eBay, Australia and $1000 Thresholds for Purchases
Whats to stop an Australian buyer asking an overseas seller to declare the value below $1000? (providing the sale of the ebay item was over $1000 in this case ebay does not add gst as it is collected at customs)
The buyer dosent pay GST at checkout
The buyer gets his $1000+ purchase into the country
Doesn't seem fair there are these loopholes! yet low-cost purchases are slugged with GST (at the point of sale if imported from overseas by consumers in Australia.ebay and passed on)
Im purchasing a few garage electronics worth a few hundred, what happens if I want a refund? Do customs issue the refund? does ebay?
Do items worth a few hundred stack up if im buying in frequency? (multiple orders within a short time that will eclipse $1000) <— wouldnt that appear to gaming the system even more, spreading out lower values?