The Amazon Tax... again (1 May, 2018)

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Re: The Amazon Tax... again (1 May, 2018)

Postby phill » Wed May 02, 2018 7:00 pm

https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/on-the-i ... t-shoppers

pretty much the reality of the situation for most
ie what we all say
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Re: The Amazon Tax... again (1 May, 2018)

Postby Malcolm » Thu May 03, 2018 8:39 am

Of course the local retailers point out that buying in a store gives you the consumer protections we expect from our law. Except a lot try to avoid holding up their end of that.
https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/103423 ... t-breaches
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Re: The Amazon Tax... again (1 May, 2018)

Postby dingram17 » Thu May 03, 2018 8:58 am

The way Australia funds its GST collection (when you break the current $1000 limit) is to charge between $50 and $80 processing fee -- on top of the GST.

So that bulk order of $1 parts could end up costing $10 or so in 'handling fees' for each parcel. There's no way the Gummint is going to do itself out of revenue. If this happens then there is an opportunity for an AliExpress aggregator to start up so all the little bits can be sent over in bulk.

Going to cost the public, and that will then cost the government --- their jobs
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Re: The Amazon Tax... again (1 May, 2018)

Postby latewings » Thu May 03, 2018 5:43 pm

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12044309

The plan as it stands does not take into consideration the $400 threshold for GST so anything that is purchased overseas will be levied for GST at source and again at Customs entry if the value exceeds $400. Plus the biosec and handling fees. Which according to the Consultant mentioned in the article can increase a purchase price by 50%. That's going to go down well with the voting public.

While the National Government were planning to introduce the plan (as well) I suspect the GST and Duty threshold may have been scrapped or raised. This implementation appears a flash-in-the-pan idea from someone without a good grasp of importation processes.

As I also read, Amazon and Google don't pay the US Gummint much in tax, so NZ's gesticulations are going to get the middle finger from many an overseas retailer.
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Re: The Amazon Tax... again (1 May, 2018)

Postby pctek » Tue May 08, 2018 6:47 pm

Won't make an difference to me.

De Walt battery NZ $120 Overseas $48 inc shipping
Paracetamol NZ .7c each Overseas inc shipping .0002c each
Safety Boots $60 factory shop NZ Overseas (same brand) $40 inc shipping
Light fitting (and far more choice over there too) Horrendous prices even at Mitre10, never mind lighting shops, Overseas $40 again inc shipping.
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Re: The Amazon Tax... again (1 May, 2018)

Postby pctek » Tue May 08, 2018 6:48 pm

Oh and eyeglasses, quote NZ $495, overseas $78 inc shipping

Gst, meh.
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Re: The Amazon Tax... again (1 May, 2018)

Postby phill » Tue May 08, 2018 7:51 pm

you must have requested the options of titanium frames and photochromic progressive lenses .. on the os model

the cheapest silhouette titanium frames in nz are $1000 or if your lucky you can get them in a 30% off sale for $900
if your really lucky you can get them at a 50% off sale for $900

or be an anti social unpatriotic sabotaging backstabbing traitor to honest hard working nz business people and pay $ 40 from china

oops https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Titaniu ... autifyAB=0
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