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Anyone in WA want a bulk buy from Ray Wu, Boscoyo or San Device?

Discussion in 'Bulk Buy - Interest Posts' started by Matthew Thompson, Dec 21, 2017.

  1. Matthew Thompson

    Matthew Thompson Santa's Little Helpers

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    Addition to looking at bulk buying Boscoyo is anyone keen on a bulk buy from Ray Wu and San Device. I am looking to order by March 2018.
     
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    djgra79 My name is Graham & I love flashing lights! Generous Elf

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    HI Matt.
    Beware that if buying large values of orders above $1000AUD into Australia, you'll need to pay GST, plus Customs often gets a bit nosey and wants to have a peek and may either delay or charge a fee aswell.
    If there's a few of you who want to combine a few items then yes this is a great way to cut down on postage costs, but as above, beware of larger orders :)
     
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    James solved the 1000 problem last year by using consolidated shipping but splitting the order before passing through customs.
     
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    OzAz Senior Elf Generous Elf

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    splitting orders can also be an issue, if customs work out it's 1 large order split into multiple boxes they are allowed to re-combine the cost; which can put it back over the $1000 limit. Not heard of this happening to many people, but the customs website does mention it. Just thought I'd inform you.
     
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    Yes oz but in this case they were going to different people from a common source.
     
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    richardd Full Time Elf Generous Elf

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    One year I got tagged with customs not only did I have to pay for the lights but the cost of shipping too. This added a bit of money to the order would have been cheaper to just seperate the orders by a few weeks and keep the cost well below $1000.00.
     
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    Yes, I saw post last year of the same thing, so I split my order. I gave ray my list of of what I wanted and told him I needed it split in two and sent two weeks apart, but I would pay him for the lot. No problems for me there.
     
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    Did the same, but ended up with both boxes delivered the same day. Didn't get hit with customs so all good.
     
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    Cheers for all the advice. My plan in discussions with Ray is to split the orders over a 6 week period and two different addresses. PO box and home so that way less chance of throwing up alarm bells
     
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    PO boxes sometime do not take shipments, both on the sending and receiving side. Make sure you check to make sure Items will be accepted.
     
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    The Ali Express shipper online calculator seems to be a bit generous at times, if you ask Ray for a quote on shipping + product it's a bit more realistic, I personally just do 2-3 orders over the year, not because I'm organised or anything like that, I generally buy one lot of things and then decide I need another lot of things ..

    Group buy would be nice but he has a lot of stuff on offer, not sure if it would be easy to accommodate everyone at once
     
  12. djgra79

    djgra79 My name is Graham & I love flashing lights! Generous Elf

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    Make sure the address is very clear for Po box or parcel locker with Ray. I had a parcel stuck at mine for a few days as Ray forgot to put the parcel locker number, only the street address of the Aus post distribution centre, so I never got a notification to pick it up. A few phone calls later I had figured out where it was.
     

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