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

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  1. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    Junior stop being a skinflint and get it done professionally.
     
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    You like getting into womens pants?
     
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    What is this confusion, say no to VATeteering!
     
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    "Junior" is a bit condescending. Oli's an adult, and just made the Bar, that's good enough for me.

    Oli, the certificates are not for your peers to admire. They won't admire them anyway, just pay you some unspoken and highly grudging respect.

    No, the certificates are for your CLIENTS to admire. And the bigger they are, the more they will be admired. Get nice wide ivory-toned mats (mattes?) with 45 degree bevels, and piano-black convex profile frames. Hang them in the most fuck-off place you can find, like the waiting room or maybe right behind your consulting desk. Make pots of money.
     
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    I notice that FarFetch have now also introduced "geo-shaping" (or whatever it's called). They very reassuringly state "don't worry about import duties, they are included in our quoted prices!" Gee, thanks.

    I've bought a couple of things off Farfetch, although not recently. They were a good site. No longer. Fuck'em.
     
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    Re-mailers are the way to go. One in the EU and one in the States. Foxy worked this out ages ago.

    And a VPN. Having lived in the Despots' Republic of China for several years, I of course have a VPN subscription. In case anyone's wondering, VPN = Virtual Private Network. It's subscription software which will encode/decode all traffic between you and any website you're surfing by redirecting it through their servers. Absolutely essential in China, which blocks Google, Facebook and all sorts of other sites.

    Because the target site (in this case, an e-retailer) only receives your input from the VPN proxy site's IP address (which you can choose from a long list of servers in all continents), it doesn't "shape" your request. However, if the site is clever and sees a mismatch between your apparently "local" IP address and an offshore delivery address, it may block the purchase. This is why you will need a local remailer.

    For a good VPN, I recommend Astrill. There are, however, dozens of good ones.
     
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    Been going on about VAT reduction for a while now. Nothing shits me more than companies ripping off Australian customers by keeping it for themselves. John Smedley, case in point.
     
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    You would think that given they are using an Australian com.au website, and an Australian return address then it may be deemed an Australian business. In which case GST would be payable - dare i say it.
     
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    I should clarify - GF and I know each other offline too - we occasionally catch up to talk about the ABC, Late Night Live and the latest Clarke and Dawe skit. He calls me "junior" because I'm younger and better looking, I call him "senior" because his wife and kid having him placed in a home.

    That sounds brilliant, I'll go with that but with black wood/aluminium [​IMG]
     
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    GST is only payable if the billing entity has an ABN and is registered for GST.
     
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    I thought you could be required/compelled to register for Gst given certain turnover thresholds. But then again tax law is all voodoo to me.
     
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    GST is payable by everyone on every item which attracts GST- that is most goods & services. Individuals who import goods which in one transaction total less than aud$1,000 do not pay GST. There is no import duties for good imported for private use in Australia. There are some tariffs on some goods that are imported for commercial operations. These tariff are, mostly, declining at a determined rate over the next 5 to 10 years. Most tariffs are already below 5‰

    The reason the GST threshold for imports is set at $aud1,000 is that that is the rate deemed, by PC, and others, to be the point at which the cost of collecting is more than the revenue captured.
     
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    Junior do not go aluminium frames it will look cheap and nasty.
     
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    In the past: SonyNEX 3 with some crazy weird lenses.

    Now: Fuji x100s

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    Gents - I have to long SW shirts that I want slimmed - is this something that any decent tailor can do (ie, local bloke who hems my pants and nips in the waist) or something a bit more complicated (ie, a weekend trip to Sam da man)? Please advise
     
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    If you install a VPN are you always using it? Or can you alternate?

    Does that make sense?

    I'm such a neophyte.
     
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    I can't tell what Forum I'm on anymore.
     
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    Nice!
     
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    Oh no! People with diverse interests talk about them!
     
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    Yes, it makes sense. Can't speak to other systems, but Astrill (for a laptop) is an application you launch, and can then toggle it on or off. When you toggle on, it will automatically select the last Astrill server you used; this can be changed.There are close to 100 server choices, all over the world; changing server takes a few seconds; some are faster than others, depending on time of day and your physical location. There are at least a dozen American servers and a similar number within the EU.

    The Astrill iPhone app is more of a background thing. There's no icon on the home screen. Instead, you launch it via Settings. Unfortunately the iPhone version is not as easy to toggle on/off.

    The company offers various levels of service including "family" packages with simultaneous connection for up to 5 (I think) devices on the one account. A basic account works out to about eight bucks per month if you buy it for six months. I think there's a 3-day trial.
     
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    Thanks coxy.
     
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