Philipc4u59 wrote:I need to warn you to "cease & desist":
1. Implying anything; bulk shipping to me is more than one package - in my situation 3-4 (as mentioned).
2. You are trying to defame my good intentions by mentioning a "shipping container"; never mentioned.
Sounds like you and I have differing opinions on the definition of defamatory - and bulk shipping for that matter. I see nothing at all defamatory about setting up a hypothetical situation ("You can say that a shipping container full of coffee that you are exporting...") based on a condition.
tr.v. de·famed, de·fam·ing, de·fames
1. To damage the reputation, character, or good name of by slander or libel. See Synonyms at malign.
hy·po·thet·i·cal (hp-tht-kl) also hy·po·thet·ic (-thtk)
1. Of, relating to, or based on a hypothesis: a hypothetical situation. See Synonyms at theoretical.
a. Suppositional; uncertain. See Synonyms at supposed.
b. Conditional; contingent.
A hypothetical circumstance, condition, scenario, or situation: OK, let's consider this possibility thenjust as a hypothetical.
I called you no names, made no false, libelous, statements about you or your character, commented on the topic, and said nothing that would be considered defamatory by the legal (or any other) sense of the word. In fact, in the last sentence of my last post I stated that I find you an inspiration to others.
Philipc4u59 wrote:From your experience, would 20 kl of roasted coffee beans (all in sealed packs) be allowed?
Or should I keep the roasted beans in one large container & let my contacts in the US - bag for me?
Still concerned when the US customs regs. say "for personal use"; that could be subject to interpretation.
By "20kl" I'm assuming you mean 20kg? You can see how one would interpret that amount as being more than just for "personal use," unless by a bag or two for Aunt Mable you mean 10 kilo sacks for Aunt Mable to rebag for you? I would think Customs would consider 20 kg to be beyond the reasonable limit of "personal use" as well. You are rather vague in your postings - sometimes suggesting your interest is as a "start-up/small business" other times suggesting you only want to ship a bag or two to Aunt Mable. No bad intentions on my part by suggesting you are trying to ship as a business if you are not going to be clear in your posted intentions - I'm not a mind reader.
I notice that should I, teamoperu, or Sergio Bernales give our opinions we are called names and told to CEASE AND DESIST, but should others offer comments or opinion critical of your business ideas (using mules to transport coffee) or cultural insensitivities ("Peruvians are like little children," or your idea to hire someone to stand outside of Radio Shack and yell CRIMINAL at passerby's) they don't receive the same treatment. I'm guessing you're still sore because I took up the cause of several others who had issues with your use of caps and decided to change to LOUDER tactics when the opinions and concerns of my fellow "little guys" went unheard and then ignored. I'm curious. Will sbaustin be called names and falsely accused of defaming you simply for stating a fact based opinion that is contrary to your own on a recent thread (FROM RUSSIA - WITH LOVE???) or will he get a "Great POST, you "sure" are an expert on the Internet, "keep" up the GREAT posting?"
I went to business school so business related topics, such as how others conduct business, interest me. When I run my ideas by people or ask for opinions/advice I take what others have to say into consideration. Most likely I'll respond to the content of their opinion and further broaden the depth of the conversation through meaningful dialogue. At the end of the day I'll take their advice or I won't, but I don't call them names or falsely accuse them of defaming me for offering their (perhaps differing) opinion. Why bother asking for advice and opinion otherwise? I'm not one for asking for opinion to only hear the sound of my own voice or to be reassured by "yes men." It's also been noticed that when we offer an opinion you rarely, if ever, address the details of the content or message itself, but instead go after the messenger simply for stating their opinion on a public forum. If you don't want to hear the opinions of others you shouldn't ask for them on public Internet forum. Have a good day.