Dc9mm and Jo Canada,
I read your posts and the points you made are well taken. I know you get refunded on the Canadian taxes, but what about US customs duty beyond the daily alotment per person for a day trip to Canada.
I am under the impression that the amount that you can bring into the US duty free is a lot less than if you stay in Canada 48 hours.
What we need now is an example of how much money, in US dollars you really save after all the hassels.
Is it 100 or 150 US dollars per pair of skis?
Do either of you have some specific example/s that show how the numbers work ?
If in fact, they are good examples of significant savings, then I am sure others would want to know, and take advantage of the situation.
PS.Downstate S.E. Michigan, I live 5 minutes from Don Thomas Sporthause, 12 from Boyne Country Sports @ Sq. Lake and Telegraph, 18 from their Novi SuperStore with all the automated tuning machines, 25 minutes from Nichols Sport Shop in Waterford, 17 minutes from the Performance Zone, it is about the same time for me to get to downtown Rochester as it is to the US side of the tunnel, assuming no tie ups on the John Lodge.
In Northern Michigan, where I spend a great deal of time, once in TC there is a Boyne Country Sports, Brick Wheels, and the Don Orr's Skihause.
So the saving numbers have to be big to get me to go to Canada.