Buying parts from American websites can often look like a good deal. Factor in the exchange rate, freight, taxes, and other unexpected charges and you can inflate the prices quicker than a one-click checkout. Use our Dollar Converter Calculator to see all the hidden charges, and find out how much that US purchase will really cost you.
From the 1st of July 2018, GST will be charged on all goods coming into Australia that have been purchased from international stores. Depending on the size of the store, you may be charged GST at the time of the purchase, or you may receive a bill from customs - and possibly a processing fee as well - that needs to be paid before your goods will be released.
When purchasing from foreign sites, you’re not just paying for the goods and freight. The bank’s “Sell Rate” means you get less for your dollar than you‘d think. Insurance charges, GST, customs fees and credit card fees can dramatically increase the cost of your purchase. Find out more about these fees and charges and discover the true cost of buying from foreign stores.