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November 25, 2007

Canadian shoppers invading border states

Another tragic side effect of a weaker dollar...people buying more stuff from us and littering parking lots with the wrappings so they don't have to declare things like shoes at customs.

It's a mass exodus that we haven't seen in this country for more than three decades. With the Black Friday weekend well underway, all you have to do is head to any mall parking lot in Buffalo or Niagara Falls, New York to see the proof of it - car after car after car bearing Ontario plates. And you may be looking at them for a while. Thanks to the influx of Canadians taking advantage of the higher loonie with some cross border shopping, you may not be able to get a place to park at all...
I guess the Canadian's "outrage" over the USA being a "world pariah" and all that kinda stops at the point where they can get a better deal at a US store. Tossing some jack into the pockets of the unilateral hegemonic imperialist empire just makes good sense then, right?


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