10-08-2014, 12:26 PM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Total Cats: 27
WTB USA - Canadian going to Idaho - advice on better automotive & hardware stores
Heading to Idaho for a family event. Have not been on US soil for 8 years. I really like the US for your freedoms & rights, the weather and because it truly is the promised land. I'm 6 hours north of the MT border. I'm buying up all your US items because they are sometimes 50% cheaper that what we pay. Even all the little items add up when every single one is 50-25% cheaper, so I'm nickle and dimeing myself poor when I go down there.
3 small examples Rotella T6 5L CAN $38-48 US $23
Maxlife ATF 5L CAN $29 US $18
RockAuto order was $100 CAN shipped to MT, priced out at $320 CAN locally (4 shocks and 4 wiper blades, yes wiper blades because they are 4 times cheaper at RA)
I already placed my RockAuto/FM orders to ship to a border holding business.
I'll be buying some items and loading up my van. I need a bunch of silicone hose, some metric bolts, an exhaust spreader, maybe some tires etc. Wal-Mart is way cheaper for oils so I will be buying oils there, and maybe some electronics.
I also need some Reflectix, peel-n-seal, exhaust slip clamp, few hand tools, a clay bar, some Menzerna SI 2000 or IP 2000 (haven't decided), polishing pads, etc
Is siliconeintakes.com better pricing than any Brick & Mortar stores ?
What is a good autoparts, hardware store for the above needs? I hear talk of AutoZone, Lowes, HomeDepot, anyone else ?
If I could I'd fill a tanker truck with gasoline and milk because of your prices I would do that as well....... I will be taking the sunshine and Vitamin D back for free at least.....