Hello Community and the Framework Makers!
First of all, thank you for existing! Thank you for standing by values such as serviceability, flexibility, freedom, upgrade-ability, and reminding commercial companies that those values do matter to people!
Question that I have is somewhat out of curiosity - I have read previous news about Framework Laptop availability in selected countries in Europe, and it got my hopes up
Unfortunately, I also have read that there are a lot of European Union countries (Poland for example) - which Framework Laptop is still yet not available, with slim chances for it to change.
Now, from what I understood - there is a difficulty of selling the laptop in other countries because it’s hard to implement warranty, support, fulfill tax duties on behalf of consumers (in each country).
So, here comes my proposal/question - when there is a sale of service or goods between 2 companies in European Union and both companies are registered in VAT registry - there is no VAT to be paid (0% reverse charge), and the sale could be legal/final.
If those laptops are available in i.e. Germany, there could be also an European sub-company or a distributor - that could sale/ship those laptops as part of EU, making them available for ALL of the EU countries, at least for registered businesses (i.e. self employed people).
Additionally, if there would be something wrong with the hardware and warranty should be respected - businesses in EU wouldn’t have a problem to cover the shipping costs to bring the faulty hardware to a Framework EU location, where it could be serviced/maintained (with respecting the local country law).
I apologize upfront - if the question is dumb, or my perspective lacks information, but I figured it wouldn’t hurt to ask
Is the scenario to sell Framework Laptop for B2B purchase in European Union realistic? If not, why?