If you are considering a cross-border shopping trip to the USA, consider the following:
~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)
- Your odds of being shot by a lunatic, criminal, drunk or by the police in the USA are much much higher in the USA than in Canada. I have been shot at there dozens of times. In 1995 I decided never to return.
- If the border people find so much as a seed of marijuana (or anything that looks like marijuana) in your car, perhaps dropped there a year ago by a hitchhiker, perhaps even by your pet bird, they will impound your car and fine you $10,000 and give you a criminal record.
- If you need to exchange goods or have a warranty problem, you will have to wait until your next trip to deal with it.
- You are helping the big American retailers put the Canadian ones out of business, which puts your neighbours out of a job.