Mr Lee, why do Canadians pay more for your products than Americans do?
Mr Lee answers.
"Robert AFAIK, we're competitive in either country....against vendors in that
Mr Lee, so you are saying Canadians pay more for your products because you can
get away with charging them more?
Answer from Mr Lee:
However I'm not sure all the Canadians you are over charging are amused.
In fact several in this group have already indicated they are not.
Gee, Robert, I musta missed that one. AFAIK, Robin is welcome
everywhere. I'd stand him a Guiness in a heartbeat. Hell, I wish
he'd put a store down here. Your manners, or lack thereof make me
wonder exactly what your agenda is.
Dave in Fairfax
You don't like Rob's prices, you don't have to buy from Rob. Vote with
your wallet, and so will everyone else.
I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for Robin to go out of business based
on your say so, but that's up to you
On Wed, 03 Nov 2004 16:14:34 GMT, "U-CDK_CHARLES\\Charles" <"Charles
I'm not the only one saying 'so', several other posters have risk the wrath of
the Lee Valley groupies here by agreeing with me.
Mr Lee knows there are plenty more lurking who also agree.
He can huff and puff all he likes but there will be changes. Just watch.
I have no agenda.
I was done with this, a couple days ago.
But Lee Valley groupies have kept this alive, calling me a liar, etc.
So I'm back.
If Spammer Lee and his groupies drop the subject then so will I.
I've already proved my point several times over.
There is nothing further to add.
Since I was asking you to read and understand simple English, perhaps
I am retarded. How about a different tack: Rob Lee said that they have
to prepare their catalog in June and so their prices are set before
that time (for the dimwitted, let me spell this out: a *single* price
is set, and the current exchange rate determines what that price will
be in US currency for the rest of the year). You can easily test the
truth of this statement by looking up the exchange rate for May of
2004. On May 10, the rate closed at 1.3930. Now simply check a few
items on the web catalog in both Canadian and US currency (check them
all, if you want). If every item gives the exact same exchange rate,
and it's close to 1.393 (give or take a rounding off to the nearest 50
cents or so), then you can finally see that your understanding of what
Rob said was completely wrong. If, on the other hand, you find that
prices were set lower for American customers back when the catalog
went to print, then you will be able to gloat about your superior
intellect (but do try the experiment before placing any wagers on the
Since he had already confirmed that their prices were set once for the
year, the statement above *clearly* stated that their policy (of
holding prices despite fluctuating exchange rates) had not priced them
out of the market in either country. Your interpretation is wildly off
The fact that Mr. Lee stopped trying to communicate with someone who
was demonstrably incapable of reading and comprehending simple English
showed that he possesses a good deal of common sense.
(remove all letters after y in the alphabet)
Robert, do you constantly see people in the park looking at you then quickly
turning away when you catch them?
Do you see cars in your rear view mirror that OBVIOUSLY are following you?
I am starting to believe that the LV catalogue is in fact a thinly disguised
CIA tool to get you to cross the line, and when you do - all the goons will
If I were you - take all the thinly veiled threats seriously and PISS OFF.
Outgoing mail is pre-scanned by AVG
Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com ).
If he was stunned, it was probably by your amazing lack of common
sense. If I was selling tools, I'd charge as much for them as I
could, without damaging the reputation of my company or decreasing
sales to the point where the higher prices actually cause the company
to lose money. Simple Economics. It's Lee Valley, not the salvation
On Tue, 02 Nov 2004 22:37:23 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Ken Muldrew)
Yada yada yada.
Don't favour the troll with a reply. You are entirely wasting your
time, and just feeding him more fodder for his idiocy. There is way
too much of that already in this newsgroup from people who think it's
alright to fart if they say in a loud voice that they are going to.
That's not entirely true.
I pay New York State Sales Tax on my LV orders because of their shipping
presence in Ogdensberg, NY.
It's bummer to have to pay sales tax but it's nice to be able to count on
2nd day delivery for a UPS-ground shipment.
This may be a dumb@$$ question, but, how come I can't actually see any
of Robert's postings? I can only read snippets in responses. I don't
think that I have set any filtering.
Have his postings been removed?
Not a dumb question. For one reason or another (my vote is that he is a
coward or ashamed of his statements), Robert sets a flag (the
X-NoArchive flag) to yes which states the posters desire to not have the
post permanently archived. Google groups honors this request and only
stores the posts for a short time. I am not sure about the original
groups.google.com, but the new beta seems to store them for a few days.
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