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Posted 02/19/2017   05:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I just haven't looked into what is involved in international shipping. I need some education on that.


The basic rule is that as long as the envolope or parcel contains any goods, then CN22 (customs declaration form, freely available from all post offices) should be attached on top of the letter. Rest is taken care by the post office and customs...

That said, the funny part is that a high percentage of USPS employees seem to falsely believe that CN22 is only for parcels and refuse to place it on letters, LOL.


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Posted 02/19/2017   06:48 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My local post office here never bothers with customs declarations if the outgoing item is letter-sized. I imagine that this is widespread,
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Posted 06/17/2017   1:20 pm  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rlsny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thought you might be interested in how this ended up. We've been selling these stamps for a little while now. At the moment we have lots up for Russia, Poland, Spain, and Romania. Each lot has typically 125-150 stamps. They are shown on Vario pages. They sell for $5 per lot with $2.50 shipping (tracking). Also, I did expand my selling to include Canada and Australia.

This link is to that section of my store on eBay:

http://stores.ebay.com/rlsstamps/Eu...=20809429010
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Posted 06/18/2017   12:32 pm  Show Profile Check KRelyea's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KRelyea to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That looks good and I see your selling some. I think I might copy your idea I always have a box of loose stamps and occasionally I let my wife give them away to her favorite customers. Putting them on a stock page for a couple $ might be a good draw.
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Posted 06/18/2017   7:08 pm  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting topic.

Have been waiting for the next financial year to sell 15kg+ of world on and off paper.

It has all come from my charity source over the last 2 years or so plus what comes out of the kiloware that I personally sort.

With a 15kg lot I believe that it will sell better than say divided up into 2kg lots.

Small world lots of 2kg and less I find very hard to sell. So I wait till I get around 10kg before I list them on eBay.

Am looking at relisting this lot of 15kg for up to 5x as a 7 day BIN lot before it will possibly sell.

The price is everything and I will not get what it has cost me. I buy it because I have too. You have to cop some world to get my target kiloware and that is very recent Australia kiloware.

So with the death of very recent kiloware at hand all my prices have to go up. So 1stly the cost will start at $50 per kg and soften if it does not sell.

Find selling world kiloware a pain.
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Posted 06/19/2017   12:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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So with the death of very recent kiloware at hand all my prices have to go up.


What does that mean John?
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Posted 06/19/2017   03:13 am  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod it is very sad but my large Australia wide charity's collection is down 80% on last years numbers and the price goes up.5 years ago I could buy 100kg per month with no troubles.

Other charity contacts have stopped all together over approx the last 3 years.

Check out the cost at status auction 332 1/6/17. I can no longer buy from their auctions. No matter how much I bid I am loosing.I read them and weep.

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Kiloware: Mixed 70c (mostly) & $1 Pics on scissor-cut double paper, weight 3.5kg. Plus bag of Concession Post (1.1kg). Unchecked as received from Mary McKillop International Mission.
SOLD at A$325

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Kiloware: 70c Pics & Commems (no Concession) on close-clip single paper. Great variety with uncancelled (inc multiples) sighted. Weight 5.5kg. Offered on behalf of Mary McKillop International Mission. A similar lot (weight 4kg) realised $1800+ in our February auction.
SOLD at A$1300

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Kiloware: $1 on close-clip single paper. Weight 3kg. Unchecked as received from Mary McKillop International Mission.
SOLD at A$1450

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Kiloware: $1 Pics & Commems on close-clip single paper. Unchecked as received from Victorian charity. Weight 2kg.
SOLD at A$1000

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Kiloware: High val Pics/Commems $1.20-$10 on close-clip single paper, strength in modern era inc 250g of 2015 $2 Flower. Unchecked as received from Mary McKillop International Mission. Weight 1.57kg.
SOLD at A$675

Even the older kiloware is getting over the top. Example below.

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Kiloware: Diverse 3 carton lot. Box 1 Dec Pics/Commems to 70c inc uncancelled on rough torn paper (weight 3.7kg). Box 2 on/off paper from pre-decimals to late 1990s inc CTO & non-letter rate vals, weight 4.6kg. Box 3 (weight 4.7kg) with assorted 2001-2012 45c-60c Pics/Commems plus good mix 1980s-90s era. Interesting to sort through. Total weight 13kg.
SOLD at A$325

Edit to add:
To get a feel for the very recent kiloware from all comers is 2/3 is floral defins. Has no real value. Out of the 1/3 left you have to make a lot of money just to get close to what they are buying this stuff for. So they are paying $500 per kg for the new $1 issues minors 2/3 so 1/3 of a kg has to sell for $500 to break even.
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Posted 06/19/2017   03:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Right.
Thank you John.
I must say, from a novice point of view in the Kiloware market, those numbers are really scary.

