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    Default Buying lens from US

    hi,

    planing to buy a nikon lens from US online.

    my question is when they courier the lens to singapore. would the item be taxed gst??

    thanks

    the lens are worth abt US$500.



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    Default Re: Buying lens from US

    Quote Originally Posted by Pang-Jio Man View Post
    hi,

    planing to buy a nikon lens from US online.

    my question is when they courier the lens to singapore. would the item be taxed gst??

    thanks

    the lens are worth abt US$500.



    Yes.... anything beyond $400 SGD must include GST.

    Some ppl here have a way to get pass that.... not sure how.

    I have my Brother bring my L lens back from the states because he was on a Bussiness Trip. Hid it inside his luggage to avoid GST.

    Scuba & Father... For Life

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    Default Re: Buying lens from US

    I bought a Canon 300mm f2.8 lens from B&H several months ago, it was shipped UPS and on delivery I paid GST. Even with the shipping charges & GST the savings were considerable. At least with Canon, if you don't buy gray market in the US they will locally honor the warranty, don't know about Nikon.

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    Default Re: Buying lens from US

    Hi Pang-Jio Man

    It will be taxed. Do take the shipping costs and GST into consideration for items that potentially do not give u alot of savings from buying overseas.

    Ryan

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