Good idea, but I'm flying to Florida with my wife, a pug, a ragdoll cat, and 3 and 5 year old boys. My inlaws do the drive down which takes about 24 hours in total. They take all our suitcases so we only have to bring carry on. On the way back we will probably try and take a suitcase so my wife can bring back the mountains of clothes she gets from the millions of outlet malls and I'll try and stuff some of the electronics in the car. I used to bring back unique potato chips that were not available in Canada but the waist line is not allowing that this year :P
I'm looking into the possibility of mailing the subs home and applying my duty free 750 allowance towards the subs.
UPS uses me like a dime store whore. Just some examples. They managed to play football with some triad speakers I ordered. They literally arrived in pieces and dumped on my door step. This after we had gone twice to the depot to try and pick them up as they had left a card at the door. Each time they couldn't find them. All 3 triad golds were totally ruined. Next order they lost 2 of the 3 buttkickers I ordered. And all the while charging insane brokerage and other fees. Last two items my wife ordered that *had* to be shipped UPS (even though the company swore the 2nd time they would ship USPS) both had extra charges that exceeded the price she paid on the goods. I complained so much I think we had a year's worth of free credits with them.
I will say that UPS in the US has always been great. I've ordered things while staying there and had nothing but outstanding delivery.