ironphoenix: Raven flying (Default)
( Jun. 14th, 2006 12:38 pm)
Salmon day: Swimming hard upstream only to get screwed and die in the end.

*vent open* The Quartus simulator (not my design, the simulator) has crashed out 5 times in a row, despite everything I've tried so far.*vent close*
ironphoenix: Raven flying (Default)
( Jun. 2nd, 2006 01:56 pm)
Canadian importing companies must really be making money hand over fist these days. Despite the Canadian dollar being at an almost-three-decade high, the prices for most things haven't budged. Books and electronics are particular examples that come to mind. Even with Chapters giving a double discount recently, it would still have been cheaper for me to buy books in the US and pay a 10% duty on them at the border, because of the huge difference in sticker price which reflects a 65- or 70-cent dollar. The best price I can get on a particular DJ CD player pair in Canada is $821 CDN with GST and shipping, but I can get the same thing in the US for $478 US with shipping to any US address.

I'm feeling a bit screwed. The company I work for is a manufacturing company which exports its products, so their (and thus my) pocketbook is hurting because of the effective loss of revenue vis-a-vis expenses. But am I getting the benefit of my bigger dollars, since I'm getting fewer of them? Nope!

We need more purchasing power, read people, in this freaking country.


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