freitasm:dclegg: I've purchased a turntable from Amazon...
I hope you used our aff link?
I will not answer that on the grounds that my forgetfulness may incriminate me :-(
But if things go the way they appear to be heading, I may be cancelling and re-ordering. I'll ensure that I remember to use the affiliate link if this happens.
To give a bit of background here, my wife wanted to purchase me a turntable for Christmas. She found a perfect one, but the cheapest it retails for here is NZD $700, which is way out of her budget.
After finding out that I could get it for NZD $300 from Amazon (thanks to a post here from NZTechfreak, actually), I thought we'd be able to save quite a bit of money and bring it within the required budget. But if NZ Post can't come to the party and discount this shipping fee, and we begrudgingly decide to pay it, we still have customs to contend with. It would definitely be over the $60 GST threshold they use, and if they do decide to apply GST + duty, I'm looking at around $128 for that. All of a sudden, we're only $30 cheaper than the NZ retailer, and we have increased warranty hassles & no CGA protection.