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  #2067865 4-Aug-2018 08:46
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tripp:

 

nurcopolics: Can't you just buy from Amazon as a "gift" ship to YouShop and not pay tax?

 

will still need to pay even if youshop sends it.  It will be youshop that you will need to pay.  

 

 

 

 

Just make friends with air crew who frequent the US... they can bring your sub $400 items back as "personal items", and Im sure there is some pretty looking dollys who would wanna be a "runner" with a suitcase....... I mean like isnt that how they ran the illegal importation business back in the 70s and 80s (well at AFAIK from watching Underbelly NZ). 

 

 

 

:-) 

 

 


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  #2067867 4-Aug-2018 09:07
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nurcopolics: Can't you just buy from Amazon as a "gift" ship to YouShop and not pay tax?

 

As you're obviously completely unaware of what a "gift" is I'll quote the appropriate piece of legislation - 

 

 

 

 

If you live in NZ and someone from another country sends you a gift that’s worth NZ$110 or less, you won’t have to pay duties as long as:
 - you didn’t order or pay for it
 - it’s for your personal use.

 

 

Obviously buying something from Amazon immediately excludes it from being a legitimate gift.

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2067868 4-Aug-2018 09:08
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Goosey:

 

tripp:

 

nurcopolics: Can't you just buy from Amazon as a "gift" ship to YouShop and not pay tax?

 

will still need to pay even if youshop sends it.  It will be youshop that you will need to pay.  

 

 

 

 

Just make friends with air crew who frequent the US... they can bring your sub $400 items back as "personal items", and Im sure there is some pretty looking dollys who would wanna be a "runner" with a suitcase....... I mean like isnt that how they ran the illegal importation business back in the 70s and 80s (well at AFAIK from watching Underbelly NZ). 

 

 

 

:-) 

 

 

 

 

The limit when entering NZ with goods is NZ$750

 

 


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  #2067880 4-Aug-2018 09:45
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sbiddle:

 

Goosey:

 

tripp:

 

nurcopolics: Can't you just buy from Amazon as a "gift" ship to YouShop and not pay tax?

 

will still need to pay even if youshop sends it.  It will be youshop that you will need to pay.  

 

 

 

 

Just make friends with air crew who frequent the US... they can bring your sub $400 items back as "personal items", and Im sure there is some pretty looking dollys who would wanna be a "runner" with a suitcase....... I mean like isnt that how they ran the illegal importation business back in the 70s and 80s (well at AFAIK from watching Underbelly NZ). 

 

 

 

:-) 

 

 

 

 

The limit when entering NZ with goods is NZ$750

 

 

Wonder how long that will last before the Gov sees anther imaginary cash cow. 





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  #2067992 4-Aug-2018 15:30
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sbiddle:

nurcopolics: Can't you just buy from Amazon as a "gift" ship to YouShop and not pay tax?


As you're obviously completely unaware of what a "gift" is I'll quote the appropriate piece of legislation - 


 



If you live in NZ and someone from another country sends you a gift that’s worth NZ$110 or less, you won’t have to pay duties as long as:
 - you didn’t order or pay for it
 - it’s for your personal use.



Obviously buying something from Amazon immediately excludes it from being a legitimate gift.


 


 



But I can buy something for my partner even though it's for me. Label as a gift and send it, haha. This is going to be easy to circumvent the new rule!!!

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  #2068098 4-Aug-2018 20:44
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nurcopolics:
sbiddle:

 

nurcopolics: Can't you just buy from Amazon as a "gift" ship to YouShop and not pay tax?

 

 

 

As you're obviously completely unaware of what a "gift" is I'll quote the appropriate piece of legislation - 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you live in NZ and someone from another country sends you a gift that’s worth NZ$110 or less, you won’t have to pay duties as long as:
 - you didn’t order or pay for it
 - it’s for your personal use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obviously buying something from Amazon immediately excludes it from being a legitimate gift.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



But I can buy something for my partner even though it's for me. Label as a gift and send it, haha. This is going to be easy to circumvent the new rule!!!

 

Guess it could work if you never want to bring in something more than $110.

 

 


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  #2068156 5-Aug-2018 06:43
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If it's a gift, it's anyone's guess and not trackable because of it being a gift

 
 
 
 


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  #2068161 5-Aug-2018 09:00
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nurcopolics: If it's a gift, it's anyone's guess and not trackable because of it being a gift

 

Wrong answer. It's nowhere near as anonymous as you think.

 

If you start sending multiple gifts to a single address your packages will be intercepted and you will be charged.

 

That happens now with both gifts under $110 and trying to split orders of over $400 into smaller packages to avoid GST and/or duty.

 

With the new GST regulations in place the same rules apply as now - if you're going to try and a cheat a system you have to accept that at times you will get caught.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2068243 5-Aug-2018 13:52
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nurcopolics: If it's a gift, it's anyone's guess and not trackable because of it being a gift


Wrong answer. It's nowhere near as anonymous as you think.


If you start sending multiple gifts to a single address your packages will be intercepted and you will be charged.


That happens now with both gifts under $110 and trying to split orders of over $400 into smaller packages to avoid GST and/or duty.


With the new GST regulations in place the same rules apply as now - if you're going to try and a cheat a system you have to accept that at times you will get caught.


 


 


 



I have sent many split items sent and never been caught. I will use pseudonym names, like a flat with 7 people living in it. It's flawless!

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  #2068293 5-Aug-2018 16:51
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I have sent many split items sent and never been caught. I will use pseudonym names, like a flat with 7 people living in it. It's flawless!

 

I couldn't care less about whether you try to rip off the system. All I'm saying is that customs are a lot smarter than you seem to think they are, and doling this is a guaranteed way of being caught.

 

There have been multiple posts on here from people over the years who have been caught out, and like anything in life if you're willing to try and exploit loopholes eventually you get caught. You just need to be aware that one day that will happen.

 

 


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  #2068297 5-Aug-2018 17:00
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Fake names are all good till you need ID to pick it up. My cat has no ID




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  #2068300 5-Aug-2018 17:45
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Fake ID is easy. Just photoshop a driver license and laminate it. Won't pass in any pub but I bet you can use it for a parcel. Not that I support this, of course.

 

 





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  #2068307 5-Aug-2018 18:12
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Rikkitic:

Fake ID is easy. Just photoshop a driver license and laminate it. Won't pass in any pub but I bet you can use it for a parcel. Not that I support this, of course.


 


anybody can pick up an item as long as they have the card that is for calling and they just write down the name I swear anybody can pick up lots of people have different surnames and are not married just like our Prime Minister's husband

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  #2068308 5-Aug-2018 18:12
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Rikkitic:

Fake ID is easy. Just photoshop a driver license and laminate it. Won't pass in any pub but I bet you can use it for a parcel. Not that I support this, of course.


 


anybody can pick up an item as long as they have the card that is for calling and they just write down the name I swear anybody can pick up lots of people have different surnames and are not married just like our Prime Minister's husband

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  #2068309 5-Aug-2018 18:26
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I guess the real question is why you feel a need to do this? Is it the money? Or just some sense of superiority from beating 'the man'?

 

 





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