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Why only U.S and Canada?

 Why only U.S and Canada?

I have lots of ideas but am only in NZ :(

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canida6 years ago
We try to make contests as wide-open as possible, but are often limited by either country-specific regulations, shipping cost (bulky prizes cost $$ to ship from the US), or prizes that just don't work outside the US (a region-specific piece of electronics or a gift certificate to a US-only site won't do you any good.) 

I'm sorry we had to limit this one to the US, but there will be more internationally-available contests coming up soon!
zieak6 years ago
I don't recall where i read it but someone had a lengthy post about the legality of conducting contests that cross international borders.  It largely has to do with import regulations, customs, duties and all that jazz.  Essentially they said that in order to have a nation included in their contest they had to consult attorneys specializing in import law (or something like that) within each country.  In short, it wasn't cost effective to open the contest to the world.  I'm not sure how much that weighs in on the decision but is an unfortunate "global economy" side-effect.
BobS zieak6 years ago
Legal considerations go both ways. Commercial reasons could touch international law, as this comes close to protectionism! Global economy means open up borders, not close them, to only include 'the great satan' and its northern satellite...
zieak BobS6 years ago
Yet another excellent reason to move to "the great satan!"
BobS zieak6 years ago
I enjoyed living in Florida for 8 years, but had to go, since I had no legal status. Both the US and Europe have their plusses and minuses. I prefer the tropics though (Guyanese girlfriend).
I thought Guyana was in SA. Is it tropical?
It would be located about here: 
 
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It does look rather close to the equator. Thanks I forgot where it was :)
Well, you were correct about it being in South America :-)
The above pic is from the Wikipedia article:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guyana
 
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