Yep - GST and PST and the customs charge added to each EB order (which usually takes between 1 and 2 weeks to arrive here). Still I think with the generally reasonable prices (even though the U.S. $ conversion is always an extra sting) and the flat shipping rate allowing that charge to be averaged out among the number of items in an order (I am starting to make larger orders to save - theoretically
in this way), it still works out to be on the whole cheaper than some retailers.
Plus of course about 90% of Ernie's stock is never available here which makes it an attractive proposition...I buy what makes it to store shelves locally, so I can free up spots in my next EB's order for stuff that will never show up here. I've been dealing with Ernie's now for about five or six years I guess...I've dealt with some other sites but shipping charges just get too prohibitive and I always end up sticking with Ernie.