Hey thanks for your help. I actually picked up the equipment yesterday. Here is what I figured out along the way... When you are picking up commercial goods in the US, you may need to pay a user fee (perhaps for using their roads to carry commercial goods...?) I took along a utility trailer which may have been part of the reason I had to pay. Not a huge expense, $11.00USD. It is also worth stopping by Canada customs to pick up a NAFTA form if the item you are picking up is made in the US. You will need to get the seller to fill it out detailing what you bought from them (new or used) and its country of origin. ALSO, you need to get an importer's number for use when you return to Canada. Coming back through the border, you need to go to the commercial lane of customs as you are bringing in commercial goods. Once inside customs, you will have to use a computer to fill out a form that details what you bought etc. etc. It seems more daunting than it actually is, which is why brokers actually make money at this game. Just give yourself enough time to get through it all, and ask questions to make sure you are getting this part right. The first time through, I ended up with a bill of $160. The nice customs officer pointed out that I made a mistake and the next bill was for nothing more than the GST! Yahoo for free trade is what I say. All in all it was rather painless. a few bucks to the exchange rate, the GST and all is said and done. Whew.