Buying advice

nickl
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Buying advice

Postby nickl » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:42 pm

Hi all,

I need some advice on buying a second hand frame from the US.

I'm currently being quote $300 for shipping. Does anyone know a place to get a better rate?

That $300 shipping fee will take the total price over $1000 which will attract customs fees I think? Or not from the US because of free trade agreement? Does the customs limit include shipping costs and I assume it is in Australian dollars?

I assume that because this is a second hand frame I won't be liable for GST. is that correct?

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Re: Buying advice

Postby jacks1071 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:11 pm

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Re: Buying advice

Postby nickl » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:35 pm

jacks1071 wrote:Try http://www.shippingeasy.com


That looks like it might work for a business, but isn't for individuals (unless I'm missing something)?

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Re: Buying advice

Postby mitzikatzi » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:24 pm

shipping a frame from the USA Thanks Search :P

GST and duty has been discussed a few times. try a search

maybe package the frame like this
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We suggest you simply get a cardboard bike box (usually free from any bike shop because they are eager to get rid of them) and cut it down as per the photo to the right. If you don’t cut it down the Post Office will most likely “cube” it for freight purposes and charge you 2-3 times more than is necessary.

Remember… make it as small as possible
from the Gripsport web page

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