Value of headsets and pouches for 10 pack orders?

nickd blumph at
Fri May 16 07:59:49 CEST 2008

That's strange. I'm in Brisbane and it worked out cheaper to buy in 
bulk. I estimated the postage as $70 for the bulk and $50 for individual 
(using AusPost's Int. parcel calculator). What was your 
postage/calculations? I've attached the worksheet I used to come to my 


Chris Hogan wrote:
> Hi all,
> Yeah, with or without extras the customs cost will be the same... and it works 
> out (I think) at about $425 per phone - higher than the cost of an individual 
> order (which falls below the $1000 threshold and so doesn't attract customs 
> charges).
> So the only 'savings' we're getting are the extras packed in with the bulk 
> orders. If they're only worth (say) $20 each, it's not worth the hassle, it's 
> just as cheap to order individual phones and the extras too if we need them. 
> But if the extras are worth more, we still might saving money.
> Hope that makes sense :-).
> On Fri, 16 May 2008 02:46:20 pm Neil Davey wrote:
>> It's not so much the declaration.. It's more the fact that the whole
>> shipment will be over a certain value (I think $1000?)..
>> Here is oz if it's above a certain value you have to pay GST (extra
>> 10%), plus I think a customs duty as well... which just sucks big time..
>> To answer Chris's question.. I don't think any prices have been
>> posted/mentioned yet for items like that..
>> Regards
>> Neil
>> ian douglas wrote:
>>> If it's included in the bulk order, do you *need* to declare an extra
>>> value?
>>> Chris Hogan wrote:
>>>> Just wondering if anyone knows how much the bonus pouch/headsets
>>>> being offered with the bulk orders would cost if purchased separately?
>>>> The Sydney group are looking into the (huge) customs costs
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