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  Reply # 316849 10-Apr-2010 17:54
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http://www.customs.govt.nz/importers/Private+importers/Customs+charges.htm#paraTitle03

Where applicable, Customs duty is levied on the transaction value of the goods (the price actually paid for them). Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 12.5 percent is then calculated on the duty-inclusive value plus international freight and insurance charges. If there is no transaction (such as the goods being supplied free of charge, or a relationship between the supplier and importer which affects the transaction price), an alternative form of valuation may be used.

In addition to the payment of duty and GST, an Import Entry Transaction Fee of $28.75 (GST inclusive) may apply. This fee is payable at the same time that duty and GST is collected. A biosecurity risk screening levy of $4.00 is also collected by Customs on behalf of MAF Biosecurity New Zealand.



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  Reply # 316850 10-Apr-2010 17:58
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I've never been charged GST on the shipping amount, only the declared amount for the goods, I've also never been charged any of those other fees. Only GST on the declared value of the goods, if it exceeds $400NZD.

Regards customs delays, should be nearly instantaneous, always has been for me.

Worth noting, even though it doesn't appy here, that if goods exceed $1000NZD value then you need a customs client code in order to bring them in (easily applied for, DHL/Fedex etc will guide you through the process). Good to know in advance of good arriving in NZ, since it takes a couple of days to get the client code.




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  Reply # 316853 10-Apr-2010 18:01
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Well how come on the customs site they state including delivery,i guess they convert the currency first.What will the HTC Desire retail for here in NZ compared to buying from Clove with all conversions and customs fees?

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  Reply # 316854 10-Apr-2010 18:20
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As for the 32gb card from SanDisk $199 US woah expensive! i guess the 4gb enclosed card is ok and for firmware updates better as a backup function without need to backup to pc

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  Reply # 316855 10-Apr-2010 18:25
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NZtechfreak: Worth noting, even though it doesn't appy here, that if goods exceed $1000NZD value then you need a customs client code in order to bring them in (easily applied for, DHL/Fedex etc will guide you through the process). Good to know in advance of good arriving in NZ, since it takes a couple of days to get the client code.


Ah yep right you are:
http://www.customs.govt.nz/importers/Commercial+importers/Client+Codes.htm

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  Reply # 316861 10-Apr-2010 19:03
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I've imported heaps of stuff from ebay and found customs to be completely random.  I've imported DSLR's well in excess of $400, they weren't stopped by customs.  I imported a couple of PS3's from Japan before they were released in NZ, only one was stopped.

I'd hazard a guess that some of our Desires will get stopped by customs, some won't. 



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  Reply # 316869 10-Apr-2010 19:45
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BigMal: I've imported heaps of stuff from ebay and found customs to be completely random.  I've imported DSLR's well in excess of $400, they weren't stopped by customs.  I imported a couple of PS3's from Japan before they were released in NZ, only one was stopped.

I'd hazard a guess that some of our Desires will get stopped by customs, some won't. 


Were they declared at their actual value on each occasion though? I must be unlucky if so, because I have always paid GST on my items >$400NZD. Were yours always brought in by courier company? I would say that has a bearing also, mine always are.

ryan1019:As for the 32gb card from SanDisk $199 US woah expensive! i guess the 4gb enclosed card is ok and for firmware updates better as a backup function without need to backup to pc


Yep, pricey. I expected them to market a long time ago though, anticipated about $400NZD at release, so had the money saved a loooong time.




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  Reply # 316872 10-Apr-2010 20:15
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Were they declared at their actual value on each occasion though? I must be unlucky if so, because I have always paid GST on my items >$400NZD. Were yours always brought in by courier company? I would say that has a bearing also, mine always are.


Yup all declared at their actual value.  I never could find a reason why some were stopped and some weren't but I wasn't going to complain :-)

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  Reply # 316881 10-Apr-2010 21:33
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Here's a great in-depth review of the Desire - 
http://www.mobileburn.com/review.jsp?Id=9195

I'd love to hear from anyone who has received their Desire from Clove, I'm planning to order one myself soon enough.

