it's the greed, stupid!

dv8

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and interesting article in the economy - where else - section of hoy. the president of ONEC (organizaci?n nacional de empresas comerciales alerts the public yet again about this unjust an evil situation of charging no taxes for bringing in goods of value less that 200 dollars. he quotes enormous loss for the budget and the dangers of growing unemployment if this vile setup continues.
ONEC: exenci?n compras internet har? perder 100 mil empleos en 3 a?os - Hoy

i think i am foaming at the mouth right now. the reason people bring in things, the reason i shop on the internet is that the greed of local sellers is asphyxiating. i have not bought clothing in DR in 5 years or so. the same with cosmetic. and some foods, despite their availability on a local market. books, shoes, electronics, all bought over the internet and shipped. even with courier charges (EPS) it's still way cheaper than the very same product sold in DR. and damn, a local seller does not buy the items individually, like me. he buys wholesale, at even lower prices. why charge several times over?
 

the gorgon

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i am setting up a business mail account, and once i have it, i will be buying toilet paper abroad.
 

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i know this dominican guy who works with miesposo. he is very smart, well read, PUCMM professor (among other gigs he does). and very undominican when it comes to his lifestyle. he does nearly all his shopping over the internet with the exception of fresh produce. we are getting there too. our only local shopping is food and some basics but i am starting to think more of our shopping should be done online. this is not to spite local economy. it's to survive financially.
 

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i seen a 29 dollar blinder in ole for 100 and it was a older model.every time i fly out there my bag is full of house stuff and little clothing
 

dv8

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see, you think too dominican now. i could buy tomato paste, maybe better than victorina, organic, all natural, whatever. but i am not talking about perishable products. i am talking about stuff like wild rice. a lot cheaper online. "exotic" flours for baking. variety of gluten free stuff available in DR at cut throat prices. i am talking beauty products like a variety of liquid soaps, body lotions and so on.

we just came back from europe. we brought two large suitcases and two small ones full of stuff. from chocolates to ham. lots of cosmetics for me. quality underwear. i regret not bringing more...
 

caribmike

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So what? Let them cancel the exemption I will still continue to buy online instead the rubbish in their shops...
 

bizzyboneizo

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yep i do the same different body wash soap regular soap lotion shower cap all the small stuff. can any one bring raw frozen food over with out a problem
 

bizzyboneizo

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yeah, and at least when you shop online, you don't have six people just walk straight in front of you as if you were invisible..

lol why do people walk in front of you when your online.i had that done to me every time im in a store
 

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1/3 of my suitcase is stuff. This trip is towels, sheets, tv wall mount, and items for friends.

drescape24
 

dv8

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90% of my suitcase is stuff. i got to the point where i take minimum clothing (i can always do the laundry) and i even leave some winter ropa behind (so i can take more stuff to DR now and use even less luggage space next time since i have something to wear stashed at home). i am a master at packing too, within ounces of the airline limit.
 

Castle

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Danilo already settled this early this year. Removing the exemption goes against DR-CAFTA and gringos in the US not happy about it. So, it's a waste of time ro go over this again. If they are doing so badly, they can always close and do something else. They won't be missed.
 

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i think there is a point to this. danilo is seen, more and more, as the man of the pueblo. someone who wants to make dominicans happy. and presenting tax exemption issue as harmful to dominican people, to padres de famila, to amas de la casa - this is putting this matter in a different light.
 

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Crumbs

The businessmen know the government is not going to tax the under $200 imports. It cannot. They are whining to get attention so the government will throw them a crumb of some sort to make them go away.


Regards,

PJT