High on the Mountain Top
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.
A somewhat related point; During a current road trip, I've checked prices on three specific items at Cabela's the USA MEC equivalent, in Oregon, Arizona and Nevada.
all three items, A GPS, a trekking pole and a small day pack are more pricey here at Caeblas.
Eg. The Garmin etrex 20 GPS is $199.99 US at the Cabela's whereas it is $180.00 CDN with the same world wide base map and other features. Likewise a trekking pole and small day pack were about 20% more in USD at Cabelas than at MEC. Hiking boots were sometimes more, sometimes less depending on brand.
Not sure if better prices available at Cabelas in washington state. US chains tend to throw lots of excess inventory to the northern border stores where prices are discounted to soak up the Canadian customers.