[clug] Re: [oztivo] RE: bulk order. sort of [FOR SALE]
richard_c at tpg.com.au
Mon Mar 1 12:40:57 GMT 2004
Stephen Jenkin wrote:
> I've been in touch with Peter Vogel in Sydney about this.
> He's already got one batch in and is NOT looking to do another.
> Said UK Tivo's at over 200 pounds each [A$500] weren't worth going for.
Ok, I'll throw a new option in the ring. I'm flying London-Sydney on
March 26, getting to Canberra sometime during the following week. As I
never check in luggage (trust me, if you can't carry it with you then
you probably don't need it), I will have a ~20Kg luggage allowance
coming with me.
As these are leaving the UK, the VAT (17.5%) can probably be refunded
(I'll have to see if the name on the receipt has to be the same as the
passenger, should be ok I think), and you only have to pay for "local"
Basically, if anyone is interested then they should contact me off-list.
I offer Jeremy Price as a character witness (only believe the nice
stories, anything bad that occurred while he was enrolled at uni never
happened because he was too drunk to remember it clearly), and Michael
Still for an "alternate" point of view (just don't believe any stories
*he* tells :).
I'm not offering to do anything more than carry boxes that arrive at my
home, in London, to Sydney/Canberra, and apply for a VAT refund if it's
available. I won't be handling much cash in this arrangement, but I'll
offer minimum cost currency exchange (whatever the "offical" rate is on
the day - no commission, no spread, just deposit $AUS in my "Which
account) where necessary.
I recommend www.dabs.com as a reputable Internet retailer of gear in the
UK. You /may/ find cheaper elsewhere, but these guys are reliable.
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