I've bought my Tombo Aeroreeds direct from Japan. Here in North America, Tombos aren't "officially" imported but the deals from eBay or amazon third party sellers are often really good. They are usually available with free shipping or very nominal shipping. I think I even bought a Manji direct from Japan.
Of course, in Canada, the government can't be bothered to collect tax or duty. This is the great advantage of living in a GIANT country with a widespread population. The authorities are so busy looking for drugs that just about everything gets a pass.
"Hey Bob, where are the tax and duty forms for this stuff?"
"What have you got?"
"It a box of harmonicas"
"Harmonicas? Geezuz...don't waste time with friggin' harrmonicas. Get them out of here. We're looking for methamphetamine."
Not a victim of H.A.S. this time. My wife bought me a new harmonica at SPAH! It is a chord by Easttop, blow only and has 2 more chords than my Tombo. Quality? Looks ok, I will try it out in a
day or two.
Does this really count though? She asked what I would like for my birthday.
Oh yes,, it is the pocket chord.
The heaviest bag I took on vacation was my harmonica bag. It even weighed more than Lynn's
suitcase! I hope I didn't scare anyone with it as is says NRA on the side. LOL