But I had been looking for a good used digital camera for a couple of months and hadn't been able to find what I wanted.
Quite a few older models for sale at decent prices, but I wanted something fairly new.
I did a bunch of research, and if I was to buy new, the camera I wanted was the Canon A1100IS. It has 4x optical zoom, and is 12.1 megapixels. The very best price I could find in Canada was $174, plus tax, which would come to a total of $196.62.
When Ruth went to Atlantic City last month, she bought us our new camera! She paid $127US for this camera. She also bought a 2GB memory card for it (about $15 here in Canada). With the tax and exchange rate, the total, including the memory card, came to $162.58 CAN. What a great deal!
This package would have cost minimum $210 here in Canada. Ruth saved us almost $50 buying this camera in the U.S.
Why is everything so much more expensive up here in the great white north...???
Our new camera