Meh Windows 8 isn't thaat bad
but for the parents its going to be Windows 7 for sure. Don't need to teach them a whole new operating system
We have a similar situation up here though, you can avoid provincial sales tax if you order online from another province (all 8% of it here in Manitoba
), but your still stuck paying the 5% federal sales tax.
Amazon's prices in general on electronics are just terrible in Canada, I don't really know anyone who uses them.