any tax for MBP ship to Australia?

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  1. padet macrumors newbie

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    Hi all

    i'd like to know that if i ask my sister to buy a 15" MBP from USA and send it to me(Australia), would there be any tax i have to pay? It's much more cheaper. Thnak you

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  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    i dont think there are any taxes..but its not THAT much more cheaper.

    you would be better getting it from NZ.

    dont forget about the charger you would have to purchase, and the keys are a little different, and the shipment time, and all the other stuff.
     
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    US price doesnt include tax. also i think you have to pay a customs tax for items over a grand so check that out.
     
  4. padet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you for the reply.
    I have chk the price in Apple education website in US is US$1899. with the same model is AU$2949(US$2360- 1AU: 0.8US). In US, i'll get Ipod rebate as well.
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    is that with or without tax???
     
  6. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    the base model 15" MBP is $1880 including tax (90210 baha) which is AU$2391
     
  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    then you have $100-$200Aus for postage, plus the power adaptor, another $100. is it really worth it?
     
  8. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    his sister is bringing it back so eh… if he doesnt have to pay customs then its a good deal. but if youre shipping then i agree just buy it here the dollar is getting stronger.
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    ahhh ok then didnt read that part. asked a friend and he reckons there are no customs charges..

    edit: seems he was wrong.
     
  10. padet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    just check in the custom site, tax is 10% with process fee.
     
  11. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    not worth it then. the Aussie dollar has been going well since Apple updated the MacBook Pros with new prices.
     
  12. hendot macrumors newbie

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    Officially, there is a 10% GST that is charged on new items worth over A$900.
    Unwrap it, put it in your bag and don't declare it on the way in, and you might get through ;)
     
  13. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    yea i saw that...

    but how on earth would they know?? if you threw out the box and stuff they wouldnt have a clue.
     
  14. sammich macrumors 601

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    This is the page:

    http://www.customs.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=5549

    Scroll down to example 3. You would be expecting about a 15% payment of tax.

    Throw away a MBP box??! Are you insane?

    OTOH...that's true, how would they know?
     
  15. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    i would still just buy it in Australia its not that much more. too much of a hastle to get it right. i was thinking of buying PC parts from the States but worked out its not that much more and you dont get a warranty (Apple does have an international warranty though).
     
  16. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    damn, thats NOT worth it then.

    i would NEVER throw it away, some people arent as obsessed though :p

    unless they were quite :apple:TechSavvy™ then wouldnt know!! unless they saw the receipt or something..
     
  17. sammich macrumors 601

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    Even if that were the case, all the machines Apple ships around the world (western countries that is) aren't localised in anyway, how would anyone at the airport be able to tell where it was originally bought?

    Off topic: you could build up a reputation as an Apple Box collector, and BAM you get to bring in your new internationally bought computer AND the box in the same flight without taxes.
     
  18. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    US computers have different keyboards to the australian ones, the power adaptors are different too so it wouldnt be too hard to tell the difference.

    bahahahahaha that would be awsome!!!
     
  19. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

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    Well, yea, there'll be taxes for your sis (assuming she lives in the US) since she is the one buying.
     

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