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Old 08-31-2012, 02:21 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by DarkScribe View Post
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.
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