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Help me decipher this Alibaba merchant's message?

I've paid for a large wholesale order that comes with several types of items. The order is shipping from China. Merchant wants to swap out one of the items bearing a licensed character image for an item without that image because "will be the customs check". What exactly is he saying? [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Oct 30, 2014 - 11 answers

Feasability of importing used Dutch / Danish / German bike to USA

Does anyone have experience with trying to import *used* Dutch bikes (or Danish, or German, etc) into the USA? I've only been able to find *new* bikes for sale, and they tend to cost much more than similarly priced American / Chinese / Taiwanese re-makes (Linus, WorkCycles, Etc). [more inside]
posted by NYC-BB on Jul 12, 2014 - 7 answers

How do I source products from in and around Europe?

Hello all I'm thinking about starting an import business specialising in very high quality and hard to find products, particularly tools and machinery. I'm having trouble finding good quality online directories that list manufacturers like Alibaba that target Europe. Does anybody have any advice on finding products in Europe? Thank you kindly
posted by Jimmeh on Apr 12, 2014 - 7 answers

Potential issues with importing a Wii U from UK to Australia?

If I were to import a Wii U from the UK to Australia, what problems might I face? Inability to access bundled downloads? [more inside]
posted by dumbland on Sep 1, 2013 - 1 answer

Procuring a very specific tequila

How can I get at least two bottles (and as much as a case) of Teoctli agave distillation—tequila— here in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Aug 5, 2013 - 10 answers

What should I tell the customs agent about the $$ value of my car?

We will be importing a 2004 Honda Accord into Canada this weekend, I hope. We must pay taxes (16% of value of the car!) when we bring it in. It is up to us to put a value on the the car and hope the customs agent accepts our assessment. If they don't accept it, they will put their own value on the car and we must accept that and pay taxes accordingly. Two questions: how would you assess the value? And how would you try to pay the least amount possible? [more inside]
posted by picklebird on Jun 19, 2013 - 21 answers

How do I sound like a wholesaler contacting another b2b company.

How do I sound like a wholesaler in email to make inquiries from an overseas company? I'm doing a bit of amateur investigative journalism and need some pointers. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Dec 17, 2012 - 4 answers

Importing a German R.V. to the U.S.

Is there a cost effective way of importing a German vehicle, that is not sold in the U.S., to the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by tangyraspberry on Dec 7, 2012 - 11 answers

Buying/Importing from China & India

I want to buy products from Chinese and Indian suppliers to sell on my popular web site. I don’t have any buying experience and I’ve been trying to learn as much as I can. But so far I haven’t been able to find anyone with actual experience who is willing to advise me (and I have tried SCORE). And the advice I’ve found on the net has been too general and often not very credible. I also want to buy merchandise that is a little unusual, like stepper motors and CNC controllers. I’ve used services like DHgate and IndiaMart to identify potential vendors but I have no clue about what to ask and how to word my inquires so I don’t sound completely clueless. At this point I just want to find out if I can buy products at prices that will make selling them worthwhile. And if I do go ahead I want to start with some small orders. Will most manufacturers accept $500 to $1000 orders for items that cost $20-$50? Do you have any other advice you can give me?
posted by someonesomewhere on Oct 14, 2011 - 4 answers

duties on a bike imported into australia

YANML or Customs agent: i'm importing a cargo bike to australia, I've been told there is an import duty concession for complete bikes but i'm confused. The bike (which has not been sent yet) will be arriving at the port, I've never had to clear anything through customs before and am keen to hear from anyone with advice on how to make it simple. Oh and my cargo bike has three wheels so it's technically a tricycle. [more inside]
posted by compound eye on Dec 22, 2010 - 7 answers

‘Sel Magique, Sel Magique, wherefore art thou Sel Magique?’

Does anyone know anywhere in the UK I might be likely to buy ‘Sel Magique’ salt and herb mix? [more inside]
posted by jaffacakerhubarb on Dec 13, 2010 - 10 answers

How much to mark up imported goods for retail, specifically, jewelry?

How much to mark up imported goods for resale, specifically, jewelry? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Nov 12, 2010 - 6 answers

Small business needs to keep postal mailbox costs low

I need to receive business shipments. How can I keep my postal mailbox costs low? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Nov 3, 2010 - 8 answers

How to import a butterfly to Canada?

Butterfly effects: Do I need a permit to bring a dead butterfly (Morpho cypris) back into Canada? [more inside]
posted by findango on Jun 28, 2010 - 3 answers

Selling on Amazon?

How to be successful as a professional Amazon merchant and how to limit one's risk? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jun 16, 2010 - 5 answers

Mail Trouble

How can I retrieve messages from Outlook Express and transfer them to Outlook 2007? Complications inside. [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Jun 14, 2010 - 6 answers

Can you help me brainstorm ideas for small items to import for resale?

Can you help me brainstorm ideas for small items to import for resale? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on May 7, 2010 - 10 answers

Moving to Canada. B4 I go...

Just married, and moving from San Diego to join my husband (non-resident, living in CA on a work visa) in Toronto, Canada. Customs forms? Tips? Advice? Help! [more inside]
posted by routergirl on Jun 4, 2009 - 9 answers

What do I need to import items from USA and abroad for the purpose of reselling

I just got a new job in a retail store in Toronto, Canada. We want to import items from the USA and Europe in order to resell them. I am concerned about getting hit with customs/duty/taxes/broker fees/etc. What fees am I able to avoid and how can I avoid them. Who do I need to contact in order to get this stuff across the border as quickly and cheaply as possible. [more inside]
posted by You Should See the Other Guy on May 27, 2009 - 15 answers

Don't shoot, I'm a book dealer

What can I expect from a US border guard if I go into the USA from Canada carrying packages of things I've sold on ebay to mail in the USA? [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Mar 23, 2009 - 7 answers

Where can I get "exotic" meat in Australia?

