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    haha. so I guess it is random checks

    seeing as how so many got away without paying tax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    actually i am consider very lucky also... i bought a Leica Summarit 50mm f1.5.... cost me $800+ usd but never kana gst also :x
    what is the value that was written on the package?

    if the value is more than 400 (including shipping fee), definitely need to pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by playhard View Post
    what is the value that was written on the package?

    if the value is more than 400 (including shipping fee), definitely need to pay.
    can't rem but i think the seller undeclare... he put $500 is i did not rem wrongly. but my package quite small... so properly went off the radar.

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    side question: how long did you wait for your package to arrive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizuma View Post
    side question: how long did you wait for your package to arrive?
    it differs from seller to seller... some seller post their stuffs upon receiving payment, some delay by a few days. also must see what postal service they using.

    like the seller selling me the lens, i got it within 6 days! he posted from USA using express US postal service.

    but another seller which I bought from (a leica filter)... posted out on 4th aug from HK using hong kong post, till now haven reach me -_-"

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    HK used to be fast, about 4 to 5 days but recently, its like mainland China. I've got parcels coming in after 4 weeks. Then again, Singpost will delay as well. I've got something which took 5 days to reach Singapore from the US and Singpost took bloody 3 weeks to have it delivered to my house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kit View Post
    HK used to be fast, about 4 to 5 days but recently, its like mainland China. I've got parcels coming in after 4 weeks. Then again, Singpost will delay as well. I've got something which took 5 days to reach Singapore from the US and Singpost took bloody 3 weeks to have it delivered to my house.
    4 weeks to deliver from HK??? Faintz... Mine waited for 1 week... So 3 more weeks to go???
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    Yup recently the delivery speed from hk has dropped. I used to get my stuff 2 weeks using free shipping but recently they take 4 weeks. In the past when I am lucky I got it within 4 days

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    Stuff from hongkong or china is the longest, waited close to one month

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowleong View Post
    Stuff from hongkong or china is the longest, waited close to one month
    Weird being so near as compared to Europe or USA... Hmm... Something is really wrong...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kit View Post
    HK used to be fast, about 4 to 5 days but recently, its like mainland China. I've got parcels coming in after 4 weeks. Then again, Singpost will delay as well. I've got something which took 5 days to reach Singapore from the US and Singpost took bloody 3 weeks to have it delivered to my house.
    singpost problem, today i received a letter that belongs to my neighbor.....now i wondering where is my $200 parcel i ordered from UK... ...maybe singpost deliver to the wrong house.....
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    Objection !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninelives View Post
    singpost problem, today i received a letter that belongs to my neighbor.....now i wondering where is my $200 parcel i ordered from UK... ...maybe singpost deliver to the wrong house.....
    if nobody at your house when they delivered, you must collect at the SingPost office.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManWearPants View Post
    What is it that you need to buy from Ebay? Usually after shipping and tax, there is very little diff.
    Some cameras are really cheap from ebay. Recently was looking for a mamiya 645 af and you can get a camera + 80mm lens + film back for 600 USD with shipping. The shops around peninsula were charging S$ 1500 for the body alone. Of course there are risks but in this case the savings were too big to pass up.

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