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Australian Members - Part II - if you read the first post, you'll get what this is all about.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Foxhound, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. Foxhound

    Foxhound Distinguished Member

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    I used too, but now I couldn't care less what Patrick and Co want to call themselves. I do have a problem with them ignoring people's questions when it's raised.
     


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    Proposed implementation of the low value gst importing isn't too bad.

    As long as its not a hassle to register will prob be fine for most eBay and smaller SF vendors. SuitSupply and similar purchases would prob be affected though.
     


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    I've given up on PJT & SS getting their trouser fit right. Their standard cut below the knee seems to be a vicious incision that doesn't permit anyone with a calf meatier than those of Taylor Swift to squeeze effectively into them without it looking like a crumpled mess. I've got 3 pairs of pants from them that all either required a return to let out some extra space, or just look too damn tight on me. Couple this with the fact their standard jacket cut is slightly roomier than the average jacket (I don't have a problem with that by the way) and to me you just end up with a mismatched cut.

    I wondered if this was just me, but I notice it on all their promotional images that they all wear too. This crumpling below the knee from what seems to be a cut that's just too bloody tight is really off-putting.
     


  4. Prince of Paisley

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    So same as a surgeon basically.
     


  5. The Ernesto

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    lol.

    I'd go bespoke with Coxie, no worries.
     


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    This is sheer populism. Several reports over the years - Productivity Commission etc have shown that collecting GST on overseas purchases less than $1,000 will cost money. That is - it will cost more to collect the tax than the tax will bring in.

    The details aren't all that clear but it appears that O/S businesses with a turnover of less than $75,000 will not have to register. But businesses with a turnover above $75,000 will have to register AND collect taxes on behalf the Australian government and remit those taxes to the government.

    This imposes quite a a substantial burden on businesses in compliance and account /banking/book keeping costs. This will result in many businesses simply not registering for GST and thus refusing to sell to Australia. Only very large businesses or those with a large proportion of business from Australia will register. Medium size businesses will either not sell to Australia or introduce a special higher Australian buyers premium to cover compliance costs.

    BTW $75,000 isn't a particularly high turnover.

    In addition there will also be compliance costs here in Australia - in that Customs, ATO and Australia Post will be required to cooperate and coordinate as well as introduce surveillance/inspection procedures to insure GST is being paid, that the supplier is registered or that is under the $75,000 threshold.

    This will clearly add cost at the consumer end and long delays whilst goods are inspected.

    Courier companies will set up systems to facilitate this compliance - at a cost to the end consumer - you.

    Based on what goes on in UK and Canada - this is what you can expect:

    1. Many companies - mainly middle sized - refuse to sell to Australia
    2. Those that do sell to Australia will add an extra Australian Premium cost.
    3. Postal/customs will hold up parcels for up to a month or more to perform compliance duties
    4. Most business will transfer to courier companies who are experienced in this - Fedex etc - they will ensure compliance - for a cost.
    5. Expect an extra cost by courier of between $20 and $50 per parcel (even a $10 pack of shoe laces) for your goods and a delay of 2 weeks
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    Welcome to the lucky, innovative country in the digital age.
     
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    Nothing new folks, just the same 4 TFs if anyone is still interested:
    Tuscan Leather
    Amber Absolute
    Tobacco Vanille
    Noir de Noir
     


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    Absolutely. It's old-fashioned protectionism dressed up for the digital age.
     


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    FTSFAJ I buy nearly all my books online due to the fact that it takes three months or more on average for them to be released here then marked up at double the price. FUBAR

    Thank you very much Malcolm and Gerry.
     


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    I think the books from Amazon/book depository are one thing that will be ok - it will just add GST. Amazon is big enough to register and mark clearly on outside so that AusPost and Customs will give it an auto pass and only hold it up a few days
     
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    Shoes, but what about the shoes!
     


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    I suspect places like Pediwear and Herring do enough business here and have a big enough set up for Canada and USA that they will do it fairly seamlessly.**

    ** before Gerry gets in - seamlessly - that would be a whole cut wouldn't it?
     
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    How does this law affect digital purchases? We already pay enough of an Australia Tax on those - even Turnbull has critiqued that.
     


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    afaik iirc we already pay on digital purchases - certainly from bigger corporations like apple etc
     


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    Wrong - hasn't passed senate yet
     


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