I could not have said any better than you did.
These outside sellers resort to anything they can, under the sun and
get away with.
We do not know when they DUMP their merchandise and collect huge
amount of cash what do they do with it or how do they deal with it
or transfer from to their native country?
I am sure they must collect in checks or credit cards.
If they collect all "CASH" it is all the more reason that we all must
WE as PEOPLE are the losers. It is just LOSS in all spheres and
aspect of our lives here.
It is the same money -- untaxed, unaccounted for, collected after
selling merchandise from dubious sources (for instances stolen,
robbed, deceived, looted including legitimate ones) -- we do not
know - may have been being used against us. (I personally know of
cases where the people who come to USA collect merchandise from the
small trader or cutter on memo never to be paid)
Our labor looses, our standard of business is being lowered.
Why can't we get together and apply all the rules that are
applicable tous all are applicable to them also?
For instances If we as dealer and jeweler wire over $ 50,000 in a
year we come with in the purview of one act or the other and are
accountable for more than 6years.
But "they" are not, even if the amount is hundreds of thousands of
Perhaps they do not even use a bank account to transfer the money
(Because I assume they cannot open an account if they do not have SS
or all nine yards or incorporated or registered business)
I think ALL of us have been cheated by "these" people out of our
honest and hardworking livelyhood, and it is time to get out of our