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What can I get in Canada?

Post by SebastianDuffy on Sat May 05, 2012 12:21 pm

Hi there! I live in Canada and I've been using Snazzaroo, which was fine with me until I saw the fabulous other kinds of paint on here and now I'm wanting to try more. Is there anyone who lives in Canada that knows where to get some? I was hoping to save the pain of ordering online

Thanks so much Smile

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Re: What can I get in Canada?

Post by fesspenter on Sat May 05, 2012 3:15 pm

Dear Sebastian Duffy:
Where in Canada do you live?
I live in Toronto.
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Re: What can I get in Canada?

Post by fesspenter on Sat May 05, 2012 3:19 pm

By the way,
in answer to your query, "What can I get in Canada?"
the answers are:
Maple Syrup
Canadian books about wolves and snow
Moose Poo
Poutine
Hockey Skates
Albertans
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Re: What can I get in Canada?

Post by Guest on Sat May 05, 2012 4:39 pm

And obviously comediennes...

All brands are available in Canada. We aren't that isolated (unless you live in NORTHERN Alberta No ) Seeing how BIG this country is you could be a bit more specific.

If you are in one of the magor cities: Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, ... scratch um... Montreal... There are retail storefronts where you can walk in and buy almost all of the brands. Many "dance shops" carry the major brands too.

There are also online or telephone orders outlets (some of which are the same storefronts like Dotsy's in St. Thomas, ON; Don's Hobby in Calgary, AB, etc.) and dozens of smaller retailers across the country.

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Re: What can I get in Canada?

Post by 1HappyNut on Sat May 05, 2012 4:51 pm

lol @ Lisa. No doubt, eh? (more Canadian humour).

...And lots of words spelled with 'ou' instead of 'o.'

My local costume shop sells many brands, but not TAG. Glitterfly sells TAG in Canada online. But shipping from Metina here in the shop isn't so bad either. Plus, I didn't even get charged duty on my last order.

But you said you don't want to shop online - I understand. Once you open that door, it's all too accessible!
So check out the local costume shops within driving distance of wherever you are.

Oh, and Welcome!
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Re: What can I get in Canada?

Post by Lauri Strandell on Sat May 05, 2012 5:46 pm

Lisa, you're funny Very Happy

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Post by fesspenter on Sat May 05, 2012 6:53 pm

Dear Lauri:
I amuse myself.
xoxo
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Re: What can I get in Canada?

Post by SebastianDuffy on Tue May 08, 2012 7:56 pm

Oops! Totally forgot the city part haha. I live in Edmonton. Thanks though, that sparked a few ideas Smile

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Re: What can I get in Canada?

Post by Guest on Tue May 08, 2012 8:11 pm

Edmonton - Theatre Garage. I order from them a couple times a year. They are really great about special ordering for me. They carry the full line of Kryolan, you'd have to check to see what other lines they carry.

Their website is still a work in progress http://theatregarage.ca/ but their contact info is there.

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Re: What can I get in Canada?

Post by SebastianDuffy on Fri May 11, 2012 7:34 pm

Thanks! I'll check them out

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Re: What can I get in Canada?

Post by Gr8ful on Sat May 12, 2012 10:15 am

You could also check Dance stores as the dancers need theatrical makeup too.
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Re: What can I get in Canada?

Post by Shelley Bellefontaine on Mon May 14, 2012 6:17 pm

There is also Don's hobby shop in Calgary. I also recommend Hokey Pokey in Toronto, they sell DFX and TAG. They have GREAT customer service!
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Re: What can I get in Canada?

Post by Maxell on Wed May 29, 2013 7:58 pm

canadian prices are a bit much....i can get tag essentials for 5.50 per 32g and canadian stores want 9 bucks per. I am finding a 4 to 5 dollar price difference per item, just would hate to think how much i would have to pay if i ran out of a one color in shipping charges
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Re: What can I get in Canada?

Post by Shelley Bellefontaine on Wed May 29, 2013 8:26 pm

Here are your choices as a Canadian artist.1) you buy from Canadian distributes, pay a little more for the product. Very few "one stop shopping places though. So often you are buying from different companies. Since you are buying with in Canada, you have options for cheaper delivery postage..
2) you buy products from either Europe or the states. Some prices are cheaper, more companies with the "one stop shopping" Bigger selection of products. The draw back is paying for the shipping AND getting dinged with the extra taxes when you go and pick up the order. I just was hit with almost an extra $95 for delivery PLUS those damn taxes! But this is why As a professional , you need to charge a decent price. many new artists have no idea how much it all costs to run a real business , and they start off by charging way to little !When you hear about established artists charging $75 and way more an hour, it is NOT because we are greedy little things, it is because that is the basic in order to make a decent profit. Otherwise you end up running a very expensive hobby ! Razz You also get to know quickly that as part of your ordering process, you stock up.So that you are are not just ordering one of each. This helps a great deal! I have never been one to panic when the whole " OMG there is no Wolfe white or DFX white anywhere in North America , what am I going to do ? ))As I always have at least 3 large pucks of major colours I go through on my selves Smile

I hope this helps Very Happy
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Re: What can I get in Canada?

Post by Guest on Wed May 29, 2013 9:56 pm

What Shelley said. I always buy in bulk (last time I ordered Snaz White I bought 9 - that was all they had or I would have got more.)

My last parcel from the US required an ADDITIONAL $85 in duty, GST ,and "brokerage fees" and UPS wouldn't leave the package without being paid. Trust me... pay the extra to buy from a Canadian supplier.

Most of the Canadian distributors I deal with give me a discount as I do buy so much at a time.

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Re: What can I get in Canada?

Post by Maxell on Thu May 30, 2013 4:27 am

my 2 shipments should be here this week, so i will have to wait and see what i get dinged
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Re: What can I get in Canada?

Post by Sarahyhz on Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:27 pm

Hmmm, Im in Nova Scotia and Im doing my first big event at the end of this month. I was planning on ordering from sillyfarm, that's who I ordered from before, but the shipping is going to cost me $40... Theres no where in Halifax that I know of to buy face paints, anything other then snaz. Ill have to check out some Canadian stores and see how much they charge for shipping...
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Re: What can I get in Canada?

Post by Maxell on Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:00 pm

i have ordered from a couple and it runs around 20-30 bucks even for a small order...plus 15 percent HST, plus i find all canadian websites more expensive. I say stick with American.
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