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Don McKenzie

Jan 1, 1970
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Customs cracking down on eBay, & online store purchases entering Australia, and you can expect major delays.

I play the game by the rules, and get caught up. I am really getting pissed off now!
Who was the polly that dreamt this one up?
3 months won't make any difference. Read on:

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A document from the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service from late January details a three month campaign to
crack-down on expensive parcels entering Australia marked as gifts or with a declared value under $1000, exempting them
from liability for GST or duty payments. The document notes that the campaign aims to ensure that GST and duty
exemptions for low-value goods entering Australia are not being "abused or exploited" by importers.

full story:
http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/artic...ay_online_store_purchases_entering_australia/

full document:
http://www.cargosupport.gov.au/webdata/resources/files/ACCA2011_01.pdf

I think this witch hunt for 3 months, will be a waste of custom resources.

I have had a package sitting in customs from the 6-feb to the 10-feb. Was in Sydney on the 4th. I hope to get it today,
the 11th of Feb.

Here is the on-line doco:
http://www.tnt.com/webtracker/track...try=GENERIC&genericSiteIdent=.&cons=878960854

This package is for $7000 worth of goods, and includes all documentation, but it still gets held up in this fiasco.

As a business importer, I make sure all packages fall into 2 groups:
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1) Well under $1000, so there are no delays, or import costs. I usually make it $800 to be safe. Daily exchange rates
can play a bit part.

2) Well in excess of $1000, so that expensive courier fees cover all my import paperwork and time involved. I pay, and I
get a service.

I know many ebay sellers put "gift" on packages that contain just $10 worth of goods. They don't know or care what the
limit is world wide. They only wish to sell their goods and not have import problems for the purchaser.

If you purchase something with a value over $1000, and expect to get it in under that value to circumnavigate customs,
you are taking a big chance. One I would never attempt. Not worth the hassle.

Cheers Don...

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Rod Speed

Jan 1, 1970
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no one wrote
hi, ummm how customs know its a ebay purschase or from a online store ???

Oh, just a few trivial details like where the item came from etc.
just another fake email stroy ..
how they gonna tell if its a gift etc,,

Oh, just a few trivial details like where the item came from etc.


 
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Petzl

Jan 1, 1970
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no one wrote


Oh, just a few trivial details like where the item came from etc.
I just bought a pair of Nike shoes from Taiwan took 9 days to get here
IMO a little slow but not abnormal?
Oh, just a few trivial details like where the item came from etc.

Petzl
 
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Rob

Jan 1, 1970
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Customs would not have the warehouse space to delay goods for three months.
 
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Rod Speed

Jan 1, 1970
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Pretzl wrote
I just bought a pair of Nike shoes from Taiwan

More fool you.
took 9 days to get here IMO a little slow but not abnormal?

It isnt hard to work out that they are shoes when Xraying them to check if drugs have been included.
 
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Petzl

Jan 1, 1970
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Pretzl wrote


More fool you.

Australia only gets the rejects
The teapots that dribble are sent to Australia and when they stop/fix
the cause of those dribbling teapots those are sent to the USa
My experience by not buying shoes in Australia means they wear out not
break down (I get years of reliability instead of months)
It isnt hard to work out that they are shoes when Xraying them to check if drugs have been included.

Before Harvey Normal it was under a week?
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petzl
Stop Moslem occupation of Australia! Vote 1 for Christian Democratic.
Moslems use our hospitals to get drugs to send back to base. If you have a Jihad litter of 8 0r 10, Australia will actually pay you enough so you can buy a house and car. Here you can plan your attack on their filthy flesh to kill as many whores as you can. Australia has all these dumb rules that stop them from arresting you until you are near your target and this is only if they can track you. Worst case scenerio if you get caught you will be in what they call jail, for between 5 to 8 years if your operation was not carried out. In this time you will have access to books and computers, prayer rooms, halal food,maybe even a cell facing Mecca
 
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Rod Speed

Jan 1, 1970
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Pretzl lied
Australia only gets the rejects

Only a fool buys non reject Nikes.
The teapots that dribble are sent to Australia and when they stop/fix
the cause of those dribbling teapots those are sent to the USa

Thanks for that completely superfluous proof that you have
never ever had a fucking clue about anything at all, ever.

