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Just went to order the skeleton but with conversion to AUD will sadly be >$1000 Australian dollars so concerned about being hit with import duty..... :(
Yeah you'll get hit with an extra 10% for GST but there shouldn't be any customs duties or tariffs. Even with the GST, still about $1000 cheaper than you can get the skeleton for here. So jealous, would love to grab a couple of these.
Yeah, still good value - why I'm still considering... (Just not as great a bargain factoring in import duty, GST and the inconvenience of dealing with customs / working out what I need to do in terms of providing an import declaration.
I'm curious why you don't think there would be import duty payable - my (admittedly limited) understanding is that for most items over AU$1000, there is around +5% import duty (before adding +10% GST). Why wouldn't this apply here?
My other concern is if Australian customs would be holding onto the package and if I would need to submit an Import Declaration myself in order for them to release the package.
Grateful if any Australians can provide advice/guidance. (Really do want this watch! :/)
Heyo! Ran the cost through a duty calculator, which said that you'd owe about $160 AUD -- no duty (on watches of this type, that is), 10% GST, and a flat import fee of something like $45 AUD. Hope this helps!
Edit: that is, for the skeleton watch. The other ones should be solidly under 1k AUD.
Duty/tariffs only apply on certain items. These types of watches don't attract any duty. Yes, you'll need to complete and submit an import declaration when Australia Post notify you that they are holding your parcel. You can find more info at http://www.customs.gov.au/site/page5653.asp