Kelowna businesses can’t make a deal with offshore customer
To the editor:
How difficult can it be to spend money with Kelowna merchants?
I live in Australia but have owned two ski resort condos near Kelowna for almost 9 years. We love visiting the Okanagan.
I have been trying to buy a bundle of new products to update the condos before the coming ski season;
• 6 TV’s
• 5 DVD’s
• A Playstation system
• Sound gear + a TV console and
• 4 clock radios
In all well in excess of $5,000 of goods.
After eight weeks and dealing with two major outlets in Kelowna long distance, I cannot complete a purchase. No one will take my money!
We have a Canadian credit card and we have a bank account in Kelowna that we can arrange a transfer from but in both cases, despite friendly emails and phone calls including details of pricing, when it comes to closing nothing has come to pass.
I had assumed it was better to buy locally rather than buy on-line and have the goods delivered direct to the address.
Is there any Kelowna merchant that deals with consumer electronics and is interested to service an off-shore client? Help!