Originally Posted by DarkScribe
We (at the moment - there is a push to change this) don't pay GST on online purchases under one thousand Australian dollars. I have no idea why you were charged this amount - I use PayPal almost daily and have never been charged GST for overseas purchases.
Exactly correct. Australians do not pay ANY
GST on items under AU$1000 purchased overseas.
Like DarkScribe, in 13 years of buying overseas, I have never been charged GST and I shop mainly with Amazon, online hobbyshops and eBay.
I seem to recall reading that there was a business front end attempting to encourage/bribe overseas sellers to charge more for Australians buying online but the ACCC got wind of it.