Originally Posted by cpaharley2008
Maybe we US citizens can purchase some of these exorbitant items for our friends up north and transport them to Osoyoos??
Only problem with that Jim is that you will probably be asked at the border if you are bringing in anything for someone else. I get asked that now every time at our home crossing, Fortunately when I had some lumber for my son they did not ask that question otherwise I would have paid taxes but just pretended it was ours covered under our exemption, without lying.
I mush prefer to shop Amazon.com over .ca for example I think my hitch was about twice as much plus I would have paid taxes on that amount, rather than the cheaper US price even with exchange and taxes I had to pay on the much lower price.
I bought online a battery for just over $200 US and picked up at a battery place right on our way home from KS in the spring, was covered under our exemption so paid no tax at all even at pick up in SD. A similar one at Crappy Tire here was $359 then would have had to add 13% tax!