Amazon FBA March Updates 2017

This week’s Amazon video is an update on a handful of things I have going on behind the scenes at The Bootstrap Boutique.  I talk about sales on Amazon, getting my first hijacker and the importance of having a correct commercial invoice from your supplier.

You can follow along with the transcription below.

March Update

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just feeling super casual today hey

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welcome to another episode of the

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bootstrap boutique where beginners built

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businesses I allows you’re here today

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because we’re just going to do an update

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video there’s a lot of things that I

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wanted to talk about that don’t really

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ruin their own video but because I’m

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like all about full disclosure and once

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you guys to know what’s going on and

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where I am so it can help you know what

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to do to take your next step I just

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thought let’s just put it all together

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in one will call this our March update

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haven’t done a video like this since

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back in January and at that time I

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wasn’t even selling products on Amazon

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my product had not even shipped to the

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states yet and it’s quite different now

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I have a product selling on Amazon it’s

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pretty exciting stuff and that’s one

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thing I wanted to talk about our sales

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I’m happy that pretty much every day I’m

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able to what I call get on the board

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make a cell or two but I’m finding that

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that’s kind of worm leveling off them

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not sure why so I when I first started

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when this product for his lunch i was

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having days with a lot more sales

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activity happening i would had a couple

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of days six sales i have one of 11 four

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or five was pretty much where I was and

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I just haven’t hit that again since i

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went out of stock that time and i

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traveled out of state while i was gone

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my products sold out and all that stuff

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so i just had not be able to get back to

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that level even though i now have

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reviews on my powers I have five star

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reviews so my customers have been very

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happy with what I’m selling which makes

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me very happy but I’m still kind of

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stuck at that two to three sales a day

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range now I have been lucky in my

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reviews my customers have told me what

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they’re using this product for because

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there’s a couple of different things

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that you could actually just call it for

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and the customers and their reviews are

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saying that I’m using it for this and I

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love it it’s so perfect whatever so I’m

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going to go back and do some work on my

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listing to kind of optimized around that

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area because I want to be able to pick

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up people that are doing that also make

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something yet this is the product i need

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if this is what i want to do another

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reason why sales have been lower is

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because i had my first hijacker yay now

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I talked about this a little bit of a

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periscope video and if you’re not

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following me on Twitter make sure you

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are because

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this is an ID I got from my buddy

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Stephen over at full-time FDA was to

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just go on periscope and be a little

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more visible there and I share some

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content and some information there i’m

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kind of using it almost like this you

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know if things don’t want an entire

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video by their updates that I want to

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share I’ve just been kind of uploaded in

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the periscope getting on doing a very

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raw unedited live cat but I don’t

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interrogate los lunas like guys I had my

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first hacker I can’t even believe this I

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didn’t know that I was sawing enough to

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warrant a hacker however here’s what was

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weird about this hijacker not hacker

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here’s what was weird about that though

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usually hijackers are selling your

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product for a higher cost because that’s

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where they’re making money however this

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hijacker was had my product listed for

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six dollars which is like a seventy-five

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percent discount offer what I’m selling

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and I was on periscope saying I don’t

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understand that how does anybody expect

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to ever make money off of it and what

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someone commented in the periscope feed

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was that this person probably has no

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intention of actually selling the

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product they’re just going to go out and

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get as many sales as they can before

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amazon shuts and downs now that’s

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pitiful that is pitiful that people do

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that but I guess we shouldn’t be so

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surprised without it unfortunately

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there’s another guy actually the

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contacting you via Twitter he’s like is

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this person your hijacker and I was like

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oh my gosh yes it is and I had sent them

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and not a seasoned justice whatever

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better like I hey you don’t have

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permission to resell this and i haven’t

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sold it to you so you need to take your

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listing down and the southern person

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actually contacted amazon and when i was

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telling my husband about the hijacker

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that night while you’re laying in bed I

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pulled it off the plate I’ll just show

