Out for a hike in Colombia, South America. Photo taken November 25, 2015.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Osgoode, Ontario, Canada. Just south of Ottawa.

And where are they going next? We leave November 1st for a six week trip to Romania and Moldova.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Bought a new camera

I love getting a deal, which is why we always try and buy used instead of new. By buying used, you know you're going to save at least the 13% tax here in Ontario.

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


  1. Kevin, what a coincidence. I was at Best Buy this afternoon, looking for a new camera for Teresa for Christmas. The model...a Canon A1200IS. They had a special on for 175.00, which included a case. Because we still have a working camera, I thought I would try to get a better price after Christmas. I guess I should have asked Ruth to grab one like yours, for us, too. LOL

  2. Yeah, that is funny. I think you must mean the SD1200IS though. Better that you don't buy anything up here, and wait until you're in the U.S.!


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