You know when NAFTA came in, I thought that the Canada Customs would be scaled back and the employees would be cut back and basically ignore most postal traffic from the USA. Was I naive! I now spend my winters in FL and buy most of the stuff I need for my hobbies here during the winter. USA residents have it so nice to buy stuff - prices online are usually half, delivery is fast, cheap and, in many cases free, and the selection is limitless. As you are aware, many businesses in USA refuse to ship to or deal with Canadian residents, or will only ship UPS which often garners ridiculous charges. It burns my butt!
However, I save up my wants and buy in Winter. I now have a Dometic Fridge
Vent, bathroom door latch, some LEDs and a few other parts for the Bigfoot
coming home with me, plus hobby stuff for Ham Radio and Astronomy, which are almost impossible to buy in the GWN, especially from Penetanguishene!
Now the Custom Handling charge is upped! Bummer!