freitasm: If they are in separate boxes they will be seen as different parcels. If YouShop repackage all inside a single one, the story might change. I suggest you contact YouShop to clarify.
freitasm: Difference sources or same source?
dcha160: Hi, I am planning buy a laptop from Amazon. The laptop costs around 900USD. Have been trying to work out the total cost. I was wondering has anyone ever been charged for the Clearance fee $135.82? On YouShop website, I noticed this charge includes the Brokerage + Import transaction fee. wonder if this Brokerage fee necessary?
sep11guy: I just read this on the youshop website :
Will GST and duties apply to my YouShop parcels?Published 17/08/2012 02.24 PM | Updated 28/01/2013 10.23 AMDepending on the value and type of goods you purchase, GST and/or duty may be payable when the items reach New Zealand. Information around these charges can be viewed on the Customs website.
If your parcel is assessed for GST and/or duty, you will need to pay additional costs for your item to be cleared by Customs. New Zealand Post can facilitate the clearance of your parcel by Customs and the charge for this is NZD $135.82 (including GST) per parcel. This charge includes the Customs Brokerage charge as well as the NZ Customs Import Transaction Fee. If you choose to use another clearance agent, these charges from New Zealand Post will not apply, but you will need to pay your clearance agent’s fees. The GST and/or duty amounts payable are in addition to the clearance charges.
So does it mean that in case my item gets above the 400$ mark, not only i pay gst but i also pay a additional $135 to NZ post? Is this right??