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Re: [SLE] SuSE Books
  • From: "Alan Lenton" <alan@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 08:06:22 +0100
  • Message-id: <01f601c0d9e9$0549bda0$070210ac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
It's worse than that. I'm in the UK and I wanted to send some source code
I'd written to a collegue in Canada. I burned it onto a CD and gave it to a
friend from New York who was in England and about to go back there. She
sent it on from NYC to my collegue in Toronto. The CD was refused entry by
Canadian customs on the grounds that it have security implications (it was
source code for a multiplayer role playing game server).

Eventually I just attached it to to an e-mail and put up with the slow
modem link :)

alan

----- Original Message -----
From: "Purple Shirt" <purpleshirt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2001 8:29 PM
Subject: Re: [SLE] SuSE Books


| Damn,
|
| what happened to NAFTA? I thought the Canada was the US' prison bitch =)
|
| I thought NAFTA would make trade between the US and Canada more favorable
| than Canada and Europe.
|
| Despite I just sent a midsize package(8 lbs) from the USA to Australia
with
| tech stuff in it like Kingston RAM and big harddrives. I insured
it(700.00
| $) so it was widely visible on the package what was in it. No charge at
all
| on the Australian side. 49 dollars shipping incl. insurance.(7 day air
| travel)
|
| Are you telling me the Canadian officers are so bored they touch and tax
| every package which crosses their borders???
|
| mk
|
| >From: Chris Herrnberger <chris123@xxxxxxxx>
| >To: "Geordon VanTassle" <gvantass@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Geordon VanTassle"
| ><gvantass@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
| >CC: <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx>
| >Subject: Re: [SLE] SuSE Books
| >Date: Thu, 10 May 2001 15:52:47 -0400
| >
| >On Thu, 10 May 2001, Geordon VanTassle wrote:
| > > I don;t know if they ship to other countries, or what the shipping
time
| >is
| > > (nor relative cost) but http://www.bookpool.com has excellent prices
on
| > > technical books.
| >
| >Thanks for the reference, they do have good prices but here is the
problem
| >we
| >are faced with in Canada.
| >
| >SuSE Linux Server = 28.50 US (discounted price) 39.99 regular
| >Canadian dollare = 1.45 US
| >So = 41.35 CDN
| >Shipping 10US = 14.50 CDN (approx)
| >Import duty 30% = 12.40 CDN (approx and varies on the day..:))
| >____________________________
| > = 68.24 CDN
| >
| >My cost was (without exagerating) 74.90 so for a ten dollar savings I
will
| >need
| >to waite approx 2-3 weeks for land shipment, If you go air well there
are
| >no
| >savings.
| >
| >So much for free trade in the America's. Whats interesting is that if
these
| >books were imported into Canada directly from Germany we could get them
at
| >about half the published rate as we have far better trade relations with
| >the EU
| >then with the US. The tarrifs are far lower.
| >
| >Dont mean to get into US bashing, its just a reality up here that it
ofter
| >costs far more to get stuff from the States then from Europe but not is
all
| >cases.
| >
| >eg: I made arrangement with SuSE a long time ago to get some software
for
| >our
| >LUG. Despite the fact that the invoice and shipping bills indicated a
zero
| >commerical value. I had to pay some $300 Duty for 5 versions of SuSE 7.0
| >Proffesional thanks to an overzealouse duty officer. I was in need as a
| >presentation was planned so I just paid it. I can of couse get it back
and
| >I
| >will but not this year...:) Possibly in 2002.
| >
| >Chris
| >
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