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    Import / Export - Experience

    Has anyone got any experience with Importing or Exporting Goods?

    I am interested to know
    What kind of profits you have made?
    If you had any tax issues?
    What products you were involved with?
    What countries you traded with?
    What platform you traded on, i.e. Ebay/Alibaba/Private?

    Have been meaning to try and invest some time into looking into this for a while, so interested to hear peoples experiences.

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    A good friend of mine had a small (2 trucks, 3 people) buisness transporting cryogenic equipement and related stuff between Kirgisia and Germany (Siemens).

    What kind of profits you have made?
    Donīt know the amount of money he made; definitely not much.

    If you had any tax issues?
    Just the normal taxes plus tariffs (which the contracting firm pays for), but there much unexpected bureaucracy involved when transporting goods through another country. Plus there are a lot of bribes to be paid in the former sowjet-states (itīs just part of the economic culture there).
    So make sure that you have someone who knows culture and people when exporting/importing from other countries.

    Iīll be seeing the guy again in 2-3 weeks; if you have any specific questions, I can ask him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenMMA View Post
    Has anyone got any experience with Importing or Exporting Goods?

    Yeah, posting on Bullshido is definitely the way to learn all about the import/export biz. It's not the stupidest thing in the world at all.

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    I export stick beatings, and when others try to make me import them I return to sender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivington View Post
    Yeah, posting on Bullshido is definitely the way to learn all about the import/export biz. It's not the stupidest thing in the world at all.
    Are you assuming Bullshido would be the one and only resource I would when looking into the import/export business?

    That would be a pretty silly assumption to make.

    As the title suggests, I am interested in hearing about other peoples experiences within that business, given that within an hour of posting the question someone has not only replied but also offered to assist me with any specific questions I have, I think its fair to say the idea of posting this topic in the "Off topic" section of Bullshido is not as "Stupid" as you are trying to imply.

    What would be nice is that if you had nothing to offer in regards to the actual topic at hand then perhaps you should save yourself and everyone else some time by refraining from pressing submit button and use the time instead searching for a topic you can actually contribute something worthy to.

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    Has anyone got any experience with Importing or Exporting Goods?
    Yes.

    As for the rest, that is a trade secret. Why would I want to give up my hard earned experience to you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenMMA View Post
    Are you assuming Bullshido would be the one and only resource I would when looking into the import/export business?
    Nope, but that you have decided to make it one of them demonstrates how fucking stupid you are.


    As the title suggests, I am interested in hearing about other peoples experiences within that business, given that within an hour of posting the question someone has not only replied but also offered to assist me with any specific questions I have, I think its fair to say the idea of posting this topic in the "Off topic" section of Bullshido is not as "Stupid" as you are trying to imply.
    I'm not trying to imply anything. I'm being explicit: it is stupid, you are stupid. If you think that someone saying that he has a friend with a couple of trucks is a decent lead, you've already failed.

    What would be nice is that if you had nothing to offer in regards to the actual topic at hand then perhaps you should save yourself and everyone else some time by refraining from pressing submit button and use the time instead searching for a topic you can actually contribute something worthy to.
    But the topic IS how stupid you are—as it has been with virtually all your Boff Topic threads so far. And clearly I have lots to contribute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivington View Post
    If you think that someone saying that he has a friend with a couple of trucks is a decent lead, you've already failed.
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    What is even more funny is that the lead is from someone in Germany. That person's friend delivers stuff to Siemens. Wonder what it takes to get in with a large medical co in the US?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoonDog View Post
    That person's friend delivers stuff to Siemens.
    I think I've seen that porno before.

    "Hi, I'm the delivery guy. I hear you wanted to import some Siemens."

    "Yeah, I want you to export your product all over my chest, but I forgot to bring money. Is there any other way I can pay?"

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