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Topic # 83214 12-May-2011 15:15
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And how many actually received them so far?

Also are any of you considering cancelling your order and going elsewhere with the GST issues they have?

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  Reply # 468358 12-May-2011 15:45
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What GST issues do they have?




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  Reply # 468383 12-May-2011 16:53
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nomiss7: Also are any of you considering cancelling your order and going elsewhere with the GST issues they have?


If customs charge you GST on it, it's not Mobicity's issue - it's customs doing what they should.



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  Reply # 468401 12-May-2011 17:58
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Hence asking if anyone was considering cancelling and going elsewhere.

They initially advertised as "incl GST" from memory and have since been shipping the handsets labelled incorectly (to avoid paying any GST).

I only went to them for that reason, i.e not having to worry about customs etc and it should have been faster.
But I don't particularly want to support a company that is dodging paying GST and risk risk having to pay GST on a phone that is already priced to include GST.

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  Reply # 468415 12-May-2011 18:26
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The company is not established in New Zealand. They advertise an Australian address in their web site.

Not being in New Zealand means they could not possibily collect GST on your behalf. I have gone through the process of ordering a Samsung S II just to look at the screens and there's no mention of GST anywhere.

A search on their web site does not show GST anywhere.

In this case New Zealand customs is the agency in charge of collecting GST and any import duties/levies from you, the customer. They mention clearly in their site they ship from Australia, Hong Kong, UK and USA, so you should expect to be contact by New Zealand customs for GST.








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  Reply # 468435 12-May-2011 19:02
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freitasm: 

Not being in New Zealand means they could not possibily collect GST on your behalf. I have gone through the process of ordering a Samsung S II just to look at the screens.



Another give away ??Laughing




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  Reply # 468457 12-May-2011 19:39
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Only if it's a giveaway to me lol




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  Reply # 468460 12-May-2011 19:42
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old3eyes:
freitasm: 

Not being in New Zealand means they could not possibily collect GST on your behalf. I have gone through the process of ordering a Samsung S II just to look at the screens.



Another give away ??Laughing


Ooh, pick me, pick me...

(I think he was doing a dry run to see if there was any GST stuff visible but I can dream I guess)




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  Reply # 468682 13-May-2011 12:01
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I never got charged gst on the galaxy s that i bought from them, they said that if you get charged gst by customs then they will pay/refund the gst to you.  I forget whether they said pay or refund.




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  Reply # 468856 13-May-2011 17:51
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Hi

I ordered mine from mobicity on Apr 21. Missed the first batch. Then they have had a heap of problems sourcing more stock but for some reason told a number of us that we were in the second batch that had been shipped. Sadly, there was no second batch. After a couple of really confusing emails, confusing because the information in the email didn't match the other things they were telling us, we all ended up on backorder. Then they mysteriously changed our status to preorder. Then back to backorder. Exhausting!

After a bit of action on their facebook page they posted a few more updates. They haven't turned out either. And they've promised to update us every day. Hasn't happened. The other dirty thing they have done is to remove the feedback on facebook - most of it fairly polite, but critical due to the mucking around.

Best case now, for those who ordered in that batch, is arriving in the warehouse on Monday 16th. However, when I did a chat with them today they said the 23rd. I cancelled my order.

Clove are saying approx 19th. From what I could discover they appear to have stuck to their delivery promises. I didn't get my order in until today. Missed on ordering when their website last night said 16th. Oh well. Still before mobicity.

Only real advantage with mobicity was the local power adapter. Still Clove for $250 cheaper than Mobicity and the fact that you can buy an adapter and/or charge through other means, I don't see this as too big of a downer.

GST should theoretically be cheaper from Clove if you do have to pay -because the value is lower - seems a bit of a lottery based on Customs from what others have said.

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  Reply # 469016 14-May-2011 10:44
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when i bought my atrix i did it from ebay and got them to mark it as gift. was never charged gst

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  Reply # 469018 14-May-2011 10:45
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"Gift" markings doesn't influence GST or not. It's the declared value that matters.




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  Reply # 469028 14-May-2011 11:12
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Cancelled mine.

 

I 'do and dont' regret it, i mean, there was a chance it could of snuck through customs and id have a lovely phone in my hand. However, didnt want the hassle in the case it was opened and checked and have to pay the extra gst.

 

Now pondering my options. Still surprised they are still the only nz website which lists it. 

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  Reply # 469033 14-May-2011 11:24
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kingpinner: Now pondering my options. Still surprised they are still the only nz website which lists it. 


Clove could make clove.co.nz and it would be the exact same thing 

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  Reply # 469034 14-May-2011 11:24
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kingpinner: I 'do and dont' regret it, i mean, there was a chance it could of snuck through customs and id have a lovely phone in my hand. However, didnt want the hassle in the case it was opened and checked and have to pay the extra gst.

Now pondering my options. Still surprised they are still the only nz website which lists it. 


People need to realise that buying from overseas companies is not a way to go around GST. It may be cheaper than New Zealand retail, but it doesn't mean it will be GST free at the end. New Zealand customs will check packages through their agents and collect any GST and other levies.

The only way around it is by under declaring the value of goods being imported, in which case the buyer and seller would be doing something illegal.





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