Anyone shipped new laptop to Australia before?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by maestrokev, May 16, 2007.

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    maestrokev

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    Hi, planning to buy a MB in Canada/US and ship to family in Australia. Anyone done this before and know whether there will be any tax/duties imposed?

    I've heard so many stories of people who've purchased from Hong Kong and had it shipped to Australia and supposedly it is duty and tax-free.

    Thanks.
     
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    In a Australia you get $1000 per year for gifts from overseas. This is Tax free. After the $1000 you pay Tax.
     
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    I assume that is $1000AUS in which case that MB is going to exceed that amount.
     
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    Didn't realize that but now that you mentioned I looked it up on the Customs website: http://www.customs.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=5549

    Thanks.
     

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