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TSC hog panels, Canadian vs US prices

I`m in the market for good Red Top brand hog panels, I know TSC carries Red Brand woven wire so I went on line and checked TSC  34"x16` is $99 a piece...Uff-Dah!   I thought my God they`re ripping us off, but I looked at the store location and it`s London, Ontario.

 

https://www.tscstores.com/4-GAUGE-34-X-16-BEHLEN-COUNTRY-HOG-FENCE-PANEL-P24704.aspx   

 

Then I corrected my store location to a much closer Mason City and the panels are $25, which is 1/4th the price...well, I`m not complaining Mason is a shorter trip than London, Ontario.  But, Yikes! how can Canadians afford those prices?  I know it`s currency differences  and such but still the US TSC is at least 1/3rd the price.   I thought we had tariffs and all kinds of stuff that made our steel prices so much higher and nail companies were going broke and stuff, hog panels are all steel & zinc.   Here`s a link to the Mason store ...nobody go and buy `em at Mason before I get there tomorrow   Smiley Happy

 

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/feedlot-panel-hog-16-ft-l-x-34-in-h?cm_vc=IOPDP1

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Veteran Advisor

Re: TSC hog panels, Canadian vs US prices

BA  -  you  must  be  going  back  to  pasture  pork - ? Smiley Wink

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Honored Advisor

Re: TSC hog panels, Canadian vs US prices

I`ve always been a quasi-pasture hog farmer, just on a moral and economic stand point I believe all animals should have access to the open sky.  Seems today doing that way I can garner a premium when I sell, who says "nice guys always finish last"?   Smiley Happy   

 

But we`re told how superior Canadians are with trading and such, well then why is it that a hog panel at a Mason City Tractor Supply is $25 and the same panel is $99* Canadian at their Tractor Supply?  With "US steel tariffs being the death knell of products in the US"?  I looked it up, the Canadian dollar is 75 cents so the Canadian hog panel is $75 in US dollars...well that`s still three times higher priced up there.

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Veteran Advisor

Re: TSC hog panels, Canadian vs US prices

Pasture   hogs  North  of  US  Hwy  2 ,  would  be  an  expensive  venture ,  although  Red Brand  Stockade   $22.99   at  Rural King ,  or  Behlen's  at  Q  C   are  available  for  $28 .99  -   -   -

 

Maybe  checking  around,  like  AmaZing ,  for  34''   X  16's '  for  pricing ,    

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