51 Windsordave 2 years ago Thanks Dave. So if things are messed up in Canada compared to the States, does that mean one could buy gold coins there for a better price? Or do when then get hit w a tax for bringing that over here? Random question but its been on my mind, and you are Canadian :) Well, you could buy anything here really, but I'm not sure on the laws about taking currency either out of Canada by a non-resident or into the states by a resident. The exchange rate is simply prohibitive for us buying anything in the US and then we get hit with import duty to the tune of the local sales tax which is 12%. There's an additional broker fee to process the transaction for couriers. I prefer to use the post office so I can just go at my leisure, pay the duty and come home. Last thing I bought was the Gretsch Fleetwood archtop but I didn't pay a lot for it as it was a basket case....perfect for me as my restoration costs are in Cdn funds.Now the odd thing is, sometimes you get lucky. A couple of years ago I had two guitars heading my way at the same time. The first one arrived and was valued the lesser of the two and I had to pay the duty which I did. A week later the second arrived and I signed for it and just left.....no duty asked for!