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    Buying from the States

    Hi,
    i've seen that the price of d600's is dropping considerably in the states, do you guys have any experience with imported dslrs and in particular did you guys were asked to pay GST?
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    As per the site rules, any discussion about taxes etc is only member opinion.

    However, any item valued at over $1000.00 can be subject to taxation on import.
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    I bought my camera from B&H, got it on special with good delivery time.
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    I bought my 70-200 from B&H (5 or 6 years ago I think) at the same time as a mate. I live in metro SA while he lived in Mt Gambier. We paid the same but I got hit with the import tax (around $700 from a very foggy memory) while he didnt Go figure!!

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    Balga
    I think you will find reputable US retailers won't sell you new Nikon gear if they know you are in Oz. I know B&H won't anymore. Nikon have really pushed the 'buy from your country's official dealer' bandwagon in recent times

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    Use PayPal - nice and secure, use your existing, or set a new account, then register on http://www.hopshopgo.com/hopshopgo/s...g.do?l=en&c=AU

    This gives you a US address for shipping which then reships to you.
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    thanks guys
    i've put that purchase on hold, I am still unsure on the camera, so I'll probably keep chunkin some good glass on the old lady.

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