I totally agree with other posters about the price gouging at Home Depot in Canada. The price has gone from $797 fo $897 to $948, while the US price has remained at $599 (approx $810 Can). I am within an hour's drive of the US border (Port Huron MI) but it is hardly worth the trip because I will have to pay over $100 in duties (returning same day). Can EGO not exert some pressure on Home Depot to offer a more reasonable price? And why is Home Depot the only store that sells it? No online purchase option? Some competition would be nice! I would like to see a few more reviews before buying the EGO--some parts of the Maritime provinces have had heavy snow in the last few days, so if there are any EGO owners in that part of Canada, please share your thoughts! And were the EGO manufacturers not able to test their product on real snow anywhere?? Their video demo uses wet sawdust! I think using real snow, with odd-sized chunks of ice would inspire more confidence.