Questions about purchasing bicycles and parts
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Just wanted to know if anyone has been stung by customs when ordering seperate parts that total over $1000?
Ive just orderd some wheels and want to order a groupset but wondering if i should wait or get my neighbour to order them for me instead?
or do customs calculate on 'individual' orders?...ie if the packages are seperated etc.
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Bought 2 packages from Ribble recently. First was worth about $900 the second about $750. Made the orders within a week of each other. They were processed and shipped by Ribble the same day. Arrived with me in 2 packages on the same day to the same location with the same name on the receipt. Have not been sent any customs notes or whatever. That was about 3-4 months ago now.
Did a bit of reading prior to making the purchases and couldn't find anything definitive in regards to my circumstance of making multiple purchases with individual values less than $1000.
I reckon you should be right.
Technically customs can charge GST and duty for multiple different deliveries from the same sender to you, even delivered days apart - they are added up with total value plus shipping costs to calculate taxes and duty (read up on the exact calculations). A lot of people in these forums report that you may or may not be targeted, some with single packages above $1000. Luck of the draw.
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Last time I ordered in excess of 1k, almost 2k in 2 seperate orders from bike24.
I got one sent to work in my name, got the other sent home in a different name
not a problem
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Never been stung with separated orders over $1k. Have been stung when ordering one shipment in excess of $1k.
I think most on the forum will echo similar sentiments, with the odd lucky guy getting away with one shipment over $1k not being charged duty every now and then.
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