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#2249 13-Sep-2004 17:16
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Has anyone bought anything from Techoni ( before?

They have the K700i listed for $649 which includes GST. Plus when it is sent here to NZ you don't need to pay the tax (10%)... so $590 instead of $799 here in NZ.

Oh, it's not branded either.

I've contacted them and i've got quick and helpful responses, what do you think?



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  #8514 13-Sep-2004 19:02
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You'll have to pay GST to Customs, on top of the price and any impor tax (lucky in case of mobile phones it's 0%). GST is 12.5%, and you have to pay it if it's more than $50. Check GST on imported goods page from the NZ Customs Services.



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  #8522 13-Sep-2004 21:13
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I'm leaving for australia tommorow ;)


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#8543 14-Sep-2004 21:07
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I was over in oz twice last month and looked at getting a K700i, street price in Sydney was around the A$600 - $650 mark, cheapest price was A$579. In Melbourne phones were a lot more expensive, cheapest price for a K700 was A$680 and the 6600 for $729 was A$599 in Sydney.

Customs will charge you GST if the value to be collected is $50 or more. The price they use to calculate GST is the total incl shipping/postage costs which is just a big con, not so much of an issue from oz but if you're bringing in stuff from Europe via UPS or Fedex your goods may only be $400 but the $100 postage puts you over meaning you have to pay GST on the total!

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