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    I'm keen for an order if someone wants to organise it Stocking up some colour 120 for a trip to Germany at the end of the year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomalophicon View Post
    USA - USA - USA!
    The political code-phrase for this (amongst the rightwingers, Murdoch, etc.) is American Exceptionalism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c.d.ewen View Post
    The political code-phrase for this (amongst the rightwingers, Murdoch, etc.) is American Exceptionalism.

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    More like American Penury.

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    OK I heard our dollar is on its way down. NDP-2010 see the other thread./

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    Get in before the Norman/Lew lobby lays the GST on us.

    Visa have told the government to rack off, they are not tax collectors.

    I guess the efficiency of charging the GST without the cooperation of Visa, Paypal etc. will mean that any foreign purchases below $1,000 will have to be handled in the way that purchases above that figure are conducted, i.e. the consignment is held at the mail centre or courier depot until the GST and perhaps duties are paid, Customs or the courier company will add their fee and much time and productivity will be added to the purchase of products which in many cases (anyone selling 5x7" sheet film in Oz?) are not available locally anyway.

    But perhaps the extended bureaucratic procedure is what Gerry and co. are really aiming for as a deterrent.

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    What is GST?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    What is GST?


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    VAT.

    We just call it a goods and services tax as we can't see where the value bit comes in!

    Currently no GST (10%) on overseas internet purchases less than AUD 1,000 but the retailers have been complaining about this via their CEOs and lobby groups.
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    Steve, GST is a Goods and Services Tax. It is like the VAT in Europe and state taxes in the US. It is 10% of the purchase price. In OZ an individual isn't required to pay GST or customs duty when bringing goods into the country if the purchase price incl shipping is below A$1000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Egan View Post
    We just call it a goods and services tax as we can't see where the value bit comes in!
    I like your reasoning!

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterB View Post
    It is 10% of the purchase price.
    Ours is currently 20% That's on top of the income tax we have already paid to earn the money to buy the goods!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross Chambers View Post
    Get in before the Norman/Lew lobby lays the GST on us. ..... But perhaps the extended bureaucratic procedure is what Gerry and co. are really aiming for as a deterrent.
    There is absolutely NO reason why Gerry Harvey (co-founder of Harvey Norman and its CEO) can't get with the 21st century and compete online for Australian customers against the rest of the world. He has seen this coming for ages. With the Aussie dollar so high, he can now purchase stuff in bulk at say 20% less than what we pay for it, then add 15% for shipping+administration and a 5% mark up for profit putting the price equal to those already online and hey presto it's now cheaper for you to walk into a store and get it, or if you get it shipped domestically then the shipping is cheaper than from the US and the total cost is Still cheaper for the consumer.

    Gerry is very wrong to try and get GST applied to imports <$1000. Let the market forces work it out, not some kind of tariff to force us to purchase from him instead.. Tariffs are BAD.

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