I was chatting with a friend of mine the other day about a car that he wanted to purchase. We live in Alberta, Canada and he's looking at purchasing a Lexus. It's a well known fact that cars (as well as pretty much everything else) is less expensive in the US. Since we live relatively close to the border, he was planning to drive to Washingon to pick up his car which he was planning to purchase from a Lexus dealer there. (The lower price in combination with the strong Canadian Dollar made it a very worth while venture... he would save upwards of $12,000CDN on his vehicle). To make a long story short, he called the dealership and they told him that they weren't able to sell a car to him because he's a Canadian citizen. Apparently this is standard amongst dealerships who have both North and South of the border dealerships. It really makes you wonder... how free are we afterall? Any comments?