me lol. Congrats again on the sale!

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