ADVICE

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ADVICE

Postby HoldYaLine » Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:46 am

Hey guys,

all you cyclists out there, i pose a question to you, i would like an opinion.

I found this bike i have been looking for all over sydney, it retails for 5,200 dollars AUD and i found it inner west sydney for 4,679 dollars.

Then, i found this bike shop in hawaii, selling it for 4,249. Nearly 1000 Dollars off !!!!

So the question is, should i risk buying online from there, having the bike come to me, and the only assembly i have to do, is put the wheels on?
( the bike comes in a free hard case bike bag )

I don't know what could go wrong, but friends tell me not to buy online. I sometimes believe them, but then i dought myself, what could possibly go wrong? should i just accept the deal i got in sydney? or try and get the GRAND off in hawaiii?

WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK ))
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by BNA » Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:23 pm

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Re: ADVICE

Postby Phil » Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:23 pm

GST on imports over $1K is 10% - Do the maths and buy in Sydney.
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Re: ADVICE

Postby HoldYaLine » Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:14 pm

Phil wrote:GST on imports over $1K is 10% - Do the maths and buy in Sydney.


Thanks very much, wasn't thinking there, I'll just get in burwood.

No wonder you are an accountant
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Re: ADVICE

Postby il padrone » Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:32 pm

Plus 5% duty on complete bicycles

$4249 + $212.45 duty = $4461.45

+ $446.15 GST = $4906.60 (plus sundry customs clearance charges)
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Re: ADVICE

Postby HoldYaLine » Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:02 pm

il padrone wrote:Plus 5% duty on complete bicycles

$4249 + $212.45 duty = $4461.45

+ $446.15 GST = $4906.60 (plus sundry customs clearance charges)



ahhh that sucks so much, wish i lived in hawaii haha
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Re: ADVICE

Postby queequeg » Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:51 pm

il padrone wrote:Plus 5% duty on complete bicycles

$4249 + $212.45 duty = $4461.45

+ $446.15 GST = $4906.60 (plus sundry customs clearance charges)


Complete bicycles are exempt from duty. you'll only need to pay customs processing + GST
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Re: ADVICE

Postby RonK » Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:33 pm

queequeg wrote:
il padrone wrote:Plus 5% duty on complete bicycles

$4249 + $212.45 duty = $4461.45

+ $446.15 GST = $4906.60 (plus sundry customs clearance charges)


Complete bicycles are exempt from duty. you'll only need to pay customs processing + GST

But GST is levied on the landed price, which means the cost of shipping and insurance must be included in the calculation.
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Re: ADVICE

Postby gassyndrome » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:50 pm

It's only 430 discount or thereabouts? Surely you could bargain someone down that much, if not more?
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