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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewkirkby View Post
    I found www.robertwhite.co.uk the best priced.

    I saved 50% by buying my Gossen from them, and about 60% on my Sekonic (compared to Australian retail prices)
    Robert White is a very good and reputable company, Was that before or after you paid Australian customs duty ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    Robert White is a very good and reputable company, Was that before or after you paid Australian customs duty ?
    Customs duty is only payable on goods over the value of $1000 AUD on date of arrival.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewkirkby View Post
    Customs duty is only payable on goods over the value of $1000 AUD on date of arrival.
    Thanks Robert, I didn't know that, that's very good You did very well, I know that in Australia and New Zealand photographic equipment is very expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    Thanks Robert, I didn't know that, that's very good You did very well, I know that in Australia and New Zealand photographic equipment is very expensive.

    It is? It only has 10% GST on it, where once there were two tiers of tax levelled, 22% and 32%. So for us oldies "looking back when", it's better now than it once was. And inflation is still low. And houses are not affordable any more. How's that for equality?

    Many photographers are caught out, badly, when freight/insurance pushes the total above AUD$1,000 (after exchange) and Customs swoops. Yes, Customs takes careful note of freight charges: $20 over and you're snagged. Snix.


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    Yup, I second going with the Honk (sic) Kong suppliers - never had an issue with ebay out of there after maybe 5 transactions with different sellers
    Cleared the bowel problem, working on the consonants...

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    Poisson du Jour:

    Indeed, it is the Landed cost of the item.

    Also, exchanges rates are a problem.

    If it cost you $994 but arrives two weeks later and the value is now effectively $1003, you pay 10%

    The best part about buying from the UK is the very reasonable shipping.

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    $900+ is a trifle steep, sir. My L758D was bought for $450.00, meeting up with the eBay seller at Crown in Sin City (shadowed by two suited henchmen in dark glasses). Didn't speak a word of English and not a word needed to be exchanged subsequently.

    I've since bought numerous other trinkets from that seller with nary a neg. word.


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    I was using those prices as a general example, not as prices for the meter.

    I think I bought mine for about 310 pounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewkirkby View Post
    I was using those prices as a general example, not as prices for the meter.

    I think I bought mine for about 310 pounds.

    Wot's that in kilograms?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Poisson Du Jour View Post
    Wot's that in kilograms?
    $541 AUD
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