Sorry Brandogg, after talking with the representative, enough money was knocked off that it was less than $10 more expensive than you and I could ship it somewhere here in Ontario.
That being said, I can say that I have emerged unscathed from Nintendo's support hotlines. I found the whole thing to be very well organized; the automated menus weren't terribly long or obtuse. After navigating said menus, I made it clear that I would need to speak to somebody and was only put on hold for a few seconds (I assume that discrepency can be explained by human reaction time on the other end.)
The representative was very nice and, as I said, was able to nix the price a bit for me which was great.
Overall, a positive experience for which I give Nintendo kudos.
P.S. During my brief time on hold, I learned that they play Zelda's Lullaby while you wait