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Bikehigh said:Obviously the current high bidder is inexperienced, but you guys do understand that this auction is being held for an item in Australia, the bidding is in Australian dollars, and the current high bidder is in Australia. Right? The Performance Bike price and coupon is worthless as a comparison.
If you look at the member profile, you'll see his/her location in the upper right corner, and in the case of the winning bidder, it says Australia.KMan said:I knew the "item" is in Australia - currency is converted to US $$. How do you know where the bidder is from?
It is generally cheaper to import stuff here from the US than it is to buy it locally on ebay. Buying from online shops in the US is generally a dead loss as they charge far too much for postage and often insist on using UPS or Fedex. Some ebay sellers ship USPS at reasonable rates though. The reason USPS is a must is that couriers will charge you duty (AU$45 + 15%) regardless of the item value. With USPS it has to be over (iirc) AU$800 before you get hit with customs.Maybe they can buy it cheaper from the US but shipping and duty (if there is any?) may put the price higher.