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  #2360172 24-Nov-2019 18:57
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Are powertools multivoltage now?

 

 

These are all DC powered, so buy a charger locally and the tools offshore.


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  #2360178 24-Nov-2019 19:56
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Are powertools multivoltage now?

 

 

These are all DC powered, so buy a charger locally and the tools offshore.

 

 

Or modify the charger which is usually as simple as a couple of links on the circuit board and removing the MOV across the input or swapping it for a higher voltage one if you really want to keep it there.





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  #2360190 24-Nov-2019 20:44
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Mahon:

 

It is simply a ploy to make kiwis buy locally and it is working. NZ is already one of the dearest places in the western world, and I assume it will now just get more expensive with the competition gone.

 

 

Non-sense. Even with GST and shipping, buying Icebreaker from Amazon is a lot cheaper than buying from the store in Wellington.

 

People who bought stuff overseas will likely continue to do so.





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  #2360868 26-Nov-2019 11:32
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What is the best alternative to Youshop now?

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  #2360871 26-Nov-2019 11:34
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Shipito




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  #2360882 26-Nov-2019 12:01
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They are also collecting the GST for the government before shipping.




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  #2360883 26-Nov-2019 12:07
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Just got this from shipito

Beginning December 1, 2019, Shipito is required by the New Zealand government to collect a 15% Goods and Services Tax (GST) on all “low value goods” imported into New Zealand, with a value of 1,000 NZD or less. GST is calculated based on the value of any items you ship, plus our service charges. As a result, you will now see a charge for GST at mailout




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  #2360945 26-Nov-2019 14:26
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Ah crap. No idea why they would do that. Guess I will have to shop around for another reshipper in that case or rely on friends.





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  #2360992 26-Nov-2019 15:45
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Surely all freight forwards registered with the NZ government will have to collect the GST.
And all freight forwarders will be registered with the Government because they want an account with customs to speed up processing and payments for their larger customers.

 

Long story short, good luck shopping about. 


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  #2361320 27-Nov-2019 08:40
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https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12288355

 

amazon co-owned brands block NZ for shipping :(

 

sounds like most of the business does not see benefits to invest into GST collection systems vs sales in nz :(

 

thanks PM of NZ :(





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  #2361348 27-Nov-2019 09:10
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Of course the Herald doesn't bother to mention that Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.co.jp etc have all stopped too!


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  #2361357 27-Nov-2019 09:25
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I am not sure about the others but amazon.com continues to work just fine - they charge GST as needed (or not, as is the case since I just bought something yesterday before the 1st December and below the $400 threshold so was charged $0 GST/levies).





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  #2361363 27-Nov-2019 09:30
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I am not sure about the others but amazon.com continues to work just fine

 

 

I can confirm that Amazon .co.uk and .de are no longer shipping to NZ.

 

I have a pre-order due for release on 2 December (.co.uk). It appears they will honour this, but no new orders can be placed (I believe someone mentioned November 18 as the last day orders to NZ addresses were possible).

 

Unfortunately, there are lots of things available in these stores that cannot be purchased through Amazon.com, at least not at a reasonable rate.

 

NZ retailers won't be getting more money from this. They'll get less of my disposable income (i.e. my monthly toy budget), as I'll be having to pay more, either in GST or freight forwarders for sites that will no longer ship to NZ.


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  #2361369 27-Nov-2019 09:43
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I wonder if Dick Kogan Smith is implementing anything?





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  #2361376 27-Nov-2019 09:55
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Amazon US already have a flexible tax collection system to deal with state sales taxes. They probably simply added NZ as another state... 😊

 

UK, JP, DE etc probably have less flexible systems.


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