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Canadian kiwis to stay fuzzy for now

It's been blogged all over the place already, but the online advertising for the Philips/Norelco Bodygroom shaver has caused quite a buzz and some big laughs on the net. Visit www.shaveeverywhere.com to see for yourself. It's for sale at Amazon.com, but they don't ship this product outside the US. It's not listed on the Philips Canada web site.

So, I called the Philips customer service line to ask when the Bodygroom will be sold in Canada. The line is one of those frustrating voice-recognition dealies ... ("English ... no ... no ... no ... main menu ... no ... no ... operator ... operator! ... no ... other.") ... after getting lost on hold and otherwise yanked around, my third call got me a different 800 number.

The instantly helpful operator at the Canadian line said the company doesn't quite know when the gadget will be sold here. Apparently it's still pending CSA approval. Seems kinda strange, 'cuz it's been sold in the UK for a while now, and in the USA since at least this spring. I guess the CSA takes a while to vet electronics. "Maybe August" is the best I could get out of them.

Update: reader Laura points out a Halifax-based blog which tackles the subject, noting along the way that "wooly backs are nauseating" ... And re: the availability issue raised here, Byron points out in the comments that eBay sellers have Bodygroom available for import from the UK.

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  1. well, here ya go..http://search.ebay.ca/search/search.dll?cgiurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.ca%2Fws%2F&fkr=1&from=R8&satitle=bodygroom

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  2. Aye! 2007 and I still can't find them in Canada!

    Atleast not in the Toronto area.

    I guess Ebay is my only hope.

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