Without being stolen?? What are the odds on that Paul? (-;
Id say slim to none these days once it leaves the USA.
Some of my customers have been very creative when Ive shipped amps, yagis,
and other big stuff via air or sea freight. Amps with ceramic tubes have
gone as "Active Antenna Tuners" with the PS components shipped as an
inductor on the next flight/ship and received much lower duty for example.
Other times a consolidator is tasked to pack an item inside another with no
paper work. 8877's in a refrigerator for instance....just part of the
compressor of course(-; Many customers have Miami addresses and shipping
Repair parts to some countries are taxed less, there are several ways to
repackage an amp.......
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Decker" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2010 4:17 PM
Subject: [Amps] Uruguay Amp Project
> Hi Pat,
> A couple of ideas for you. Firstly, my wife's uncle used to run a very
> successful motor rebuilding shop in Colombia. Most of his work was for the
> commercial marine industry. They built and rebuilt all sorts of motors,
> alternators, and transformers. So you might check with a local motor
> rewinding ship, I'm sure they are still in existence there.
> Secondly, there are some "other" ways to get things south without paying
> huge customs. Ask around for a local hauler who makes trips north. You
> might find a trucker who goes out of the country, who knows another who
> goes farther north, and yet another who goes farther north. I know of
> cases where large goods i.e. refrigerators, TV's , etc have been hauled
> overland via the gray market truck drivers...all the way from
> Massachusetts no less.
> Paul Decker (KG7HF)
> Message: 3
> Date: Fri, 7 May 2010 09:11:13 -0700
> From: Patrick Barthelow < apolloeme @live.com>
> Subject: [Amps] Uruguay Amp Project
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> Thanks all for your helpful contributions.
> What a brain trust we have here on the reflector.
> So, if anyone in SA has an Amp, homebrew or otherwise that they want to
> fix, or even donate, or sell to this effort in Uruguay, please get in
> contact, with details.
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