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    Happy Christmas in March! I've always had really great dealings with Freestyle and I bet you will too. Happy shooting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleath View Post
    ...it should be here by the end of the week....
    This is pretty darn impressive. If I had ordered from Freestyle today, I would get it in Chicago by the end of the week.

    I can't think of a better way to spend $960! Enjoy it.

    -Laura

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    If you bought in Australia it would be $3875.67 and probably take as long to get to you! ;-) I would prefer to buy local of course, but Freestyle are so good to deal with, prices are great, have a wonderful range, and post fast... why would you go anywhere else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wotalegend View Post
    Not an old wives tale - it's true. If goods + shipping cost exceeds AUD1,000 you risk getting hit for GST on the lot. We recently did a group order to Freestyle from APUG Oz members and we opted to take the prudent path of splitting the order into three different orderers/receivers.
    And Fedex will hit you with a fee for clearing the GST as well if the total exceeds a AUD grand. UPS charged me for a consignment they carried.

    A later purchase delivered via Australia Post also "attracted" as they like to say, a handling charge, and I did my own (fairly simple) documentation, but it didn't save anything.

    Regards - Ross

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    There is a $50 Customs fee for the privilege of paying the GST. I had to go to the Aust Post Customs centre at Chullora about 5 years ago to do the paperwork on a camera purchase. I paid the GST & fee together. Around the same time I bought a lens from B&H that came by UPS. They called me when it arrived in Sydney as they were clearing it through Customs. From memory it was the same as I would have paid direct. I have heard stories of some courier forms adding their own exorbitant clearing fees; one reason I avoid FedEx. Under $1k via post is the simplest way to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael W View Post
    There is a $50 Customs fee for the privilege of paying the GST. I had to go to the Aust Post Customs centre at Chullora about 5 years ago to do the paperwork on a camera purchase.
    My experience about 3 years ago was that Aust Post and Customs had streamlined that a little (so they could get my money faster) I processed the fee via e-mail and faxes and didn't leave home until walking down to the Post Office when it was all paid. Every year it's easier to spend money without leaving your chair!

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    Just checked the tracking and it's already in Sydney. That's pretty crazy.
    The Analogue Laboratory, or 'so you built a darkroom in an old factory in the industrial zone'.
    Blog thing!.

    Worry less. Photograph more.

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    So, did you get your package yet?

    As above, I did an order from Adorama on Wednesday night our time. It was packaged and sent Thursday morning our time. The last check I have done, it had just departed from Mascot in Melbourne, en-route to Adelaide.

    AUSTRALIAN RETAILERS TAKE NOTE - This is how you do online sales!

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    Once I ordered something from Freestyle our time Thursday night and it was waiting for me on Monday afternoon...

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