Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Oy!!

I noticed that the minimum amount to qualify for Free International Shipping on the Benefit website has been raised to $115 last week!

The total in my cart so far is $112 (Hint: I'm purchasing 4 $28 products! ;) )!!! How frustrating is that!!! GAH!!! The cheapest item on their website i would buy is their fluff shadow brush, which is on sale at $13.50. So if i buy that brush, the total would be 125.50 (slightly over RM450... the exchange rate now sky rocketed to 3.61!! @$%^&!!! ), which is dangerously close to the RM500 threshold (as told to me by the customs officer... dunno how true is this!)... rendering my stuff eligible for tax :( :(

Anybody tried purchasing more than US$130 and not gotten taxed before? Looks like i'll have to split my order in two and pay for shipping... :'( :'( :'(

14 comments:

  1. oh my... so high!! :( are those LE items? if note maybe you should wait awhile or something

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  2. Nope, the stuff i'm getting are not LE... but i doubt they'll ever lower their free shipping qualifying amount! The first time i bought was only $75!! Look how high it has gotten within this two years!! Yikes!! :( :(

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  3. oh my... haih! prices going up up up. salary not going up >.< The days of 3.2 US exchange rate is looong gone...

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  4. yeah!! sad case man!! somemore i'm currently planting grapes... menganggur la! ahahaha :D

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  5. I don't think will kena tax. Unless you buy them in bulk. ;)

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  6. thanks for the confirmation Sue!! :D Maybe i'll just go ahead and order! hehehe! :)

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  7. Lol!! That's something new. Usually I would say that I'm "Graping" :p

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  8. hahaha... graping is definitely shorter and easier!! haha! :D

    I'm graping! :P

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  9. hey jenn,

    what are u purchasing anyway?

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  10. Hoola, 10, Thrrrob and Posietint! :)

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  11. omg, u r seriously gonna collect all the Box o powder? NICE! XD

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  12. lol... see first la... not sure if i'm getting them all!! *who am i kidding man!! lol!!!*

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  13. Gah, the increase in free international shipping threshold is a real pain in the arse. Plus with the weak AUD, it really isn't worth it for me to get the items online anymore. After adding shipping costs and converting back to AUD, I might as well buy the stuff here! :(

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  14. oh yeah!! tell me about it!! though it's still cheaper for us malaysians to buy through the website even if we pay for shipping... the cheapo side of me just wants to save even more with the free shipping! (so that i can use that money and buy MORE stuff, wheee!! XD)... am crossing my fingers that they don't raise it AGAIN when i go back!! :S

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