How is this GST for overseas items under 1k going to work ?

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How is this GST for overseas items under 1k going to work ?

Post by NotTheFish » 31 May 2018, 21:42

Who understands what is being imposed in 1 months time and can explain it to the rest of us ? I figure big players like Ebay will charge us and extra 10% at checkout but what happens if you buy some pickups at Bestbassgear ? Ie a small player that isn't registered for GST ? Will Auspost hold it back and harass us for extra money ?

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Re: How is this GST for overseas items under 1k going to work ?

Post by packrat » 31 May 2018, 22:05

It's not going to work, it's going to cause utter chaos everywhere, amazon and other companies are going to pretend Australia doesn't exist until it gets cleared up, and the only person happy will be Gerry Harvey who got his mates to create a ridiculous tax on consumers which will *cost more than it takes in*

In short, nobody has any idea because they're still madly scrambling, but it's going to be bad.

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Re: How is this GST for overseas items under 1k going to work ?

Post by NotTheFish » 01 Jun 2018, 08:12

OK.. So it is as bad as I thought..

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Re: How is this GST for overseas items under 1k going to work ?

Post by Aussie Mark » 01 Jun 2018, 12:14

Shipito and similar services where you have a US address should allow you to get around the GST

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Re: How is this GST for overseas items under 1k going to work ?

Post by packrat » 01 Jun 2018, 12:21

They are fairly expensive though.

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Re: How is this GST for overseas items under 1k going to work ?

Post by narcdor » 01 Jun 2018, 12:40

More group buys from forum members?
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Re: How is this GST for overseas items under 1k going to work ?

Post by BazzBass » 01 Jun 2018, 13:09

this is all on Gerry Harvey, he's been on about it for ten years. Won't work.
Amazon have blocked Aussies from the US store. No one will buy from the Oz Amazon store coz it's way overpriced so Amazon will have to charge GST from it's US site or pull stumps here.
Once again Turnbull backs the uber rich to the detriment of EVERY Australian citizen...

It's like Trunbull wants us to be a lone state only buying and selling from within

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Re: How is this GST for overseas items under 1k going to work ?

Post by Aussie Mark » 01 Jun 2018, 14:17

packrat wrote:
01 Jun 2018, 12:21
They are fairly expensive though.
For something large like a bass in a hard case Shipito prices are around half what you'd pay going direct to the courier company, because they can take advantage of a corporate account with bulk discounts.

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Re: How is this GST for overseas items under 1k going to work ?

Post by tearalong » 01 Jun 2018, 14:26

Amazon's stated reason are a smokescreen. Amazon already handles different sales taxes in 47 US states and copes with VAT charged on sales from the US to the UK. The could do something for sales to Aust if they put their minds to it.
Blaming to Govt alone on this oversimplifies the problem this time.
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Re: How is this GST for overseas items under 1k going to work ?

Post by Aussie Mark » 01 Jun 2018, 15:05

tearalong wrote:
01 Jun 2018, 14:26
Amazon's stated reason are a smokescreen. Amazon already handles different sales taxes in 47 US states and copes with VAT charged on sales from the US to the UK. The could do something for sales to Aust if they put their minds to it.
Blaming to Govt alone on this oversimplifies the problem this time.
I think you hit the nail on the head. This is actually about Amazon trying to redirect customers to their local Amazon, to force them to pay the higher prices on the local site, or at least try and improve revenue for the Australian business given the huge commitment Amazon have made to Australia this year in facilities and headcount.

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Re: How is this GST for overseas items under 1k going to work ?

Post by BazzBass » 01 Jun 2018, 15:25

yeah Gerry we are all buying direct from overseas because the 10%gst on your price is the only difference in price lol

Maybe if you only made a 200% markup your prices might be more competitive, it ain't the GST you greedy billionaire,
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Re: How is this GST for overseas items under 1k going to work ?

Post by onehandclapping » 01 Jun 2018, 15:44

Just wondering,buy a bass on Craigslist from a private seller for 500 dollars ,do you just tell the seller ,mark GST paid ?
Are the guys in Canberra going to ring the seller to find out where he sent GST ?
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Re: How is this GST for overseas items under 1k going to work ?

Post by veebass » 01 Jun 2018, 18:18

BazzBass wrote:
01 Jun 2018, 13:09
this is all on Gerry Harvey, he's been on about it for ten years. Won't work.
Amazon have blocked Aussies from the US store. No one will buy from the Oz Amazon store coz it's way overpriced so Amazon will have to charge GST from it's US site or pull stumps here.
Once again Turnbull backs the uber rich to the detriment of EVERY Australian citizen...

It's like Trunbull wants us to be a lone state only buying and selling from within

Ummm global economy......
Hmm.... free trade anyone? Don't we have agreements with the US? Aren't the Libs the party of free trade? Isn't it the answer to everything free trade, jobs and growth?

Anyway, I buy my ebooks for my Kindle from US Amazon currently. I will be fascinated to see how quickly new titles go on the Oz Amazon when I use it the first time and what they cost. I don't really care about the GST, I f the service is worse I will be p!ssed.
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Re: How is this GST for overseas items under 1k going to work ?

Post by slave » 01 Jun 2018, 19:55

packrat wrote:
01 Jun 2018, 12:21
They are fairly expensive though.
It depends. With Shipitto specifically, I've found that as long as the place you buy from has free post within the USA, posting from Shipitto in LAX can often be cheaper than posting from the original point of purchase.

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Re: How is this GST for overseas items under 1k going to work ?

Post by packrat » 01 Jun 2018, 20:58

Not if that place is amazon who do their own bulk shipping for cheap.

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