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when the devil wants his due over and over and over....

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  1. seanz

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    I just rang the customs here in nz to see if there was a limit on tobacco imports, like can I order one tin without the horrific duties and etc. What they told was no! Then they proceeded to break it down for me. I would like the share this little bit of knowledge with you all.
    When you buy tobacco online, customs put a 5% duty on the cost of it NZ$(A).
    Then they add a tax of $550.25 per kilo of tobacco or part there of(B).
    Now I dont really mind that, after all if the shops have to pay this then fair enough. but! this is the kicker over here we have Goods and Services tax, now this is 15% of Part A then Part B plus the cost of shipping it.
    Oh and then there is the 38.77 processing fee of course this too incurrs 15% So what i thought in my simple mind would be 15% on the total is now this crazy amount.
    Is it just me or is this evil?

    New Zealand
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    Give me the weed, the fragrant weed, My wearied brain to calm; In a wreath of smoke, while I crack my joke, I'll find a healing balm.
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  2. hilojohnny

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    It's not just you....it IS evil....and it is totally NUTS!!!!....

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    Posted 8 years ago #
  3. ace57

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    EVIL-EVIL-EVIL

    U.S.M.C. (SEMPER FI)
    Posted 8 years ago #
  4. pawpaw

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    its why we threw tea in the harbor in 1773

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  5. seanz

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    i just done some quick maths (which to be honest isnt my strong point) and based on current exchange i would be 107.16 for 50grm of tobacco from 4noggins if it had to be declared

    Posted 8 years ago #
  6. pawpaw

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    is there a tarrif on seeds?

    Posted 8 years ago #
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    I'm going into business, smuggling tobacco into NZ! I'll charge half the NZ tax.

    Eric
    Posted 8 years ago #
  8. seanz

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    no tarrif on seeds but then Ministry of ag and fisheries get in, cos of bio security. i do have some seed from last season i grew some virgina and burley, this year i plan on putting in that and some havanna white stem seed and some aztec rustica i got its just not the same you know! but i will get there with my blending and ressiting the urge to smoke it till its aged .

    Posted 8 years ago #
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    So, how much does it cost to ship say "books," or "children's clothing?" Just askin', you know?

    Posted 8 years ago #
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    Sounds like...Bullshit to me...Im with papaw...throw the tea!

    "If you can't sent money, send tobacco."
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    Posted 8 years ago #
  11. markw4mms

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    Sounds like...Bullshit to me...Im with papaw...throw the tea!

    I heard that... and you're being kind about it!

    "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
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  12. brewshooter

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    Serves you right for having such a filthy, smelly, horrific and intoxicatingly, beautiful, gentlemanly hobby!!!!!!!!

    Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
    -C. S. Lewis, English essayist & juvenile novelist (1898 - 1963)
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    Thats the kind of swindle that would give Satan a hard on. I don't think evil is the word for it. Robbery? Extortion? Grand Larceny?

    Posted 8 years ago #
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    So, how much does it cost to ship say "books," or "children's clothing?" Just askin', you know?

    not too sure but i think if it comes as a gift and its not for profit its ok, though i could be wrong as they want there pound of flesh on any internet purchases well thats what i got from their website, yet if i was flying into nz i can have 250 grm duty free. . freakin madness!!!

    Posted 8 years ago #
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    That is why EU companies send their packages without any indication on what is in them (within the EU). What the devil doesn't know....

    Posted 8 years ago #
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    I think the polite phrase is "Socialist Dystopia".

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    Posted 8 years ago #
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    All that tax and your health service isn't free! Someones getting gimped!

    Posted 8 years ago #

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