Quoted from Zartan:
There are 4 problems with buying in the states. Exchange, tax, customs brokerage fees and shipping.
Brokerage and shipping is heavily dependent on your willingness to travel. So this is only an issue for some people, but completely hear you. (Even though ironically you live in windsor, so you are literally minutes away from the border.
Exchange rate is a bitch but can (and will) fluctuate. My biggest issue here is something I've brought up for many years.
If our dollar bounces back, will people in Canada reflect the same price disparity in their pins? Sadly, the answer is most Canadians will not lower their price even if the game is now "worth less". In fact, prices here have only been going up, so much so, we have well outpaced our neighbors to the south.
And finally tax. Yes, it sucks. Yes it's 13% here in Ontario, but out west a lot of people take advantage of the tax being 5%. On toys breaking 5 figures, the 8% swing is noticable but still just sadly part of the pricetag of living in the great white north.
And to be fair, too many sellers up here tell others that's why Canadian private sale games cost more.
Sorry for the wall of text