View Poll Results: HOW SHOULD THE INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT BE APPORTIONED?
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4th Mar 2011, 08:40 PM #16
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4th Mar 2011, 09:25 PM #17
Put me down for $230.
4th Mar 2011, 09:57 PM #18
I'm in for at least $110, Ross
4th Mar 2011, 10:19 PM #19
Like SM, I just had my set of forstners delivered this week, with quite a few extra bits and pieces to fill the boxNeil____________________________________________Every day presents an opportunity to learn something new
4th Mar 2011, 10:49 PM #20
dai sensei - who from?
Sensei in which art?
5th Mar 2011, 07:20 AM #21
I'm interested, just need to work out which sizes.
5th Mar 2011, 10:03 AM #22
From a couple of group buys that I organised last year, the import threshold of $1000, above which import duty and GST kicks in (which then includes postage cost), is one of the more challenging aspects of these exercises. At least the A$ has settled down a bit and not jumping about like it was when those group buys went through.
The trick is to break the parcels into sub $1000 amounts (on the day the order is made and paid for) and have these sent to nominated group members strategically located around the country for redistribution. It's quite a value/weight/location parceling exercise that can exercise the mind...
In my case I asked for the estimated cost of the goods and share of international postage up front based on the currency conversion at the time and a second payment for redistribution postage, plus any difference on the actual currency conversion on the day of purchase (plus the fee for the currency conversion which can be up to 4%) before final redistribution to group participants. A spreadsheet was invaluable.
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5th Mar 2011, 10:21 AM #23
Ubeaut Neil, thanks for that. I was already on top of the sub-grand bit, but your other info is very helpful. Spreadsheets are my speshilty, and I may even write a little bit of VB code to plan it for me.
However, I just had a thought: most of the intentions expressed so far are for around $300, so I would think we'll be able to get them posted direct to each member and solve most, if not all, of those challenges. That will also save on additional domestic freight charges.
Furthermore it would help where a couple of members' things aren't in stock, and this would not hold up delivery for the rest.
Another member who does some importing professionally has sent me a PM with a few tips.
5th Mar 2011, 10:30 AM #24
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5th Mar 2011, 12:54 PM #27
Put me down for about $300 worth. I.m interested in buying some brad piontsSuccess is getting what you want.
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5th Mar 2011, 01:27 PM #28
Hi, Put me down for about $200 worth at this point.
5th Mar 2011, 01:32 PM #29
Put me down for $165
worth of forstners ,roto stop.extension bar.
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