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.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13
575 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 22


  Reply # 2067448 3-Aug-2018 13:09
Send private message

clevedon:

 

champakram:

 

Sorry for being stupid out here.

 

Does Amazon send any invoices in the parcel when you receive your package from Amazon? 

 

I'm fairly sure if you send it as a gift it doesn't have an invoice.

 

Yep, this is what you get then:

 

 

 


18715 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5356

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 2067465 3-Aug-2018 13:50
Send private message

I was all excited about this cookware. Shame. Anyone in the US soon? :)

 

 


 
 
 
 


4974 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 105

Trusted

  Reply # 2067890 4-Aug-2018 09:54
Send private message

I just picked up a pair of ELAC Dolby Atmos speakers for $239. They have a $35 deposit for Duty but that should be refunded because the amount is still less than the GST limit.

Very timely as I've been eyeing these speakers for a while.




System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


My Google+ page 

 

 

 

https://plus.google.com/+laurencechiu

 

 


20 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 2068132 4-Aug-2018 23:00
Send private message

Would it be possible to get around import tax through sending under different names to the same address?

 

Is this question allowed in this forum?


4974 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 105

Trusted

  Reply # 2068158 5-Aug-2018 07:54
Send private message

pandazzz:

Would it be possible to get around import tax through sending under different names to the same address?


Is this question allowed in this forum?



GST is based on the total order value so if you can find items that have free shipping just create separate orders for them and there's no need to use different names or different addresses.




System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


My Google+ page 

 

 

 

https://plus.google.com/+laurencechiu

 

 


20 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 2068160 5-Aug-2018 08:09
Send private message

lchiu7:
pandazzz:

 

Would it be possible to get around import tax through sending under different names to the same address?

 

 

 

Is this question allowed in this forum?

 



GST is based on the total order value so if you can find items that have free shipping just create separate orders for them and there's no need to use different names or different addresses.

 

 

 

The thing is, I've once done that before, but things ended up staying at customs for a week and half for some reason, and 2 different shipments ended up there a week apart, and customs just grouped them up as a single shipment and charged tax


4974 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 105

Trusted

  Reply # 2068211 5-Aug-2018 11:14
One person supports this post
Send private message

pandazzz:

 

lchiu7:
pandazzz:

 

Would it be possible to get around import tax through sending under different names to the same address?

 

 

 

Is this question allowed in this forum?

 



GST is based on the total order value so if you can find items that have free shipping just create separate orders for them and there's no need to use different names or different addresses.

 

 

 

The thing is, I've once done that before, but things ended up staying at customs for a week and half for some reason, and 2 different shipments ended up there a week apart, and customs just grouped them up as a single shipment and charged tax

 

 

 

 

Then if that is the case you are now buying "gifts" for friends :-)





System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


My Google+ page 

 

 

 

https://plus.google.com/+laurencechiu

 

 


UHD

656 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 303
Inactive user


  Reply # 2068225 5-Aug-2018 12:33
Send private message

You still need to pay GST if you're buying gifts for others.


20 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 2068226 5-Aug-2018 12:38
Send private message

lchiu7:

 

pandazzz:

 

lchiu7:
pandazzz:

 

Would it be possible to get around import tax through sending under different names to the same address?

 

 

 

Is this question allowed in this forum?

 



GST is based on the total order value so if you can find items that have free shipping just create separate orders for them and there's no need to use different names or different addresses.

 

 

 

The thing is, I've once done that before, but things ended up staying at customs for a week and half for some reason, and 2 different shipments ended up there a week apart, and customs just grouped them up as a single shipment and charged tax

 

 

 

 

Then if that is the case you are now buying "gifts" for friends :-)

 

 

 

 

Ah...I like that idea. Of course 5 of my friends want 8TB drives

 

 

 

UHD:

 

You still need to pay GST if you're buying gifts for others.

 

 

 

 

I think the idea is that amazon doesn't include the prices on the gift receipt. I should have though of that before...


6340 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1100

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 2068228 5-Aug-2018 12:50
Send private message

pandazzz: I think the idea is that amazon doesn't include the prices on the gift receipt. I should have though of that before...

 

A friend recently imported a product with no price on the declaration, and Customs talked to the supplier to get the value.


Mad Scientist
19316 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2526

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 2076111 20-Aug-2018 11:23
Send private message

hio77:

 

Free? after they just removed standard? what?

 

 

Is this still a thing? Been looking at a few things and no free shipping

 

Thanks





Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


4974 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 105

Trusted

  Reply # 2076136 20-Aug-2018 12:01
One person supports this post
Send private message

Still there yesterday when I looked but it has to be sold and shipped by Amazon.




System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


My Google+ page 

 

 

 

https://plus.google.com/+laurencechiu

 

 


4302 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 84

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 2076312 20-Aug-2018 15:35
One person supports this post
Send private message

It has not been a banner ad for me on the app or website for a while now.
And some items that were no longer are part of the free shipping.

4974 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 105

Trusted

  Reply # 2076338 20-Aug-2018 15:51
One person supports this post
Send private message

When you choose shipping options if the item is eligible you will see the free shipping option.




System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


My Google+ page 

 

 

 

https://plus.google.com/+laurencechiu

 

 


4302 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 84

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 2076409 20-Aug-2018 18:42
Send private message

I wonder if the free items are already in their Australian or Auckland warehouses? (Assumption of an Auckland warehouse from the printed shipping label saying Amazon Warehouse Auckland)


1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

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:



Geekzone Live »

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



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.