Why is the HP Prime so expensive in Canada?

08282021, 04:34 PM
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Why is the HP Prime so expensive in Canada?
I was wondering why the HP Prime was so expensive in Canada now? The G1 model is over $250 and the G2 model is over $280 and that's without shipping and taxes. That's USD$198 and USD$220 respectively. In 2013 I got a G1 model for only USD$130 at full price.
Meanwhile, a Casio fxCG50 is only $160 and a TINspire CX II CAS $200. Is there an explanation about why the huge price difference and increase for the HP Prime? DJ Omnimaga https://djomnimaga.music2000.com 

08292021, 01:59 AM
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RE: Why is the HP Prime so expensive in Canada?
(08282021 04:34 PM)Kevin Ouellet Wrote: I was wondering why the HP Prime was so expensive in Canada now? The G1 model is over $250 and the G2 model is over $280 and that's without shipping and taxes. That's USD$198 and USD$220 respectively. In 2013 I got a G1 model for only USD$130 at full price. 2 answers: 1. Low sales volume 2. Canada (there basically are no major HP Calc. distributors left in Canada, so they have to be imported by smaller dealers/distributors and it's likely customs fees, etc. get wrapped in.) Bob Prosperi 

08312021, 06:32 PM
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RE: Why is the HP Prime so expensive in Canada?  
08312021, 11:06 PM
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RE: Why is the HP Prime so expensive in Canada?
(08282021 04:34 PM)Kevin Ouellet Wrote: I was wondering why the HP Prime was so expensive in Canada now? The G1 model is over $250 and the G2 model is over $280 and that's without shipping and taxes. That's USD$198 and USD$220 respectively. In 2013 I got a G1 model for only USD$130 at full price. Also why is the Casio fxCG50 $160 CAD in Canada? It is around $80 USD in the U.S. which would be $101 CAD at today's exchange rate. It should also be noted that KhiCAS is available on the Casio FxCG50 (thank you Parisse!) giving it a CAS that is similar to the one in the HP Prime (same Xcas engine). This makes the Casio FxCG50 the lowest priced currently produced color graphing calculator in the U.S. with Python and CAS capabilities. 

09022021, 05:33 PM
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RE: Why is the HP Prime so expensive in Canada?
Casio lower their prices in the US to tempt wouldbe TI customers, I think.
— Ian Abbott 

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