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      08-04-2011, 12:26 AM   #23
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Can someone clear something up for me.
Am I mistaken in thinking that due to the US-Australian Free Trade Agreement, any product manufactured in the US is not subject to duty above $1,000 that would otherwise be imposed if the product was made in another country?
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      08-21-2011, 11:24 PM   #24
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hey guys, have a scenario for yas..

If i was to purchase wheels from China for $900 and have them shipped (by boat) to Botany here in NSW.. is there any special thing i need to know? any extra costs once landed.

Or is it the same as general shipping?
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      08-22-2011, 12:00 AM   #25
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hey guys, have a scenario for yas..

If i was to purchase wheels from China for $900 and have them shipped (by boat) to Botany here in NSW.. is there any special thing i need to know? any extra costs once landed.

Or is it the same as general shipping?
If the customs value (ie: price of goods you paid in AUD and any other extras excluding shipping) is under one thousand you do not pay duty or GST.

However be aware you may be forced to pay a brokerage fee for a shipping broker who receives the items in Australia.

Best to confirm door to door shipment with your vendor so you won't get stung with a broker. Be absolutely certain it is door to door.
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      08-22-2011, 08:26 AM   #26
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but it's def NOT door to door.. i tried

hmmmm.....
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      08-22-2011, 08:30 AM   #27
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even with door to door I got stung $160 by DBS when importing my VMRs
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      08-22-2011, 09:16 AM   #28
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even with door to door I got stung $160 by DBS when importing my VMRs
DB Shenker have stung me in the past for door to door as well. They didn't give a choice either, I think they take advantage of a lot of people.
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      08-22-2011, 05:52 PM   #29
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DB Schenker are shit.
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      08-22-2011, 06:59 PM   #30
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DB Schenker are shit.
We used them a lot to transport boats back and forth to Europe, but that was before the merge with DB, so they were still Schenker Stinnes.

Sounds like they're bluffing people into broker fees
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      08-22-2011, 07:08 PM   #31
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We used them a lot to transport boats back and forth to Europe, but that was before the merge with DB, so they were still Schenker Stinnes.

Sounds like they're bluffing people into broker fees
They hold your shipment in customs and demand payment of fees otherwise they won't release it. I know they take advantage of people because in those situations the additional fees are not warranted and payment has been made for door to door. I had to pay fees for a shipment that was door to door and under $1000.
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      09-05-2011, 06:25 AM   #32
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This is probably a n00b question, but what sort of costs would I be up for buying a BMPE from an eBay store? Price is just under $800 and shipping is $250. (note: eBay store is in USA)

Thanks in advance.

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      09-05-2011, 09:32 AM   #33
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This is probably a n00b question, but what sort of costs would I be up for buying a BMPE from an eBay store? Price is just under $800 and shipping is $250. (note: eBay store is in USA)

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You won't have to pay CVT Duty or GST as per the first post.
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      09-13-2011, 12:59 PM   #34
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ok no we dont lol

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      09-13-2011, 01:25 PM   #35
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Maybe this thread might be helpful if we had some shipping costs that we've incurred from various places.

For example, I bought 4 tyres from tirerack and shipping for me to Sydney was $350.

That way we know we have to keep our products under 650 or we'll incur these costs.
No, that's not correct.

If you read the post you'll see that shipping is NOT included in CV calculations - this is the very first line of my post!

Also in the original post is an example of costings.
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      09-13-2011, 01:27 PM   #36
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No, that's not correct.

If you read the post you'll see that shipping is NOT included in CV calculations - this is the very first line of my post!

Also in the original post is an example of costings.
argh second fail in matter of hours.. Today has gone on way too long for me

Tay what's the difference between "international transport and insurances" and shipping? Above it says that the local transport costs are included but to our shores it isn't..

Maybe i'm lining up for a 3rd fail here.. :/
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      09-13-2011, 01:40 PM   #37
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argh second fail in matter of hours.. Today has gone on way too long for me

Tay what's the difference between "international transport and insurances" and shipping? Above it says that the local transport costs are included but to our shores it isn't..

Maybe i'm lining up for a 3rd fail here.. :/
Ha, no worries

The difference is that if you take out insurance that is covered by Australia Post AND the original shipping agency (not by DHL etc. where the insurance is covered door-to-door by the one company), then the price of domestic delivery/insurance is calculates as part of the CV.

As an example, say you bought something from a private vendor in the US for $950AUD.

Shipping costs say $200.

The private vendor decides to ship via USPS which when lands in Australia gets handled by Aus Post. The cost of shipping and handling (and insurance if applicable) from the boat when it docks in Australia to your door is included as part of the Customs Value. So if it costs more than $50 of that $200 for Australia Post's handling and insurance, then that would put the CV over $1000 and you may be liable for GST and Duty.

Hope that helps!

PS: No 3rd fail good question!
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      09-28-2011, 07:11 PM   #38
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**********s just quoted me $428.09 shipping for an Injen CAI that costs $398.95. They also will only ship to the nearest airport (I assume this means there would be a broker involved) and insist on payment via Wire Transfer.

You can guess what I told them...
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      09-28-2011, 09:49 PM   #39
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Should definitely add something about Customs Clearance and/or Port Fees to help members differentiate between what types of shipping will generate "surprises" and which ones won't.
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      09-29-2011, 12:47 AM   #40
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**********s just quoted me $428.09 shipping for an Injen CAI that costs $398.95. They also will only ship to the nearest airport (I assume this means there would be a broker involved) and insist on payment via Wire Transfer.

You can guess what I told them...
lol.
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      09-29-2011, 12:52 AM   #41
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yeah that was similar to my berk axleback quote ($400 for exhaust) with 500-600 shipping
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      09-29-2011, 01:14 AM   #42
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Can't you get this sent to a friend in the US and have them ship it to you?
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Don't know anyone in the US...
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      09-29-2011, 02:47 AM   #44
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Don't know anyone in the US...
hmmm....

i would offer to help but I don't know the legal situations etc surrounding it..
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