And only a fool buys teapots anyway.
My experience by not buying shoes in Australia means they wear
out not break down (I get years of reliability instead of months)

I get decades of reliability myself.
Before Harvey Normal it was under a week?

The technical term for that is 'pathetically inadequate sample'
 
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Andy

Jan 1, 1970
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Rob said:
Customs would not have the warehouse space to delay goods for three months.

Nor would they suddenly have the staff to start deliberately delaying
shipments excessively. As long as the shipper has filled out the
relevant paperwork properly (and any business doing this regularly
will already be well aware of the requirements) you should have no
problems.

Had a parcel arrive (delivered and signed for) in 2 1/2 *DAYS* from
Italy this week - I can't complain about that.
 
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Don McKenzie

Jan 1, 1970
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Nor would they suddenly have the staff to start deliberately delaying
shipments excessively. As long as the shipper has filled out the
relevant paperwork properly (and any business doing this regularly
will already be well aware of the requirements) you should have no
problems.

Had a parcel arrive (delivered and signed for) in 2 1/2 *DAYS* from
Italy this week - I can't complain about that.

well I guess Sweden is so much further away that it takes a little longer :)

http://www.tnt.com/webtracker/track...try=GENERIC&genericSiteIdent=.&cons=878960854

Dispatched in Sweden on the 2nd Feb via TNT, arrived on the 4th Feb in Sydney. Got to me by the 11th Feb, so it was 7
days sitting in Australia.

And this is a regular package, about every 2 months. Been dealing with the man since 1994, so we know how to do the
paperwork, and TNT have our payment authorization for GST, customs entry fee, and Security fee payments, so there is no
delay there either.

Cheers Don...

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Andy

Jan 1, 1970
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Don said:
On 12-Feb-11 11:41 AM, Andy wrote:

well I guess Sweden is so much further away that it takes a little longer :)

http://www.tnt.com/webtracker/track...try=GENERIC&genericSiteIdent=.&cons=878960854

Dispatched in Sweden on the 2nd Feb via TNT, arrived on the 4th Feb in Sydney. Got to me by the 11th Feb, so it was 7
days sitting in Australia.

Weird. It was held by Sydney Customs until fees was paid, then held
_again_ by Customs in Melbourne? Something completely arse-about there!
 
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bugalugs

Jan 1, 1970
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Weird. It was held by Sydney Customs until fees was paid, then held
_again_ by Customs in Melbourne? Something completely arse-about there!

Really wierd. Once any fees are paid and the Sydney Customs clear it,
it should be released into the postal service for delivery to the
addressee. It should not have gone anywhere near the Customs in Melbourne !
 
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Rod Speed

Jan 1, 1970
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no one wrote
ummmmmmmm ive gotten parcels from overseas with just the persons
name on it... no details on it wether it came from a store or ebay,,

Not from ebay or an online store you havent.
if my friend buys a ebnay ityem over seas and sends it to me , what then,,,,,??

You get it, stupid.
 
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Andy

Jan 1, 1970
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no said:
ohhhh you think customs are gonna employ thousands of workers to examine
parcels...

No. Are you illiterate?
i think not.. that means less money for the fat cats...

Read my response again, you imbecile.

 
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Andy

Jan 1, 1970
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no said:
mmm no wonder there was a delay !!!! WAITING FOR PAYMENT OF TAXES ETC....

Which were paid when the shipment was held in Sydney, and then the
package was delayed again in Melbourne.

Are you even capable of reading what has been written?
 
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Don McKenzie

Jan 1, 1970
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Which were paid when the shipment was held in Sydney, and then the
package was delayed again in Melbourne.

Are you even capable of reading what has been written?

Thanks Andy,

I wasn't going to respond for two reasons.

1) He top posted. (Phil won't like that.) :)
The art of snipping large messages also appears to be lost forever.

2) He was so wrong that I thought, "Why bother?" He didn't bother to read and digest what I had written, let alone the
TNT tracking details:
http://www.tnt.com/webtracker/track...try=GENERIC&genericSiteIdent=.&cons=878960854

So I won't.
Respond that is. :)

Cheers Don...

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