Ticketmaster Settles

Ticketmaster L.L.C., TNow Entertainment Group, Inc. and Ticketmaster Canada LP has agreed to pay $4.5 million dollars to settle the Competition Bureau’s case against them for misleading prices, according to a news release that was issued today by the bureau:

“As part of a consent agreement registered with the Competition Tribunal, the companies will also establish a compliance program to ensure their advertising complies with the law and will implement new procedures to prevent advertising issues in the future.”

The Bureau had concluded that Canadian consumers were paying 20% to 60% more than the advertised price due to fees, which were mandatory. And had decided to sue Ticketmaster and several other associated companies on January 25th, 2018 (PDF).

Free Shipping & More

I’ve just updated my free shipping listings and added freebie links. More will be added a.s.a.p.

Postal Update/Cyber Monday

The back to work legislation passed by the House of Commons is awaiting Senate approval, which is due Monday night. And negotiations are still taking place until then.

Cyber Monday special are under way at Amazon.ca, Amazon.com and will begin at midnight at chapters.indigo.ca,Newegg.ca and American retailers Barnes & Noble and Musician’s Friend.

Legislation Tabled/Black Friday Sales Begin

Legislation to end the postal strike has been tabled in the House Of Commons as Black Friday sales begin.

Black Friday sales will begin at 6pm Eastern at Amazon.ca, Amazon.com, American retailers Barnes & Noble and Booksamillion.com, chapters.indigo.ca , Newegg.ca, software companies Pinnacle Systems and Roxio software, Sheet Music Plus and thesource.ca.

Additional Black Friday sales will begin online at midnight Eastern at American retailers Entertainment Earth (Black Friday Sale! Up To 80% Off! ), GuitarCenter.com , MacMall/PC Mall and Marvel Store (Check out the All New Marvel Shop! Shop Now!), Best Buy Canada, Walmart Canada.

Heads Up On Specials

The 25% off $50 offer at chapters.indigo.ca stores ends tonight. But if you miss it you will notice that Amazon.ca has already begun their pre-Black Friday sales, as did American retailer MacMall.

72-Hour Strike Notice Issued

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has issued a 72-Hour Strike notice. And alternative delivery methods have been made available by many online retailers like Amazon.ca, chapters.indigo.ca and Newegg.ca.

These retailers may have their own delivery services or will offer customers the choice to pick up their orders at a local retailer or Canada Post outlet. Please consult your retailer for details.

Rotating strikes are scheduled to begin Monday morning, October 22, 2018, at 00:01 if the negotiations fail.