Apr 27, 20178592 views

Shipping to Australia

Will Massdrop continue to ship to Australia from July 1, 2017 when the Australian government introduces changes to all imports that require companies to collect GST on behalf of the Australian government and forward all funds to the Australian Taxation Office? Or will Australians be Geoblocked as other companies have indicated?
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I just joined MassDrop today and live in Australia, so I'm wondering if there's an accurate answer to this question yet?
Theres got to be someone that has received something after 1st July 2018 that can confirm if they got hit with customs?
Anyone?
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I think they are just trying to protect local businesses dude. Screwing the Australian economy isn't "clever" and won't work in the long term. Next time answer the direct question or don't answer at all.
Bamwich
Wow!
your claim goes against freedom of expression "dude"!
I offered my opinion.
I did not insult anyone, nor denied anyone from offering their opinion
If you think all governments act on the best interest of local business, that always isn't true. And that is my opinion. Like it or not.
Just doing things because it does seem "clever" now, you may realize 10 or 20 years down the track that wasn't the case. Every government has a certain period of time. So thinking about it, the current government decision now, three governments after may be paying the consequences (like for example negative gearing and the result being overly priced properties in Australia)
Competition is good for economies, and we are in a global economy. I don't believe an overly protective government of its local economy is such a good thing.
A good thing is to promote the local economy to be even more competitive with global economies, by promoting education and more innovation, and not impossing even more taxes, taxes and taxes !!!
So is this happening or not ? I ordered several things from Massdrop months before July the 1st, and it will take until the end of this year to get them delivered. I am worried I get my products retained by Customs and have to pay even more money.
They probably aren't collecting anything. You'll find out when you order. If there's an extra charge you'll get your answer.
Tell those bureaucrats to go get fucked.
There's no need to pay GST on import for under $1k. The whole reason they put it on the retailers is because it cost more money to collect those GST than what they make out of it. So if a retailer ship stuff under $1k and the GST is not paid, then what? Anything they do at that point waste money.
If they stop items under $1k, a shit show will immediately be staged on social media and their election will fucking burn.
Only four weeks to go. I suppose we will know then.
Pure speculation: Worst come to worst, you'll have to pick it up from Customs and pay GST then. (Could be a real pain if you don't live close to a Customs Office, otherwise you could think of it as a secure postal service. lol)
The legislation has not been passed and may never be passed. Why should Mass Drop respond when there is no such law and may never be? In any case why should an overseas company become a tax collector for the Australian Government? If the Australian Government wishes to introduce this Tax then they should collect it themselves. I live in Australia BTW
I believe the new legislation will be effective from July 1, 2018. SO hopefully there will be a response by then
Kimba
1 July this year is the time for this.
Anyone ever gonna answer this question???
I would also like to know. I live in Australia.
roysta
clear as mud
I'm not in Australia, but I would be interested in hearing Massdrop's response to this. Massdrop strives to be a community, not just a retailer, and I would hate to see a portion of the community cut off like this.