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#60872 4-May-2010 21:59
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I'm looking at getting a new MacbookPro 15".

Obviously the prices I'm calculating from overseas are cheaper (to the eye) but I suspect if I got a forwarding address and tried to get it sent here, it would be stopped by customs. Is that correct?

If that is the case, it will be charged with GST yes?

so here are a few questions:


If I buy a computer from the Apple store in the US

1. My understanding is the standard 1 year warranty is global.. is that correct?
2. I'm looking at the 15". the price comes to US$2,299.00, what other prices do I need to factor in here?
3. If I have to pay GST, am I able to claim it back?
4. What is the most efficient way for me to do this?





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  #326668 4-May-2010 22:02
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2.Have you factored local taxes (if buying in the US)? These can be anything from 8.5% to 15% depending on the state in your local address. Also remember to add shipping from overseas here.

3.Not "if" but "when". Any imports incur GST. But you only pay if the GST is over $50. You can see this laptop will attract GST. You can only claim back GST if it is a business expense. You will need to be registered for GST for that.




 

 

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  #326675 4-May-2010 22:15
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freitasm: 2.Have you factored local taxes (if buying in the US)? These can be anything from 8.5% to 15% depending on the state in your local address. Also remember to add shipping from overseas here.

No, I haven't. Didn't know about it, which was why I was asking here :p

Will have to look more into that...

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3.Not "if" but "when". Any imports incur GST. But you only pay if the GST is over $50. You can see this laptop will attract GST. You can only claim back GST if it is a business expense. You will need to be registered for GST for that.


Yeah, well it will be used as part of the business some of the time.. so thats alright..Doesn't look like it will be so cheap after all though, after you calculate the local taxes..





 
 
 
 


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  #326682 4-May-2010 22:21
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Obviously GST is added on top of the total price paid - which in US will include the local taxes. There are states with lower or exemption on taxes, but you will have to forward to an address there. There is a long discussion about this in the N900 topic when people bought through Amazon and had handsets sent here through Shipito. But unless the computer is really a lot cheaper than here, it may not be worth it.





 

 

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