ProDigital2000 (E-Bay Store)

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by warrick1961, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. warrick1961

    warrick1961 Guest

    warrick1961, Apr 12, 2005
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  2. warrick1961

    Warmingup Guest

    I can't comment other than that "Cashback America" scheme looks
    dodgy.........But it may not be...My Brother-in-law purchased a Quad bike
    here in Oz that was $3500 with $1500 Cashback in 24 months and it worked for
    him.......


    Have you thought about

    http://search.ebay.com.au/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQfrppZ50QQsassZdigitalQ2drevQ2doz


    they have a good record from what I have researched.
     
    Warmingup, Apr 12, 2005
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  3. warrick1961

    Douglas Guest

    This is how it is...
    Everything you buy and every service you perform in Australia is taxable at
    10% GST
    Everything you import with a $value above (I think) $400 is subject to GST.
    The way these jokers who claim you can import a $2k plus camera into Oz
    without GST is by putting gift wrapping and a card in the package. Customs
    are on to it, don't do it, you'll be the one to get caught.

    Douglas
     
    Douglas, Apr 12, 2005
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  4. warrick1961

    spaced Guest

    I bought a 300D (actually accidently won 2 300Ds) last week. I havent
    received the cameras yet but you should work on your landed in australia
    cost as

    win price
    + shipping $100
    + insurance $25
    + CA$ to AU$ conversion and back again of around 5%
    + gst %10 on all of the above
    + customs fee $50

    The currency conversion is a bit dodgy i think. They said they were going to
    charge my credit card in CA$ so converted the auction amount into CA$ using
    the daily exchange rate. However, my when this transfered back to AU$ on my
    credit card the amount went from $1257 to $1321
     
    spaced, Apr 12, 2005
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  5. warrick1961

    PC Guest

    Warning, don't deal with them.
    The following is my true story happened last week........
    I bit and won a Digital Rebel from them two weeks ago.
    I paid $132 for GST when the camera arrived.
    Back home and found the camera top focus LED not light up at correct
    position.
    Then I email them three times about that problem and get no any reply from
    them!
    OK, I email the MACK 3 years warranty which provided from them come with my
    camera .
    The MACK email me back : "The dealer is responsible for the first 90 days
    and then our warranty goes into effect. "
    Now, the only way I can do is leave them a "NEGATIVE" feedback on ebay and
    wait three months to claim my warranty again. Of course they leave me a
    "NEGATIVE" feedback too(very unfair).
    The story not finished yet........ I also claim the repairing cost which a
    local camera repair shop quote me A$52. from PAYPAL protection. But
    Prodigital2000 refused to pay!

    You can check my (luk8)feedback on their history and also check how they
    leave a "NEGATIVE" feedback to me as well!

    JL
     
    PC, Apr 12, 2005
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  6. warrick1961

    PC Guest

    Hi all,

    I have all email records to proof what I say is true.
    If anyone interested. Please email me for more information.

    Good Luck

    JL
     
    PC, Apr 12, 2005
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  7. warrick1961

    googlegroups Guest

    This kind of thing makes me nervous (it's for a 1DsII) :

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=43454&item=3878945015&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

    "*This is a special 'We pay the import fee if there is any' auction. AU
    $12499.99 plus P&P is all you ever need to spend in order to own this
    item. Any import tax/duty charged will be reimbursed by us in full,
    upon producing an official custom receipt. Please keep the customs
    receipt for reimbursement. Just post/fax/scan and email your custom
    receipt to us, and will we pay you the GST amount within 24 hours!"

    Sounds like they take a gamble that not all packages will be
    inspected... too bad if customs decides to punish YOU for "THEIR"
    mistake!


    This no GST thing doesn't make sense to me anyway:

    ebay:
    $12,499.99 for camera
    $ 100.00 for postage
    ----------
    $12,599.99

    local:
    $13,999.00 for camera (AU RRP)
    -$1,399.90 GST credit (if you have an ABN)
    ----------
    $12,599.10

    Buying local at RRP actually works out slightly cheaper, plus you have
    a local warranty and a "take it back" option if you purchased it from a
    bricks and mortar store.

    On top of that, who is going to pay the full AU RRP? :)
     
    googlegroups, Apr 12, 2005
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  8. JL,

    That's no good mate. Guess thats the risk you take when buying something
    from another country. :(

    At best you'll need to post it back to them, at your cost, wait for it to be
    repaired, then pay for postage back.

    It'll be a darn site cheaper to pay the $52 for the repair.

    I am looking to buy a 20D kit through them and probably will. Just a matter
    of luck.

    Hope they work something out for you.

    John
     
    John Tavendale, Apr 13, 2005
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