Thanks, AvroAero ... that's very helpful info.
If I can find the truck I'm looking for in the US for no more than $40-50K, then I am looking at GST+PST of no more than $7K, which is a lot ... but even with the extra (max) $1K for handling, it would be a max of $8K. That is still less than the $10-15K difference in prices between the two countries.
And here's the thing: Presumably I would have to pay GST and PST in Canada, too, if I were to buy it here? So it isn't as if I am paying more
taxes ... just the same
taxes. So the bottom line is that in the end I would save the entire $10-15K of price differential. That's not too shabby.
I have actually looked at the list of what vehicles can be imported, and the Ford Super Duty is not
excluded ... so I'm OK on that front.
That's useful information about the "temp status" from the Texas dealer. Definitely convenient.
One question: did you have to pay sales taxes in Texas, when you bought it? Texas isn't a sales-tax-free state, and that's what I am concerned about
: paying both
US and Canadian taxes.
(If I pull this off I'll be sure to track down that Canadian Tire guy.)