I loved my ego Snowblower that I bought last year. Alas, someone stole my unit in the spring when the kids left the garage door open one afternoon. I still have all the batteries and charger, etc. I'd rather not spend another $900 on a replacement blower that comes with batteries. I see at Home Depot US I can purchase the STN2100 without batteries but this is not available in Canada. Is there anyway to just buy the unit in Canada sans batteries?