K will try to answer both posts.
Scotty, yeah probably can be done. Give David Chown
an email off board and you can set it up through him. I can answer any questions you have though - email me.
Yeah, by the time they get to Canada and go through all the hoops, loops and other dances the feds want us to play with, it ends up costing $200.00 Canadian.
Give you an example, received a package I ordered the other day. Supposed to be free trade right - when it showed up it cost me another $60.00 in tax and border handling fees.... god that hurts! But if you need something you have to pay for it.
Another example, I need about $20.00 Cdn in parts for my Thunderbird. Only place to getem is in Texas. Based on the last order for these parts, shipping, duty, tax and border charges should end up costing me another $50..-75.00 bucks. Too bad I can't get these parts in Canada.
Now as to comparisons - I have only seen the OEM boxes and the Steiner boxes. They appear to be identical. They are stamped. Pretty well made, but in some very obvious places such as the cover - you can tell that it is no where near the original. The lip is too thin and curves upward because of the stamping process.
Now, if these $85.00 boxes do that, what do you think a $30.00 box will look like????? Course now, that is just me opinion. I just refuse to pay tha much for something that doesn't make me happy. I also figure that I might as well try to be as close to original as possible.