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    Talking Chinglish

    I am in the process of buying a laser cutter from a company in China.

    I asked the supplier whether the machine can be run directly from Coreldraw & Autocad.

    His response:
    the machine is with software, but this software mainly function is only for output design (working job) to machine from computer, we can give you the coreldraw or autocad, but they are piratic version, do you need?
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    Eish

    Well, at least they honest and transparent about it.
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    Seems straightforward to me.
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    I bet you can't wait to be reading the instruction manual

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    They obviously feel absolutely rocks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave A View Post
    I bet you can't wait to be reading the instruction manual
    They'll probably just 'piraticate' it from another laser cutter manufacturer.
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    They'll probably just 'piraticate' it from another laser cutter manufacturer.
    Good one
    “Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
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    i respect the Chinglish

    hard working guys. never say die. they sure persevere.would i be correct in saying that probably 75% of goods on american shelves is "made in china"?

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    I'll say one thing abong the Chinese - I can't fault their service.

    The local supplier is totally useless - He charges a 100% markup and adds no value. The Chinese supplier is always available with information. What also stuck me was that the Chinese supplier, on analizing my needs, suggested that I purchase a smaller machine than I thought I needed. He suggested the purchase of particular spare parts, such as the laser tube & mirrors, which I did.
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    A bit off topic but can you tell us about the logistics of importing your laser cutter. Transport, customs, insurance VAT etc.
    Only stress when you can change the outcome!

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    I contacted the supplier in China and selected the machine & options.
    He raised an invoice for 100% of value including Insurance & Freight.
    We spoke to SARS and determined that there is no import duty on the machine.
    VAT is payable on collection.
    We went to the bank and filled in a document (for the reserve bank)
    We have an importer / exporter code for the business. (I think that this is why we are not required to use a shipping agent)
    The bank transfered the fund to the supplier's Hong Kong account based on their account No & Swift code.

    Now we wait...1 week for assembly in China & 6 weeks via ship.

    We will be notified once the machine arrives at the docks.
    We then have to go to customs & SARS to get clearance.
    We are responsible for the removal of the machine from the docks.
    The documentation has to be taken to ABSA to prove that we received the machine - for their reserve bank files.
    According to ABSA we have to keep all documentation for the next 5 years.

    ...
    The process is a lot simpler than I envisaged. ABSA & SARS have been very helpful up to this point. It may be a bit more complicated if you do not have an importer / exporter code & if you live inland.
    “Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
    ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

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