Halloween costume prices should drop, next year – Business – CBC News

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It’s not just you. Those Halloween costumes really are more expensive in Canada than they are in the United States.

Relief could be on the way after some large retailers lobbied to get a pricey import tariff on costumes eliminated — but not until next year.

Canadian consumers are used to paying higher prices than Americans for just about everything, even with the loonie now sitting above par with its U.S. counterpart. On many items, manufacturers and distributors charge Canadian retailers a higher price than they offer to U.S. retailers, the Retail Council of Canada says.

In the case of Halloween costumes, a CBC News comparison found that the price of an identical costume can often be as much as three times more expensive in Canada than the United States.

Online shopping can lead to savings. But few people are organized enough to take advantage around the time they need the costumes.

via Halloween costume prices should drop, next year – Business – CBC News.

Strange Random Costume Quote:

“I think if human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween. Wouldn’t life be more interesting that way?” – Douglas Coupland, The Gum Thief

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