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  Reply # 694388 1-Oct-2012 17:26
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mattwnz:
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Tabuti: How much are they asking you to pay?

if its under $100 then its not really something to complain about & I would just be happy I won a free ticket to Hong Kong


$416.46?Cry

So expensive...


Ouchh. That sounds really high for a 'prize' that is supposed to provide something for free. DO you have the $416.65 detailed as to what that covers. When you buy an airline ticket, you don't have to pay for 'fuel', so I am not sure what they mean by that. Airline ticket prices should include fuel, as that is part of the ticket price. It is like buying a bus ticket ,and then them charging you extra for the diesel for the bus on top of that. Or is it some levy. I would have thought that the only fees you would pay is perhaps the departure taxes, and the cost of getting yourself to the airport


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Auckland – Hong Kong – Auckland

 

Fuel Surcharge                                  NZD346.00

Taxes                                                    NZD  70.46

TOTAL                                                   NZD416.46




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mattwnz:
sonyxperiageek:
Tabuti: How much are they asking you to pay?

if its under $100 then its not really something to complain about & I would just be happy I won a free ticket to Hong Kong


$416.46?Cry

So expensive...


Ouchh. That sounds really high for a 'prize' that is supposed to provide something for free. DO you have the $416.65 detailed as to what that covers. When you buy an airline ticket, you don't have to pay for 'fuel', so I am not sure what they mean by that. Airline ticket prices should include fuel, as that is part of the ticket price. It is like buying a bus ticket ,and then them charging you extra for the diesel for the bus on top of that. Or is it some levy. I would have thought that the only fees you would pay is perhaps the departure taxes, and the cost of getting yourself to the airport


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Auckland ? Hong Kong ? Auckland

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Fuel Surcharge????????????????????????????????? NZD346.00

Taxes??????????????????????????????????????????????????? NZD? 70.46

TOTAL?????????????????????????????????????????????????? NZD416.46



In that case you may want to contact the DIA just to confirm whether they can add those on. I suppose a couple of hundred each way isn't a huge cost for a trip to hong kong, but it is a significant extra cost I think in terms of a competition. The actual $ amount cost probably should have been disclosed in the competition terms too.

I am not sure if the info below applies or not, but they would be able to tell you.

http://www.dia.govt.nz/Services-Casino-and-Non-Casino-Gaming-The-Rules-for-Running-a-Gambling-Activity#four

(13) Prize winners must not incur costs additional to the cost of participation in the prize competition when claiming their prize.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 694399 1-Oct-2012 17:37
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Remember this was a contest run in another country. So I doubt any local (NZ) laws regarding these types of issues apply.




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oxnsox: Remember this was a contest run in another country. So I doubt any local (NZ) laws regarding these types of issues apply.



Woah, no it wasn't. The company is NZ based. It's just an Asian/NZ company..




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oxnsox: Remember this was a contest run in another country. So I doubt any local (NZ) laws regarding these types of issues apply.



I though Chinese TV were in NZ. But that is a good point if they aren't. But I am a bit confused as to who is running the competition and where they are based.

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oxnsox: Remember this was a contest run in another country. So I doubt any local (NZ) laws regarding these types of issues apply.



Woah, no it wasn't. The company is NZ based. It's just an Asian/NZ company..


OK< in that case contact the DIA for clarification on whether they are following the competition laws, by charging you that extra fee.



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mattwnz:
oxnsox: Remember this was a contest run in another country. So I doubt any local (NZ) laws regarding these types of issues apply.



I though Chinese TV were in NZ. But that is a good point if they aren't. But I am a bit confused as to who is running the competition and where they are based.


Here's some light to it. WTV is a NZ based company and it broadcasts Asian channels here in NZ. For example: Channel 28,33 and 29 on Freeview UHF.
Their website is: istars.co.nz (you may be able to roughly translate it through Google Translate Cool




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oxnsox: Remember this was a contest run in another country. So I doubt any local (NZ) laws regarding these types of issues apply.



Woah, no it wasn't. The company is NZ based. It's just an Asian/NZ company..


OK< in that case contact the DIA for clarification on whether they are following the competition laws, by charging you that extra fee.


Yeah, thanks for that. I have just sent them an email. Probably too late to get a response from them now.. tomorrow. 




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Wow $400 fuel surcharge is outrageous. I can't believe that transporting a person and baggage could use anywhere near that much worth of fuel.

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jofizz: Wow $400 fuel surcharge is outrageous. I can't believe that transporting a person and baggage could use anywhere near that much worth of fuel.

Yes, $400 worth of fuel to fly 9000 km is completely ridiculous.

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