San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
I think I've probably mentioned on here before how I'm originally from Nicaragua. I lived there most of my life, though I went to the American school until the age of 18, and then took off for college in California. My family is pretty priviledged by Nicaragua standards, although we've probably be upper middle class in the US - if that.
One of the privilidges that the upper class Nicaraguan ladies enjoy is coming shopping in the US. Nicaraguan shopping leaves a LOT to be desired of. You can't get designer brands and even a simple pair of Nine West pumps from a few seasons ago can run you upwards of $150 if purchased there. I don't have a ton of friends in Nicaragua anymore, but my mom is there and my sister still has a lot of friends there as well. Well, my sister is so likeable she has a lot of friends EVERYWHERE, but I will try to stick to the point.
With my sister's help (she has an MBA with a concentration in marketing) I have been tapping into the Nicaraguan market. Not only can I get the designer items my clients can't get there, I can also get them for cheaper than they would expect to pay on one of their US shopping trips. My last three clients have all been from Nicaragua, and through word of mouth my special projects continue to roll in.
For those of you wondering why my eBay store looks so threadbare, now you know why! My countrymen and women have been keeping me busy!! Although... this is super top secret but my alter ego eBay seller ID just got a big load of awesome shoes that I'm helping a friend sell. If you're a 7.5, watch out! I'm probably going to try to sell you some shoes!!