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Botak88
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PostSubject: Ebay Auction Query   Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:16 am

Thinking of buying from Ebay USA but got some query;

Will I be charge GST if i won an auction??

Example: bid n won at $300 USD, Fright Change $69 USA, any more charges??

Hope any bro can advise

TIA
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PostSubject: Re: Ebay Auction Query   Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:28 am

Yes.
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PostSubject: Re: Ebay Auction Query   Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:30 am

If I am not wrong the GST will be charged. Custom values are derived from CIF ( Cost , Insurance , Freight)

Look under para ( Goods and Service Tax)
http://www.customs.gov.sg/leftNav/trad/cle/Internet+PurchasesPostal+Parcels.htm
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PostSubject: Re: Ebay Auction Query   Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:26 pm

GST will be charged for over SGD $400.
(the $400 includes shipping cost)
ie, your case, USD300 + 69 freight = USD369
approx 450 SGD, will need to pay 7% GST $31.50

Goods and Services Tax


There
is a 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST) levied on all goods, inclusive of
new articles, personal effects, souvenirs, gifts, food preparations and
dutiable products, imported into Singapore. GST is calculated based on
the CIF value
(cost, insurance and freight) of the goods plus all duties payable. If
the invoice value of goods does not include insurance and freight
charges, the postage charge paid for the goods is to be taken as freight
and insurance charges, and is to be added to the invoice value of such
invoice for calculation of GST payable.

GST relief is granted on
goods, inclusive of new articles, personal effects, souvenirs, gifts and
food preparations but excluding dutiable products, imported by post to a
total value not exceeding $400. Where the value exceeds $400, the
entire sum would be subject to GST.
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PostSubject: Re: Ebay Auction Query   Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:46 pm

From personal experience, if the total cost is not that much above S$400, customs usually won't bother charging GST. I've bought items at up to US$500 and was not charged GST. Not sure if I was just lucky.
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PostSubject: Re: Ebay Auction Query   Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:23 pm

Oh dear. I should have checked on customs web page. I thought it was capped at SGD$600....
hmmmmm....
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PostSubject: Re: Ebay Auction Query   Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:26 pm

silent hummm . . . . so conclusion is

by right u should be charge GST for > $400

by left if u heng heng dan no need lar Laughing

TQVM to all the bro out ther for the effort

Kam sia kam sia sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Ebay Auction Query   Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:56 pm

Hmmm. If there is GST to be charged, then how do you know where to pay and when?
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PostSubject: Re: Ebay Auction Query   Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:04 pm

For some delivery coy, if i not wrong is UPS, when they deliver they will bill you on the spot upon delivery of package for the GST incurred, for the rest i not sure.
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PostSubject: Re: Ebay Auction Query   Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:12 pm

Shocked
I'm waiting for my delivery now. Sweat!
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PostSubject: Re: Ebay Auction Query   Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:34 am

Hi, for those who buy from ebay, when we pay by paypal, we have 2 Conversion Options for currency.
1. Use PayPal's conversion process to complete my transaction using my card's currency.
2. Bill me in the currency listed on the seller's invoice.

My questions is which conversion rate is better for us? I usually use option 1.
Anyone compare before?
Tks.
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PostSubject: Re: Ebay Auction Query   Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:08 am

Option 2 is usually much better! My friend works at Paypal and they make tons of $$$ cause most people use option 1, i.e. the default option
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PostSubject: Re: Ebay Auction Query   Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:03 am

Roger tks for the info bro.. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Ebay Auction Query   Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:13 am

Another side question, what if the seller message me saying the postage is higher than expected after I paid for a certain item, does PayPal protection cover me if I want a refund if the seller refuse to pay the addition due to his miscalculation?

Thanks
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