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MyUS.com Free 2 Year Premium Membership

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Copied from Mastercard Website;

Shop at over 100,000 U.S retailers and get fast, reliable, affordable international shipping with MyUS.

Enjoy great benefits when you sign up with Mastercard®, including a MyUs address to use at checkout with your favourite online stores, free Premium Membership for 2 years (US$120 value), free account setup (US$20 value), 30% off shipping for first month following registration, and 20% off shipping for remainder of 2 year membership.

Includes;
Extra 20% off standard shipping rates
Free parcel bundling and repacking
Free 30 day parcel storage
Flexible shipping options

Also states Amazon US purchases can be made & shipped via this information

AU shipping calculator here

Mod: Myus has supplied the OP with a direct link for OzBargainers to signup to the 2 year premium membership directly, without a MasterCard required.

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  • +1 vote

    Cheers. Does it work if you already have a MY U.S. account?

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      It does say 'sign-up' but hoping so as well, as I stopped my premium subscription when they started collecting the 10% GST.

      • +4 votes

        So they are collecting GST too. Was hoping they didn't lol

        • +2 votes

          Seems so… Wonder if they also issue a valid tax invoice in case people want to claim GST back though business or TRS?
          Don't you need an ABN for issuing tax invoices etc?

        • +1 vote

          @perth_bargainator: Yeh, IMO I think that side of this is going to be a bit of a labyrinth, and in many cases won't be eligible for TRS. To claim GST refund via TRS requires the purchaser to provide an eligible tax invoice showing the vendor business with ABN and sale amount inc GST as described on the Au Govt website. In this case I suspect myUS will be the Electronic platform responsible for calculating and collecting the GST as part of their role as the consolidator / freight forwarder / importer. Unless they also issue a Tax Invoice for your item purchase on a single eligible invoice, then you're unlikely to be able to claim back GST under the TRS. For example, if you buy product for ~$1200 from a vendor and then separately pay another $180 for GST + duty to the freight forwarder (or none and AU Customs issue a duty and tax payment for importing the product), which you then take overseas with you, you can't get the GST component (or the duty) refunded. Not necessarily all on same invoice, but it must all be from the same ABN registered business.

          If the purchase is less than the Customs import duty threshold ($1000 on board) then the current importing process hasn't changed, and the Govt is relying upon the vendor or platform to collect and remit the GST. Not sure what happens if they don't, but my understanding is nothing changes from prior to 1 July 2018.

          Claiming it back as a business expense is a different process, and I've no clue on that - my limited understanding of the principles are that businesses don't collect / pay GST twice though it depends upon the circumstances of the sale and use of the good/service by the respective parties in the supply chain.

        • +1 vote

          @perth_bargainator: the answer to that question is no. They are not required to issue a valid tax invoice. As they are not an Australian based business they only have to collect the GST.

          Note that rhe GST will also apply to shipping, membership and any other service fees.

          The need to charge GST on all services was placed in the legislation. It is out of myus’s control as the law was made so reshippers will be the taxing point if something is sent to them and not the original seller.

          The whole GST collection process is not making an level playing field. It is tipping things unevenly and unfairly in favor of Australian businessess who often don’t carry what I want, have dud stock or are still more expensive even after the GST is charged on the item and shipping. That was not supposed to be the intention. I will still buy from overseas, just have to be more mindful of the total cost.

  • +2 votes

    Is there pricing pretty competitive? I see they only charge by dead weight not dimensional (cubic) which could be good… Especially seeing amazon use huge boxes with hardly anything in it sometimes…

    • +1 vote

      See edit for link to shipping calculator.

    • +6 votes

      They'll unbox and repack everything for you into smaller boxes too, or they'll combine multiple items and repack into one box.

      I've found these services pretty good if you're buying multiple items, but not very efficient for single things. I'd recommend if you're doing to buy a bit, get them to store it then consolidate it into a single package.

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        Interesting!
        I’ve been trying to get my ultimate car wheels from one place & tires from another. Neither will mount them for me. Horrendous waste of space & therefore money.

        I’ll see if this will work out.

  • +21 votes

    This promo has been there forever.
    MyUS rate itself is not bad but they do have hidden charges and they won't tell you upfront.
    If your package has any lithium battery in it, extra USD 2 for a sticker and some USD 10~15 for any chemical including cosmetics.

