Re: Shipping via International Priority Mail?
- From: rjn <email4rjn@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2008 11:21:26 -0700 (PDT)
"Lumpy" <lu...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Everyone knows that digital cameras are available
everywhere in Chile.
Chilean aside - while researching some product compatibility
issues, I learned that the company I presently work for at
one time offered Chilean versions of some of its products.
This was not a trivial matter of a few unique SKUs. They
had to re-engineer for local regulations (which looked
mostly like expensive palm greasing to me).
For that effort, the few that were sold there resulted in
someone in Chile reverse-engineering a profitable
That wouldn't have been a big deal, had they confined
distribution of the clones to the local market, but they
sold them worldwide. We found out when they were
found being promoted at a European trade show.
Official complaints got nowhere. Evidently, patents are
as well enforced in Chile as Section 419 is in Nigeria.
The company stopped selling to Chile.
I have sold internationally on eBay. I expect to expand
such sales when I resume selling. Chile will not come
off the block list, and exceptions will be made only for
those using US ship-to or US forwarders.
To the OP: yes, you could lose:
- the item,
- the money,
- get kicked in the DSRs and
- get negged.
But remember, when you don't get what you intended,
you are getting valuable experience.
Regards, Bob Niland mailto:name@xxxxxxxxxxx
http://www.access-one.com/rjn email4rjn AT yahoo DOT com
NOT speaking for any employer, client or Internet Service Provider.