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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. thebrownman

    thebrownman Senior member

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    That site is hilarious. Ah, the play on words.
     


  2. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    Gerry - this you in one of Romp's shirts?

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Guilty! If I was wearing a jacket over that, I'd have had the NYT in my chest pocket as a steezy accessory. It's been awhile since my modelling days although that Satorialist guy keeps stalking me and asking me to pose with a bike and sockless doublemonks.

    Just call me Gerry 'Sprezz' Nelson.
     


  4. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Yeah from the 2 for 1k thing although the other one went to my twin brother for my wedding, so I still ended up paying 1k for 1 suit really!
     


  5. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    I ordered something from England that was shipped last week. This is the tracking info (in reverse order):

    Dec 2, 2012 10:15 AM
    In transit
    POYLE GB

    Dec 2, 2012 8:07 AM
    In transit
    POYLE GB

    Dec 1, 2012 11:55 PM
    In transit
    STANSTED GB

    Dec 1, 2012 10:44 PM
    In transit
    STANSTED GB

    Dec 1, 2012 10:10 PM
    Departed FedEx location
    PARIS FR

    Dec 1, 2012 8:58 PM
    In transit
    PARIS FR

    Dec 1, 2012 8:54 PM
    In transit
    PARIS FR

    Dec 1, 2012 5:40 PM
    Departed FedEx location
    PARIS FR

    Dec 1, 2012 5:02 PM
    In transit
    PARIS FR

    Dec 1, 2012 5:02 PM
    Arrived at FedEx location
    PARIS FR

    Nov 30, 2012 11:25 PM
    At local FedEx facility
    PARIS FR

    Nov 30, 2012 4:50 PM
    Arrived at FedEx location
    PARIS FR

    Nov 29, 2012 7:25 PM
    In transit
    STANSTED GB

    Nov 29, 2012 5:42 PM
    In transit
    STANSTED GB

    Nov 28, 2012 6:25 PM
    Left FedEx origin facility
    JARROW GB

    Nov 28, 2012 5:39 PM
    Picked up
    JARROW GB

    Nov 27, 2012 11:34 AM
    Shipment information sent to FedEx


    So in essense, from the time it was picked up by FedEx, it's been bouncing between England and France.

    FWIW, it wasn't a yoyo that I ordered ... [​IMG]
     


  6. Jimbosaurus

    Jimbosaurus Senior member

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    End clothing? I've got something doing the exact same movements but one day later.
     


  7. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Senior member

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    Maybe your shoes didn't like Paris but had always wanted to visit Slough.
     


  8. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Jimbosaurus - Yes! It's a Sunspel long sleeved polo from End Clothing. What did you order?

    The Ernesto - shoes? I have a few but then again, too few to mention ... [​IMG]
     


  9. Romp

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    Note to self: cost price + freight + insurance + 10% duty = stitched up .. oh +10% GST on that = world of pain oh.. + freight guy's fee for processing the paper work = OMGWTF

    i just paid duty and gst on our popover shirts and restocked shirts ... it was c.22% of the value of the shirt!

    Jason are duties 10% on your shirts out of italy too? or just for me because im ex-USA?
     


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    Romp
    GST is 10% or (n/11) depending which end you are looking at - but I thought duty was only on material input NOT value added? I also thought most duties were down at 5% or less.
     


  11. The Ernesto

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    No GST change on foreign goods just yet

    The federal government has acknowledged the $1000 threshold at which GST is collected on goods purchased from abroad is high by international standards, but has rejected calls for an immediate reduction.

    Instead, and in line with the taskforce that analysed the so-called "low value parcel processing", Labor will begin preparing business cases and possible implementation plans for reform, with a final response to be released in 2013.

    "A decision cannot be made regarding the possible lowering of the threshold until these business cases and possible implementation plans for reforms to low value parcel processing have been prepared," Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury said in a statement today.

    He said the costs associated with any possible changes had to be determined.
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    "As the taskforce's report made clear, there are no simple or quick solutions," he said.

    He said around 58 million parcels entered Australia under the low value import threshold each year.

    As such, lowering the threshold before putting in place significant reforms to processing capabilities would cause major disruptions to the international mail service and result in major inconvenience to the businesses and consumers that rely upon it.

    "Without greater efficiencies in the system, the cost to taxpayers of collecting the GST on low value parcels would also outstrip the revenue that is collected," he said.

    He said online retail sales, both domestic and overseas, still only accounted for around six per cent of overall retail sales.

    "While there has been strong growth in online retail sales, published data indicates that the majority of sales are made with domestic retailers, with online sales by international retailers accounting for less than 1.5 per cent of total Australian retail sales revenue," he said.

    "While this is not the biggest challenge confronting the retail sector, the government does recognise that on the basis of fairness and tax neutrality, Australian retailers should not be disadvantaged by taxation arrangements which favour overseas retailers."

    AAP
     
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  12. Gerry Nelson

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    Yes, I thought duty was 5% and the GST was 10% - it sucks that it applies to the transport cost as well.
     


  13. Romp

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    yes GST im fine with

    but duties of 10% pre GST is ridiculous ... ive checked - its on the CIF cost
     


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    Romp Affiliate Vendor

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    same - until I got the bill...
     


  15. Jimbosaurus

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    Inverallan chunky knit cardigan, completely wrong season but I've been looking at them for ages, it will give me something to look forward to when winter rolls around again.
     


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