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Where to buy Kitchenaid Stand Mixer?

Where in Toronto is the cheapest place to get a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer? I saw an ad for one at Canadian Tire for $239 but the sale was over before I could get there...

Any other places offer it at that price or less? willing to travel the GTA

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  1. Does Amazon deliver to Canada? I got my KA through them a few years ago and have seen the same offer since. It was $169 (I think), refurbished and came with a full factory warranty AND free shipping. I've never seen for less than that.. I think Costco may have it for about what you saw or maybe a little more.

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    1. re: c oliver

      Then I will have the unknown "duty" factor which is nevr pleasent..

      1. re: OnDaGo

        Looks like Amazon has a new program that can help with that. Here's the link:

        http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custome...&

        1. re: c oliver

          I've usually found that Amazon will rarely ship appliances or electronics to Canada. I believe that most of this kind of merchandise is sold by parties other than Amazon itself.

          When they will ship, free shipping doesn't apply and you will need to pay for FedEx or UPS overnight shipping. Both FedEx and UPS Ground will hit you with huge "brokerage" and "handling" fees in addition to the shipping charge.

          Oddly, duty is seldom an issue, especially if the merchandise is still made in North America. You'll usually be charged PST and GST on delivery.

          Only one retailer, Hammacher Schlemmer, has truly mastered no hassle shipping and returns between the US and Canada. They are great, but you buy from them for novelty - not price.

          1. re: embee

            According to the link I provided, it appears that they DO ship and that the rates are quite inexpensive. Not sure that a mixer would be in the "electronics" category. Maybe that's the difference.

            1. re: c oliver

              If you try to order a KitchenAid mixer shipped to a Canadian address, the order will be rejected.

              BTW, the prices are no better than the prices at Cayne's (and are in US dollars). The ground shipping handling scams at UPS and FedEx still apply. Yes, the USPS is okay cost wise, but parcels are untraceable during shipment and USPS and Canada Post will give you nightmares if the parcel is lost or damaged.

              1. re: embee

                You got my curiosity up so I did a little research. There's amazon.ca that includes things like free shipping on certain items. But, no, it doesn't have kitchen items. It appears that the Canadian version is like the US version USED to be. Started with just books and then added to. But there were 1000s of electronics and they qualified for free shipping. Though not Chow related, it might be something worth checking out and keeping an eye on for the future cooking "needs" - ha :)

                1. re: c oliver

                  Amazon.ca is a joint venture between Amazon.com and Canada Post. It is, indeed, much like Amazon US used to be. Their stock is very limited but, in a chow sense, they do tend to have decent prices on cookbooks with free shipping for $39 orders.

                  What they don't have is all the independent vendors who sell through Amazon US. It can be very frustrating to see those deals and not be able to get them.

                  Amazon US will ship books to Canada, thus competing with both Amazon.ca and our homegrown Chapters-Indigo. The non-book niche isn't really filled by any Canadian company. Our major online kitchenware source, Golda's Kitchen, is expensive.

        2. re: OnDaGo

          The model that was on sale at Canadian Tire was the KSM90, which has a 300W motor. Some of the more expensive models have a 575W motor. They all look very similar. The duty is not going to be very much if you have it shipped by USPS ground. (brokerage fees are the killer, and Canada Post only charges a fixed $7 or so). Canada Post will collect the duty and taxes. It will probably be less than $25, plus the taxes.

      2. Call Cayne's on Doncaster in Thornhill. Their everyday prices, in general, are lower than those at any other store in the GTA. On some KitchenAid mixers, they undercut others by up to $200. They also have a no hassle refund policy.

        I don't know whether they match prices if someone's advertised special beats their price.

        Do NOT order from their website unless the store price is much higher. The selection is limited, prices are different, and returns can involve a restocking fee. The website is currently quoting $199.99 for the 4.5 qt tilting model.

        You might want to consider the Cuisinart stand mixers. I'm certainly happy with my own KitchenAid, which is about thirty years old, but I'd seriously consider the new Cuisinart models if I was shopping today.

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          1. re: sweetie

            I also recommend Cayne's. We went looking to buy a KA model and ended up with a Cuisinart on their advice - which we are thrilled with. I would consider Cuisinart depending on what your needs are.

          2. re: embee

            Yeah but the Retro design goes better with my new kitchen :-) Will make it out to Caynes and check them out.. never heard of them before.

            1. re: OnDaGo

              You will need enough power in your KA for the use you have in mind. I have seen the basic KA housing with 275 watts, 300, 350, 450, and higher wattage motors. Sometimes I have had to turn a unit over and multiply volts X amps to get the wattage, when the box was not forthcoming. Serious breadmaking will need 400 watts or more. The Cuisinart comes with 500 watts, and a 10 year warranty.

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            1. Always check Tap Phong on Spadina near St. Andrew. I bought an ice cream maker there for the rest that was literally half the price of Williams Sonoma. Great deals to be had there. And the staff are so nice!

              1. Sometimes Costco has them. I can't recall if I've seen the mixer lately, but if it's there it's usually a good price. And sometimes even comes with some kind of little bonus extra. Otherwise I agree about Caynes.

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                1. re: Nyleve

                  Saw one there at $380, 425watts, with a KA timer thrown in.