Does anyone know why amazon does not ship to canada for stuff other than (book, games...) ?

 

I heard that it is because books are a protected industry and canada...hence Indigo/chapters... and they have to have their business done in Canada.  When you buy a book from amazon.ca, it is actually canadapost doing the logistics and shipping.  They had to do this to overcome protectionist measures.  You're not really buying from the amazon supply chain.

This makes it hard for amazon to sell to canada as their whole system is integrated.  Being a small market, it is not worth expanding into canada facing this kind of barrier. 

Anyone know if this is true?

edit:  decided to wiki it and this seems likely

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon.com#Canadian_operations

 

This post was edited by yaminb on 6/23/2008 12:58 PM