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The BLF Worldwide Market Thread

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Hey guys,
I got this idea when I was thinking about the BLF geocache, in a nutshell I plan to use this thread as a ‘market’ to get food products from different countries. (Or other products) M4D M4X’s recent thread reminded me to do this!

Here’s a breakdown of how it might work:
Let me know any input Smile

• A member posts on the thread something they want (eg. Twinkies from USA)

• A member from that country able to get the Twinkies organises to ship the Twinkies to the other member

• They send/receive payment and send goods

• This would be non profit- eg. Pay actual shipping and product price

• Members can post on the thread things others may like, that they recommend from their country (eg. dairy milk chocolate, PG tips tea from UK) people then may contact that member

• This is a good way to be able to reach products not available in your country

• You will have to bear in mind shipping times if sending ‘fresher’ products

• Make sure your allowed to be sending what your sending, eg. There may be problems sending items to certain countries

Any input or recommendations are appreciated!

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Pretty cool idea. 

I've had some chocolate bars from Ireland and they were amazing.  I wish I could remembered what which ones I had.  If I figure it out, I may be requesting some of those.

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Oh yeah, sounds good to me. There’s this German mustard that is excellent on bratwurst. It’s something senf. It’s a sweet mustard but I can’t remember the name of it. I wouldn’t mind helping some folks out.

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Orkney fudge....

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Alrighty !!! Anybody wants DURIANS? Party

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I had to google that!

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Wrathbringer27 wrote:
Alrighty !!! Anybody wants DURIANS? :party:

Noooooooooo!!! 

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Wrathbringer27 wrote:
Alrighty !!! Anybody wants DURIANS? Party

Durian!

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DavidEF wrote:
Wrathbringer27 wrote:
Alrighty !!! Anybody wants DURIANS? Party

Durian!

Wait what? I don’t understand that whole Sintel thing :/

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I will be going to Ireland in a month so if you remember the chocolate bar, let me know

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James3 wrote:
I had to google that!

I bet you were surprised my people eat monstrous looking fruits!
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Wrathbringer27 wrote:
Alrighty !!! Anybody wants DURIANS? Party

Noooooooooo!!! 


The season’s coming yo an end! Not till Nov/Dec when it’ll be the time of the year again! It’s super delicious!! Don’t you wonder why it’s called the King of Fruits? Silly

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Durian… the fruit equivalent of Ultrafire batteries… LOL.

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Wrathbringer27 wrote:
DavidEF wrote:
Wrathbringer27 wrote:
Alrighty !!! Anybody wants DURIANS? Party

Durian!

Wait what? I don’t understand that whole Sintel thing :/

Okay, follow…

1) Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite.

2) Blender people make free short movies for us to enjoy.

3) The movies are given a name, but also a “project” name. The project name is always a fruit. The movie named “Sintel” after it’s main character, is the Durian Project!

4) You say “Durian” I say “Sintel”. Get it?

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DavidEF wrote:
Wrathbringer27 wrote:
DavidEF wrote:
Wrathbringer27 wrote:
Alrighty !!! Anybody wants DURIANS? Party

Durian!

Wait what? I don’t understand that whole Sintel thing :/

Okay, follow…

1) Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite.

2) Blender people make free short movies for us to enjoy.

3) The movies are given a name, but also a “project” name. The project name is always a fruit. The movie named “Sintel” after it’s main character, is the Durian Project!

4) You say “Durian” I say “Sintel”. Get it?


Oh hhhahahaha the more we know!

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Maybe a disclaimer about only shipping anything "Legal" to ship? 

Anyhow, if anyone overseas needs something, I would not hesitate to ship to any country, as long as you know your import laws ahead of time and you are sure you can receive it. Just remember shipping out of the US is usually VERY expensive. Apparently we don't want to sell overseas, just buy overseas. Also, remember shipping out of the US, that in order to insure your package, it has to go one of the fast methods, such as Express mail or Priority Mail. Regular international shipping is not insured, so you could loose your money if it never got there and it could cause bad feelings if it did not get there, or got smashed en route.

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I’m a regular buyer of stuff from overseas and the US postage is higher than most. The UK seems very good value. Posting stuff from Australia to OS isn’t cheap either.

Considering customs requirements is also very important as Old-Lumens mentions. We here in Australia have very strict laws on many items (lasers, knives, sling shots, food etc.) It seems to be growing each year too which is sad but they have their reasons.

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I know there is a lot of restrictions on things (food wise) like fresh fruit, seeds, plants, meat, etc. but I think things like sweets, chocolate, condiments etc should be ok, for most places.

I’m not going to do a disclaimer of any kind, just to ask people to use their common sense, please check if you are sending something to a country.. That you are allowed to send it to that country and it is not a prohibited item it only takes a minute to google it! Smile

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anyone get a cherry blossom seed?

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I imagine that would be confiscated. In a packet should be ok but just a single seed, highly unlikely it would get through.

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anyone wants dried mangoes? edit: anyone offers used xmls for 1$ each? Big Smile
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breinrules wrote:
anyone wants dried mangoes? edit: anyone offers used xmls for 1$ each? Big Smile

There’s dried durians too but they taste disgusting lol

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Durain cake is awesome!

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Can send Vegemite !

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A little Irish store I visited once had a tiny little basket of imported Irish candy, I could help but try one. Party Few years ago, don’t recall the name at all. Big Smile But it was good!

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Suncoaster wrote:
Can send Vegemite !

Some advice to anyone wanting Vegemite. It's yucky. But then again I also dislike tomato sauce or ketchup as some of you call it as its yucky as well.Frown

What about Weet Bix?Smile

 

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breinrules wrote:
anyone wants dried mangoes? edit: anyone offers used xmls for 1$ each? Big Smile

If they are 7D dried mangoes, I’d be interested.
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Some advice to anyone wanting Vegemite. It’s yucky.
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Weetabix sold in UK also. Smallest pack is a pack of 12. Aussie customs are very strict though as you know

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I heard this is something you guys in the USA don’t understand!

Good old beans on toast!

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James3 wrote:
I heard this is something you guys in the USA don’t understand!

Good old beans on toast!

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Eh, I’ve bean there, done that!

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I’ve always think something like that, but not for food, only for knives :bigsmile:
In Italy the price is double for most american brand, like Spyderco.
But shipping cost are not so good…

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