Black Cardinal wrote:
True, and I agree, but there is more paperwork when you ship internationally out of the U.S. The last time I did it, I had to fill out a longish-form to satisfy export requirements, and it's a pain. You have to look up ECCNs on a federal website. Even if it's no money out of the pocket of the seller, it is time.
If you use the post office, that's not true. There's a little green card with the address and contents and value. "Joe Sixpack, $50, circuit board." That's it.
I can understand some uneasiness about packages getting lost halfway around the world or being grafted by some Argentine Customs crooks or trashed by the Italian post office but Canada ? Silly.
What I don't understand is why our government requires all of this red tape for small shipments by individuals or small businesses.
In the case of China, the United States' largest trading "partner", they should demand that you have the package individually inspected by the Inspection Bureau, have a long list of items that
be shipped, charge 50% duty and tax, and a long long looong list of other bullcrap. China does.
You people are such tools. There is absolutely no reason to "re-evaluate the yuan." Just impose exacttly the same restrictions on Chinese imports that they impose on American ones. But no. You don't want a middle class. You don't want the average person to have a decent life. You all want to swivel around in overstuffed $1500 chairs and play bigshot Manager. That ain't gonna work, Bunky. Look around.