If you look at the “reputable” filament vendors, those price are pretty much similar. Personally I don’t print enough plastic to try saving a few bucks a roll, if it means running the risk of getting poor quality filament.
What I would like to see is smaller amounts, like 1 pound instead of 1kg, this would allow me to buy more colors.
As for shipping, ground shipping is $9.82 to Canada, which is pretty cheap…
No, the problem for me is that Lulzbot uses UPS. I consider UPS to be thieves, I always get charged huge customs clearance charges by UPS which for moderately priced products amount to almost as much as the product value! (fortunately it was not the case with my AO-100) This never happens with USPS or Fedex.
So I’ve been eagerly waiting for Lulzbot to ship filament from Toronto to buy a couple of ABS reels.