1st time order from Australia

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    1st time order from Australia

    Newbie-

    Miss out on the FO ( res No. 1212) gorgeous watch

    thinking of ordering a MO
    any experienced buyer regarding to tax, custom, shipping.


    thanks
    much appreciated

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    Re: 1st time order from Australia

    G'day mate and welcome to the forums - I'm from Sydney.

    I am also on the FO wait list (no. 577) and am also thinking of ordering a MO given that it is not certain whether the FO will be available in the future, and I have gathered the following:

    - Shipping to Australia is 59 EUR
    - You have to pay 10% GST on any shipment to Australia where the declared value is over A$1,000. The declared value includes the shipping and insurance cost. Stowa absolutely won't declare a lower value on the package so don't bother asking
    - Fedex will charge you an additional A$44.10 to clear your package through customs

    Hope that helps!
    Last edited by taipan168; July 18th, 2009 at 16:04.

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    Re: 1st time order from Australia

    very helpful


    thanks mate

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    Re: 1st time order from Australia

    Quote Originally Posted by taipan168 View Post
    G'day mate and welcome to the forums - I'm from Sydney.

    I am also on the FO wait list (no. 577) and am also thinking of ordering a MO given that it is not certain whether the FO will be available in the future, and I have gathered the following:

    - Shipping to Australia is 59 EUR
    - You have to pay 10% GST on any shipment to Australia where the declared value is over A$1,000. The declared value includes the shipping and insurance cost. Stowa absolutely won't declare a lower value on the package so don't bother asking
    - Fedex will charge you an additional A$44.10 to clear your package through customs

    Hope that helps!
    I imported one that arrived a couple of weeks ago. I had a phone call from FedEx once the package had arrived in Oz, and had to pay $205.37 before they'd release it. It was then sent through within 2 days or so of payment. Most of that was GST and an AQIS entry charge. I suppose the precise amount will change with the exchange rate and precisely which options you have on your MO.

    The whole process took about a week from when I was first notified that it had shipped from Germany.

    The process was certainly a lot easier than my previous attempt to import (not a watch, by the way), which cost me more money, a trip to the airport and about eight hours of my life. I have no complaints.

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    Re: 1st time order from Australia

    thank mate very helpful

    -just to be sure you order the MO on the world wide site and without German VAT?



    thanks

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    Re: 1st time order from Australia

    Quote Originally Posted by Dunga View Post
    thank mate very helpful

    -just to be sure you order the MO on the world wide site and without German VAT?



    thanks
    Yes, that's right,


    Volker

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    Re: 1st time order from Australia

    brainless you in Germany you must buy it with German VAT is it not?

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    Re: 1st time order from Australia

    Yes,

    and that is 19 % on top the net price :oops:,

    Be happy to live in OZ,


    Volker

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    Re: 1st time order from Australia

    come to OZ we have plenty of space


    cheers

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