Hello JF Members. I believe this is the right section for my post - to share my business idea with the JF society which is enriched in a mix of skills, talents and knowledge. Basically, I want to pursue a seemingly unique business opportunity, but not until I receive comments, opinions and views from you JF members. I have written in brief the details below, but I would like you to be honest with your contributions - meaning your views should be truly why you think this idea is bad, or good as well as what you suggest could be done to enhance it. My Idea ----------- With the introduction of internet services, many of Tanzanians have had a chance to browse the world wide web, probably came across much cheaper and more attractive merchandise in various online stores, especially in US, UK etc. But the question is: If you see something more genuine, cheaper and more attractive sold somewhere in US or UK store, why don't you go ahead and buy it? And when I say cheaper, I mean the displayed price + shipping and handling charges could out bit a local price somewhere in Town! I know the answer is - we don't have the means! Yes, you obviously need to have a credit card, a good online experience, knowledge of the risks of buying online as well as shipping mechanics + local import and custom duties and taxes. Seems like you need to have a good experience before you start buying online, which is actually where my idea was born! What I wanna do is establish a small business firm, probably a 2 people team to start with (actually I am one of them) with good experience in online purchasing and shipping things. Our service is to provide Tanzanians with the means to purchase merchandise online with confidence, without bearing the associated risks. In return, our clients pay us commission for each item they buy through us. We can make our commission very low, reasonable enough not to hike up prices significantly. For example, I recently broke my IBM Lenovo laptop screen which was so hard to get a replacement for. I was about to pay 250$ to order a new one abroad. This is according to one electronic shop I happened to visit in town. I am quite sure several of you might have come across such circumstances - wanting something so much you wish you could buy it online. Fortunately I got stuck on a screen at eBay, sold at $50. I used my credit card and paid the supplier another $40 for shipping it to TZ. My computer got back to life again, and it is the same I use to share with you this idea. I wounder how many Tanzania would be able to do that! But I am sure some are out there, and would very much like to buy something online; unfortunately enough, there is no way the can do it. Providing such people with necessary means can guarantee us a constant inflow into our accounts. Please share with me the pro and cons about the idea!