Well if it has to be disguised as a gift or warranty replacement the obviously he will get in trouble for selling it straight up. and a few sales is not worth the legal trouble, the government trouble, or losing your business. If something goes wrong he has more to lose than just one radio. So your last sentence answered your second sentence.
Also if that is what your are doing and have been doin, quit advertising that in a post on the internet, it's not hard to trace and IP or MAC address.
Hello. I'm new to the site, and this is my first post.
I just wanted to jump in and clarify this a bit, as I'm a Canadian who orders from the U.S. a lot. There is no need for the vendor to "disguise" the product, or the purchase price. If shipped via USPS, we pay a flat $5 customs fee regardless of value. It's when shipping via UPS or Fedex that lots of people ask for the product to be marked as warranty exchange because the couriers are gouging us on fees for clearing customs.
As the vendor already stated, his real problem is the agreement(s) in place with his distributor or manufacturer. The manufacturers are clamping down on cross-border sales in an effort to protect their obscene margins north of the border.