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Offline SirPrimalform

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Argh, import duty on the boxed edition!
« on: August 25, 2012, 12:14:50 PM »
Got a card through my door today saying there's a parcel due for me but there's 11.19* duty to pay! That's about $17.50, which seems like a lot for a $25 game.

Anyone who's already got theirs, how much did the customs declaration on the parcel say? (actually it probably does say $25, see below)

I wish they'd done what Telltale do and treat the DVD as an extra to the download. So buying the boxed edition cost $25, but that included a download and the box. The download alone costs $10, so logically the box costs $15. Even $22 would have been low enough to not trigger the vampires (the threshold for import duty is 15 as it turns out and it's disproportionately expensive for amounts just over 15 because there's a flat fee**).


*I worked out that this is in fact correct. $25 is about 15.95, 20% of 15.95 is 3.19.

**3.19 + the 8 administration fee is 11.19. =(

Offline claire467

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Re: Argh, import duty on the boxed edition!
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2012, 04:38:11 PM »
I got this too! Collected my game today and had to pay the 11.19 charge- bit of a bummer!

Its silly that 8.00 of it is due to adminstration fee, especially when we do not have the option to pay the customs charge of 3.19 before the admin charge goes on.

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Offline Starmaker

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Re: Argh, import duty on the boxed edition!
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2012, 09:22:21 AM »
...I love my country with its $1000 threshold.

Offline DaveGilbert

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Re: Argh, import duty on the boxed edition!
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2012, 11:51:22 AM »
Grah. If you received this charge, email me. This is something that I did not foresee happening.

Offline SirPrimalform

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Re: Argh, import duty on the boxed edition!
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2012, 05:48:12 PM »
You are way too nice for your own good!

I don't really believe in karma, but I hope good things happen for you. :P