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    Hi,

    I bought this lens from US and it is arriving tomorrow or so (cost > 10k).

    Just wanted to check how i would pay GST? Courier service will ask me to pay first before they will release goods or Courier service guy will collect GST?

    First time doing this so just though to ask.

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by commonjunks View Post
    Hi,

    I bought this lens from US and it is arriving tomorrow or so (cost > 10k).

    Just wanted to check how i would pay GST? Courier service will ask me to pay first before they will release goods or Courier service guy will collect GST?

    First time doing this so just though to ask.

    Thanks.
    Courier service guy will collect GST

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted888 View Post
    Courier service guy will collect GST
    Thanks, i think i need to have money ready when he will deliver then.
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    Default Re: How and when to pay GST when i order lens > 10K from overseas?

    he will take a cheque
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    depending on the courier service used, some will collect a cheque before clearing the goods. Some will pay in advance, then collect from you when delivering. Maybe you can call the provider to ask what is their practice.
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    If they pay GST in advance, they usually call you before delivery to ensure you have funds prepared when they arrive with your package. Else they will call you to let you know you need to pay before they clear the goods...

    Oh, and enjoy your new lens!

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    Thanks guys (will go to ATM to draw money).
    I am waiting and waiting zzzzz, UPS showing goods left from ANCHORAGE AK about 13 + hours ago but not sure if i will get delivery by today.
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    Default Re: How and when to pay GST when i order lens > 10K from overseas?

    Quote Originally Posted by commonjunks View Post
    Thanks guys (will go to ATM to draw money).
    I am waiting and waiting zzzzz, UPS showing goods left from ANCHORAGE AK about 13 + hours ago but not sure if i will get delivery by today.
    If you got your stuff from B&H, they will indicate delivery date on their invoice. My stuff was delivered on schedule yesterday. UPS

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharkspin View Post
    If you got your stuff from B&H, they will indicate delivery date on their invoice. My stuff was delivered on schedule yesterday. UPS
    B&H mentioned today but when i called UPS, they said tomorrow (B&H mentioned 11/12/2010, maybe their morning our night so UPS will deliver tomorrow).
    My items already flew from HongKong @ 16:52.
    Last edited by commonjunks; 12th November 2010 at 06:06 PM.
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    So rich....when I ordered lens my lens ended up at the custom check at Singpost, being detained until I paid gst lol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gundamseed84 View Post
    So rich....when I ordered lens my lens ended up at the custom check at Singpost, being detained until I paid gst lol...
    Why there was some illegal material used in your lens .
    AH Singpost, mine is coming through UPS. they will collect money from home. Thats the different between Singpost and UPS .
    Last edited by commonjunks; 12th November 2010 at 06:20 PM.
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    best to have exact change. the courier guy rarely if ever has any and it becomes "keep the change"
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    I am planning to pick from UPS office, i called earlier and he said they will drop between 9~6. WTH i am not going to sit at home entire day to wait for UPS guys to deliver.
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    wah...... sounds like a 500/2.8................
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    ok paid 866$ .
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    Quote Originally Posted by commonjunks View Post
    ok paid 866$ .
    SG would have been a great place for shopping if there weren't any GSTs....
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