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      04-13-2012, 03:32 PM   #89
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I've got hit up for customs for the first time ever, got a letter from Australia Post saying they are holding my parcel. Do people usually use a broker at this point (if so can you recommend one) or is it as simple as filling in a form?
Hey nugget, care to let us know what and how much???
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      04-16-2012, 07:41 PM   #90
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Another option to consider;

http://www.priceusa.com.au/ are good for shipping from the US!

Used them before for various purchases. They are based in Bendigo Victoria.

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      04-17-2012, 08:11 PM   #91
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Hey nugget, care to let us know what and how much???
I got the BMW performance suspension from United BMW. Was $1275. I just filled in the form myself and got an invoice 2 days later for $267. Not that happy as I have bought more expensive stuff from overseas before and not gotten stopped.
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      04-17-2012, 08:24 PM   #92
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geez nugget dont get too greedy.

let us know how the suspension goes.
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      04-17-2012, 09:05 PM   #93
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I like to live by the words of Gordon Gecko, greed is good.

Will update when the suspension is in. I tried to promise myself I wouldn't change the suspension in this car but there are some glaring faults with the stock set up so I thought this was a good compromise.
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      04-18-2012, 02:30 AM   #94
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I like to live by the words of Gordon Gecko, greed is good.
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      05-03-2012, 08:29 PM   #95
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Just got an account with shipito - hopefully they are good!

For small goods - do people normally buy a lot of things and ship it in one ago to make it worth while?

or they just get it freight forwarded straight away.
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      05-20-2012, 10:07 PM   #96
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Just had my first experience with shipito and it was really good!

Consolidated 5 packages and shipped with DHL Express, shipped on wednesday and arrived this morning.

Packages was very well packed, no way things would get damaged in there and price was a lot cheaper vs sending all those items individually from each vendors.
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      07-01-2012, 05:28 AM   #97
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Hey, did you upload all your personal details to make the 65%

ID #1 (driver license, passport, etc.) +15%
ID #2 (has to be different from ID #1) +15%
Utility Bills (with your billing address) +30%
FORM 1583 (notarized by public notary, needs to be sent by postal service) +40%
FORM 1583 (signed by you) +10%

I'm just a bit curious as to why they require this to forward packages.
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      07-01-2012, 05:46 AM   #98
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Just had my first experience with shipito and it was really good!

Consolidated 5 packages and shipped with DHL Express, shipped on wednesday and arrived this morning.

Packages was very well packed, no way things would get damaged in there and price was a lot cheaper vs sending all those items individually from each vendors.
How did you go with tax though? Are they all under $1000?
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      07-01-2012, 06:16 AM   #99
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Hey, did you upload all your personal details to make the 65%

ID #1 (driver license, passport, etc.) +15%
ID #2 (has to be different from ID #1) +15%
Utility Bills (with your billing address) +30%
FORM 1583 (notarized by public notary, needs to be sent by postal service) +40%
FORM 1583 (signed by you) +10%

I'm just a bit curious as to why they require this to forward packages.
Yes apart from public notary thingo.
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      08-23-2012, 09:50 PM   #100
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Just had a read through this thread, some good stuff and lessons learnt there.

Hypothetically, what would apply if one was to buy something off a fellow forum member in the US that is a)USED and b)it cost well over $1000?

Any ideas/experience?
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      08-23-2012, 10:57 PM   #101
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My understanding is it's based on value. So, declare it as gift and put the value under the threshold ?

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Just had a read through this thread, some good stuff and lessons learnt there.

Hypothetically, what would apply if one was to buy something off a fellow forum member in the US that is a)USED and b)it cost well over $1000?

Any ideas/experience?
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      08-24-2012, 05:09 AM   #102
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You will be paying......................
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Hey nugget, care to let us know what and how much???
I got the BMW performance suspension from United BMW. Was $1275. I just filled in the form myself and got an invoice 2 days later for $267. Not that happy as I have bought more expensive stuff from overseas before and not gotten stopped.
Wtf? 21% thats an exorbitant ripoff!!!

21% tax for nothing, nothing at all.. 10% GST i could understand, but not another 11% for someone to go 'yep that's over a grand!'
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      08-24-2012, 03:45 PM   #104
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Hey nugget, care to let us know what and how much???
I got the BMW performance suspension from United BMW. Was $1275. I just filled in the form myself and got an invoice 2 days later for $267. Not that happy as I have bought more expensive stuff from overseas before and not gotten stopped.
Wtf? 21% thats an exorbitant ripoff!!!

21% tax for nothing, nothing at all.. 10% GST i could understand, but not another 11% for someone to go 'yep that's over a grand!'
Then count yourself lucky! If it helps you sleep better spread the 200 over all the free shipments still a shit load cheaper than buying locally?
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      08-24-2012, 05:52 PM   #105
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So, the concensus, or lack thereof, would indicate that customs will still want some cash, bugger!
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      08-24-2012, 06:17 PM   #106
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So, the concensus, or lack thereof, would indicate that customs will still want some cash, bugger!
As a 2nd hand part you may get away with no duty. Declare as $950, but then your insurance has to also be for $950 ...risky if the part gets damaged. Akra??

I got my Remus shipped with a 'Special' invoice ... no duty
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As a 2nd hand part you may get away with no duty. Declare as $950, but then your insurance has to also be for $950 ...risky if the part gets damaged. Akra??

I got my Remus shipped with a 'Special' invoice ... no duty
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      09-09-2012, 01:41 AM   #108
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So, how safe is it to underdeclare an item to avoid the tax hit? Of course, if the item goes missing, you only get what you declared it for. But any other penalties?
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      10-09-2012, 08:51 PM   #109
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Has anyone ever shipped large items from Canada?
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      12-26-2012, 05:31 PM   #110
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I just got quoted 1326 for 4x Michelin Pilot Super Sport from tirerack delivered to Sydney.

2x 225/40/18
2x 255/35/18

Shipping and prices have gone up
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