KLook wrote:the most evident one for me is that U.S. citizens desire to pay a low price for the products we purchase as a whole.
If it is only US citizens then explain the hordes of Canadians that go so far as to charter buses to shop in Maine. And I hear is is the same at all border crossings.
I was linking our desire for low priced items to that of items manufactured outside of the U.S....If those items were made here in the U.S....we all know they would be significantly more pricey. And your are absolutely correct on Canadians coming to the U.S. on not just "spending sprees", everyday good: milk, chicken, turkey, cereal and gasoline are the most common items, as the price for those things in Canada are nearly double.