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

2596 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 613

Topic # 115175 16-Mar-2013 16:50
Send private message

Can anyone tell me what happens to a parcel that is sent from overseas and has the wrong information on the custom declaration. I just bought a Tablet from Hong Kong and although im impressed with the 3 day delivery , on reading the label it tells me that i have just received a USB drive worth $25.00 and its a gift , not a $200 tablet that i bought. Would i forfeit the Tablet and be out of pocket or what happens.

Common sense is not as common as you think.

Create new topic
11238 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3579


  Reply # 782718 16-Mar-2013 17:07
Send private message

You'd just get a whacking GST bill I suspect.

You can't really be held liable for what a 3rd party writes on a label unless Customs could prove you asked the 3rd party to deliberately understate the value.

2484 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 535
Inactive user

  Reply # 782720 16-Mar-2013 17:10
Send private message

There generally wouldnt be gst on a 200 item anyway.

11238 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3579


  Reply # 782722 16-Mar-2013 17:20
Send private message

dickytim: There generally wouldnt be gst on a 200 item anyway.

True - although you need to watch out for some items like clothes and shoes which inexplicably have an additional 10% duty added!

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:

News »

Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27

Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13

Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00

Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12

Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52 to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34

Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07

All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks arrives on Amazon Prime Video
Posted 2-Jun-2018 16:21

Innovation Grant, High Tech Awards and new USA office for Kiwi tech company SwipedOn
Posted 1-Jun-2018 20:54

Commerce Commission warns Apple for misleading consumers about their rights
Posted 30-May-2018 13:15

IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12

New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17

Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41

Exhibition to showcase digital artwork from across the globe
Posted 23-May-2018 16:44

Auckland tops list of most vulnerable cities in a zombie apocalypse
Posted 23-May-2018 12:52

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.