Originally Posted by ianim8
Its great place to live.
Im in the mid-west so I cant really say much about our spots.
However, Big White or anywhere in Kelowna is sweet to ride
I've purchased online from the states many times.
Its the duty costs of going over the border that gets you.
Funny, out of the 6 times, Ive only been hit twice but they were huge purchases
Empire in the east has a decent online store, got my Burton Malavitas there.
There is also the The Source Online.
You will find some deals in Canada but a times you just cant avoid gambling buying online from the US.
Its not the US that screws you, its Canada's insane duties and taxes :P
Not really if you use the right shipping methods. It's the shipping that kills a bit, because if you have to send something back you end up paying double for shipping. Still I save enough money that it is worth it, just make sure what you order is what you REALLY want and if possible try it on at a shop first. The only time I ever got dinged big for duty was a huge order of clothes. I almost wonder if they base their checks on the size of the order. Of course the smarter shops could just be putting "made in usa" on the invoices which would explain the lack of duty.