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Exclamation "Africa" and the bias that is attached to it

I have to say after the number of seamless transactions I've had with many Americans and Europeans with Mercedes car parts sales to South Africa, I just as much come across some real MORONS along the way.

(1) Africa is a continent of over 50 countries
(2) No, a few of us are broke (just as in the United States or Europe) and there are many more who are quite solvent
(3) South Africa is a country whose economy didn't have ANY banks fold on it during the global economic crisis (which is still ongoing) and will most likely not have any fold either. Unlike Europe, UK or the USA - yeah we paid our mortgages!
(4) We have one of the highest concentration of Mercs per capita around
(5) We are by no means perfect and have problems like ANY other properous country

So when you do plan to make a sale or put anything up for trade within our growing global marketplace, take the same precautions as you would with ANY transaction such as (but not limited to):

(1) Use PAYPAL
(2) Send package with tracking or Registered Mail to CONFIRMED address
(3) Do NOT accept checks! (nor refund them)

This should put an end to this growing heap of crap that doing business with any African customer is going to end up in being a rip off. 'Cause I've been ripped off by a number of American and Euorpean sellers without have to castigate the whole country or continent of being a bunch of swindlers.

Use your common sense (if you have any) or at least pretend to have a brain! And kindly do not expect any customer to apologize for your bigotries

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stereotypical

Personally I believe if we just blocked Nigeria from the internet, 30+% of international fraud could be (temporarily) stopped.

It's unfortunate that world perceptions of that entire continent, seem to always get characterized by what's happening in 2 or 3 countries, at any given time.
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Personally I believe if we just blocked Nigeria from the internet, 30+% of international fraud could be (temporarily) stopped.

It's unfortunate that world perceptions of that entire continent, seem to always get characterized by what's happening in 2 or 3 countries, at any given time.
How about if we blocked all the idiots that buy into these "get rich quick" or "too dumb for words" schemes, we could raise that bar to 80% of international fraud.

No different from American manufacturers going into China without so much as visiting the plant itself and then complain after that fact that they were ripped off 'cause they didn't make the product the way they wanted. Well don't make it sooo easy by not verifying things each and every step of the process.

Still, EVERYONE has to wake up and start scrutinizing their transactions without passing up on great and far reaching business opportunities. In this present economy, every penny saved truly is a penny earned!

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How about if we blocked all the idiots that buy into these "get rich quick" or "too dumb for words" schemes
Given your 'handle' southbusiness, you should know better than to write off that large a market share
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What nations do you suggest they block from the internet to eliminate child porn?

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Given your 'handle' southbusiness, you should know better than to write off that large a market share
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