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      02-09-2012, 02:58 AM   #23
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So for those that are interested, i spoke to customs today and any wheels that are sourced and manufactured wholly in the USA are a scheduled item under the Australia - USA Free trade agreement and are free from any duty charges.

I basically paid the $55 dollar fee to an agent, got the supplier to fill out a declaratation and the wheels / tires will come GST / Duty free! Which makes the purchase price very appealing once again. If anyone wants more info PM me but it's a fairly straight forward process
Because MFKN3 and I got the wheels ex Holland we paid GST and import duty but they were cheaper ex Europe than USA. In any case BBS wheels are manufactured in Herbolzheim Germany and exported to USA. USA has only sales and marketing (apparently) so would not qualify as OEM. I'd hate to see anyone caught out on a technicality. MFKN3 researched this at great length to get the best pricing which ended up being Holland. Even with the duties its sad to say they are still significantly cheaper to import and pay the duties than buy here. The rims alone are $3590 RRP here (for 19")
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      02-09-2012, 04:42 AM   #24
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Because MFKN3 and I got the wheels ex Holland we paid GST and import duty but they were cheaper ex Europe than USA. In any case BBS wheels are manufactured in Herbolzheim Germany and exported to USA. USA has only sales and marketing (apparently) so would not qualify as OEM. I'd hate to see anyone caught out on a technicality. MFKN3 researched this at great length to get the best pricing which ended up being Holland. Even with the duties its sad to say they are still significantly cheaper to import and pay the duties than buy here. The rims alone are $3590 RRP here (for 19")
Sorry you are correct, i should have mentioned the wheels i've bought are made in the USA which is why they fall under the agreement. Just wanted to let people know, as i know a few guys who have bought US made forged wheels and gotten stung with all the extras.
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Sorry you are correct, i should have mentioned the wheels i've bought are made in the USA which is why they fall undHaer the agreement. Just wanted to let people know, as i know a few guys who have bought US made forged wheels and gotten stung with all the extras.
That's great info, thanks for sharing. I'm surprised about the GST though. Import tax is understandable. That's good news for many
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looks good these are one of my preferences for rims to get to.
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do they just stock bbs and if anyone knows where would be best place to get adv1
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The BBS wheels look hot
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do they just stock bbs and if anyone knows where would be best place to get adv1
Not sure about the variety but whynot send Hedrick an email. I'm sure he would be happy to help
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Sorry to bump up a old thread! But those wheels are amazing!

And the price even more! Roughly converted, its $1600AU for a set prior to any postage/import taxes. That's ridiculously cheap! Temp tyres and that lot charge more for reps!

Thanks for the find original poster!
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Sorry to bump up a old thread! But those wheels are amazing!

And the price even more! Roughly converted, its $1600AU for a set prior to any postage/import taxes. That's ridiculously cheap! Temp tyres and that lot charge more for reps!

Thanks for the find original poster!
We still love the wheels, still haven't seen anything I like better
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just list it under $1000 dollars iv done in 100 times with stuff worth up to $10000 and have never been done for it. thats the risk you have to take when you want stuff cheaper or just go to a local dealer and pay the full price thats why we take the risk to save
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