6918 views

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


Offline 916senna

  • 300kph+ club

  • Joined: Sep 2010

  • Drives: Remote controlled battery powered toy
how much they charge for shipping and what about import duty
Via: FEDEX INT'L ECONOMY   From: Louisiana

2   235/35ZR -19 Pirelli PZero Corsa System Direzionale XL   In Stock   $485.00   $970.00
1   295/30ZR -19 Pirelli PZero Corsa System Asimmetrico Left X   In Stock   $658.00   $658.00
1   295/30ZR -19 Pirelli PZero Corsa System Asimmetrico Right   In Stock   $658.00   $658.00

Some products above selected for the following vehicle(s):
Vehicle: 08 Lamborghini Gallardo

   Shipping:    $314.73
Tax:    $.00
I can't remember if I had to pay tax to get them cleared, I think I did, but it wasn't a lot perhaps 300.
It was about 300 to get them fitted and balanced and saved me about 1500 over what I was quoted locally. The above is usd so the aud is less



Offline Horse

  • Hung like Einstein

  • Joined: Apr 2006

  • Location: Brisbane
Hi all,

Someone posted here (can't find it on tapatalk for iPhone) about the issues with privately bringing in tires via Tire Rack and insurance. Is there an issue with this? For example, if you are involved in an accident on a public road, is the insurer going to check for imported tires? My understanding is that the tires you buy in Aus and the tires you buy from o/s are the same product, but privately importing them invalidates the chain of warranty...if there is a problem, the importer (you) is liable before the manufacturer?

Thoughts?

Are the tyres for your GTR?

I bought tyres from TEMPE Tyres in Sydney for mine and had them shipped to Brisbane.

They must import themselves as there was a huge saving on prices from Tyre shops here.
Why such a long face?



Offline 360c

  • 300kph+ club
  • Drug Dealer

  • Joined: Apr 2006

  • Drives: Purple People Eater
how much they charge for shipping and what about import duty

Very reasonable rates. I bought a set of 4 run flats for my X5M a few months back. Shipping was $336.49 US, duty and GST was $386.26, tyres themselves $2686 for an all up total of $3408.75 US or $3352 Australian at the time.

The tyres are very expensive locally. I think the fronts were $1100 each and the rears $1200 each so around $4600 a set. Saving was therefore $1248 or 27% by importing myself.

You could possibly reduce it further by splitting shipments to get it under the $1000 tax free limit if you were so inclined; but that's not comparing apples with apples.



Offline 916senna

  • 300kph+ club

  • Joined: Sep 2010

  • Drives: Remote controlled battery powered toy
Very reasonable rates. I bought a set of 4 run flats for my X5M a few months back. Shipping was $336.49 US, duty and GST was $386.26, tyres themselves $2686 for an all up total of $3408.75 US or $3352 Australian at the time.

The tyres are very expensive locally. I think the fronts were $1100 each and the rears $1200 each so around $4600 a set. Saving was therefore $1248 or 27% by importing myself.

You could possibly reduce it further by splitting shipments to get it under the $1000 tax free limit if you were so inclined; but that's not comparing apples with apples.
lol , trust you to know it to the cent :)



Offline B2

  • Slowest Ferrari Owner

  • Joined: Apr 2008

  • Location: Melbourne



Offline 360c

  • 300kph+ club
  • Drug Dealer

  • Joined: Apr 2006

  • Drives: Purple People Eater
lol , trust you to know it to the cent :)

Only because I am an anal retentive who has to keep track of absolutely everything to do with my cars.
I also happen to be sitting within arms reach of the X5M file :)



Offline 360c

  • 300kph+ club
  • Drug Dealer

  • Joined: Apr 2006

  • Drives: Purple People Eater
:D :D

Coincidence?

Would you believe I missed that? Slipping badly :(



Offline blackr35


  • Joined: Jan 2012

  • Location: adl
Are the tyres for your GTR?

I bought tyres from TEMPE Tyres in Sydney for mine and had them shipped to Brisbane.

They must import themselves as there was a huge saving on prices from Tyre shops here.

Yep, for my GTR. Sure I've dealt with Tempe before. No problems with them but then the tires have to be fitted in Adelaide - and that's when the drama starts. For some reason, the Dunlops (my preferred tire over the Bridgestones) are more expensive in the US than the Bridgestones. It's the reverse in Australia. After customs, shipping, and fitting, getting the Dunlops on the car is about $3-400 cheaper via self importing. Not worth it 8-/



Offline Horse

  • Hung like Einstein

  • Joined: Apr 2006

  • Location: Brisbane
Yep, for my GTR. Sure I've dealt with Tempe before. No problems with them but then the tires have to be fitted in Adelaide - and that's when the drama starts. For some reason, the Dunlops (my preferred tire over the Bridgestones) are more expensive in the US than the Bridgestones. It's the reverse in Australia. After customs, shipping, and fitting, getting the Dunlops on the car is about $3-400 cheaper via self importing. Not worth it 8-/

I stuck with the Bridgestones.

What do you like better about the Dunlops?
Why such a long face?



Offline blackr35


  • Joined: Jan 2012

  • Location: adl
I stuck with the Bridgestones.

What do you like better about the Dunlops?

I found the ride was a little better and the car tram lines less...last the same amount of time though, about 10000 km a set.



Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
2 Replies
2733 Views
Last post Mon, 09 Nov, 2009 - 19:21
by marktaylor
0 Replies
1564 Views
Last post Tue, 09 Mar, 2010 - 12:36
by trev0006
0 Replies
1202 Views
Last post Sat, 01 Jun, 2013 - 09:20
by trev0006


Latest Discussions

BOARD TOPIC MEMBER POSTED
[ Lamborghini ] Huracan Performante amgsl55 Today at 21:18
[ Lamborghini ] The cool Lamborghini photo thread andecorp Today at 20:48
[ Gadgets and Technology ] Apple iPhone S4Simon Today at 20:47
[ Ferrari ] 812 Superfast JBO Today at 19:13
[ Cars ] Spotted thread TJB Today at 13:53
[ Off Topic ] Real Estate Joey Today at 13:02
[ McLaren ] McLaren 720S psw Yesterday at 21:52