New Laptop for in-Laws in Canada. Buy Here and Claim TRS or Buy in Canada?

Flying to Canada in 2 weeks. Would like to get the in-laws a new laptop.

Don't have experience buying electronics in North America\Canada.

Cheaper to buy on sale here and claim TRS or buy in Canada?

Looking around the $1000 mark

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    Canada so they have warranty over there

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    Probably cheaper here but warranty is your big concern. Some laptops brands have an international warranty or allow you to transfer it.

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    I have seen many Canadian border security series on TV. they have to declare and pay tax for any new items when arriving. wouldnt that defeat the purpose of buying overseas?

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      Depends if their "price + tax" is higher or lower than the "price without tax" here. OP should do their research, but I wouldn't be surprised if their after-tax prices are still cheaper than our pre-GST prices.

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      No need to declare it and pay tax. Just remove it from the box before you leave Australia.

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    Lol buy over there.. us has cheaper for the spec electronics so i dont see why canada wouldnt…

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      Because they aren't the same country?

      Canada is usually much more expensive than USA and has higher sales taxes.

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    Unless you know the price of the same PC in Canada for comparison purposes then your question cannot be answered

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    The only things that're cheaper in Australia are things that are grown here.

    Otherwise:
    - We are far away from the rest of the world, so it costs more to bring stuff here.
    - There is little competition in the retail sector and it is protected by the government, meaning profit margins are high.

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    definitely buy locally when it comes to high value electronic items (basically, anything where you wouldn't consider to be disposable and would value its warranty)

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    Righto, I'll leave it until I get there. Thanks crew

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    What part of Canada? Some French keyboards have a different layout.

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    Ontario.

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