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#303542 17-Feb-2023 14:53
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I ordered some WD Red hard drives off amazon AU that ship from the US.


They are now with Aramex who are wanting me to complete a form for the importing of them.


Has anyone done this and know if they expect more money like it seems some people encounter? 


I stupidly bought 3 drives in one order assuming that it was like everything else and would just come straight thru. If its going to be hassle I will just tell them to send it back and cancel it and make smaller orders of things if they ship from the US. 


My AU sourced orders have all just come straight thru fine despite the value.


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  #3038325 17-Feb-2023 19:17
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Interesting Amazon didn't charge GST straight.

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  #3038327 17-Feb-2023 19:23
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Over $1,000 you will need a Client Code. You need to apply for one, which may be what the form is for. If it were just GST payment, I'd expect a letter (or phone call from one of the good couriers) to pay.


Edit... just had a quick look at it appears you may need a Customs Number, not a Client Code. The latter is for commercial imports. Unless this has changed, nobody made me aware of the distinction, so I've used a Client Code in the past.


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  #3038333 17-Feb-2023 19:42
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I got an email back quite quickly from Aramex and I don't have to pay any extra, they just need the form done so I have the number.


Weird how this has never happened with the AU direct shipments before. Hopefully will have the storage next week sometime so I can begin the copy of my gone faulty yet again microsoft storage space that they offer no functioning repair feature for.


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