Yes, It’s All About Competition…

So, the same two books (technical) from five online stores: AU $135.54 (including $13 U.S. SHIPPING) -> U.S. (free shipping) AU $149.xx -> U.K. AU $155.64 (free shipping) -> Australian AU $174.00 (free shipping) -> Australian AU $215.50 (free shipping) -> Australian

Subtracting 10% GST would be $140 or $156.60 or $193.95 respectively, so it’s still cheaper for me to ship from the U.S. Clearly adding GST to online purchases below $1000 is ALL about making Australian Online Stores / Physical Stores competitive! Also not to be sneezed at, the price is 6% discount on one item, and 25% on the other HOWEVER, one of these items will ship from a U.K. supplier anyway! tells me I’m getting 21% & 18% discounts on the respective titles.

No wonder people struggle to make sense out of these arguments.

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