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Topic # 89944 12-Sep-2011 12:47
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Hi There,

I'm looking at purchasing a new Blackgold BGT3600 from the UK. Unfortunately the shipping cost is high (nearly 40 pounds) so I was wondering if any others are interested in a group shipment.

Hardware receiver support – world standard analogue terrestrial (PAL, NTSC, CECAM), dual digital terrestrial including both DVB-T and DVB-T2, dual digital satellite DVB-S and DVB-S2, digital cable DVB-C.

It has dual dvb-s2 and cable support and 32 and 64bit drivers.

The price would be around $295 for 2 items (I'm buying one), $280 for 3, $275 for 4.

Considering a Hauppauge HVR-4400 is $180 or dual DVB-s runs around $200 I think this is a decent price

Just reply if you're interested.


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  Reply # 520980 14-Sep-2011 14:33
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If you look at

You'll see that once youy get over about $400 NZD you have to pay GST on the shipment too (incl the freight charges)

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  Reply # 521013 14-Sep-2011 15:48
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Import duty is payable on everything, and is usually just GST. But if the invoice is less than $50 then the paperwork is too expensive and Customs will not invoice you. So that means items under $333 do not get invoiced for import duty.

You also only get invoiced if Customs pick up your parcel. I've had car parts from AU to my home worth $800 delivered but it was not in OEM boxes so looked like a gift - no import duty. When I did the same for parts delivered to work however I did get invoiced (work addresses appear to get checked more than residential).

You can never have enough Volvos!

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  Reply # 521014 14-Sep-2011 15:50
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...and if the invoice is in US$ but does not specifically say so then it is considered to be NZ$ (i.e. you pay less).

You can never have enough Volvos!

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