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For grocery, stores are available everywhere. I found Food Basics
and Nofrills cheaper than others. Do not rush for furniture and other items, if you will come in summer, you will find a lot of moving sales, yard sales,
garage sales and some time even street sales. Another choice is Thrift Store
and Value Village. For new things wait for sales; especially Christmas and
after Christmas sales. On line shopping is not new in North America and it is growing exponentially. Immigrant may try it, but keep shipping and handling charges in mind and also compare prices before buying on line. Some times you really get good deals in it. Try to locate factory outlets in the your city. Advertisement is No. 1 source of information in Canada. Keep watching weekly flyers and Ads.
Locate the actual DOLLARAMA in your city. In DOLLARAMA most items all of $1.00 or below. The quality may not very good but you will find many useful items to start your new life in Canada. Do not buy Light Bulbs from DOLLARRAMA, they are of very bad quality.
Try the auction ads given below, you may find some useful items at reasonable prices in on line auctions.