Buying lens from US


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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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diver-hloc

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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. :think:

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. :sweat:
 

DougJ

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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.
 

giantcanopy

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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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