While I haven't checked Vintre's calculations I wouldn't hesitate to say they probably aren't that far off. We get raped in Canada. Everything costs more and when we have to buy outside of the country everybody takes advantage of us. Suppliers charge more for shipping, couriers charge fees like brokerage fees, handling fees, collect sales tax and import duties for the government. It's a $hit show. Oh... then there is exchange which is almost 30%. I remember my first purchase years ago from IAP. The parts were like $150 and by the time they landed at my door with all scam charges and exchanges, the end cost was almost $300. Doesn't seem possible but it unfortunately is the case. Anyways... this isnt really what this thread is really about, right?
Wow! So something can leap from $102 to $257 just with tax!?!? I thought we had it bad over here. And I thought Canada had a free trade deal with Europe.