Us Canadians have been getting ripped on HD DVD players... I can guarantee that they would have sold a ton more had the prices closer reflected what can be found in the US. We are unable to order from amazon or most other web retailers out of the US. Regular prices are $100 more up here on the A2 for example, and the best sale until now has been roughly $50 off.
I was seriously considering heading down to the states since I live 20 mins from the border. I figured hitting a sale would easily save me some money over buying it up here.
However this sale is close enough that I just went and ordered it and will be picking it up tomorrow!!! yay... works out well too because I just sold my 360 add on today and have 9 HD DVDs (from amazon B1 G1) coming in that I can now watch right away