Possible road trip....Illnois, Canada, Maine and back
cube1 at charter.net
Fri Sep 4 17:24:46 CDT 2015
On 9/4/2015 1:46 PM, William Donzelli wrote:
>> Last year, I made a 10 hour round-trip from Canada to the US to pick up a Northstar Horizon. Upon returning to Canada with it, I had a long conversation with Canada Customs about why I would make a 10-hour day-trip to the US to pick up a “piece of obsolete junk” unless it had some real value, and if it had real value, Her Majesty wanted taxes on that value. He suggested that next time I bring with me printed copies of any paper trail, such as emails offering the ‘junk’ for free or cheap, examples of eBay listings showing the actual value, etc.
> And the Canadian side is the nice side!
They're lonely - just want somebody to talk to. (Really, that is a JOKE
I am making.)
One time (just barely pre 9/11/2001, IIRC) we were headed South to
Montana after a couple of weeks in Canada, and crossed the border at a
relatively quiet border crossing. The Canadian side folks talked to us
a pretty long time - we really did wonder if they just wanted someone to
talk to. Took, maybe, 15 minutes
The US side - maybe 20 *seconds*.
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