  • +1 vote

    I signed up few months ago on their 30% off for 2 years using Amex offer. would prefer MC because no fx fees on my card but it's only 20% for 2 years. if they now charge GST, they can get stuffed.

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    Can they ship pharmaceutical products?

  • +1 vote

    Good deal. The old deal is still active as well. I never got around to using them but still good to have them as an option in case you ever need to buy something from USA. They also have very good rates .. the cheapest i found when comparing a bunch of freight forwarding companies.

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      yes their shipping rates are quite good because they use the actual weight and not volumetric like others.

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    I signed up and when I go to my account, it says there will be reoccurring payment of $8.00?!

    • +1 vote

      Yep, same here, but below is also stated:

      Discounts applied to your membership:
      Complimentary Premium Membership for two years.
      30% shipping dicount for your first month.
      20% off shipping for the remainder of your two year membership

      So better not to forget cancel the membership before 2 year bonus expiry…

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    Thanks OP, this may come in handy!!

  • +2 votes

    what happens after two years? They will start charging normal rates on your credit card stored on file?

    • +1 vote

      Looks like it.

      Just signed up and changed my membership plan straight away. Expected it would keep the Premium membership until the expiry in 2 years as most subs do, but it's changed straight away and I can't change back to Premium without paying.

      May be a sneaky way to charge people who forget they've signed up and keep the same card over the course of 2 years.

  • +2 votes

    Quotes from MyUS about the new GST rule

    DUTY & TAX INFORMATION

    TAX: As of 1 July 2018, Australian goods and services tax (GST) will apply to shipments that have a total value of 1,000 AUD or less being imported into Australia. Most goods and services you purchase locally in Australia automatically include GST in the price, but now companies importing goods and services from around the world are required to collect the tax directly from Australian shoppers. GST is calculated based on the value of the items you ship from a merchant, plus MyUS service and shipping charges. GST has always been collected by Australian customs on goods and services from the USA that are valued over 1,000 AUD, but as of 1 July 2018, if the total value is under 1,000 AUD, you are now required to pay GST as well and we will be collecting that tax. GST is valued and charged per merchant. That means if you ship a consolidated package with MyUS that has a $200 item from Merchant A, and $1,200 item from Merchant B, you will still be charged GST for Merchant A. Learn more about GST here.

    DUTIES: If you're shipping a package to AUS with a total declared value LESS than the below listed "de minimis value" amount, then duties will not apply. However, please be aware that certain items may be subject to other types of fees or taxes according to Australian law.

    De minimis Value for Duty: 1,000 AUD*
    De minimis Value for Tax: 1,000 AUD*
    *excluding alcohol and tobacco where duty/tax apply

    If GST is due, it will be noted on your MyUS ship request. Other applicable Australian duties and taxes will not be included in your MyUS shipping costs. You may be responsible for paying additional duty and taxes upon delivery of your package in Australia.

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    I got an email from MyUS days ago:

    https://www.myus.com/blog/australian-amazon-ban-myus-shippin...

    I currently have the AMEX discount plan.

    I used MyUS once and it was pretty good.

    Beware that if you remove the discount-associated credit card they will send you the monthly invoices (and charge if you add a different method).

    UPDATE:
    Australian Members: You CAN still shop Amazon.com USA after the 1 July GST tax update! Simply shop Amazon.com and checkout using your MyUS address. Learn more. For all stores, a 10% GST will be applied to shipments valued under 1000 AUD at time of ship request.

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    Has anyone used these guys before? I previously used Shipito (very happy with their service) & now signed up to UsGoBuy - both give you the option for an OR (Oregon) address, meaning sales tax is 0%.

    The address MyUS assigned me was for "Sarasota, FL 34249" meaning it's a 6% sales tax added, plus extra cost of shipping from East coast to the West coast (which is usually where all stuff to Australia is delivered from).

  • +1 vote

    www.myus.com/welcome/mastercardpremium/ <—

    Promotion is open to all Mastercard cardholders who register with MyUS for the first time. Registration must be completed through the promotion URL: www.myus.com/welcome/mastercardpremium/ to obtain these offer benefits. Shipping discounts apply for 2 years from date of registration when paying with a valid Mastercard and are applicable when shipping DHL, FedEx or UPS only. Discounts are only valid on MyUS.com services and not on merchandise purchased. This offer is not transferable and cannot be combined with other discounts or promotional codes. Void if copied, altered, transferred, purchased, or sold. Redemption and registration is subject to review and verification. Void where prohibited.

