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    Test kits in Canada?

    Okay!! so I'm wondering if anyone has figured out an easy way to get a TF-100 kit in Canada?? i've seen it talked about on here but it was peeps living in southern Ontario, close to the border, who were going across to get it? The only thing I can find locally is Taylor 2005, for about $200 cdn :>((
    and does anyone know the difference between K2005 and K2006 kits ?
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    Re: Test kits in Canada?

    K2006 is THE one to get. The 2005 lacks the powder FC test that will go high enough for what we do here at TFP.

    Yeah to get a TF-100 you need to do some driving

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    so is there a problem having someone in the U.S. buying it and simply putting it in the mail to Can., or would that for some reason warrant flogging in Guantanamo Bay?? :>))
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    It's a Taylor rights thing. Now if you know someone, or head south for a good BBQ or something, and someone ordered the TF-100 for you, then hey .... take it home. No flogging required.
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    so who makes the tf100 kit?? it does not come up on ebay, amazon etc. ???
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    so who makes the tf100 kit?? it does not come up on ebay, amazon etc. ???
    Dave S. (@duraleigh) is the owner of TFP and TFTestKits.net. He is the one that sells the TF kits and other assorted pool goodies. The TF test kits can not be sold outside the US. Your only source of a K-2006 in Canada is from Lowry & Associates as they have an exclusive distribution agreement with Taylor Technologies.
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    However we should also point-out that the TF-100 is made-up of Taylor reagents and products, simply packaged differently and under the TF-100 brand. In actuality, you receive MORE reagents with the TF-100 than with the original Taylor K-2006. Just sayin'..
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    Re: Test kits in Canada?

    Remember, this isn't a legal situation as a civil situation. You probably wouldn't do time for bringing a bunch in (though you may get hit for not paying Canadian taxes on it) but Lowry could take you to court. So the person bringing the kits in would get sued and then if Lowry took their complaint to Taylor then they could cut ties with Dave, thus depriving the rest of us of the TF-100.

    But Shockman, if you want to go in to the bootleg TF-100 business I won't stop you. If you need a runner car while you bring your tractor trailer of TF-100s across the border I can get a Trans Am and start growing my mustache out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donldson View Post
    Remember, this isn't a legal situation as a civil situation. You probably wouldn't do time for bringing a bunch in (though you may get hit for not paying Canadian taxes on it) but Lowry could take you to court. So the person bringing the kits in would get sued and then if Lowry took their complaint to Taylor then they could cut ties with Dave, thus depriving the rest of us of the TF-100.

    But Shockman, if you want to go in to the bootleg TF-100 business I won't stop you. If you need a runner car while you bring your tractor trailer of TF-100s across the border I can get a Trans Am and start growing my mustache out.
    Could maybe be the start of a new NASCAR type racing
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    Let them truckers roll!!
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    xxx.ebay.ca/usr/vminnovations?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2754

    I bought mine from this guy, best price I could find on the 2006C, Lowry's was over 350 bucks for this kit....BLASPHEMY !
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    ECON-101 - "Monopolies are bad for the consumer"

    Makes you wonder why this one is allowed to persist....
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    deep pockets provided by test kit buyers.
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    Re: Test kits in Canada?

    I'm in ontario myself. Luckily I had a visit to the states last year and got my kit then. Locally, Acapulco pools sells all of the Taylor refill kits, though I haven't had to refill mine yet, so I can't comment on pricing.

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