Nothing is cheaper in canada... your comment should have been everything is ridiculous in Canada, that is expensive....
You're both absolutely right. Let me give you another example of the outrageous difference between US and Canada : the price of the Monroe Quick Struts themselves.
For the Intrepid the best price I could find for the Quick Struts was $385 each. For 4 of them with the 13% tax = $1740
. That's just the struts - no installation. Canadian Tire Sale pricing doesn't count because they don't stock them for the Intrepid (I've tried 3 times in the last year during their 25% Off sales).
Typical installation is $285 per pair plus tax. So for all 4 the installation cost is $644.
Total for the whole thing in Ontario, Canada = $2384
From Rock Auto in the US, total cost for all 4 Quick Struts was $688 delivered to my Niagara Falls, NY pick-up address. With the currency exchange plus the 13% sales tax the bastards at the border make us pay, my cost was $816 (Canadian $) for all 4 Quick Struts. Less than half the cost of buying them in Canada ($1740)
Rear Through Bolts : $56.50 each Canada. $20.40 Rock Auto (US).
Front Sway bar links : $64.61 each Canada, About $30 Rock Auto (US)
Moog Problem Solver Tie Rod adjusters : about $55 each Canada. About $26 Rock Auto (US).
And it goes on and on.....