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    Default Customs - help?
    DAMN IT

    Had 5 phones here in Aus ready to be delivered tomorrow, but now got a letter from customs.

    I have to declare them, pay the fee of approx $300-350AUD to have them released, then if paperwork filled out correctly, will take 10-15 days to have them sent out to me (EVEN THOUGH I LIVE 30 MINS AWAY FROM AIRPORT)

    Anyone else run into this prob Any help would be appreciated.

    Thx.

    ps. for general chit-chat side of things, How's everyone doin today? :-)
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    It's not really a problem, it's a tax that someone importing $2000 worth of goods should know about!

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    yeh I guess... just disappointed will have 2 wait over 2 wks to get them :-( was hoping to play with them on the wkend... <sigh>
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    yeah man, heard about that ACT last year, its old news. i think you can only order items bellow 1000$ to avoid it. what i do when i need to order alot of stuff overseas is use my friends, i have it delivered to different addresses and different reciepients. just make sure your friend knows to avoid confusion.

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    Should have done your research and placed 2 orders...

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    In the UK the lower limit is about &#163;17. So pretty much everything we import is subject to customs tax

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    man thats harsh, i guess tax can get a bit ensane in some countries.

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    can you not just drive to where they are holding them and pay the tax and pick up your item? i did that when i got charged tax here in britain. can you not track them on the shipping website to find out where they are?

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