Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




8 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 102949 26-May-2012 12:09
Send private message

Hi there, 
I just recently sold my Xperia Arc S and Samsung Focus and am in the market for a new smartphone. I would buy the Lumia 800 on Vodafone but that screen is just too small for me. I am considering buying a 900 off ebay  for $420 NZD. Do any of you know if customs will charge me when I import this, or is the tax included in the purchase price/shipping ?
Thanks for your help, Nic.

Create new topic
BDFL - Memuneh
58082 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 9630

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 630688 26-May-2012 12:24
Send private message

Import duties are never included in purchases from overseas retailers, even less from eBay sellers. These taxes are calculated by the company bringing the goods into the country (NZ Post, couriers, etc). If there's any tax or GST to pay they contact you and send out an invoice for you to pay, including their brokerage fee.






3707 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 199

Trusted

  Reply # 630737 26-May-2012 14:22
Send private message

NZD$420 for the Lumia 900? Too cheap to be true. Make sure it's network unlocked.




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

 
 
 
 


2599 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1089


  Reply # 630742 26-May-2012 14:36
Send private message

billgates: NZD$420 for the Lumia 900? Too cheap to be true. Make sure it's network unlocked.


A knock-off perhaps?








Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman, then always be the Batman





8 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 630788 26-May-2012 18:05
Send private message

Ahhh thankyou for pointing that out. Locked to AT&T is around $500NZD and an unlocked one is $700-800ish ! Has anyone ever imported a phone, if so how much approximately did they charge you ? I brought back my Focus from a trip to California so I have no idea !
Thanks Nic.

BDFL - Memuneh
58082 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 9630

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 630790 26-May-2012 18:07
Send private message

If you ask then to post to you customs will charge the GST of 15% of the total value, including postage, if the amount to be paid is NZ$ 50 or more.




3707 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 199

Trusted

  Reply # 630792 26-May-2012 18:09
Send private message

I bought the Samsung Focus from Amazon which was network locked to AT&T and my boss's wife brought it back to NZ for me while she was there on a short trip. Bought an unlock code from ebay for $35 and it's been working great since.

Personally I would buy the phone from a reputable shop like Amazon even if it is locked but ensure before hand that unlock codes are available on ebay and the seller has sold quite a few of them.

You can buy the unlocked version of Lumia 900 from the like of clove.co.uk and mobicity.co.nz as well.




Do whatever you want to do man.

  



8 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 630814 26-May-2012 18:46
Send private message

Thankyou for your help! The S3 is looking tempting...

1 post

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 633611 31-May-2012 18:47
Send private message

There is currently no way to unlock the AT&T version of the Nokia Lumia 900. (I recently purchased one and it is just a very expensive music/video player & camera because even the grey-market unlockers can't do anything with it). Hopefully one day soon AT&T will relent the same way they did for the iphone!!!
You can unlock the Rogers version of the Lumia 900 though.

1332 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 152
Inactive user


  Reply # 645990 25-Jun-2012 16:57
Send private message

freitasm: If you ask then to post to you customs will charge the GST of 15% of the total value, including postage, if the amount to be paid is NZ$ 50 or more.


Tax cutoff is $60 (total NZD purchase price is over $400) or more and it is not guaranteed that you will pay GST. I see it as a gamble, I usually purchase things that are cheaper from overseas including potential GST and nine times in ten I don't pay the GST. Just the experience of one person...

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

VMware NSX Meets Stringent Government Security Standards with Common Criteria Certification
Posted 22-Jun-2017 19:05


Brother launches next-generation colour laser printers and all-in- ones for business
Posted 22-Jun-2017 18:56


Intel and IOC announce partnership
Posted 22-Jun-2017 18:50


Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: Best Android tablet
Posted 21-Jun-2017 12:05


Wellington-based company helping secure Microsoft browsers
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:51


Endace delivers high performance with new 1/10/40 Gbps packet capture card
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:50


You can now integrate SMX security into Microsoft Office 365, Google and other cloud email platforms
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:47


Ravensdown launches new decision-making tool HawkEye
Posted 19-Jun-2017 15:38


Spark planning to take on direct management of all consumer stores
Posted 19-Jun-2017 10:03


Qrious acquires Ubiquity
Posted 14-Jun-2017 12:21


Spark New Zealand prepares for 5G with Nokia
Posted 14-Jun-2017 12:16


The future-proof 10.5-inch iPad Pro
Posted 13-Jun-2017 18:16


Mandatory data breach reporting in Australia
Posted 13-Jun-2017 11:30


Review: Sony MDR-1000X noise-cancelling headphones
Posted 12-Jun-2017 08:08


Kinetics Crowned Microsoft NZ Partner of the Year
Posted 9-Jun-2017 09:32



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.