[FoRK] The end of shopping around

Stephen D. Williams <sdw at lig.net> on Fri Jun 29 18:23:37 PDT 2007

Owen Byrne wrote:
> I'm guessing that works about as well as Canadians buying from US 
> online sellers. Once you're finished with customs brokers, duties, 
> taxes, the price is a joke.
> Oh, and that NAFTA thing? Only for stuff 100% manufactured in the US, 
> Mexico or Canada. Which basically means nothing.
Most computer and finished electronics have no duties, taxes, etc.
I checked this out in detail before importing from Taiwan.
Somewhere I have links that give the tables that indicate detailed 
product categories and what is due.

BTW, if you are doing small-time stuff, DHL seems to be invaluable in 
dealing with customs, etc.

> Owen
> Sat N wrote:
>> The fix is easy, buy stuff from Canada online sellers.
>> On 6/29/07, Adam L Beberg <beberg at mithral.com> wrote:
>>> J. Andrew Rogers wrote on 6/29/2007 12:52 PM:
>>> > This particular decision does not allow collusion among 
>>> manufacturers,
>>> > it moves more of the price competition risk from the retailer to the
>>> > manufacturer.  Bottom-feeders and under dogs will still exploit those
>>> > that set a minimum price mercilessly, it will just move to a 
>>> different
>>> > part of the supply chain if anyone bothers to actually do it.
>>> Have you forgotten our patent system? There _is_ no supply chain now,
>>> it's manufacturer sets price, and ships you item. The only point of
>>> resellers was the drive down price on old stuff. An ATI graphics card
>>> for example is $100 more on the ATI website then other places, but now
>>> that ends, yay for ATI, yay for all companies.
>>> And if you think people don't collude, how is it you remember to 
>>> breath?
>>> -- 
>>> Adam L. Beberg
>>> http://www.mithral.com/~beberg/
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