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hemidenis
Posted 2017-10-12 6:09 PM (#550214)
Subject: Shipping from US to Australia question



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Hi
I already asked this question to an Australian members in other thread, and I had great feedback and info. But, I have some more questions regarding a shipment of a used radio to Australia.

My original question was about sending a radio from the US to Australia. I was informed that anything under $200.00 is no problem. The question I have now is based on shipping cost. Is the shipping cost included in the $200.00?. Also, would it be possible if I sent a much high valued radio and claim its value at $30.00 + $80.00 shipping. Would Australian customs see this as a credible deal?

I posed this question based on my experiences with German customs, who are literally detectives regarding imported parcels. We have had so many issues with shipments into German that I would like to know any details for the Australian counterparts. This will help me to assess how best to ship a radio to an Australian customer at a minimum cost.

Thanks a lot
Denis

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matte
Posted 2017-10-12 9:47 PM (#550223 - in reply to #550214)
Subject: Re: Shipping from US to Australia question



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Hi Denis,

I'm not sure what the $200 is about but $1000AU is allowed before we have to pay taxes etc. So the product and the freight all have to be under $1000AU. Australia was looking at lowering the threshold from $1000 to $20.00 but that was because of retailers here started crying (They have been ripping us on prices for years) We can pay up to 3 times the amount on any appliances etc over here. The head of the retailers has a chain of electrical appliance stores and is filthy filthy rich but apparently he speaks for the low income earners!!! He is a dog and winds our govt up so they have to do something..

They haven't lowered the threshold here yet so still $1000AU. It will come into play July 2018.


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matte
Posted 2017-10-14 3:19 PM (#550292 - in reply to #550214)
Subject: Re: Shipping from US to Australia question



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Did that answer your question Denis??

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hemidenis
Posted 2017-10-15 8:25 AM (#550325 - in reply to #550214)
Subject: Re: Shipping from US to Australia question



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Yes, Matt thank you very much for the information. I forwarded to my costumer and I'm waiting to see what she is going to do.
The box customs declared value is pretty much the amount of the insurance attached to it, so reducing the value of item pretty much left the parcel with out insurance.

Again, thank you very much and I will keep you guy updated.

Denis
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matte
Posted 2017-10-15 4:06 PM (#550335 - in reply to #550214)
Subject: Re: Shipping from US to Australia question



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Glad to help. After I replied, I thought you might of meant something else at first.

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