Diary of a Demented Store Owner

Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Canadian Dollar News

Funny how the Canadian dollar has gone up so much in such a short time, eh? That means prices for American sourced goods are now lower, right? Well, you could have fooled us because we haven't seen it happen anywhere- not at the local level from our Canadian wholesalers, nor from our competitors. Oops, my mistake, let's clarify that- they have here at Fantasy In Glass, Canada's first and still only officially sanctioned stained glass supplier. Sheet glass is down, sale squares too an average of 10%- basically anything we get from the States on our own, and as we continue to source out more goods directly from the U.S. you're going to see more price reductions from us.
Let's face it, Mikey needs to be able to afford his weiners for his Kraft Dinner (and Heinz 57 sauce to mix in), but if our costs are lowered due to a stronger dollar, the savings should pass through to you the customer who we love and cherish.
Mikey has just put in a sizeable order with DiamondTech today- they're those nice people in Florida that make fantastic tools at amazing prices, and we're going to see some substantial price reductions all across the board on this entire line. How about at least fifty bucks lower on a bandsaw to start! How about $10.00 off on their great Lens Cutter? Or $5.00 off on an oil-fed Supercutter? Coming up in this shipment will be Diamond Laser Bandsaws, all their grinders and handtools, glass cutters, torchworking equipment and the popular round panel stands in 8-10-12 and 14" sizes. Also on this shipment will be their popular Lens Cutter and their relatively new E-Z Cut Lead cutter...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are so right on again Mikey!
Your comments on how we're paying way too much for glass was so timely that a day later it was the lead story in all the press.
The strong Canadian dollar and the refusal by the Canadian wholesaler to reduce prices will only hurt them in the long run- not just by way of losing sales to American suppliers as that becomes more and more attractive, but more importantly in the bad will they are generating.