Santa Monica, California, USA
Hi Mysteria. Could be worse. One US dollar = about 63 US cents.
I feel SOOO ahead of the curve, having done most of my shopping at either Goodwill or the St. Matthew's Thrift Shop for years now, so come on down!
Last year I picked up a Ralph Lauren camel's hair overcoat, made, I think, from the hair of a real camel, for US $6.00, which equates roughly to $6.95 Canadian. Try finding THAT on eBay!
Plus, if you wear it, you don't have to declare it, so the Canada customs guys won't slap you with the dreaded VAT. Or at least you can get by with it. If questioned, I'd claim it was a family heirloom and try to avoid discussing whose family.
Oh, and if you happen to score a pair of Prada's on eBay, have the seller ship them as a gift worth $10.00. No VAT. And if some bored customs employee actually opens the box, what are they going to find? A pair of used shoes, right?
I used to sell on eBay all the time until prices dropped below garage sale levels for perfectly good garage sale items, and folks began complaining when I charged actual shipping costs for actually shipping things.