Anyone interested in joining in on a Freestyle order - end of Jan '11

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  1. Oxleyroad

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    I'm in need of more supplies and thought I'd let everyone know in case they wanted to join in with me to help keep the freight costs down.

    Let me know.
     
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    I might need to get some 7x17" film…

    Is that Hawthorn, Victoria (home of the Mighty Flying Hawks)?
     
  3. Oxleyroad

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    Yep it is that Hawthorn youspeak of. Don't know if I would call them the the "Mighty flying Hawks" with 1 win in 19 years. Go Doggies:tongue:
     
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    Hi Andy,

    I'll be in. It's nearly a year since our last group order, so it must be time. I'm happy to aggregate and place the order if you like. Having established the account last year it should be a lot less hassle to pay them this time.

    Cheers, Peter.
     
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    I'll be in.
     
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    I'm interested

    I'll check my finances and needs

    J
     
  7. Oxleyroad

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    Looks like a bit of interest out there. Those interested pm me your items and the freestyle Catalogue number and I'll combine all for the order.
     
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    Too late to jump in ? I'll send you a PM :smile:
     
  9. Oxleyroad

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    Ok got orders from;

    Lordvader
    Tomilophicon
    Wotalegend
    LJH

    Sharperstill how is your checking of your finances coming along?

    I was going to split the freight cost up by percentage of each persons' total of the grand total. So if the total was $500 and one of the orders was $250, then that person would have half the freight to pay.

    Tuesday next week I will PM the details of the order out to everyone for confirmation before I order. If all is well with your order could I ask that you shoot the final owed amount to me through direct bank transfer, or deliver to me at home if that takes your fancy. Details will be in the pm as well as my address.

    I know some of you are in Melbourne or greater surounds, Others I have no idea. We can work out how I get your stuff to you, I will be happy to post if that works or we can discuss alternatives on case by case basis.
     
  10. Oxleyroad

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    Update, now have orders from;

    Lordvader
    Tomilophicon
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    LJH
    Mick Fagan
     
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    I'd like to be able to check my postage savings before I commit to this. Simple reason is that my items aren't too big/bulky, but they are expensive (7x17 film). Just want to make sure that I am actually making a saving!

    Will that be okay with y'all?
     
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    <*waves*>
    In the great Australian 'me-too-ism',
    "I'm in too!"
    :tongue:

    ( Just have to think what it was I wanted last time I didn't order... )


     
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  13. Oxleyroad

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    That was why I thought I had better send out the intended order broken down by member and an estimation of shipping costs. This I will do Tuesday morning. After review and if you want to go ahead with the purchases forward me the funds or least a proportion of it.
     
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    Perfect! Thanks, Lachlan.
     
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    PM's and Email/s sent with order and my bank details
     
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    The large total would suggest we are gonna be hit with an import duty too... Keep that in mind. Maybe we could split up the order between 2 people or something.
     
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    Tom, Mick pointed this outto me this morning.

    Looked into what this would be and it is not a simple matter of applying a flat rate to the order. I have discovered instant print film is duty free for instance. Other items depending on country of manufacture can also be duty free, or 3% or 5%.

    I only see two options. A). Order broken up between two of us, or B). Order broken up and shipped to me separated by a good period of time.

    Any volunteers for helping persue option A) ???
     
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    Andy,

    Others here on APUG have ordered from Freestyle, with orders well under the $1000 GST-threshold. I am very surprised the order has come to well over $1,500. The order is too high to garner benefits of overseas purchasing. Customs, only doing their job, will embargo the order (sometimes for as long as 10 days, but the average is 3) and charge 10% GST, pushing the total to around $1,722.00 (they include freight-on-GST). It is unfair to have others in a small order group carry the burden of a GST impost; the order should be split up 2 or 3 with each one under the GST-free threshold.
     
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    I'm happy to take half the order.
     
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    Also, I've heard of customs catching people out up to a few weeks between big orders split up to avoid GST.
    We're better off splitting it up with regions considered for ease of postage costs.
     
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    God, I can't believe I'm going to do the altruistic thing here.

    I'll pull out of this order. That should bring it closer to sub-Gorilla.

    I was only going to save a (relatively) small amount, so don't think I'm too good a bloke!
     
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    Don't be like that buddy. It'll still be over a grand anyway. If we do 2 orders it'll be easy. You may as well stay in and get the stuff shipped to you.
     
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    Two $800-ish orders should work well.
    As far as splitting by region, do we all know where everyone's from ?
    I see a lot of Victorians on this thread :smile:
     
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    The order of $1500 as it stands will balloon to $1,722++ with GST and any Customs administrative charges added, so cutting it to 2 or 3 small orders will be better. I would say $600 at most, no more. Plenty of breathing space for freight or currency movements.
     
  26. lordvader

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    Shall we get money to you anyway, or get the split sorted first ?