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05-17-2011, 01:00 PM #11Junior Member
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Can you buy something for me, bring it back and then sell it to me at the cheap jap price?
This was discussed on another aussie forum I was reading, I'll see if I can find it for you. From memory there are some dumb rules regarding wether the model you want to bring in was sold here or not. Also a lot of the taxes can apparently be avoided if you have owned the car for more than 12 months.
05-18-2011, 07:44 AM #12
Pretty much a joke with luxury cars in Australia. Look and the prices in Europe/USA and compare them to here in Australia. Hence why you see some many UK imported ferrari's on carsales ect.
05-18-2011, 07:55 AM #13
Same thing when i took a usa benz to Podgorica , Montenegro .. Just paid to ship from new jersey , picked up in Bar , paid a port tax . But i still have michigan plate with michigan registrations on it . My bro inlaw just shipped a SUV to Albania from here in Michigan same deal . My guess is when u transfer the paperwork and get plates and registrations is where they get you im assuming the same for AUS too
05-18-2011, 08:36 AM #14
05-18-2011, 10:52 AM #15
05-18-2011, 11:48 AM #16
Import rules from the Uk specify that you must be living in the UK and own the car for a minimum of 1 year (photo copy of your passport must be provided prior to import showing that you did live in the UK for at least a 1 year period as well as rent, electrical bills, car purchase detiails ect to verify this)
Import Tax, shipping ect.... your looking around another 20% of the initial purchase price to get it to Australia.
According to people who have done it in the past. Its really not as hard as some suggest. Just follow the proper process and don't try and take short cuts.
Insurance here is Australia for imports is alway worth considering as the rumor is that imports are harder to insure than Australian delivered cars (for grey imports then yes this is true). From what i've been told insurance would be comparable to a Australian delivered car.
If you ARE NOT a resident of the UK and just an Australian citizen then don't bother. Taxes kill the idea in most cases.
Let me know if you want any more info.
Also for your consideration and an example of another Ferrari:
F430 Scud... your looking at AUD200,000 in the UK at this moment in time.
Last edited by Sam7; 05-18-2011 at 11:50 AM.
08-15-2012, 03:27 AM #17
I'd contacting DOTARS TurboBaron9 I'm not sure what exemptions being a diplomat will bring, but our import laws are VERY stringent for us commoners. Any vehicle which is sold here in volume cannot be imported unless it is owned by you for a period of 12 months or longer overseas. You need ALL documentation pertaining to this ownership. I'm talking about rego papers, insurance, parking\storage and just about any supporting documentation that shows a 12 months of continuous ownership.
Otherwise you are free to import any vehicle at any time if it falls under SEVS.
CheersRamadan Mubarak, greetings from Australia.
08-15-2012, 03:41 AM #18
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