Originally Posted by Rarestbreed
I'll try to answer all your questions in one post. I didn't have to pay the GST but I suspect I just got away with it in time. I think you may now have to pay. As far as I know goods below $1000 are exempt from the GST. My last purchase was ordered 18th July and was here within about 2 weeks. If you are having difficulties I would be patient. I ordered a small parcel from the US recently and it was agonisingly slow getting out of customs and arriving. All it was was 2 right-angled atx adaptors. It's that pea-brained Dutton to blame, I think. I really have had nothing but positive experiences with Aquatuning, I hope it has stayed that way.
Thanks for filling me in. Unfortunately the $1000 threshold has been lifted for some time now and we have to pay GST on everything ordered from overseas. Newegg and a number of other overseas businesses that sell to AU are including GST and any import fees in the final price on all orders (even below $1000) but I'm not sure about Aquatuning. I sent them an email asking about it but I'm yet to get a response.
I was going to buy the Alphacool waterblock for the 2080Ti as it has the highest microchannel count of any block currently released for the card, but I'm not sure what the deal is since they were counting down the days until they were meant to have stock and now there's just red text saying delivery date exceeded :/ Alphacools own online store says the same thing, but I don't understand whether it means the stock is overdue or I missed the opportunity to order.
Only other site I can find that sells it is ModmyMods but the price including postage is a killer.
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