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With amazon prime they pretty much never charge any shipping if ordering from in canada.

For items like clothes, has everything that exists; my local mall doesn't. I'm a big guy and stores always run out of big sizes. And I HATE stepping into a shopping mall. People are rude and it's always crowded, especially before christmas. Anyway last I checked, even with outrageous shipping and custom fees, ends up cheaper than most stores for clothes, shoes, games/toys, most electronics (especially high-ends), tools, kitchen stuff and sport items (I ride about 5000km on my bike every summer, and bike parts/accessories are expensive. Amazon is usually half the price compared to local stores). doesn't have the same inventory, and sometimes prices are higher, but no custom fees and no shipping charges sometimes makes the total lower.

In any case, you know before you place your order how much it's gonna cost and you know that what you want is actually available. Plus you can compare prices on your computer screen in the comfort of your home.

Ebay is great for the small electronic stuff: non-brand batteries, mp3 player, cell phone chargers/cables, HDMI cables for the tv, extra laptop power supply, etc. Usually chinese sellers will be about 1/10 the price of a local store and items have the same quality. They probably come from the same factory. The only drawback is the shipping time: 30 days is normal. I get a refund if it takes more than 40 days.

In the last 6 months, I've ordered 6 times from, 5 times from (for a much hgher total of $ though) and ebay so many times I don't wanna count (but for a much smaller amount of money. Probably.) Probably saved a couple hundreds compared to buying the same stuff in a store, and that's not even counting the waste of my time.
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