A forum search shows a little information, but horror stories as well:
*Apparently NAVL doesn't ship from Canada to the US any more
*You have to prove the machine was made in the US to avoid import tax
*Inconsistent info about having to use a customs broker
Is there a set of guidelines anywhere for this? Can someone lay out the skinny on this?
Another possibility might be meeting the seller at the border, or having him cross and then doing the transaction here. For him it would be 300 KM or so; for me it would be the same distance as from Salt Lake to Omaha NE... quite a ways.
If the cost is prohibitive, it may not be worth it at all... the pin is already more expensive than I can realistically afford (but we all know how that goes, right?)