I was wondering if there's any legalities regarding the purchasing of product for a business associate that is abroad? I would buy the product and he would reimburse me the money. The products are trading card games and collectibles. This is someone I've known for many years. He is a friend, but I said business associate just because I would technically be working for him in this situation.
If this is legit. Why can't he buy them himself?
Is there a law or term of service that prevents him from buying it?
If yes, you are helping someone circumvent the law or the terms of service. That would be your risk.
If no, it may be that the order page is just not set up for foreign orders because the seller just doesn't want to deal with international shipping. In that case, there is no real harm done.
There is one other possibility, one of the scams out there is for foreign buyers to send money for a product and shipping to you and have you ship the product out of the funds they gave you. Then the funds they gave you turn out to be fraudulent and the deposit is reversed. You are out a bunch of money and they get free product.