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Topic # 201564 24-Aug-2016 15:04
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Hi all,

 

I'm thinking of buying an Android TV box from Geekbuying. The cost is around $170, way cheaper than the one sold on TradeMe. So was wondering if I'll be paying any extra customs fee on top of what I paid online? I don't mind paying $20-30 but paying more than $100 is a bit stupid.

 

Can anyone give any advice on this?

 

 

 

Cheers

 

 

 

EDIT: I tried what's my duty website it doesn't work, can't see any calculator whatsoever 


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  Reply # 1616879 24-Aug-2016 15:04
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Hmmmm. Here we go.





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  Reply # 1616883 24-Aug-2016 15:06
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PeterReader:

 

Hmmmm. Here we go.

 

 

What's that suppose to mean?


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  Reply # 1616885 24-Aug-2016 15:08
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"Goods liable for duty and GST of NZ$60 or more cannot be released until the charges are paid." - http://www.customs.govt.nz/inprivate/sendingitemstonz/privateimportsbypost/Pages/default.aspx

 

170 x .15 = 25.5

 

AFAIK there's no duty imposed on electronic goods

 

So you shouldn't have to pay at the border, by my reckons


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  Reply # 1616886 24-Aug-2016 15:09
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yudumcan:

 

PeterReader:

 

Hmmmm. Here we go.

 

 

What's that suppose to mean?

 

 

You said the "T" word




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  Reply # 1616896 24-Aug-2016 15:12
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ubergeeknz:

 

yudumcan:

 

PeterReader:

 

Hmmmm. Here we go.

 

 

What's that suppose to mean?

 

 

You said the "T" word

 

 

 

 

thanks for the reply. so there won't be any charges at all? sorry what's the T word?


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  Reply # 1616906 24-Aug-2016 15:34
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Using the word Trademe promts PeterReader (A robot user) to reply with the incredibly useful comment as above. I'm not sure why he exists, other than to confuse new members.

 

You won't be charged any duty so long as your item (incl. shipping) arrives at our shores with a value of less than NZD$400. But be aware that the value is calculated based on the exchange rate, so may go over if the dollar has moved a lot since the time of purchase, and the time of arrival (you shouldn't have this problem).


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  Reply # 1616937 24-Aug-2016 16:18
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Disrespective:

 

Using the word Trademe promts PeterReader (A robot user) to reply with the incredibly useful comment as above. I'm not sure why he exists, other than to confuse new members.

 

You won't be charged any duty so long as your item (incl. shipping) arrives at our shores with a value of less than NZD$400. But be aware that the value is calculated based on the exchange rate, so may go over if the dollar has moved a lot since the time of purchase, and the time of arrival (you shouldn't have this problem).

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the reply. What I'm buying is definitely not going to be more than $400 :) I never used geekbuying, is it reliable? don't know why the prices are way cheaper than t*rademe

 

 


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  Reply # 1616955 24-Aug-2016 16:38
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yudumcan:

 

 

 

Thanks for the reply. What I'm buying is definitely not going to be more than $400 :) I never used geekbuying, is it reliable? don't know why the prices are way cheaper than t*rademe

 

 

Because it's Chinese ;)

 

I've bought from them before, and they have a reasonable following.  They seem fairly legit.  It can take a while for things to arrive but that's typical for overseas postage.  I had a 'stick PC' die within a fairly short time (a month or two) and they sent a replacement no problems.


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  Reply # 1616961 24-Aug-2016 16:49
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The majority of people use aliexpress.com. dx.com was the original Chinese drop shipper. http://www.banggood.com/ is another Chinese drop shipper. A lot of the stuff on trademe is bulk purchased from Alibaba and on-sold on trademe.

 

Cheers, Matt.





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