First off, this is me just venting, because it's probably no one's fault but mine. However I thought I would mention it just in case it helps someone save a few bucks. Late September I placed an order with Ray, $900 odd, on purpose to avoid duties plus I wasn't totally sure about how much more I needed (power supplies, plugs, etc). About a month later I did need to place a final order, so another $200 with Ray but still no sign of my original order. Once the second order was ready Ray kindly informed me that he'd ship everything out together. No problem, I thought well I've paid 2 lots of shipping, if anything the bigger parcel probably cost more to ship than 2 small ones, maybe not, didn't matter my lights were coming. However once the parcel hit our shores there was issue with the cost of the items, so I had to provide proof of purchase. I explained that they were 2 separate orders placed a month apart but for what ever delay happened they were coming together. Well the gov still thought that was worthy of GST and import duties. Over $200 later and I'm getting my parcel. So what's to learn from this? 1 Don't wait until late in the year to order and 2 if you have 2 seperate orders insist that they are packaged separately because putting them together will incur further (unfair) charges even for something as dopey as Christmas lights for your own personal use.