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04-03-2013, 06:43 PM   #1
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G'Day from Australia

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my name is Mathew from Melbourne Australia
im new to Pentax forums and Pentax dslr's


i have a question to the forum,

i want to get some Pentax gear and the price is double in Australia,so i have purchases some gear from the us web store and wanting to know if any Australians have purchased from them and payed tax when it entered Australia?

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QuoteOriginally posted by MTA.MAT Quote
hi,
my name is Mathew from Melbourne Australia
im new to Pentax forums and Pentax dslr's


i have a question to the forum,

i want to get some Pentax gear and the price is double in Australia,so i have purchases some gear from the us web store and wanting to know if any Australians have purchased from them and payed tax when it entered Australia?
I'd recommend posting your question in a separate thread in the appropriate discussion forum. Welcome aboard!

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04-03-2013, 06:51 PM   #4
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I'd recommend posting your question in a separate thread in the appropriate discussion forum. Welcome aboard!
what thread would you recommend adam?
thanks Mathew

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Welcome to the forum. Depending on what camera you bought you could post in that forum, ie, if you bought a Pentax K-5 you'd post in the K-5 forum. What you do need to remember is that you buy from overseas you may need to send back overseas for any warranty work so that can work out expensive in the long run.
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G'day Matt. Keep your overseas purchases under a grand. Post your question in the section relevant to the gear you purchased. If lenses, then SLR lenses section. If camera, then the relevant SLR camera section.
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Welcome to the forum, there's a whole heap of Aussies in here.

I'm sure one of them will have the answer on the import tax question for you.

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Welcome to the forum.
Melbourne is well represented here.
You will have to pay tax only if the value of the purchase is Au$1000 or higher.
I have bought lenses on line which are relatively lower risk. Have been lucky so far not having to return anything.
However, if I was buying a body like K05, I would consider that to be a higher risk factor and would look for the best deal within Australia.
Good deals can be found locally from time to time - just do research for the items you want.
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