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Buying online from Australia

Post by Spike » 06 Nov 2019 16:02

I didn't know where to post this so moderators please move or delete or whatever applies.

I recently bought a load of parts from onlineautoparts.com.au
Apart from one annoyance to vet that I wasn't a scammer, apparently only happens on your first purchase, the process was painless.
1. Placed the order and made the payment
2. They came back to me saying that they had made a small refund on my account that I had to identify n order to be vetted. Neither the refund nor my payment reflected on my credit card online banking yet so I sent a partially obscured photo of my POP email which they accepted
3. Next morning received confirmation from DHL
4. The following day received tax stuff from local DHL and made payment via their portal
5. Four days later received my parcel.
:thumbup:

So I'm happy. Besides the inconvenience of vetting myself for the first purchase I'm happy with the price and the apparent quality of the parts. And it was a damn sight easier and quicker than dealing with my local Nissan dealer who is only 1km from my house. I went a bit crazy and included service parts like brake pads etc as well on the spur of the moment. Some of the parts are genuine Nissan, and the generics look ok quality.
As far as import duties goes the paperwork made my brain hurt but round figures I paid just under 15% on the total cost including courier (R5212-77 including courier/ R770-60 tax)
While I was busy buying I noticed that they sell Tough Dog suspension parts if anybody is interested in buying direct. Caught my eye because I have it on my Patrol

Also got a package coming from Partsouq.com as well for stuff I couldn't get from Oz. Painless order but I haven't received the parcel yet. More expensive generally, but mostly genuine parts, and delivery is much cheaper (only $20).

Anyhoo. Maybe this might be of help to somebody. Use it/don't use it :mytwocents:
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Post by Tinus lotz » 06 Nov 2019 20:37

Thanks dude :salute:

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Post by JTEC » 07 Nov 2019 08:21

PartSouq for the win!! :thumbup: Im pretty sure youll get your items within the next day or so.

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Post by Spike » 07 Nov 2019 08:45

One more point on the onlineautoparts order. You get offered three delivery options. I opted for the most expensive option (DHL) for peace of mind because (1) I couldn't bear the thought of dealing with the SA Post Office, (2) I wanted the package to actually arrive, and (3) I'm pretty sure the Post Office would have scammed me out of extra fees
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Re: Buying online from Australia

Post by Tinus lotz » 08 Nov 2019 14:03

Post office is much cheaper on import costs

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