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    Where to purchase TF-101 test kits in Canada

    Good afternoon,

    I am just wondering if there are other canuck members on this board and if so, do you know where I can purchase TF-101 test kits in Canada? I have contacted TFtestkits websites and they do not ship to Canada.

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    Re: Where to purchase TF-101 test kits in Canada

    The TF100 is not available in Canada. One of the other test kits we recommend, the K-2006, is available in Canada. One company that carries the K-2006 in Canada is Piscines Apollo Pools.
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    Re: Where to purchase TF-101 test kits in Canada

    Thank you for the quick answer. I guess I will need to do a little trip to the USA and pick up a kit as I am not ready to fork $150 for a test kit.
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    Re: Where to purchase TF-101 test kits in Canada

    have you found a place in the states where you can just walk in a purchase the kit?

    i'm having a REALLY hard time justifying the $150 for an inferior kit too...

    looked at myus dotcom but not sure if they'd ship it --- chemicals...

    just putting a big algae attack behind me (hopefully) and could have REALLY used the TF100 instead of going to the pool shop and hoping the summer student knows what they're doing...

    wasn't til the third time in that i found out their FC tests don't go higher than 10...

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    Re: Where to purchase TF-101 test kits in Canada

    The TF-100 is only available online at www.tftestkits.net. Delievery is remarkably quick. Couple of days usually.

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    Re: Where to purchase TF-101 test kits in Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by tctr13
    have you found a place in the states where you can just walk in a purchase the kit?

    i'm having a REALLY hard time justifying the $150 for an inferior kit too...

    looked at myus dotcom but not sure if they'd ship it --- chemicals...

    just putting a big algae attack behind me (hopefully) and could have REALLY used the TF100 instead of going to the pool shop and hoping the summer student knows what they're doing...

    wasn't til the third time in that i found out their FC tests don't go higher than 10...
    Like other mentionned. You can't pruchase the kit in store. What I'll be doing is getting my kit shipped to a UPS store and pick it up there. They charge 5$ for holding the item. Now my question is, do I get the Stirrer or not?
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    Re: Where to purchase TF-101 test kits in Canada

    Get the stirrer, you won't be disappointed.
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    Re: Where to purchase TF-101 test kits in Canada

    a UPS store?

    hmm... didn't think of that...

    guess i'll have to get a passport now...

    thx...

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    Re: Where to purchase TF-101 test kits in Canada

    Regarding the TFTestKits site, I tried to order a kit from there but couldn't as I'm in Canada, I'd like to offer the following recommendation to the admin people for that site:
    - clearly a lot of Canadians look to the USA for these kits, but they can't be shipped across the border, and Canadian prices are ridiculous
    - what a lot of Americans don't know is that most of Canada's population is along the US/Canada border and I can tell you that we buy a lot of stuff online and ship it to UPS addresses in America and then drive across to pick it up (I bought my 20' AGP this way)
    - the TFTestKits site does not allow a person to enter a Canadian billing address, I think if you allowed a person to enter a Canadian address but specify a US shipping address that you would sell a lot more kits
    - right now the drop down menu's in the express check out do not allow for picking Canada as the country and the states do not list Canadian provinces, a lot of sites just expand those drop down menus to include Canadian choices, and then simply don't allow those choices on the shipping section

    Maybe you subscribe to an online check out or something so maybe it's not possible, but I purchase a lot of items online from sites that do allow Canadian purchases but don't ship here. I actually bought my kit from a different US pool company and picked it up at the American UPS depot, I would have preferred to support TFTestKits though.

    Just a suggestion.
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    Re: Where to purchase TF-101 test kits in Canada

    I think if you allowed a person to enter a Canadian address but specify a US shipping address that you would sell a lot more kits
    I wish we could, but that won't work. Taylor technologies, our supplier, has an agreement with us (and all other US vendors) that we will not KNOWINGLY sell kits for use in Canada.

    They do so because of an exclusive agreement they have with Lowry and Associates to be the SOLE supplier in Canada.

    So being able to use a billing OR shipping Canadian address would simply be a violation of our agreement with our supplier. That is the sole reason we do not allow Canadian addresses to appear in our software.
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    Re: Where to purchase TF-101 test kits in Canada

    Interesting, at least I know now why the prices in Canada are so high.

    There's several online pool retailers that certainly aren't following those rules, but I certainly respect your integrity.
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    Re: Where to purchase TF-101 test kits in Canada

    I think making PayPal an option for payment might help sell more test kits. That way the vendor doesnt know or care what the billing address is. Problem solved. TFT wouldn't be knowing selling out of the US. They just ship to the address given and collect through PayPal.
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    Re: Where to purchase TF-101 test kits in Canada

    I bought my kit from Apollo pools, above. He's in Quebec.

    Extremely great service. I will buy from him again.

    Thanks Paul.
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    Re: Where to purchase TF-101 test kits in Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by brownsburg
    I bought my kit from Apollo pools, above. He's in Quebec.

    Extremely great service. I will buy from him again.

    Thanks Paul.
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    it wasn't very expensive for the 2006 kit.
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    Re: Where to purchase TF-101 test kits in Canada

    Seriously??
    $129 cdn versus $55 us for the K-2006, I'll stick with the import, thank you.
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    Re: Where to purchase TF-101 test kits in Canada

    To each their own.

    $129 tax in, shipped my door next day. This beats $55US, plus delivery, plus duty, plus tax and goodness only knows how long it'll take to get here.

    On top of it the guy from Apollo pools is super nice and has helped me with all sorts of chemical related questions.
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    Re: Where to purchase TF-101 test kits in Canada

    I've had extremely good interactions with Piscines Apollo as well (advice as well as products).
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