Originally Posted by abf
Really dont want to mess with customs eh?
Your best scenario....drive down here and pick it up.
Worst Case: Order from a store like OfficeMax or Microcity that ships to CAN
I dont 't see what is the big deal with buying from the states. You pay duties, but its' the same as paying canadian taxes! Also, even with the currency exchange it is cheaper to buy from the States. For example if you buy a laptop in canada for 1500, take into account that the exchange is 1.5 for the States, the laptop will most likely be 900 there, not 1000.
Anyways, my best recommendation is to take a trip down to newyork city for a couple days(make it a mini vacation) . My gf just found as tickets for $64 cdn each ticket. Buy the laptop there, throw away the box and you will save on the taxes. Airport secuirty will only check to see that your laptop doesn't conceal any weapons or drugs.. They could care less where it came from... I've done this many times. There is no way they will know.