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Old 08-23-2013, 06:46 AM   #176
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Freaking exchange rate steadily dropping. About this time last year, the opposite was happening and our dollar peaked in September at 1.03 ish US.

Today it is below 0.95 and dropping.......

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In 2007, CDN hit all time high of just over $1.10.
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:11 AM   #177
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Freaking exchange rate steadily dropping. About this time last year, the opposite was happening and our dollar peaked in September at 1.03 ish US.

Today it is below 0.95 and dropping.......

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In 2007, CDN hit all time high of just over $1.10.
wait till feds actually start trimming stimulus ,, it will drop down more.
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:00 AM   #178
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:24 AM   #179
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Not sure to post here or the 'where can i find this' thread since it isnt exactly local lol. Looking to buy automotive tools across the border that is pretty close as i hear its a lot cheaper. im looking to spend money on quality stuff as i use it for work.

also looking for these gearwrenches any retailers for them? KMS does not carry these otherwise i guess i have to ship them to the border
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Harbour freight... Picked up a low profile 2ton jack for 109 yesterday. 34" reach ftw!
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:18 PM   #181
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Yup, it's their 3 day Parking Lot Sale.

It seems they have one every month, just like KMS Tools and Summit.

Has anyone purchased from them on-line? They have free shipping if you buy X dollars worth. I'm just wondering if they tax you on the items. Save the gas, save the tax, save the time, etc.
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:29 PM   #182
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I'm finding that 'regular lineup' gas fillup trips to Blaine between 9pm and 11pm every weekday/weekend to be insanely busy.

usually 5mins to 20mins to ENTER the USA at Peace Arch..

but..

40 mins + to go back into Canada.

I assume its because the USA malls close at 9pm and so the rush of Canadians head back north.

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Old 08-23-2013, 12:36 PM   #183
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Its bad because of summer holidays. Once kids are back in school it will be back to normal.
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Old 08-24-2013, 04:01 PM   #184
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I hear nexus lines are getting a bit busier
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Old 08-24-2013, 04:38 PM   #185
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^ not really.. or im just going at the right time lol. Yesterday I went to the states at 12pm? and the wait was only 5min for nexus and the regular line up was way pass the duty free (peace arch)..came back at 4pm and it was still 5min for nexus
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I'm surprised nobody has put together a database of wait times and charted it. Location to location, day by day, hour to hour, etc.

It changes too often, I guess. Border services probably has all that info. Perhaps it's on a website somewhere already and we don't know of it yet.
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I'm surprised nobody has put together a database of wait times and charted it. Location to location, day by day, hour to hour, etc.

It changes too often, I guess. Border services probably has all that info. Perhaps it's on a website somewhere already and we don't know of it yet.
There's an app for that: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...t2.ports&hl=en

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I'm just wondering if they tax you on the items. Save the gas, save the tax, save the time, etc.
They sure do. It's becuase they have physical stores in WA. (they have a store in Bellingham) Either way, I usually just buy their stuff online and have it shipped. It's only $6.99 for shipping and takes the guesswork of wondering if what you want is in stock at the store.
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Got bored, so took off for the border. I'm at Southcenter Mall. Seafood City to be exact. Wife's shopping while I'm chillin in this library that's set up like an Internet cafe. Totally Asian place. Even has a Daiso, LOL. Might check out Museum of Flight/Boeing.
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Got bored, so took off for the border. I'm at Southcenter Mall. Seafood City to be exact. Wife's shopping while I'm chillin in this library that's set up like an Internet cafe. Totally Asian place. Even has a Daiso, LOL. Might check out Museum of Flight/Boeing.
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If your postal code is V4Y 2J6, your zip code would be 42600. Kind of cool. I wAnder if this works at other gas stations down south.
This worked like a charm for us today at Sonic. Thanks for the tip!
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Thanks for the bump, missed this the first time it was posted. Great info, no more having to go inside to pump gas!
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I was at the Boeing in Everett a few years back on the tour, it is definitely well worth it. They will take you into the actual factory assembly line to see how they build the planes.
I was there last year, and concur it's worth visiting!
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Click on the "Directions" button and fill in your home address. Google will list all turns and street names. Just print out the list and you're done.
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I start a new job tomorrow and was debating about heading to Seattle to go shopping on Sat. (yes I know it's the long weekend ) What time would be the latest I'd want to arrive at the border to avoid a huge wait time? I'm good with 30 or less. I'd be taking Peach Arch as I live in E Van

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i usually start heading out to peace arch at around 6am, live in east van. by the time i get there line up is about 30-40 minutes.
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