Popular Science - Canadian Subscription Rates compared to U.S. Rates

Magazine Subscription email offer - Complaint
Review by williamdavids2010 on 2012-06-12
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- As a former subscriber to Popular Science I received an email offer for a two year subscription for $15.00 or one year for $10.00. When I clicked on the offer I was taken to a Canadian (I am Canadian!) online subscription form where the only available offer was a one year subscription for $26.00.

As our Canadian dollar is worth almost as much if not more than the American dollar, there is no justification for such a large price difference.

I found this insulting and condescending and want all Canadians to know just how little Popular Science thinks of them.
Comments:3 Replies - Latest reply on 2012-06-13
Posted by Peanut butter cookies and milk! on 2012-06-13:
How much is postage going from USPS to your mail service? Taxes or duties?
Posted by David on 2012-06-13:
there was just a tv show about this in Canada. US charges Cdn retailers far more than the same product in the USA. Just like on the back of paperback books there is a US and Cdn price. Agree its unfair but hardly a Popular Science specific issue.
Posted by F. on 2012-06-13:
This has been going on for a long time, and it's not limited to Popular Science either. Peanunt Butter Cookies mentioned, there may also be import taxes or duties involved.

Also BTW as of 6/13/12. The exchange rate is $1.00 USD = $1.03 CAD

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