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Xisca Nicolas
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1st, some stuff really travel too much instead of going from the factory to the buyer!

Actually, I do not know why some businesses send over sea and some don't...
I understand about electric stuff, as I have 220v and 50htz here (I bet you there have 110v 60htz)
It is certainly not because it is forbidden, because I have found an example of articles that are sold world wide by the maker (and with the right plug for the right countries).

I can also have some problem within Europe, because they might send to "Spain" ...except the Canary. Some Spanish plant dealers would not even send to the Canary - the same country - as it can be weird and too long and some plants die sometimes. Well, I do not want plants from the US as it can be unwise to offer a free travel to any plague, and thus seeds are wiser exchanges.

I have just tried to ask (English firm) about a non electric stuff (stainless steel hand juicer) that they ship free in Europe, but they said no for Canary, and it happens so much that I am fed up! > I had found the same in the US, much cheaper because there is a discount, so even paying postage is worth it! The guy in the US is not "big" and sends only to the 50 states. In Europe, only plastic models are easy to find, but I want life-long goods.

It may be impossible to do, but if we don't know it is, then it might be possible...

I guess I can paypal for something myself for sending to any other address than mine, but then I must find a way to pay for postage to here.
This might be an opportunity as well to feel satisfied with some mutual trust. Well at least I DO believe that trust is something precious and not enough experienced though it is heart warming. As I would at the same time get what I want and reduce my costs, I would also feel good with thankfulness.

By the way, I hope that those who can get stuff more easily KNOW that a lot of things cost less and is more easy to get in America! Even an oil drum
I have learned (here for 2 years) to value even more than before the goods that can last life-long.
 
Morgan Morrigan
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Can you find an organic farmer, near the coast by you on the mainland?

Ship to them, and have them put all your stuff into a barrel, and have that shipped out to you every 4 months or so?

Or you could set it up so that you get dry goods for 3 months, and time when all seeds and starts show up to ship all of it?

If you want a US address, set up a electronic Visa card and a USA email address at Lavabit, and see if that will work.

 
Fabrizia Annunziata
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Have you tried eBay? Many vendors in the U.S. will ship internationally and I doubt that would make a distinction between Spain and the Canary Islands.
 
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