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Old 08-29-2007, 01:09 AM   #21
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Hey Dreamy, do you Auzzies also have to add onto the price import duty when the parts you order hit the docks in Auz?? We get slugged GST (goods & services tax) on top as we're importing goods.
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Old 08-29-2007, 01:47 AM   #22
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Only if their value is over $1000.

From: http://www.customs.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=5549

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All goods (except for tobacco products and alcoholic beverages) may be imported duty and tax free if their value is $1,000 or less.

Note: However, where there are multiple packages to the same addressee in Australia from a single consignor overseas that arrive at about the same time, then the value of all packages will be combined for duty and tax assessment purposes.
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Old 08-29-2007, 02:26 PM   #23
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Well looks like Aussie government is more lenient than the NZ government, we only get a whole $50 worth til we're taxed. http://www.customs.govt.nz/importers...ms+Charges.htm
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Old 08-29-2007, 05:41 PM   #24
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Can anyone explain this? Why the large difference in shipping costs? I'm not trying to bag out Performance Nissan or anything like that, but what's up with that?

The first image is an email i sent to Motordyne regarding a Plenum Spacer and the cost of shipping to Australia. The second image is from the Performance Nissan website.

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Simple; MD is using the US postal service while PN is using UPS. As I mentioned above, just ask a local member to have it shipped to himself and then send it to you via USPS. Or better yet, call (or PM) PN and ask if they can USPS it to you.
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Old 08-30-2007, 01:09 PM   #25
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So they don't have any other option than ups EXPRESS? Why can't they give any other offerings? How about boat?
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Old 08-30-2007, 03:09 PM   #26
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ive noticed that w/ perf nissan as well. thats why i havent ordered anything for a while. ill wait til i get back to the lower 48.
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Old 09-10-2007, 08:33 AM   #27
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Yeah, the last time I bought something from Performance Nissan they wanted a bucketload for shipping. I added some stickers, and one set weighed 2lbs on their shipping calculation!

So I called them up, told them how unimpressed I was at their site, and so I told them what I wanted and they got back to me over the phone with a much more reasonable shipping fee through USPS.
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Old 09-10-2007, 08:53 AM   #28
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You can atleast get an exhaust from APS..
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Old 09-10-2007, 06:03 PM   #29
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or even Buy JDM stuff from RMS motorsports in Melbourne
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:56 PM   #30
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Haha shipping sucks. Its not like our dollar value is that different. To ship the same item to america and back will cost 3x as much on the return journey!?!

At least we get S15's dealer delivered haha
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Old 09-14-2007, 02:09 AM   #31
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Wow totally off topic, but great to see this part of the forum alive, well almost.

Yeah, shipping totally sux. Oh well, we have other bonuses living down this end of the world. Like not so many Z's.
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