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RichardP

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Re: Fiire Chief
« Reply #45 on: January 09, 2008, 07:52:43 am »
Sorry I don't think that's right.. That's in direct contradiction of what I was told when I contacted them and also what is on their page here: http://www.customs.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=5549

Purchases under $1000 (apart from tobacco and liquor) do not attract GST or taxes,   Every purchase over $1000 will attract Customs Duty and GST on the amount calculated after the freight charge.  Even if the customs duty is 0% (which I doubt but I can't find anything specific about the 0% or 5% you mentioned in relation to Computer Parts) and If we pay $100 more then we have to (for the GST component), we're back where we started so we may as well do another separate purchase ;)

EDIT: Not to mention that we have to fill out a formal customs declaration, which is just plain annoying ;)

I'm easy - I'll go with that. I wasn't too fussed about the extra GST, becuause it means me paying an additional AUD25, as opposed to around US150 for freight if I ordered directly from Fiire.

If we do organise another group buy it must be sent to someone elses address - the page you referred to mentions something about that.

So - looks like we are pretty close! Great stuff.

Best Regards,
Richard.
Best Regards,
Richard

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« Reply #46 on: January 09, 2008, 08:02:29 am »
I'm easy - I'll go with that. I wasn't too fussed about the extra GST, becuause it means me paying an additional AUD25, as opposed to around US150 for freight if I ordered directly from Fiire.

If we do organise another group buy it must be sent to someone elses address - the page you referred to mentions something about that.

So - looks like we are pretty close! Great stuff.

Best Regards,
Richard.


Yes we're all saving quite a bit of money which is good!  I read the part about the multiple packages to the same addressee that arrive at about the same time.  I'll chase them up and clarify what "about the same time" means exactly, but i'd say if we're ready to order again within a few weeks after the arrival of this lot it would be fine.

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« Reply #47 on: January 10, 2008, 10:58:40 am »
Mortar,

I received updated pricing from Smart Security Pty Ltd in Brisbane and their revised price for 5 or more remotes is $235.00 with a delivery time of around 10 days.  I have only heard back from one other Australian company who does not currently import the remote.

It is slowly getting down to the target price.


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« Reply #48 on: January 10, 2008, 11:05:17 am »
Getting closer ;)

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« Reply #49 on: January 16, 2008, 12:58:06 am »
Finally received a reply from Fiire this morning - Please read the whole post in full before payment.

Ok.. The cost for 5 Remotes and 4 Additional Dongles is $865.00US
Shipping is $131.35US to Colin.  So everyone pays $26.27US for Freight.

So if everyone wants to go ahead please direct deposit these amounts to me ASAP - for details please PM me.
Mortar - 1 Remote - $199.00($149US + $26.27US)
Jo006 - 1 Remote - $199.00($149US + $26.27US)
RichardP - 1 Remote & 2* Extra Dongles - $267.00($149US + $30US + $30US + $26.27US)
Darrenmason - 1 Remote & 1* Extra Dongle - $233.00($149US + $30US + $26.27US)
colinjones  - 1 Remote & 1* Extra Dongle - $233.00($149US + $30US + $26.27US)

All amounts calculated via xe.com (although I just found out Google Checkout which is fiire's system uses Reuters, so I rounded up everything to the nearest dollar to make it easy, and also to allow for currency rate differences)

By my count, the total value of the goods will be $981.07AU which keeps us under the customs value, and the freight will be $148.98AU, which is $1130.14AU.  Everyone's payments total $1131.00AU so it leaves us with 86c to play with incase of currency difference.

As soon as everyone pays, I'll make payment, provide a copy of the receipt etc etc.

The only thing left is to work out what's happening with Justin and the Express Post bags - Do we send you money mate?

Once again I stress this is no profit just a saving on freight exercise - Any DOAs or Warranty issues will have to be dealt directly with Fiire.

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« Reply #50 on: January 16, 2008, 01:07:33 am »
Mortar - I don't think anybody answered this last time. Do we know how big the boxes are, and can we get Justin to double check that they will fit in the postpack bags?

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« Reply #51 on: January 16, 2008, 01:14:38 am »
As per http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=3599.msg20000#msg20000, I can only assume 12"x4"x2".  They seem pretty big.... Maybe it's gonna be more?

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« Reply #52 on: January 16, 2008, 01:22:30 am »
The post bags are Express post and the dimensions are 400 x 300 x 70 and 3kg limit.

1xFiire Chief is 1 lbs, 12x4x2" that is about 300 x 100 x 50 and less than 500g

I have just tried a box that measures 300 x 200 x 60 and there is room to spare so they should fit ok.


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« Reply #53 on: January 16, 2008, 02:05:12 am »
Cool, Justin, so you are going to mail me the post bags x5? Did I send you my street address yet?

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« Reply #54 on: January 16, 2008, 02:11:51 am »
I have sent through the money.

Also, I can probably pickup from Colin if required.

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« Reply #55 on: January 16, 2008, 02:12:37 am »
The post bags are Express post and the dimensions are 400 x 300 x 70 and 3kg limit.

1xFiire Chief is 1 lbs, 12x4x2" that is about 300 x 100 x 50 and less than 500g

I have just tried a box that measures 300 x 200 x 60 and there is room to spare so they should fit ok.


Justin



Thanks Justin! Great work!

Cool, Justin, so you are going to mail me the post bags x5? Did I send you my street address yet?

As it's being sent to you, and based on whether or not Darren wants to pick his up, it'd only be 3 or 4.

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« Reply #56 on: January 16, 2008, 02:15:27 am »
Very true! You shouldn't have said anything - it would have been interesting to see whether I actually went through with mailing one to myself  ::)

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« Reply #57 on: January 16, 2008, 02:18:57 am »
LOL!!!

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« Reply #58 on: January 16, 2008, 02:24:40 am »
Colin,

I have your address.  I will express post 4 bags.  They will be in the 6pm mail you should have them tomorrow.

Thanks

Justin

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« Reply #59 on: January 16, 2008, 02:30:09 am »
PM'd you.... 3 only.

Richard, Justin & Ash - can you please PM me your street addresses so I am ready to go when they get here?

Cheers
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