Worth It To Drive To The Us To Buy Butter?

Decorating By tsal Updated 29 Nov 2010 , 5:53pm by playingwithsugar

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tsal Posted 26 Nov 2010 , 10:26am
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I'd like some advice from my American friends on this one. I live in Canada, and the cheapest place I can find butter is a restaurant supply store that sells it for $3.79/lb.

I live about 45 mins from Plattsburgh, NY and I'm wondering if it would be worth it to drive down with a big cooler and stock up. It is cheaper there (although with gas prices ($1.13/litre) I'm wondering if it's worth it).
I'm definitely not going today (Black Friday) as I know it will be chaos at the border.

What do you think?

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playingwithsugar Posted 29 Nov 2010 , 5:53pm
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I don't know what the prices are like up there, but where I live, butter is running about $2.50 USD, and gas is around $2.80-2.90 USD for regular.

Using the XE Currency Converter ( www.xe.com ), the butter comes to about $2.55/lb (454 g), and gas is about 2.96/us gallon.

My question is - Are you sure the border patrols will allow you to cross over to buy a large quantity of butter? If so, come on over!

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