I'm looking to buy some "exotic" meat in Australia. Which kinds are available here and where could I buy them from? [more inside]
posted by Eastgate on Jan 20, 2009 - 6 answers

WordPress noob totally frustrated trying to export from

Way old version of WordPress ( I need to upgrade, obviously. I am considering switching hosts at the same time and so I am trying to figure out how to export the current blog so I can import it once upgraded at either current or new host. But I can't figure out how to export on and I am so frustrated. [more inside]
posted by librarina on Nov 1, 2008 - 5 answers

Importing Foods

What is the official procedure (in New York, say) for selling or distributing a canned product imported from another country? Are there specific licenses that need to be obtained? [more inside]
posted by dminor on Dec 12, 2007 - 3 answers

How can I import RAW photos onto my computer?

How can I import RAW photos onto my computer? My camera & scanner wizard has disappeared and the two photography software I use both cant manage it. [more inside]
posted by criticalbill on Nov 23, 2007 - 8 answers

Need to keep my text and formatting...

MS Access: Text in Excel column formatted (with returns and pseudo-bulleted lists), and more than 255 characters... [more inside]
posted by eatdonuts on Nov 14, 2007 - 10 answers

Apple doesn't like Firefox?

Anyone have any advice on getting an Ipod Touch to import my firefox bookmarks and passwords?
posted by Keith Talent on Sep 25, 2007 - 6 answers

Need help importing old emails to Apple Mail

How do I get Apple Mail to correctly import multiple emails with the same subject header? [more inside]
posted by valleys on Jul 23, 2007 - 6 answers

How can I import foreign drinks in the US?

Is there any way I can obtain non-mainstream European brands of hard cider in the US? [more inside]
posted by cyrusdogstar on May 30, 2007 - 10 answers

Where are you my delta...

Lancia Deltas are great cars - why are there none/next to none in the US? [more inside]
posted by devilsbrigade on Mar 20, 2007 - 12 answers

Mac OS X CD Cataloguing Program

Does anyone know of a mac program to catalogue cds - which will allow me to IMPORT my exisiting files (.csv) from my PC Music catalogue program? [more inside]
posted by Megamix on Mar 11, 2007 - 5 answers

Help me move my playlist across the file structure divide.

I have 2 installations of iTunes. I want to transfer a play-list from one to the other. Both have identical libraries. However the file paths of the two libraries is different on each computer. Is there a way to do this? Theres [more inside]
posted by gergtreble on Jan 30, 2007 - 9 answers

Why can't I rip mp3s?

For some reason, when I try to rip/import anything off a CD, all the audio on my laptop slows down to a choppy crawl. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Oct 23, 2006 - 6 answers

You want me to sell WHAT?

Can a retail store sell products carrying clearly recognisable logos from other corporations, if those logos are not copied but taken from existing products? [more inside]
posted by valleys on Oct 13, 2006 - 19 answers

Determined to own a London Taxi

I've fallen in love with London Taxis, but I live in the US where they're almost nonexistent. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by azuresunday on Sep 1, 2006 - 12 answers

Make my Honda legal, eh?

I am moving back to Canada, and want to take my car. Problem: it needs daytime running lights installed to be legal, and the Honda dealership said they can't do it. [more inside]
posted by bumpkin on Aug 3, 2006 - 8 answers

Recent experience with prescriptions from Canada?

Is it no longer safe to order prescriptions from Canada? I know there was a US Customs crackdown recently, but was that temporary? Any first-hand experience appreciated. [more inside]
posted by shifafa on Jul 4, 2006 - 6 answers

New Computer, Old Data

New computer, yet want all my old stuff... I have a new (to me) G4. I want to take all of my stuff, but most specifically my Thunderbird email and settings (bolded for easy scanning on the page) and put it on the new computer. [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on May 11, 2006 - 8 answers

WIll Customs seize my robot pals?

PirateFilter: Question about bringing VCDs into the good ol' U.S. of A. Yarrr. {MI} [more inside]
posted by ruddhist on Feb 4, 2005 - 13 answers

Can I import some Coca-Cola Light?

NotQuitePepsiBlueFilter: Vacationing in Europe, I was surprised and pleased by the flavor of Coca-Cola Light, which is not made with the same formula as the rather dire-tasting American Diet Coke. The drink tastes pretty much the same as Coke's new C2, but instead of that soda's bizarre half-sugar, half-sweetener compromise, the European Coke Light does it with no sugar or calories. Why they don't sell this stuff in America is truly beyond me.

Thing is, I'd like to import some -- and while imports of other (slightly stiffer) European beverages are common, I can't find anywhere locally or on Google who will sell it to Americans. Then again, my EU language skills are lacking. Anywhere I can have a 12-pack of this stuff shipped to me?
posted by eschatfische on Dec 5, 2004 - 27 answers

How to import updated bookmarks from IE to Firefox?

Finally decided to make Firefox my default browser, but the bookmarks it imported from IE are four months old. Is there any way to get the updated ones without handcopying?
posted by casarkos on Mar 8, 2004 - 3 answers

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