Yes, I could have waited until the Canadian launch, but the pull was just too much for me to resist. I bought my first iPad on the first day it became available.
I ordered mine through the US Apple Store, had it shipped to the UPS Store in Ogdensburg, NY, which is about a half-hour drive for me. Paid my GST & PST, plus the $5 UPS fee and now I’m busy exploring the finer points of how I can use this as a mobile wordcruncher. So far, I must say that it’s looking rather promising.