Ban on Leatherman exports?

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  1. DiverLiam

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    I decided to buy a Leatherman Free P2 so I went to the leatherman.com.au website only to find the “Australia Tax” has been applied and they are selling them for AU$289.95. Thats about US$200.

    The U.S. website and numerous others like bladehq.com will not ship one to Australia. Does anyone know if Leatherman have banned retailers from making export sales of their tools? Or should I keep looking?
     
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    I don't know myself, but man that sucks! The Free P4 has really caught my attention since it's release.
     
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    And aussie retailers want us to buy local instead of overseas. Sell things at a reasonable price and we will! I accept things will cost a little more as they have to ship it here first but an extra AU$170 for that tool is unreasonable.
     
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    ask someone to buy one i the US or CANADA and mail to your as a gift......
     
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    Thats my backup plan, but I don’t really know anyone well enough to impose that request upon them. I’m waiting on a reply from bladehq about it, but being on the other side of the planet doesn’t help the flow of communication.
     
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    if you have no luck, gimmie a week or two of payday cycles. I'd be happy to send you a loot parcel of Leatherman goodness
     
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    Dude! Thank you for the offer! If I get no joy from bladehq and we go down that path I won’t let you be out of pocket at all. I’ll paypal an agreed amount in advance.
     
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    20 gallons of rendered Kangaroo Grease//........for me greasy moobs.
     
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    Vegemite can be used for more than just a sandwich or toast spread.....
     
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    We all know @Bushman5 is a Marmite man...he puts that #@!&% on everything!
     
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    If it's cheaper for you to do it through a U.S. Buyer I'll be happy to help you out. Just let me know
     
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    .....yes.... when you don't have access to real NBC weapons you just sling Vegemite at them !!
     
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    @DiverLiam the AUS $ is pretty much on par with the CAD $.

    Amazon.ca has that model for $155 CAD, free shipping (to here). I cant see postage to AUS being more than $30 CAD tops....
     
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    Had a look, signed in, but does not ship to my location.

    Got an email from bladehq overnight, no they can’t ship leatherman tools overseas.

    Interesting sales model Leatherman has.

    @Bushman5 PM sent.
     
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    Will get back to you as soon as I can, re total cost. I’ll ship it as a gift so your inspectors don’t charge duty ( they might....but it will be less I think. )
     
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    ....under $1K Aussie including shipping and not from one of the evil corporate empire types (eBay/Amazon etc) there are no duties or taxes imposed.
     
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    I can look after you too if bushman can’t...

    I get a 15% discount at a retailer here which works out the same as our 15% sales tax...
     
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    ooooooh that might be better than what i can get here!

    @DiverLiam PM my Canadian East Coast Brother @McKROB , you'll save a bunch more cost wise, and shipping should cheaper............
     
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    Will do, thanks @Bushman5!

    @McKROB , pm sent
     
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