Hey, i bought a six string bass from Rondo last year and it was a good price even with the poor exchange rate at the time. BUT! The border duty (through ups and customs canada) came out to $120 canadian (90 US?), and a bit more later on (tax). Thats a bitch! Anyway, I dont know if it would be worth the trouble or anything, but I will be considering purchasing a fretless sixer from rondo within the next few months and was wondering if someone in the US who borders Canada could somehow order it (after getting my money) and take it across the border without the customs trouble (in a car would be good, just dont have the price tag with it, you can claim its yours). Anyway, once here i dont know whats the best method, whether sending it via mail or ups or Canada Post express, or driving up here (although the gas would be a problem, i live in thornhill (toronto basically). So, any suggestions, I would of course (if it should be worth it in foresight) pay whoever does this for gas, toll, and whatever shipping cost, plus something for them. So here's the estimate for shipping to Canada regularly: $50.95 US shipping $90-95 US customs $145.95 US Total With friendly duty free courier (who can say he has a gig in TO ) ~$21 US shipping No border duty if you take off the big box i guess. $2-3 US toll? I dont know about gas...you'd know better These two are uneducated guesses, probably more than actual cost +/- $10: <$20 US for shipping from there with CAN POST ~$20 US for shipping with UPS Total: $60 US +/- 15, depending on proximity to border. So, anyone have a suggestion or think that its better without the hassle? I'm a university student, so every penny counts. Plus, Kurt may be generous and give a little discount Thanks for any suggestions or help! PEACE!