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Old 06-21-2011, 02:01 AM   #21
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I thought there was another thread here about the difficulty and legality of shipping rum if you are not a dealer. Does this issue go out the window if selling the bottle with the contents being incidental? Could this be holding back interest?
Legally, no. eBay's policy on selling alcohol states that the contents must be incidental, and the value is derived from the collectability of the bottle itself. However, this gives you no protection under the law.

Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer and the above should not be considered legal advice.
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Just because eBay does something doesn't make it legal or illegal. Try explaining your innocence for shipping alcohol over state lines without the proper licenses to a Federal investigator whose job is to prosecute someone, anyone, for breaking his law, or his boss's interpretation of his law.
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Old 06-21-2011, 01:17 PM   #23
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Hello Ed,
Thank you for your efforts with the auction site. I am going to make a determined effort to both buy and sell on the site. I still feel as a collector that a trade is the optimal transaction however and would presumably carry less risk, if in fact there is a risk.
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I'm ready when you are Tom!!
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Don't get me wrong, I am all in favor of consulting adults doing what consenting adults do but as someone with a federal license to import and distribute alcohol I can't afford to break the laws or enable others to do so.
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