i was outside working on the layout for Ganesha the Car, and i decided to come inside to check on stanley, and check my email. i stepped in the door, and it started to hail, complete with thunder, both of which are considered good omens. the sky is clear and blue, with fluffy clouds, now, five minutes later. 8)
so apparently i can get no less than 20 dozen boxes of aparajita(!!) for a ridiculously cheap price, and get it shipped directly to my door in less than 10 days for $200, or i can get it shipped “the long way” and it would take around a month, and i would have to clear the product at customs, and it will cost about $180.
you can guess which direction i am leaning… 😉
apparently i can also get 50 or 60 dozen boxes, and get the same carton shipped for the same $200 to my door, or $180 with hassles at customs.
quite apart from anything else, i don’t know what i’d do with 60 dozen boxes (720 boxes) of incense. i don’t know where i’d store them. i have just barely enough money to pay for 60 dozen boxes without shipping (i can do 20 dozen, but it will set me back a little). with shipping, however, it puts me well over what i can afford…
on the other hand, i’ve been looking for a reliable supplier of aparajita for 10 years, and have given up hope of finding one more than twice.
ETA: i’ve also got a call into another big time incense geek who may want to split it with me… hope! 8)
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