[meteorite-list] Dealers, Sellers: Please INSURE your shipments

From: Darren Garrison <cynapse_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2009 19:43:40 -0500
Message-ID: <tqs825dcr5r45oooi9bfi666er5eop1oan_at_4ax.com>

On Mon, 01 Jun 2009 12:59:15 -1000, you wrote:

>I have been the victim of theft after discovering that over $1600
>worth of meteorites were missing from a shipment I received from


>Is it fair for me, the buyer to take the loss alone for this theft?

Isn't it illegal now to export meteorites from Argentina (assuming this is a
meteorite originating in Argentina, not simply meteortes from elsewhere provided
by a seller there)?

Okay, a little Googling, and it is just Campo del Cielo that is state-owned, and
requires a duty be paid to export it:


I would assume that in a situation (not saying that you were in that situation)
where the shipment would have been concidered illegal (Campo del Cielo shipped
without paying the export) it would be uninsurable anyway.
Received on Mon 01 Jun 2009 08:43:40 PM PDT

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