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    So what happens after the two years? Can you cancel?

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      "Cancel within the trial period and you will not be billed. After 30 days, your membership will automatically continue at $7 per month for as long as you remain a member. No contracts or cancellation fees."

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    Is myus better than Comgateway? I am using comgate and very happy with their service, thinking to give myus a go.

  • +1 vote

    I'll sign up on the 31st since don't know or need anything from the US

  • +2 votes

    I'm confused, it free 2 year membership, but I have to pay $7 monthly fee?

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    Damn every card I have is Visa :(

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    I now have and use a 28 Degree Card because of this Forum. (thank-you OzB). The 28 Degree card is MasterCard branded. A question-to 28 Degree knowledgeable OzB's……. Would this offer work on 28 Deg cards?

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    Just tried linking my 28deg card using Paypal and it is showing
    ORDER SUMMARY
    One-time Setup Fee: $20.00
    Membership Fee (Monthly Billing): $7.00
    Total: $27.00

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      Maybe you're not suppose to use PayPal?

      It's a mastercard offer meaning MyUS would see it as a PayPal transaction.

      I dunno havn't tried yet till near expiry but I'm assuming that's the case.

    • +2 votes

      Don't use paypal, must be a Mastercard, even if your PP is linked to your MC.

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      Dont do paypal. I signed up with my 28degrees card all good.

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    Did anyone actually succeed with signing up? I'm getting permanent "An internal server error has occurred. Please retry later."

  • +1 vote

    Is anyone else getting a US $7 monthly membership fee? I have a Mastercrd and used the link provided. Did I stuff up and need to cancel, because its says 'free' above.

  • +6 votes

    I noticed someone has reported this deal; Is that you Gerry Harvey?

    • +4 votes

      No, you may as well ask for it to be marked as being imported to the special economic republic of Thaal. No, also fraud, and likely an end for that importer.

      Also, yeh nah, entirely not the same unless the Mafia started providing universal essential healthcare, education, aged and disabled pensions, social welfare, police, law & order, and justice systems, roads and other major infrastructure, public transport, funding for arts, culture, research, common standards for integrated multi-user systems… tax is the price we pay for the privelege of living in a reasonably fair and civil society: and not temporarily existing in anarchy prior to a miserable death from starvation, sanitation, disease, or at the hands of feudal lords, and angry mobs. Its also better than serfdom or slavery, though I would like them to shake the Corp multinational tree a little better.

    • +1 vote

      The Australian government is constantly fleecing me of what little money I have. They are no different from the Mafia , constantly shaking down people for cash; just a massive, 'legal' protection racket.

      There are countries where tax isn’t charged - if you don’t feel like contributing to our Commonwealth (and common wealth) they may welcome a libertarian like you, … at a price.

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    What would you guys buy regularly from us? Especially now with gst included.

    • +3 votes

      Things that are cheaper (or much cheaper) there, or that cannot be purchased here.

      e.g. I got an Amazon order through just before Gerry Harvey gave the government their public IQ test.

      Yesterday I placed a large car parts order. Price for an air filter for my car here: $99. AU price after USA shipping and GST: $12.43. Another part was $900 here and $565 from the USA after the Harvey tax was paid, and I'll get $50 USD refund if I ship the broken part over to be reconditioned.

      • -3 votes

        You denigrate the tax, but without it Australian retailers are disadvantaged. To be fair, if you want no GST on imported, then there shouldn’t be GST on local. Sounds great, except states are dependent on it.

        • +3 votes

          Yes I do……it is just a cash grab.

          Australian retailers don't want to compete.

          Have you actually read problems with this impost…………..hits goods that you simply can't buy locally, no audit trail to ensure money get back to Oz….arrgghh talking to the deaf probably

        • -1 vote

          @havebeerbelywillsumo:

          Australian retailers don't want to compete.

          No one is stopping you from buying anything from overseas - you’ll just pay same GST already applied on Australian retailers.

          no audit trail to ensure money get back to Oz

          It’s if little concern to you if seller or forwarder passes-on collected GST - that’s up to ATO to pursue rort.

          Just seems like sour grapes.

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