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Thread: Why can't Canadians buy ROHO online from USA?

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    Why can't Canadians buy ROHO online from USA?

    Why can't Canadians buy ROHO online from USA?

    Online $US = Less than $400. In Canada, same cushion is almost $800 cdn!

    Last I checked our dollar was not 0.50. What happened to Free Trade NAFTA?

    As a homecare / medical device for use by disabled it is fully exempt from taxes/tariffs.

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    No idea - and when you find out let me know!
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    write Jacob at howirollsports , he ships worldwide . hes a local wheeler here in south florida and honest to deal with ....

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    I'd expect it's due to the distribution agreement with the retailer and Roho. It looks like they've given wholesale distribution rights to one provider in Canada. You should be able to buy it in the United States and have it shipped to Canada - no royalties because of NAFTA and no taxes because it's medical equipment. If an online retailer can't send it to you then you might just need to get someone in the US to buy/ship the product. Downside is that you'll need to go through the same channel for any product issues or returns.

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    sportaid.com........?!! I'm sure they'll ship, anywhere......

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    The shipping costs are usually more than the product ... I have a friend with a Detroit mailbox but then to get it across.
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    That's crazy. I've purchased from Canada through Ebay and shipping is no more than what is charged here in the states.

    I once shipped two ounces of kefir grains to Canda and the shipping fee was $20.00.
    Last edited by Brent K; 07-20-2016 at 03:26 PM.

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    Not sure about Roho, but NAFTA requires majority NAFTA cost content. If it's made substantially of imported goods then it doesn't qualify for NAFTA.

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    Hi Guys,

    The two sites mentioned above both state on their ROHO order pages "This product not eligible for shipment outside the USA."

    I suspect, as HockeyFan mentioned, There is some sort of exclusive arrangement with Canadian vendors. At best unfair.

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    ... unfair for *decades*
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