Shipping to Brazil (was SCSI to IDE)
dm561 at torfree.net
Wed Dec 1 15:24:43 CST 2010
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2010 11:31:43 -0800
From: "Chuck Guzis" <cclist at sydex.com>
Subject: Re: SCSI to IDE
On 1 Dec 2010 at 14:13, William Donzelli wrote:
> Life is not Minecraft - sometimes it is easier/faster/better just to
> buy the tools we need. Used, good condition Taigs are really not all
> that much money.
Oh, agreed, when it's practical. But if it's arm-and-a-leg as in the
case of Alexandre, I recommend seeking alternatives. It may be
*much* cheaper to build with the results being "good enough".
My girlfriend is from Brazil, and as it happens her son wanted a small CNC
mill; he decided on a nice little kit from California, but even for a
relatively small package like that the shipping and duty would have tripled
the price, so we had it shipped up here to Toronto and she took it down in
her luggage on her next trip down, along with a Sony laptop for her daughter
also for less than half price. Around $3000 saved just on those two items.
I don't know if the high duties encourage local industry, but it sure looks
like they foster imagination and creativity in making do with what's
available locally; hard for us to imagine up here where stuff is so cheap.
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