Just like it says, I've got a noggin' full of ideas and no place to really put them down.
That is, Until Now!
I never realized the personal impact of the Internet until I made a small comment on
www.redflagdeals.com a few years ago that related to the inequity in Canadian car
prices. This comment resulted into a powerhouse of a thread culminating in media
coverage and over 5 million reads!!! To this day, it's still going strong as the largest
thread on that site.
At it’s peak, my comments on that site got me 100s of emails a day. Some were not
so nice. To me, it appeared that those who wrote nasty comments were clearly
working in the marketing and sales of Canadian cars. Some emails said I was biased
and unfairly portrayed Canadian Car dealers. What? Seriously? I’m a regular Joe.
Most of the emails I get are from folks who simply write to thank me for bringing
information to the forefront.
I knew cross-border car sales were making an impact (while the auto markers said
the sales were “miniscule” and “insignificant”) when Toyota took out FULL PAGE
ads. in major Canadian papers. Toyota launched a frontal attack on auto importing
by printing questionable and vague information in the hope of clouding the playing
field and confusing the consumer. They claimed Canadian vehicles could be made
to different specifications and COULD have larger windshield washer reservoirs or
heavy duty weatherstripping. The operative and confusing word is “COULD”. Many
disproved the argument since none of their cars had anything different. Imagine, if I
could save over $18,000 buying a Subaru in the US, that would be all taken as
ADDITIONAL PROFIT for the Canadian division. I’ve shared my bill of sale as
evidence to anyone who questioned what I paid.
Click here if you want to go directly to the Auto Import Page.
Looking forward to writing more about anything that irks me.
I'd love to know what you think too.
"Thanks to you Monsieurmaggot, I was
able to save over $15,000 importing my
car from the US. I didn't realize how easy
it was until I came across your blog."
WJ in Calgary, AB
There are literally volumes of stuff crammed into
my big noggin. My brain is brimming with so
many "odds 'n ends" that it's time to make room
for more. I need to clear everything out so I
cram in more stuff! There's always something
perculating in there.