I am about to buy a second hand lens from someone in the US. It is $1500. I understand that I will have to pay the 10% import tax on this. I am fully willing to do this and do not want to break the law.
So i was just wondering what the process is. The lens will be paid thru paypal. Once the lens arrives in Australia what is the next step?
Do customs hold it and send me an invoice for the 10% owing?
I have heard the process can take some time so i would like to have all the relevant documentation and paperwork ready as I want the lens for a trip I am going on in 3 1/2 weeks (hope it arrives by then)
Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.