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Old Dec 28th 2007, 11:13 am
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Hi everyone...just over a month now till we depart for Melbourne. Been wondering if its worth getting a TV while still in England & shipping it to Aus, there are some really good deals around at the moment but not sure of costs involved, Can we claim back the VAT here & pay GST at the other end?
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Hi everyone...just over a month now till we depart for Melbourne. Been wondering if its worth getting a TV while still in England & shipping it to Aus, there are some really good deals around at the moment but not sure of costs involved, Can we claim back the VAT here & pay GST at the other end?
No

You cannot claim the vat back, as you are an EU resident.
You cannot claim the GST cos for some reason its your property, in fact you possibly will be liable for import duty, not that they would charge you.

Buy a TV here.. cheap as chips
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Default Re: Buying a TV in UK to send to Aus

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You cannot claim the vat back, as you are an EU resident.
You cannot claim the GST cos for some reason its your property, in fact you possibly will be liable for import duty, not that they would charge you.

Buy a TV here.. cheap as chips
Yehp JB HI FI are doing Soniq 42 inch plasmas at less than 900 bucks now. Mind you thats only on 1360 x 760 resolution so not pure HD like they claim.

Thats around 350 quid.
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Yehp JB HI FI are doing Soniq 42 inch plasmas at less than 900 bucks now. Mind you thats only on 1360 x 760 resolution so not pure HD like they claim.

Thats around 350 quid.
Bit of a grey area is HD.

but still bloody cheap.

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Hi everyone...just over a month now till we depart for Melbourne. Been wondering if its worth getting a TV while still in England & shipping it to Aus, there are some really good deals around at the moment but not sure of costs involved, Can we claim back the VAT here & pay GST at the other end?
Buy a laptop in UK before you go. They are ridiculous prices in Oz. Buy some quality clothes as well if you like to look smart.
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Well its good to hear the prices are reasonable over there, so will wait.

Have heard elsewhere its a good idea to stock up on clothes especially work suits & shirts. Luckily I have 3 laptops though
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