I am currently sitting on the fence, regarding importing 6Kg of used Davo mounts, do you know if the "Netflix" tax on imported goods will affect overseas purchases for the hobby industry? Heard anything?


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Posted 06/19/2017   05:07 am  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Rod

No nothing about Netflix. I need to find out though.

Am thinking it will be on all international import buys.

It was anything under $1,000 or $500 and no import tax.

As a business or hobby business you have to earn $75,000 to start to have to start paying GST.

To put GST on within Australia buys sound like it could be a nightmare to figure out the detail.

Sound like the $75,000 of sales before paying GST is dropping to $0's.

But I really do not know how it will effect all of us.
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Posted 06/19/2017   10:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Australian shoppers have been given a 12-month reprieve from paying GST on items ordered overseas worth less than $1000.

Parliament on Monday voted in favour of delaying the introduction of Treasury Laws Amendment (GST Low Value Goods) Bill 2017 until July 1, 2018.

Speculation that the new charges would be delayed was exclusively reported by The New Daily in April, when a cross-party group of senators urged the government to abandon its attempt to force eBay, Amazon and other popular websites to begin charging GST on all purchases below $1000, the current level at which the tax kicks in.

The new tax, which was due to be implemented next month, would have forced Australian consumers to pay a 10 per cent GST on overseas low-cost goods.
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Posted 06/20/2017   6:17 pm  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Heaps For The Info Rod.

Really needed some good news. Am buying a fair bit out of China at present as I changing from stamps to plants. Stamps will always be something I do but kiloware costs and lack of its availability has destroyed the only way I can get the bulk stamps of my stock.

Saw the end of kiloware in a serious way about 3 years ago and have built up an amazing amount of plants that grow in trees called epiphyte being air plants (Tillandsia), ferns including stag horns, orchids and Bromeliads. Also doing water plants mainly lotus. Vertical landscapes and growing on plants to a more mature size before selling. Have managed to grow a very expensive palm called a lipstick palm. etc
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Posted 06/21/2017   05:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Good to hear you are flexible, and motivated, John.

When the Tax comes in in 2018, that I guess will be the end of my purchases from North America.
Exchange rate, postage and now a GST, means I''ll be buying with a 30% premium,
too heavy for my budget.
I am glad I bought previously and have a packed away stock to keep me going.

I have been trying to get hold of a Tuber from South America, called Yakon
I'll buy one off you, if you have one, here they are going for around $65

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yac%C3%B3n

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Posted 06/21/2017   8:25 pm  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting Rod.

The Australia Bio Security rules regarding living plants and part live plants imports is complicated process that costs a lot of money.

By memory it costs around $500 to get all the forms right to import a plant or tuber.In the process of getting your forms right you have to pay all fees up front and if they find what you want to import is a no no you are not able to import and loose all your money.

Then if your forms are approved you have to pay a transport fee to a special plant nursery with a monthly fee of $150 per min area of a square meter that your plants take to store them for 6 months.

But it is not that simple as at the boarder a bio security person can say the import item is to big a risk and sends it to be burnt and you loose everything.

Started buying Tillandsia (air plants) they are native to the Americas we have no native tillandsia's in Australia. Imports into Australia were stopped in Nov 2015 because of a bacteria called xylella. 95% of the market in Australia came from the Americas. All plants in the process of being imported were destroyed. Am heavily stocked in this area and have approx 75 square meters of plants that are doubling ever 6 to 12 months.A group of wholesale retail growers are trying to get the boarders open again at a lot of cost involved.Bio security made a big mistake as no tillandsia anywhere in the world has ever been recorded to have xylella. Even with this admission the very expensive complicated reversal process does not change one little bit.They said it stays.

Now seeds are a different situation when it comes to importing into Australia. It is still complicated but possible. It took many months to figure out how to import my lotus seeds from China but I have and it gives me an edge to work with in this market place.
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Posted 06/21/2017   8:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

John,
no need to import, you should be able to buy it locally, and grow it like a potato,
send me a shoot, and offset your cost (Joking)

Yacón provides for two nutritional products: the yacón syrup and yacón tea. Both products are popular among diabetic people and dieters because the sugar these products contain is not absorbed by humans. This form of sugar, known as FOS (fructooligosaccharide), a special type of fructose, leaves the body undigested.

The syrup is also a prebiotic which means that it feeds the friendly bacteria in the colon that boost the immune system and help digestion.

Brisbane
http://brisbanelocalfood.ning.com/p...yaconyakon-1

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Posted 06/21/2017   9:15 pm  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you Rod.

Very interesting. I will look into it. Have raised garden bed area that would suit this plant.

There is an issue as no live plants or plant parts can be sent into Tas, NT and WA unless they are 1st treated with chemicals.

Have seen nurseries that offer this service for $15 for the official certificate of treatment.

Who sends the item is not known but the receiver is....
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