Is it worth the trouble/effort to buy IKEA in Canada and drive it back into the US?
October 6, 2009 8:11 AM Subscribe
Anyone with experience buying and bringing IKEA stuff from Canada into the US?
posted by davertron to Shopping (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I want to drive up to the IKEA in Montreal to purchase some furniture because it's the closest IKEA to where I live here in Vermont (about 2 hours away). I'm guessing that you probably have to deal with import procedures when coming back into the states if you spend a certain amount of money or are bringing back a big truck full of stuff. Does anyone have any experience with this? Do you think I could avoid it if I had a van vs. a Uhaul or something similar? What would this procedure involve? Would the current exchange rate make it worth the trouble?
I'm planning on buying some bigger items, so it might be difficult to sneak through unnoticed, but I might be able to borrow a decently sized van or something if needs-be.