TF Testkits in Canada?

Melt In The Sun

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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.
 
Jun 29, 2010
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Melt In The Sun said:
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...
 
Jun 29, 2010
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Richard320 said:
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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Its an agreement with Taylor Technologies. Probably to protect their distributors in Canada...
 

duraleigh

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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.
 

cruzmisl

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salp said:
Its an agreement with Taylor Technologies. Probably to protect their distributors in Canada...
....................because the pool industry in Canada is so enormous. :roll:
 

JasonLion

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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.
 
Jun 29, 2010
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JasonLion said:
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... :roll:

Add a $200 test kit into the equation... you get the picture.