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Old 29-11-2011, 11:42 AM   #61
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Hi, I believe the links you provided are under the sub-category of "Traders & Businesses". For consumers like us, I don't think there's a need for such permits. So far, I have ordered from the US a couple of times and have incurred GST once or twice. I guess it depends on your luck or whether the freight forwarder bothers.
So your products were delivered to your door step and you paid GST to the person who deliver them?
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Old 29-11-2011, 12:23 PM   #62
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I think if there is too much risk or trouble, waiting for the local suppliers to bring in the hardware would be the best choice.

The warranty, power issue of the devices, risk of losing the package,etc.

At least we don't have to worry about these things when buying locally.

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Old 29-11-2011, 12:37 PM   #63
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no, and no... I bought goods under 400 before but not from US...I have send items valued more then 400 using UPS from overseas before, i got GSTed.

Maybe i got lucky...

Do you have some experience with the customs that you would like to share?


SG Customs will base the total value on the sum of:

1) Declared value on the invoice
2) Shipment/delivery charges

If the sum exceeds SG$400 after conversion, GST will be levied on the product. If you are using an international courier company to handle the item (e.g. DHL/FedEX), they will pay the tax on your behalf and charge you upon delivery.
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Old 29-11-2011, 12:51 PM   #64
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SG Customs will base the total value on the sum of:

1) Declared value on the invoice
2) Shipment/delivery charges

If the sum exceeds SG$400 after conversion, GST will be levied on the product. If you are using an international courier company to handle the item (e.g. DHL/FedEX), they will pay the tax on your behalf and charge you upon delivery.
Thanks for sharing,

The price I have from B&H is approximately USD 550 (499 + 50shipping) or SGD 720, when we include GST that will be a total of 770 which is not really any cheaper IF the Prime is sold at 798(in line with most of the 32gb tablets)

But if the Prime is really sold at USD499 or SGD 650 then it will be very expensive!

For those who can wait, I think just wait....
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:30 PM   #65
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:40 PM   #66
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According to the web.,..
Prime will be release in Taiwan on the 1st Dec,
19th Dec in the US, no mention of other locations yet.

Those who can't wait, can fly over to Taiwan!
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:28 PM   #67
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According to the web.,..
Prime will be release in Taiwan on the 1st Dec,
19th Dec in the US, no mention of other locations yet.

Those who can't wait, can fly over to Taiwan!
32G (不含鍵盤) - 建議售價 (NT$) 17,900 32G (完整套件) 64G (不含鍵盤) - 20,900  64G (完整套件) - 23,900  Eee 鍵盤基座 - 4,490
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:53 PM   #68
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32G (不含鍵盤) - 建議售價 (NT$) 17,900 32G (完整套件) 64G (不含鍵盤) - 20,900  64G (完整套件) - 23,900  Eee 鍵盤基座 - 4,490
Is there Asus retail store in Taiwan? Or just like in Sg where it is sold through electronic gadget retailers?
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:55 PM   #69
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Is there Asus retail store in Taiwan? Or just like in Sg where it is sold through electronic gadget retailers?
Think is thru retailer shops. Previous TFT can be purchased thru 7-11 shop.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:16 PM   #70
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32G (不含鍵盤) - 建議售價 (NT$) 17,900 32G (完整套件) 64G (不含鍵盤) - 20,900  64G (完整套件) - 23,900  Eee 鍵盤基座 - 4,490
NT$ 17,900 is approximately SGD762 compared to US @USD499 or SGD650.
Most prob we are going to see the same kind of pricing as Taiwan?

The dock cost pretty much the same as US around SGD195.

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Old 01-12-2011, 07:19 PM   #71
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Given Singapore is the land of expensive and overpriced stuff, I expect $749. Kinda like how the Slider is priced at US$499 but somehow morphed to S$749 here...
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:43 PM   #72
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Will it come running ICS or still 3.2 waiting for upgrade.
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:58 PM   #73
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3.2 awaiting for ICS from the video reviews so far
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Glad to read that it has haptic feedback
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:53 AM   #75
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I miss the parts on the haptic feedback, paying attention to the design too much haha

So far so good for Asus Prime, most reviews seems pretty good
- Thinnest, good design, powerful cpu, one of the lightest

But there are some drawback as well,
- iPad 2 still have better 3D performance despite been dual core
- Battery performance, maybe due to 3.2. Tegra 3 is designed with ICS in mind?
- no 3G version!? Cannot show off this beauty in the MRT haha
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