Electronics

The Source Renovating & Expanding

The Source will be opening 20 new, larger stores according to a February 1st, 2013 press release from the company.

More than half of these new “small box” stores will be opened in Western Canada and will feature more cell phones, tablets, DSLR Cameras, mp3 players, laptops and Smart TVs.

Fifty of their current locations will also be renovated to offer more of the aforementioned electronics.

Free Shipping This Weekend

Thought you’d like to know that Sears.ca is offering free shipping this weekend.

They offer DVDs/Blu-rays, electronics, beginner’s music instruments, musical accessories and costumes. This offer ends Oct 28th, 2012.

Sears Canada

Ontario’s Eco Fees Confuse Consumers

If you’re an ONtario resident and you’re confused as to why you’re paying for eco-fees, then you’re no alone.

According to a December 23rd, 2003 article in the Ottawa Citizen, people are still getting sticker shock, having believed these fees were discontinued in October.

The problem is that the government actually said they would be discontinueing the expansion of these fees, which means some items are still being subjected to these fees, some under different programs.

For example, tires are still being subjected to eco fees under the Ontario Tire Stewardship program and electronics like televisions are subject to eco fees via a program operated by the Ontario Electronics Stewardship.

What the Government of Ontario refrained from implementing was a second phase of eco fees, on fluorescent tubes and bulbs, aerosols, portable fire extinguishers, mercury-containing devices, and corrosives, such as acidic cleaning products, drain openers, pool and spa chemicals, masonry products and paint remover.

The remaining first phase results in eco fees on :

* Household paints and coatings and their containers
* Solvents, such as thinners for paint, lacquer and contact cement, paint strippers and degreasers, and their containers
* Used oil filters
* Oil containers of 30 litres or less
* Single-use, dry cell batteries
* Automotive antifreeze (engine coolant) and related containers
* Pressured containers, such as propane tanks and cylinders
* Fertilizers and their containers
* Pesticides, including fungicides, herbicides and insecticides, and their containers

Additional information on the eco fees can be found at makethedrop.ca and stewardshipontario.ca.