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So if we purchase this from Australia we need to pay also Custom duty on arrival? Does anyone know? Looks like not really the deal of the century from overseas as with the nearly 40USD postage the price comes to nearly 420USD which was the price discounted on their china site alienexpress not long ago including postage. Does anybody knows whats the custom tax in Australia for this if any? Thanks.
Assuming it gets to you before July 1st 2018, there is no customs tax.
I've never had to pay any customs tax on Massdrop products.
About the Australian new 10% GST tax on sub $1K (AUD) items. It won't be collected by customs. The current law is to require overseas vendors to register for GST, collect it and send it back to Australia, but only for items under $1K Australian (~770 $USD) so to avoid double taxation at the border (AU customs does add 10% GST on items > 1K). The Australian government cannot enforce it on overseas companies with no presence in Australia. It's also likely that many companies will simply add the cost to Australian customers but keep it as extra profit. This law was place after years of lobbying by a large local retailer (Harvey Norman). It looks like a political decision more than one that make sense. It's a highly flawed law and hopefully it won't stick for too long if consumers have it in mind at the next election.
Do u really believe who gets elected have the power to make changes because as far as I know what has to happen has already been decided far ahead by more influential fishes. These fishes have the resources to buy and bribe whatever goverment gets elected. Look at the australian dollar and interest rates in Australia. They were talking about it many years ago about this going to happen and here we are no matter how many governments have changed. We need to start getting things in our hands to see real positive changes for the common population if not will be advantaged only rich corporations. Look at the massive tax cuts they received and we get constantly axed instead on every front.