ThePhil wrote:No, the whole discussion is about GST, duties and import charges, I started the thread. Duty on bike parts is 5%, IPDC is $55 and gst is 10%. Take a $500 item for example, with a 30% mark up from crc it's $650. But if an Australian version of crc wanted to get that special thingo in for you it's $500 wholesale, then $25 duty, IPDC $55, then 30% mark up, $754, then add this immaterial GST, comes to $829, $179 over $650, thats 27.6%.
You seem to be getting confused or purposely lumping a whole lot of items into one big discussion, I'm just making sure that people know about the duty and taxes issue.
As I have said many times does not explain mark ups of 50-300%, there are other big changes going on as well.
With the duty I mentioned, it's not a tangent it is linked up with the $1,000 threshold, all the same thing, very important that if changes are made it is not just to the GST threshold but includes the duty and IPDC as well, you know that stop trying to ignore it.
I know the same few people have pointed out that they don't agree with me many times, but please show me your figures, I'm here showing how it is duty and taxes wise, others are making comments like, "and that's the end of the discussion", trying to re-write the discussion.
I would guess that those who are keen to kill off the discussion have a vested interest in keeping their current protectionism.
The fact that seems to be forgotten in this argument is that Wiggle/PBK have paid import duty as well. These duties are not all that different from what an Australian distributor will pay and neither will have to pay Vat or GST as they are not the end consumer.
Check out www.dutycalculator.com