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Reply # 1117807 29-Aug-2014 11:11
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did anyone else get stung for import duty? mine did

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  Reply # 1117809 29-Aug-2014 11:24
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nicmair: did anyone else get stung for import duty? mine did


What did you declare the value as?

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  Reply # 1117835 29-Aug-2014 11:41
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I declared mine as per the US invoice, no import duty or GST was paid.

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  Reply # 1117837 29-Aug-2014 11:43
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$310 and no import/gst.

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  Reply # 1117854 29-Aug-2014 12:12
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I declared as per the invoice $349USD, so was somewhat bemused it got stopped.... so that just cost me another $118NZD, found that rather amusing as the invoice breakdown is

GST
Import transaction fee
GST on import transaction fee
Biosecurity levy
GST on Biosecurity Levy fee

oh and then a Customs WestPac Credit card transaction fee (which must have been GST inclusive as they didn't separate out the GST amount on it)...


don't you love user pays.


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  Reply # 1117911 29-Aug-2014 12:46
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If you put down 349us and didn't get caught for GST then consider yourself lucky. If you go to what's my duty website it specifically tells you how much it will cost you.

There is no point in bringing it in via this way and might as well buy from PB tech with warranty.

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  Reply # 1118123 29-Aug-2014 19:09
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I also declared the true USD price and slipped though just fine.

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  Reply # 1118297 29-Aug-2014 22:57
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Looks like you may soon be able to buy the OnePlus One smartphone without an invite! - http://www.androidauthority.com/oneplus-one-abandoning-invites-517300/




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  Reply # 1119403 1-Sep-2014 10:40
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Insanekiwi: If you put down 349us and didn't get caught for GST then consider yourself lucky. If you go to what's my duty website it specifically tells you how much it will cost you.

There is no point in bringing it in via this way and might as well buy from PB tech with warranty.


Hey guys I am really worried about the import duty. If I declare it as $350 + $15 shipping, it will be over the $60 threshold. But if its $300 + $15 shipping then it is fine. Just wondering how much did you guys declare?

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sonyxperiageek: Looks like you may soon be able to buy the OnePlus One smartphone without an invite! - http://www.androidauthority.com/oneplus-one-abandoning-invites-517300/
Good news! Was hoping for an invite to replace upgrade from my (3+ year old) Motorola Defy, but may just wait.

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  Reply # 1119796 1-Sep-2014 18:06
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I will share invites if I receive some. I declared $299 for mine as $349 is going to sting with the GST. If you did not have to pay the GST, you were lucky it slipped through. Does happen from time to time. The US dollar also went down since batwing brought his one in. $349US may be under $400 mark but if you add shipping cost (from Oneplus One as well as you shop) it will exceed the threshold.

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  Reply # 1121049 3-Sep-2014 11:37
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I didn't get charges for customs? I declared it for $349 USD... So far I am loving this sexy beast!

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  Reply # 1121051 3-Sep-2014 11:38
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But I did import it using YouShop with $28 NZD for shipping.

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  Reply # 1121057 3-Sep-2014 11:46
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Does anyone notice the yellow band issue with the phone? Unfortunately looks like mine has it :(

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Sheagae: Does anyone notice the yellow band issue with the phone? Unfortunately looks like mine has it :(


I think I did have a slight yellow band when I got it but it disappeared after some time.

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