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  #2506166 17-Jun-2020 07:45
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Just buy it online from Evo Cycles here in NZ.[edit: looks like your dia is out of stock?]

https://www.evocycles.co.nz/Product/26629/cane-creek-thudbuster-st-seatpost?variationId=56344&gclid=CjwKCAjw26H3BRB2EiwAy32zhSkorE_W9nfhD-N_9kV7oYYCCuneERyfH5oQrgPfBm2yV6GDVxPmWhoCZtsQAvD_BwE

That said, I purchased a set of e*thirteen pedals from oz during level 4 when NZ wasn't selling anything bicycles, and didn't get charged gst either end by the looks.

Here's your seat post from the place I got my pedals from in oz

https://www.mtbdirect.com.au/cane-creek-thudbuster-g4-seat-post?quantity=1&seat-post-diameter=101&seat-post-drop=106&seat-post-length=124



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  #2506177 17-Jun-2020 08:13
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Geektastic:

 

I was going to order a bicycle component from an Australian seller.

 

Since it is leaving Australia, won't ever be used in Australia and so on, I thought Australian GST would not be payable. This wasn't clear from the website so I asked them and this is what they said

 

 

 

"Thanks for your email. Prices are in AUD, and inclusive of GST.
Because this purchase will take place from an Australian Business, and shipped elsewhere, it's not an export and as such is not exempt from GST. There may be import duty payable in NZ - but you'll need to check with the relevant department on your end, I'm afraid."

 

This does not sound correct to me, but what do I know? I am sure others here will have more experience.

 

 

Reading their response to you in quotes, it almost reads like the part isnt in australia and will be drop-shipped from elsewhere (ie Hong Kong?) to you. That you're buying it from an aussie vendor charging you gst is a little bad luck. As I read the GST rules, the australian vendor needs to register for GST in NZ if they believe they will have revenue greater than $60kpa. In this case... you're being charged AU$ for the order and their GST, and receiving in NZ.





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  #2506337 17-Jun-2020 11:01
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1eStar: Just buy it online from Evo Cycles here in NZ.[edit: looks like your dia is out of stock?]

https://www.evocycles.co.nz/Product/26629/cane-creek-thudbuster-st-seatpost?variationId=56344&gclid=CjwKCAjw26H3BRB2EiwAy32zhSkorE_W9nfhD-N_9kV7oYYCCuneERyfH5oQrgPfBm2yV6GDVxPmWhoCZtsQAvD_BwE

That said, I purchased a set of e*thirteen pedals from oz during level 4 when NZ wasn't selling anything bicycles, and didn't get charged gst either end by the looks.

Here's your seat post from the place I got my pedals from in oz

https://www.mtbdirect.com.au/cane-creek-thudbuster-g4-seat-post?quantity=1&seat-post-diameter=101&seat-post-drop=106&seat-post-length=124


 

 

 

I would have - and tried - to buy it locally. Nobody had the correct diameter in stock nor could they give me any definite idea when it would be in stock.

 

 

 

In the end I got it through Amazon, who did charge GST and it was NZ$269 including taxes and shipping...






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  #2507438 18-Jun-2020 13:47
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The whole GST collection on overseas purchases is a money-gathering rort. Not only that, the effect has been to close off NZ to all other Amazon stores except the US one. Being that the UK Amazon is the one selling blurays which match our region, it has closed off an avenue to movies fans looking to purchase films not available in NZ.

 

 


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  #2507445 18-Jun-2020 13:52
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Jos1969:

The whole GST collection on overseas purchases is a money-gathering rort. Not only that, the effect has been to close off NZ to all other Amazon stores except the US one. Being that the UK Amazon is the one selling blurays which match our region, it has closed off an avenue to movies fans looking to purchase films not available in NZ.


 



The point of tax is to gather money.

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  #2507605 18-Jun-2020 17:07
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The whole GST collection on overseas purchases is a money-gathering rort. Not only that, the effect has been to close off NZ to all other Amazon stores except the US one. Being that the UK Amazon is the one selling blurays which match our region, it has closed off an avenue to movies fans looking to purchase films not available in NZ.

 

 

 

 

It may be easier in the long run to buy a  Blu-ray player from Amazon which plays region A disks. 





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  #2507608 18-Jun-2020 17:12
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old3eyes:

 

It may be easier in the long run to buy a  Blu-ray player from Amazon which plays region A disks. 

 

 

I'm not inconvenienced in any way by region coding, but there are titles which are only available from regional Amazon sites or if available through amazon.com, are "Imports" with a huge markup.


 
 
 
 




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  #2507777 18-Jun-2020 22:16
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If anything is a rort, it is region coding rather than tax!








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  #2519712 8-Jul-2020 21:55
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Seat post arrived today, 10 days earlier and $100 cheaper than NZ nearly, even including GST and shipping from Amazon. Plus of course they had stock.

 

 

 

I shall install it tomorrow. Then curse for several rides because despite my best efforts the saddle position is not quite correct...!






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