I am in Ontario, Canada. I am near the border so I do get stuff shipped to US side and pick up. I will check out eBay, thanks.Where are you located? I often buy heavier thhn/thxn on Ebay there are a few wholesale sellers that are cheaper than my local supply house and they have 25foot increments. Many sources available online nowadays.
As for the Hayward panel I saw you mention the t15 bundle with aaquaplus. The automation and subpanel features are very nice it's worth it in the end I'm glad I went that route over timers
E: Also, the AQR15 and the Aquaplus are a fair bit cheaper in the US but supposedly they are tracked by serial number and if you buy a US-sold Hayward SWG and bring it and install it in Canada, your warranty is void. So I am stuck paying the higher price for the exact same item - yay!