A lot of the radios and stuff in Canada are now cheaper than in the US. That wasn't the case in the beginning but it is now. Take the Starmate 5. It's $99 CAN. Or the Stiletto 2 which comes with a Car Kit for the MSRP of $299 CAN. Those are better deals than here. Their Boomboxes are more expensive. The pricing structure is just different I guess which like you say encourages people to sometimes buy from the US.