|Pay Less for your Golf Equipment|
Golf clubs and gear at a better price than Golf Town
It’s a fact that golf equipment is more expensive in Canada than it is in the United States. We are told that this is because of shipping costs but the reality of it is that there is a lack of competition in the Canadian market. Golf Town, and to a lesser extent, Nevada Bob, took a large market share which, before their arrival, was dominated by shops in golf clubs. This lack of competition allows these golf equipment stores to keep their prices higher and thus increase their profits significantly.
As an alternative, Canadian golfers can use websites with inventory from U.S. suppliers, such as www.GolfButler.com, to buy their golf equipment at a cheaper price. But they need to know how to calculate the final price including shipping and duty fees.
In many cases, the final purchase price of golf equipment bought from a U.S. supplier is less than the price you pay at Golf Town, especially when the exchange rate between the Canadian dollar and U.S. dollar remains near or above par.
To facilitate this calculation we found a great and easy to use website that calculates it all for you: www.thefinalcost.com. Their calculator estimates the final price with amazing accuracy. Your final purchasing price will include the exchange rate, shipping costs, customs brokerage, taxes and duty fees and disbursement.
A Real Life Example
As I am writing this article, Golfsmith, Golf Butler’s golf equipment partner, offers a promotion giving a $100 discount on any purchase of $500 or more. In addition, shipping fees are waived for delivery within the United States.
RAZR X Iron Set 4-PW with Steel Shafts
* Prices in U.S. dollars
If you are fortunate enough to be able to ship your order to someone you know in the US, you save more than 25% on this mid-range iron set compared to Golf Town's advertized price. For those not so fortunate the savings are still pretty sizable.
As the competition is much fiercer in the United States, U.S. suppliers offer more promotions, deals and discounts. Golf Butler will endeavor to keep you abreast of these deals and promotions but please visit our golf shop before buying your new golf clubs anywhere else. You will be amazed how our prices can be competitive.
Tips and Tricks
To minimize shipping costs, it is best to choose US Postal Service (USPS) as courrier service whenever possible. Typically, USPS charges much lower brokerage fees and do not charge fees for disbursement. Delivery can be a little slower but the goal here is to save money.
If you do not know anyone living in the United States, companies such as Freeport Forwarding (www.freeportforwarding.com) or MyUs.com allow you to rent your own "suite" and have your purchases shipped there. You can either go retrieve your purchases on site or have them shipped to you at a reduced cost.
Try the golf clubs you are interested in at your local golf shop and buy them at the best price on GolfButler.com. You'll get the same great quality but for a lot less!