[LMB] Worldview (1) Now OT: meat-grinders and jams and jellies and handmade stuff

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Fri Dec 16 13:11:06 GMT 2016

On Fri, 16 Dec 2016 02:00:41 +0000 (UTC), "M. Haller Yamada"
<thefabmadamem at yahoo.com> wrote:

>Damn, damn, damn. Markus reminded me of why (well, one reason why) I'm not a 
>big-time importer of the rare and exotic . . . I'm an expensive plane ride 
>from the customs office, at least the one in Tokyo. I could probably bring in 
>$500 worth of meat grinders in an extra bag. But ordering from China and 
>getting them through customs? Sounds like a headache.
It's an oursourceable headache, though. I know someone who imports and
sells items from China.  Apart from the samples he got five years ago,
he's never actually clapped eyes on any of the items.  He used a
combination of import agent and drop-shipper, and send invoices and
delivery labels through as PDFs.

>Plus, I have the sales skills of Mark Vorkosigan . . . people are vaguely 
>uneasy when I turn on the Salesmanship. 
>Oh well, it was a fun little fantasy while it lasted. I have a friend who grew 
>up in the butchering business. I live on an island with too many deer (I think 
>hunters get bonuses for shooting them in some areas). And I have a good recipe 
>for a couple of different kinds of sausages . . . . Teaching DIY sausage-
>making and selling supplies SOUNDS like a lovely little sideline, but I won't 
>get rich doing it. (-: I'd be lucky if I got minimum wage doing it. 
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