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  Reply # 316885 10-Apr-2010 21:57
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DunedinComics:
 
when I ordered the n95 it was weeks in customs before they released it .. go slow I recon. Fingers crossed .


I hope this was an exception, haven't seen too many other posters who've imported phones mention unreasonable dealys getting parcels through customs.


I've had delays in Customs when stuff has been sent through the post and there is no import agent on the case. Customs wrote me a letter....and I had to go there physically and pay money and pick the goods up. It took days more than using DHL.

One of the big advantages of DHL is the goods go through Customs in 20 minutes (according to web tracking) and then you phone them and pay the money over the phone...and you get your goods later that same day (Auckland).

Example: Last week I called DHL about my Nexus One at 08:30am, paid the GST by credit card. Web tracking then showed the hold removed at 9:00am, it had arrived at my local depot (11:32) and then telling me at 12:04 it was out for delivery. It was in my hands at 13:51.

In my opinion this is serious added value...and I don't mind paying for it.




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  Reply # 316887 10-Apr-2010 22:06
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BigMal:

Were they declared at their actual value on each occasion though? I must be unlucky if so, because I have always paid GST on my items >$400NZD. Were yours always brought in by courier company? I would say that has a bearing also, mine always are.


Yup all declared at their actual value.  I never could find a reason why some were stopped and some weren't but I wasn't going to complain :-)


Are you politically active? Maybe a union rep? Anyone you know, or in your family, been done for drugs?
 
I had all my overseas mail opened - every single item - for 7 years after I served as the National Secretary of the  Electoral Reform Coalition advocating MMP in the late 80s / early 90s. There was one Socialist Unity Party person on the national exec as well (partner of Ken Douglas)....so as far as the SIS were concerned we were all Communists. It was so dumb it was painful.

Apparently voters advocating better democracy were a threat to national security.....

That whole experience was a first-hand lesson to me about our state security aparatus, let me tell you.

At least they - probably - aren't bugging your phone.




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  Reply # 316994 11-Apr-2010 13:19
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ryan1019:  the biggy the 4gb card sent with order how com from htc.com they say a 8gb card?


Expansis say only 2GB card and are more expensive than Clove. It makes you wonder what the suppliers are doing prior to mailing the phones out... Or does HTC give them the option when they order? 

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Reply # 316996 11-Apr-2010 13:26
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plehmann:
jimkiwi:
plehmann: not so far but I rang them up and got confirmation that it was being shipped today


Please stop bugging them, the more of your inquiries they have to answer the longer it'll take for them to get to my order!!!! I only ordered on Wednesday so I'm sure it'll be far down the list. :-(

hey Jim,
Since I had not received any information from my initial order ( ie notification of the various delays  etc)  I phoned them. I was not "bugging" them. On the conrary, I'd not received ANY information that they had indeed received the order and monies for some time, let alone when/if they were going to ship the phone. I am also not receiving any updates regarding the delays... the first I knew about delays was from this forum, then once again for the stock arrival.
So yep I phoned them to find out what was happening with my phones



Sorry Phehmann, I'm used to forums where people know when you're taking the piss. In the future I'll put some smiley faces on my posts. Laughing 

It is of course your right as a consumer to follow up on the status of your order.

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  Reply # 317004 11-Apr-2010 13:59
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Jim, like you I ordered a bit later than some of our friends on here (last Monday) so I hope when they say they are getting more stock in next week, it's nearer Monday than Friday! Smile  I had a small hope that I might have received an email overnight if they had beeing working Saturday and had got to my order but alas no.  I'm picking we'll get ours allocated in their next shipment so I'm thinking Monday/Tuesday of next week I might start looking for the DHL courier...

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  Reply # 317005 11-Apr-2010 14:01
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I got an email to say mine will be shipped this coming week. That was in response to me checking whether they got my scanned driver license. They said they will email out tracking numbers when they ship.

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