Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




73 posts

Master Geek


# 205835 29-Nov-2016 09:14
Send private message

I'm not sure if this is the correct forum, but it does relate to a deal.

 

I'm looking at getting a pair of the Sony mdr-1000x headphones.

 

Sony have told me they won't be released here until February, and I see that Amazon currently have them discounted by $52(US).

 

They are selling for $348.00(US), plus $11.57(US) Shipping and $78.59(US) Import Fees Deposit, which equates to around $620(NZ).

 

I think the RRP when they release here will be $740.

 

So my question is, will I be liable for any more customs fees when they land in the country, or is it covered by the fee that Amazon charge?

 

Also, how do I get on if there's a fault with them? I assume I'd have to send them back to Amazon?


Create new topic
28345 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1679261 29-Nov-2016 09:19
Send private message

Amazon take care of all customs fees and duties which is what the $78 is.

 

 




73 posts

Master Geek


  # 1679273 29-Nov-2016 09:43
Send private message

sbiddle:

 

Amazon take care of all customs fees and duties which is what the $78 is.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the quick reply.

 

I had a look at http://www.whatsmyduty.org.nz and they also show a "Customs import entry transaction fee" of NZ$29.26 and a "MPI Levy" of $19.98, as the duty is over $60.

 

Do you know if I'd be charged this as well?


 
 
 
 


59 posts

Master Geek


  # 1679274 29-Nov-2016 09:45
Send private message

I'm not sure about customs duty, but you will need to fork out an additional 15% GST. so that is not too far of the NZ price. Coupled with the warantee issue, you will probably be better off getting locally.

 

See http://www.customs.govt.nz/features/charges/fees/Pages/default.aspx for further information.


2150 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1679275 29-Nov-2016 09:46
Send private message

Is GST already collected by Amazon too?

2988 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1679288 29-Nov-2016 09:59
Send private message

I see Amazon are charging NZ gst for e-books movies etc that are delivered digitally  - But cant see details on actual physical purchases anywhere.

 

Anyone have any links to anything that explains the NZ GST arrangement that Amazon has?





Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself - A. H. Weiler

2655 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1679294 29-Nov-2016 10:13
Send private message

IIRC large online retailers (Amazon, Netflix, etc) have been given the hard word about charging GST and passing it on.  Smaller electronic-delivery retailers will likely fly under the radar.

 

AFAIK physical purchases under NZ$400 (incl shipping) will sail through without GST and import fees.  Amazon taking care of this for items over $400 is making life easier for you as the customer and probably saving you a little bit as their fees as a frequent user may be smaller and for you as a one-off or infrequent user.

 

Source:  I purchase items from US and China every couple of months (usually for me personally), and take care to stay well under the $400 mark.  I also purchase software and services from offshore providers for work.

 

I had ordered an Indiegogo product under development 18 months ago and it was going to be around NZ$350 delivered, but by the time it came for delivery a few weeks ago, the exchange rate change made it worth around NZ$450 and I nearly choked on the bill for $110-ish GST and fees.





"4 wheels move the body.  2 wheels move the soul."

“Don't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.” Douglas Adams

336 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1679390 29-Nov-2016 12:28
Send private message

Yeah Amazon collects the import fees on your behalf and pays for you.

 

Although I've had one instance when amazon took my money and didn't pay the UPS (or was it FedEx?) and they didn't release my parcel until I made endless complaints to amazon's live chat.


 
 
 
 


2682 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 1679473 29-Nov-2016 14:24
Send private message

beddy:

 

sbiddle:

 

Amazon take care of all customs fees and duties which is what the $78 is.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the quick reply.

 

I had a look at http://www.whatsmyduty.org.nz and they also show a "Customs import entry transaction fee" of NZ$29.26 and a "MPI Levy" of $19.98, as the duty is over $60.

 

Do you know if I'd be charged this as well?

 

 

That $78USD should cover that. I also read a while back that if Customs charge less than the $78USD Amazon will refund you the difference.





634 posts

Ultimate Geek

Subscriber

  # 1679594 29-Nov-2016 16:22
Send private message

fyi - if you're in Australia sometime soon, you can order a pair from Addicted to Audio for $528 AUD which is essentially $540 NZD at the moment.  

 

And if you come back within 60 days of purchase you can claim the tax back as well...

 

 




73 posts

Master Geek


  # 1679669 29-Nov-2016 18:36
Send private message

Thanks to everyone who replied. I've gone ahead and ordered them.


Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08


Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55


Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48


CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42


Kordia offers Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:41


Spark 5G live on Auckland Harbour for Emirates Team New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2019 17:30


BNZ and Vodafone partner to boost NZ Tech for SME
Posted 31-Oct-2019 17:14


Nokia 7.2 available in New Zealand
Posted 31-Oct-2019 16:24


2talk launches Microsoft Teams Direct Routing product
Posted 29-Oct-2019 10:35


New Breast Cancer Foundation app puts power in Kiwi women's hands
Posted 25-Oct-2019 16:13


OPPO Reno2 Series lands, alongside hybrid noise-cancelling Wireless Headphones
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:32


Waikato Data Scientists awarded $13 million from the Government
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:27


D-Link launches Wave 2 Unified Access Points
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:07


LG Electronics begins distributing the G8X THINQ
Posted 24-Oct-2019 10:58



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.