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Offline helloworld922

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Questions/Discussion for the Fluke CNX Contest/Giveaway
« on: March 11, 2013, 08:09:05 pm »
Well, rather than flood the contest thread with questions and contest-related discussion I thought I'd create a separate thread.

My main outstanding remarks:

1. Not asking you to lie on any customs/tax forms, but it would be nice to know what the actual declared value will be before-hand.

2. Is what you're planning to give away this CNX v3000 AC Voltage Kit? It looks like it contains what you described, just wanted to check.
 

Offline RobB

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Re: Questions/Discussion for the Fluke CNX Contest/Giveaway
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2013, 06:44:49 pm »
Let's hope Dave declares the US price. Trust me you would not like the price gouging here in Aus. for Fluke gear.
BTW anyone know if amazon or the like will sell Fluke stuff overseas ?

Cheers
Rob
 

Offline SeanB

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Re: Questions/Discussion for the Fluke CNX Contest/Giveaway
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2013, 07:23:28 pm »
Yes and no, depending on the stuff and where it is going.
 

Offline grumpydoc

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Re: Questions/Discussion for the Fluke CNX Contest/Giveaway
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2013, 07:36:14 pm »
Ideally, of course, it would be declared as a prize. Commercial isn't really correct since the recipient won't be paying for it but I'm not sure that gift is closer.

 

Offline RCMR

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Re: Questions/Discussion for the Fluke CNX Contest/Giveaway
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2013, 01:16:36 am »
I don't know about your country but here, the status "gift" means nothing.

Regardless of whether it's declared as a "gift", the requisite taxes and fees will be applied based on the declared value.

Perhaps other countries are different but I don't think they even use this part of the declaration for statistical purposes -- maybe it's just to make the recipient feel good ;-)
 

Offline grumpydoc

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Re: Questions/Discussion for the Fluke CNX Contest/Giveaway
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2013, 08:13:35 am »
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I don't know about your country but here, the status "gift" means nothing.

In the UK it raises the threshold for import VAT from £15 to £36 so it makes a difference if the value is between these limits. Over £36 and the import taxes and duties are the same, gift or not.
 

Offline kfitch42

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Re: Questions/Discussion for the Fluke CNX Contest/Giveaway
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2013, 06:53:58 pm »
Page 31 is "stuck."

I was skimming around to see if there was any interesting "equally unimportant text" ... and whenever I click on page 31, the browser just sits there. Page 30 and 32 load quite snappily.
 

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Re: Questions/Discussion for the Fluke CNX Contest/Giveaway
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2013, 10:33:42 am »
The price or value on the declaration is really only nessesary for postage insurance to determine the value in case the item goes missing.

In practice it is wise to mark some value for the customs also, because they may not believe the possibility of someone really sending gift to other person, especially in case of the relatively big box. Even if this is really a gift. So technically it is wise to lie the price higher in the customs form ;). Of cource not to too high(too high encourages exessive taxing).
« Last Edit: March 23, 2013, 10:42:01 am by Teemo »
 


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