April 23, 2011

where to shop? give us a break...



so today i went shopping in buffalo instead of my usual - toronto. every time i go there i am AMAZED by the crazy huge selection and great sales! i bought way too much (found urban, tons of shoe stores, super outlet stores for beauty supplies AKA $5 OPI colours including shatter...). for the first time today i also declared what i purchased at the border. id rather pay that amount than be caught. but this is what made me so annoyed - Canada is taxing me for stimulating the US economy and not theirs, which i understand. but this problem could be easily avoided - get better stores, prices, and selection in Canada! the dollar is really strong though so i guess it was okay, it's just really irritating that you spend money, and are then taxed AGAIN on it when you are already paying the US taxes and the price of the clothing. you'd also think that since the US and Canada are neighbours and bffs they could maybe make a better deal so that we both help stimulate each others economies? just a thought.