Received the following email from Amazon US, stating they will soon redirect all customers in Australia to Amazon.com.au in order to be GST compliant. Good news is, it included a $20 off unique voucher, so I assume everyone with an account would get something similar.
As a result of changes to Australian GST law, on 1 July 2018 Amazon’s international shopping options for Australian customers will change.
While we regret any inconvenience this may cause, from 1 July we will be redirecting Australian customers from our international Amazon sites to amazon.com.au where you can shop for products sold by Amazon US on the new Amazon Global Store, available today. We have taken this step to to provide our customers with continued access to international selection and allow us to remain compliant with the law which requires us to collect and remit GST on products sold on Amazon sites that are shipped from overseas.
Amazon Global Store will allow Australian customers to shop on amazon.com.au for over four million items that were previously only accessible on amazon.com. This selection is in addition to the more than 60 million products that are already available on amazon.com.au across 23 categories, including books, fashion, toys, and electronics.
To welcome you to amazon.com.au, and thank you for choosing to shop with us, we are offering you a $20 voucher to redeem against your next purchase on amazon.com.au of items sold and shipped by Amazon AU. Just include your unique promotional code below at checkout when purchasing eligible items (see full terms and conditions below).
Thank you for choosing to shop with Amazon.
Terms & Conditions of Use: These terms and conditions apply to the offer set out in this email. The email recipient can use the unique promotional code contained herein to receive $20 off their next purchase of any eligible item(s) made via the Amazon app or Amazon.com.au ("offer"). For the purpose of these terms and conditions "eligible items" refers to any product shipped and sold by Amazon AU on Amazon.com.au or Amazon app and excludes products sold by third party sellers (even if fulfilled by Amazon AU or shipped and sold by Amazon US), digital purchases such as e-books, subscriptions such as Prime Video and Audible, gift cards and postage or delivery rates. Amazon's standard delivery rates and policies apply to any purchase made pursuant to the offer. The unique promotional code can only be redeemed once by the selected email recipient on eligible items only. To redeem the offer, once you have added one or more eligible items to your cart, enter the promotional code into the relevant field during the checkout process on Amazon.com.au or Amazon app and your discount will be applied to the eligible items. If you do not add any eligible items to your cart, the promotional code will not apply to your order at checkout. If you return any item purchased using the promotional code, Amazon AU will only refund the price actually paid for the item (that is, less the value of the promotional code) and the promotional code will be invalidated. The promotional code is not transferable and may not be resold. This offer cannot be used on pre-existing orders. The promotional code will not apply to orders placed with 1-Click. If you violate any terms and conditions of the offer, your use of the promotional code will be invalid, and the discount will not apply. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or code for new customers or Amazon devices. Amazon reserves the right to cancel, amend or withdraw the offer at any time at its discretion. Amazon.com.au’s Conditions of Use and Sale apply. The offer is valid until 11:59PM (AEST) on 31 December 2018.