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post Nov 27 2015, 12:05 AM

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It says there the drop is limited to 2000 units, but there are more than 2400 requests as of now.

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post Nov 27 2015, 08:42 AM

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QUOTE(penmarker @ Nov 27 2015, 12:05 AM)
It says there the drop is limited to 2000 units, but there are more than 2400 requests as of now.
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100% of the time the number of request does not equal the number of people who'll actually join the drop. I'm pretty sure it'll take at least a day or 2 for the drop to be sold out.
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post Nov 27 2015, 01:58 PM

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QUOTE(ezekiel_77 @ Nov 26 2015, 10:44 PM)
Poisoned!! Read a few reviews and now I'm itching to hear the Fostex sound! Stayed away from the 900 bcos of the recessed mids, but now that it's fixed it's firmly in my radar!!

Bro do you know the day and time for this drop? I will be on holiday but can skip out to make an order haha. Having one of the first serial numbers would be nice!
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post Nov 27 2015, 02:01 PM

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QUOTE(Lego Warfare @ Nov 27 2015, 08:42 AM)
100% of the time the number of request does not equal the number of people who'll actually join the drop. I'm pretty sure it'll take at least a day or 2 for the drop to be sold out.
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I doubt it, requests are for items that will need to be prepared for sale again. People who have been watching this from the start (especially the forum communities) know exactly when it will be up for sale, and hence will not request it. Requests are a good way to get the automated email notification once the sale is live though.

Me, I'll be ready tonight tongue.gif

EDIT: I also expect it to sell out on the first day, let's see if I'm right

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post Nov 27 2015, 03:37 PM

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May i know how much usually need to pay custom if i order this headphone?
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post Nov 27 2015, 03:37 PM

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QUOTE(anythin @ Nov 27 2015, 03:37 PM)
May i know how much usually need to pay custom if i order this headphone?
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Don't know, never had that problem. Good luck!
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post Nov 27 2015, 04:47 PM

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QUOTE(echineko @ Nov 27 2015, 03:37 PM)
Don't know, never had that problem. Good luck!
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Ok then wanna try my luck smile.gif Good luck to u too!
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QUOTE(anythin @ Nov 27 2015, 03:37 PM)
May i know how much usually need to pay custom if i order this headphone?
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In this case it'll be 99% yes, you'll get duty taxed of at least 11% (6+5). They'll be using DHL and they will be declaring at $399 value. It'll be a 1% miracle if you get to avoid tax especially from courier services like DHL and Fedex.
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QUOTE(Lego Warfare @ Nov 27 2015, 08:42 AM)
100% of the time the number of request does not equal the number of people who'll actually join the drop. I'm pretty sure it'll take at least a day or 2 for the drop to be sold out.
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Ooo, okay. I don't know how Massdrop works.

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QUOTE(penmarker @ Nov 27 2015, 05:31 PM)
Ooo, okay. I don't know how Massdrop works.
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You could opt to ship through a us based freight forwarder. Only exception is if the vendor included a commercial invoice then it's no running from under declration.
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post Nov 27 2015, 06:09 PM

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I ordered a tonearm once for about RM1100 but no tax and arrived straight to my house. Sometimes they tax you, sometimes it slips through.
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post Nov 27 2015, 06:22 PM

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QUOTE(penmarker @ Nov 27 2015, 06:09 PM)
I ordered a tonearm once for about RM1100 but no tax and arrived straight to my house. Sometimes they tax you, sometimes it slips through.
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I once ordered the iPad Air from the States, along with a new case in the same shipment. They didn't tax the iPad, taxed me RM15 for the case. Go figure tongue.gif
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post Nov 27 2015, 06:25 PM

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QUOTE(Lego Warfare @ Nov 27 2015, 05:25 PM)
In this case it'll be 99% yes, you'll get duty taxed of at least 11% (6+5). They'll be using DHL and they will be declaring at $399 value. It'll be a 1% miracle if you get to avoid tax especially from courier services like DHL and Fedex.
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The cut-off amount is RM500 la, and anything above that you'll have chances to get taxed. My friend once had a headphone from Japan get stuck, I checked with him, they charged 15% of retail including "sales tax", even though it's meant for personal use. No use trying to explain to them, unless you have friends there
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QUOTE(echineko @ Nov 27 2015, 06:25 PM)
The cut-off amount is RM500 la, and anything above that you'll have chances to get taxed. My friend once had a headphone from Japan get stuck, I checked with him, they charged 15% of retail including "sales tax", even though it's meant for personal use. No use trying to explain to them, unless you have friends there
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15% (10+5) was the old duty before GST. And RM500 is just the baseline, but that doesn't stop them from taxing you if they want to. I got taxed for an earphone which cost RM400 including shipping, go figure.
As i said, with DHL and Fedex, it's 99% guaranteed tax if exceeding baseline. If it's through USPS or other national postage, there's a 50% chance you'll get away with it as our custom officers at times are lazy bummers.
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QUOTE(echineko @ Nov 27 2015, 06:25 PM)
The cut-off amount is RM500 la, and anything above that you'll have chances to get taxed. My friend once had a headphone from Japan get stuck, I checked with him, they charged 15% of retail including "sales tax", even though it's meant for personal use. No use trying to explain to them, unless you have friends there
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Whether it's personal or business, you're still oblige to pay whatever duties/taxes you're due.

RM500 is a baseline tax on the likelyhood you can get tax, I've had items >RM1000 not paying a single tax. On the other hand I had an amp with a declaration of $1000 declared as a "headphone" which had a different tariff heading which had a lower tax rate.

Taxes is normally calculated based on what the commercial invoice retail price + (shipping & insurance) of your shipping choice.

Like Lego Warfare mentioned, I've had bad experiences shipping through FedEx where they overdeclared an item I ordered years ago which I ended up paying about RM100 more than I intended to. No issues with DHL and EMS though EMS has a higher chance of escaping taxes (had one amp just delivered escaping the whole taxable amount).
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QUOTE(Problem @ Nov 27 2015, 06:51 PM)
Whether it's personal or business, you're still oblige to pay whatever duties/taxes you're due.

RM500 is a baseline tax on the likelyhood you can get tax, I've had items >RM1000 not paying a single tax. On the other hand I had an amp with a declaration of $1000 declared as a "headphone" which had a different tariff heading which had a lower tax rate.

Taxes is normally calculated based on what the commercial invoice retail price + (shipping & insurance) of your shipping choice.

Like Lego Warfare mentioned, I've had bad experiences shipping through FedEx where they overdeclared an item I ordered years ago which I ended up paying about RM100 more than I intended to. No issues with DHL and EMS though EMS has a higher chance of escaping taxes (had one amp just delivered escaping the whole taxable amount).
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I love EMS! So far i've always managed to escaped duty even with declared value >RM500 biggrin.gif
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post Nov 27 2015, 10:52 PM

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Nais, high five!

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QUOTE(echineko @ Nov 27 2015, 10:52 PM)
Nais, high five!

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may i know what dac/amp are you using?


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post Nov 27 2015, 10:56 PM

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Right now I'm between amps, but I have a Schiit Audio Mjolnir 2 incoming. And you?

Also, it's up to 738 sold right now, less than hour after it started tongue.gif

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