I recently replaced my Kitchen Aid Pro with a Cuisinart SM-70, which I like very much. I have wanted the Santos mixer/kneader for quite some time now but was unable to find any Canadian sources. I have contacted quite a few US retailers; by the time you add the currency exchange, duties, shipping, brokerage fees, etc. it was ridiculously expensive. On a hunch, I emailed Santos last night & this morning they emailed me back. To my surprise, they do have a Canadian distributor. I contacted the distributor this morning & spoke with the sales manager & after conversing with him for a while he agreed to sell it to me at dealer cost (which was less than half of retail) & no charge for shipping. Now the bad news, there's non in stock so I'm going to have wait 6-8 weeks.
Oh well, I'm sure it'll be worth the wait. If anyone is interested, I also have the number for the US distributor, based on my experience, I'm sure you'll get a much better deal than going through a retailer.