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Old 09-05-2018, 11:54 AM   #1
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Things to buy in Melbourne

lip lai share your shopping list pls, can be anything you have bought and found it useful/cheap/you just like it lots.
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Old 09-05-2018, 03:01 PM   #2
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Not much, buy over $300 and claim tax refund thats all...
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Old 09-05-2018, 05:02 PM   #3
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Usually I visit wineries I bring back wines that I like. They're usually reserved wines that are only available on property so you can't get them anywhere else.
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Old 10-05-2018, 08:30 AM   #4
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Shopping in Melb is not exactly that cheap right?
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Old 10-05-2018, 08:37 AM   #5
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lip lai share your shopping list pls, can be anything you have bought and found it useful/cheap/you just like it lots.
havanias reef ipanema (auu-ber-cheap $10 each)

leather belt (at queen vic market) but u need to bring ur belt head

some ppl love the real essential oil, its alot cheaper in oz but then its still not that cheap

花胶 干海参 鲍鱼干 淡菜干 海螺干 (1/2 the price compare to our local hockhua & eys)

ur supplements in CW, rotary electric tooth brush (if u lucky its just below $20) cheapest i bought was 17

dry beef jerky

kale (but this one is seasonal)

honey

u can consider luggages if u are a stonic fan for samsonite. cos u get to claim the gst
same goes for Iphone, where once u claim gst, ur phone is cheaper than sg

some fashionista will say brands such as zara / sportscraft/ witchery/ 9west is cheaper in oz, i am not sure (not much of a lady myself) but clothes cfm very easy hit 300$

those who hv babies can consider buy 6 tins back as it is 1/2 price than what sg is selling
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my personal luggage must bring >

honey 5kg
coffee beans 2kg
cereal related 3kg
supplements & basic skin care 5kg (i save up to 5 times the actual price sold in sg)
bread (oh yes no joking everytime 8kilo and time to time hv friends 'beg' me to spare some quota for them; 1 time i actually brought 12 kg back....*shudders*)
dried sea goods 1kg
havanias 5-6 pairs
kraft/bega no sugar&salt peanut butter (cant find this in sg)
soya beans
black beans
quinoa seeds
linseeds
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Old 10-05-2018, 10:59 AM   #6
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Did you pay any GST in SG when you bring all these things back???
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Old 10-05-2018, 11:22 AM   #7
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Did you pay any GST in SG when you bring all these things back???
doesnt exceed 600 ish nose need pay
technically ish need to pay gst w a actual tax invoice. when there is no actual tax invoice...how ?
so long paper work is there to show it is "legal" its better than SAF
i am aware of this:

What if there is no price tag or receipt? What if I say that my overseas friend gave me the item?

All new items, including gifts and items that have been purchased overseas, are subject to GST. If receipts for the items are unavailable, their value will be calculated by assessing the values of identical or similar goods.
on a serious note, no, never once i actually exceeded 600. this just mean, in sg for some things, we are really paying over price by alot
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Old 11-05-2018, 01:38 PM   #8
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Just go to the outlet malls. Alot of good buys there.

Shopping in Melb is not exactly that cheap right?
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Old 11-05-2018, 01:47 PM   #9
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Bought Vicks Warm Steam Vaporizer.. useful when we have flu/cough
Not available in Singapore.
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Bought Vicks Warm Steam Vaporizer.. useful when we have flu/cough
Not available in Singapore.
tot there is sth similar sold in taobao....
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Just go to the outlet malls. Alot of good buys there.
My mother just bought a Samsonite luggage at DFO and it was 1/2 price.. definitely worth.
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My mother just bought a Samsonite luggage at DFO and it was 1/2 price.. definitely worth.
i supposed u mean 250aud?

there is FO in singapore also
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i supposed u mean 250aud?

there is FO in singapore also
Nope, about $500, retail was 1.1k..
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Nope, about $500, retail was 1.1k..
which model was that !!!
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tot there is sth similar sold in taobao....
Thanks for the tip. I bought it in 2015, back then still don't know how to use Taobao. Anyway, nowadays just need to buy the Vicks solution whenever I or relative goes to Australia. Machine is still working fine.
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