Once in a rare while, things are cheaper in Canada.
As a treat, last week I purchased Keith Jarrett's 'Sun Bear' concerts, an 8-CD collection of jazz piano concerts made in Japan.
(While I was a university student in the late 1970s at UBC, the multi-record LP version was around $100 -- completely unaffordable, considering I was making around $5/hr in my summer job at Alcan in Kitimat. And unreasonably priced, considering most pop records sold for $3.99 back then. My friends and I would handle the boxed set upstairs at A&B Sound on Seymour Street -- the most expensive set of records we knew about. Eventually, the cellophane began to tear.)
I checked amazon.com last week, where the 8-CD set was US$108. Hmmm.... my wife has a discount card for Chapters.ca (the only national bookstore chain in Canada). CDN$109, so cheaper than US, but the 10% discount applies only to books.
At amazon.ca, it was CDN$101 -- $35 less than the US price, in Canadian funds. (Since then, amazon.com has lowered the price 10%, but it's still CDN$20 cheaper in Canada.)
So now I have to wait for amazon.ca to get around to shipping it. In a couple of weeks, they tell me.