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you what I’m talking about confuse like

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Heidecker what the heck are you talking

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about I’ll just show you so I pull up my

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phone they’re gone so I was very happy

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and the next day myself came back now

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what I don’t know is how many people got

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dudes in the thinking they could get

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this product for six dollars and they’re

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never going to actually get that product

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and what that’s going to mean for my

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listing for my I mean I didn’t sell it

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so hopefully it doesn’t affect me or my

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account but I just don’t know so if you

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know please leave it down in the

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comments and tell me another kind of

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anything that i noticed i was looking at

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my pay per click and they may i spent on

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paper quite over the past week has not

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changed which seems unusual seems weird

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and i take and both of my campaigns that

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have an automatic in the manual they’re

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both running so I’ve got to spend some

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time digging into that on pay per click

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and trying to figure out why my ads I

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mean show more click on more and

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converting into more sales so last thing

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I wanted to talk about and again this is

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something that I think it’s important to

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talk about to share with you but it

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doesn’t mean it some video is the

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importance of getting a correct value on

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your commercial invoice when your

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manufacture chips the product to you

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when my manufacture night were talking

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about prices we agreed that the cost of

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goods was going to be fifteen hundred

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dollars shipping was going to be

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seventeen hundred dollars and that’s off

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fedex express shipping via air and so

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we’re looking at a total of thirty two

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hundred dollars so the value of goods on

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that is only fifteen hundred dollars so

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as the gym that was being cleared

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through customs i got these phone calls

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from the fedex people that do the

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clearance for you and they’re saying due

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to the high cost that good we need some

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additional documentation and as what we

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need high cost of goods what’s up with

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some threshold for that they said well

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three thousand dollars and several

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perfect i’m at fifteen hundred dollars

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you don’t need all that information for

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me and usually no no we do because your

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commercial invoice says that the cost of

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your or the value of your goods rather

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is thirty two hundred dollars and I was

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like that’s not right I said in my first

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disorder sin of all the documentation I

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had and because what was on the

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commercial invoice was not correct and

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they didn’t really care about my first

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disorder or any of that stuff and so I

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was not actively fill out all the

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section for documentation so now at the

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end of the world that you do pay taxes

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on the value of your good so i ended up

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paying two hundred and twelve dollars

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somewhere in that Paul bark and I assay

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what I really should have paid was maybe

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half it up so if we say okay a hundred

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and six dollars is what I overpaid right

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so I email my supplier and I asked for a

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revised and updated commercial invoice

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and they sent it in the next day like I

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don’t think they care what they put on

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it which is wise

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the important for you to make sure that

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you’re getting the right value put on

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your commercial invoice because they

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were like oh yeah here you go whatever

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so I opened a claim with fedex and I so

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here’s an updated invoice it was not

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correct before it here’s the purchase

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order showing that this was the value of

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goods that we agreed on and fedex drove

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back in there like yeah but the original

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invoice says this if you want us to file

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a claim for you we can do it for $75 and

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done another though that sounds like no

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because think about it you’re going to

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spend 75 dollars for them to start that

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claim I don’t want to get to it on some

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kind of list with customs patrol I don’t

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know how I happen or not that I want to

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risk it I will just pay the stupid tax

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the frustration tax of one hundred and

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six dollars and move on but had I gotten

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that right amount on the initial invoice

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this would have been a discussion

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nothing in the world does something to

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be aware of make sure on that commercial

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in which you have your right dollar

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amount otherwise you’re going to be

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paying too much in taxes you’re going to

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not be able to get it corrected

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apparently and it’s just going to be

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adding so make sure it’s right the first

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time that’s my tip of the day alright

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guys that’s just a little update of

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what’s going on with me what I really

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want to know though is what’s going on

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with you so make sure you leave me a

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comment down below tell me what’s going

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on how you doing are you making progress

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whereas you stuck I want to hear all

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about it tell me everything and I will

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talk to you next week take care

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