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    TF Testkits in Canada?

    Does anyone know of a dealer in canada that sells quality test kits? I don't beleive TFTestkits ship to Canada.
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    Re: TF Testkits in Canada?

    That's right; they can't. Other Canadians here have reported that the K2006 is a total rip-off up there, unfortunately. I know what others have done is picked up a kit in the US, but that's easier for some people than others, obviously.
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    Re: TF Testkits in Canada?

    Quote Originally Posted by Melt In The Sun
    That's right; they can't. Other Canadians here have reported that the K2006 is a total rip-off up there, unfortunately. I know what others have done is picked up a kit in the US, but that's easier for some people than others, obviously.
    Rip-off? Yes like many specialized items...
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    Re: TF Testkits in Canada?

    How deep into Ontario are you? I mean, Windsor is a pretty easy drive to Detroit....
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    Re: TF Testkits in Canada?

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320
    How deep into Ontario are you? I mean, Windsor is a pretty easy drive to Detroit....
    I'm in Kitchener so its about 2 hours to Niagara Falls NY and 2.5 hours to Detroit. I talked to Dave at TFT Testkits and he ships FedEx. I guess I have to find a FedEx terminal that allows drop shipments.....
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    Re: TF Testkits in Canada?

    Can someone explain why they can't ship to Canada?
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    Re: TF Testkits in Canada?

    Its an agreement with Taylor Technologies. Probably to protect their distributors in Canada...

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    Re: TF Testkits in Canada?

    Sure. My supplier, Taylor Technologies, has an exclusive agreement with Lowry and Associates in Canada. No Taylor products can be shipped to Canada from the US.
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    Re: TF Testkits in Canada?

    Quote Originally Posted by salp
    Its an agreement with Taylor Technologies. Probably to protect their distributors in Canada...
    ....................because the pool industry in Canada is so enormous.
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    Re: TF Testkits in Canada?

    It is because the government approval process was so expensive. Lowry and Associates is trying to make back the money they spent getting the kit approved for use in Canada. Of course, I think they would make more money if they didn't mark it up as much, the sales volume would go up.
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    Re: TF Testkits in Canada?

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    It is because the government approval process was so expensive. Lowry and Associates is trying to make back the money the spent getting the kit approved for use in Canada. Of course, I think they would make more money if they didn't mark it up as much, the sales volume would go up.
    You would think they would sell more at a better price but to put things into perspective, 1/2 the pool owners I know won't spend the exta $$ for CYA, the other 1/2 don't know what it is...

    Add a $200 test kit into the equation... you get the picture.
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    Zodiac SWG (LM2-40)
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