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Re: Revisiting Non-US Package forwarding

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:42 pm
by strid3s
koraldon wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:54 am
How did you estimate weight for the above?
To be honest I looked at the examples and did a rough guess then added more to try and get an over estimate.

Re: Revisiting Non-US Package forwarding

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:14 pm
by DevGuy
strid3s wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:20 am
DevGuy wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:35 am
Customs duties?
ah yeah for things over 1k Au right?
If the declared value including shipping is >= AU$1K, you must pay 10% GST. I don’t recall for certain, but I think the declared value on my Castles KS was much less than what I actually paid. I may be misremembering, so please don’t take my word for it.

Perhaps because we’re “pledging” to help get something made, there’s a tax loophole whereby we’re not “buying” a product, and are instead being granted a “reward”. That still doesn’t explain a lesser actual value...

Re: Revisiting Non-US Package forwarding

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:54 am
by koraldon
How did you estimate weight for the above?

Re: Revisiting Non-US Package forwarding

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:20 am
by strid3s
DevGuy wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:35 am
Customs duties?
ah yeah for things over 1k Au right?

Re: Revisiting Non-US Package forwarding

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:35 am
by DevGuy
Customs duties?

Revisiting Non-US Package forwarding

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:34 am
by strid3s
Hey Non-US backers (and DF gurus).

I know i said i was OK with the $250 US delivery fee for postage of a $1500 US DFKS6 pledge to AU but i have had another look at the main Aussie post forwarding offer - ShopMate and it looks like thy have an OK consolidation service finally. It looks considerably cheaper (even with the small US delivery fees this time around) to use a forwarder. $250 US is around $340 AU at the moment. My rough estimate is closer to $200 AU via shopmate.

It would rely heavily on an accurate weight and dimensions quote from DF though.

Any other Southern hem backers have any opinions or thoughts?

* The KS5 thread is at: https://dwarvenforge.com/forum/viewtopi ... 78#p126978
* Shopmate site is at: http://shopmate.auspost.com.au/

Cheers,
Strid3s.