Originally Posted by LC8Joe
Yeah, a friend of mine contacted them a couple of weeks ago and they seam to have changed their mind about travelers and helping them as they have in the past.
If the end of November is ok for you, maybe I can help you.
No, here is a misunderstanding about all of this. We never change our way of thinking. We began many years ago helping travellers, we still do and will continue on that path. We also strongly believe that help should be offered, perhaps asked but never demanded...
Buy and/or sell a foreign bike in Argentina under a temporary importation is illegal, and we don’t know now how to explain it so people can understand. We in no way can be involved in such transactions. Unlike those who are just passing through, we live here and we will continue doing it, we like to live relaxed and where is possible we prefer not to act against to our laws and rules.
Many times we explain how a foreigner could make these deals happen, in person and by e-mail and also we have repeatedly posted here (use the search tool, your best friend). But too often we were been placed in a position where we ended up feeling complicit in a situation where we don’t ask to be, we want not to be and would be only for the benefit of maybe someone who want to make an unfair profit selling something illegal to someone who in maybe good faith believes there is no implied illegalities.
Now, let me tell you my personal opinion just as motorcycle traveller, that we should travel trying to accomplish with the rules and customs of the places we visit, if possible observing the local laws and without abusing the hospitality of our hosts, and much less letting involving them in situations in what may damage their daily life, that is the worst example and image that we can leave as a travellers community.
Mick, with his good spirit, we know that tries to help but also he has been repeatedly witnessed how things can turns against us. Because all of this, we must constantly change, not our mind, but yes our policies.
“El mejor remedio para la Boludez, es la Inteligencia…”