For those of you who are up with the news, I've washed the red dust off Crew Rest
, but they say there may be more on Sunday!?
My conundrum is this. I'm buying
one of the sextants Val is selling on this forum. It's being shipped to LA for collection and I thought, since the Davis factory is just down the road, I'd get him to send it via the factory and they can do a service
check on it before further shipping
it for collection.
Great idea, but NO! They won't have anything to do with "international transactions"; payment shipping
or whatever. I can deal with the agent here. Well, I already do this [Boat Books
, the agent, are a fantastic seller of maritime books
and paraphernalia] and Boat Books tell me that they can't send one back to Davis for service! So, if you buy one outside the USA and can't fix it yourself [the agent can get parts], then you're stuffed!!
Contrast this with the aviation industry where I send equipment
to US manufacturers for repair and they do a great job. Are these guys letting the side down or is there some other way? [I can do this with multiple shipping between mates in the USA and them paying with their credit cards prior to collection to bring it home, but WHY??]
So, any thoughts?