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Old July 11th, 2008, 11:43 AM
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Default New Australian Shisha Taxes!?

Today I went to my local tobacco store in Melbourne (Flinders St) and I wanted to buy 250g al-Fakher. This is normally $21, which is about double what it is online, but Australia is a small market and it is retail, so it's not too bad.

The shopkeeper, who I know pretty well, tells me that 250g IS NOW $95!!!

He said that it's due to new government taxes, and that it could go even higher soon! So now the cheapest thing they have is Prince Molasses or Soex for $30 (no thanks).

Anyone know about these new taxes?
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Old July 11th, 2008, 11:57 AM
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My god, I'm only paying about 10 dollars over here in California. I feel real sorry for you guys, a 250 for you costs more than my hookah.
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Old July 11th, 2008, 12:00 PM
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Old July 11th, 2008, 12:21 PM
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http://www.hookahpro.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5213
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Old July 11th, 2008, 01:14 PM
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Default Re: New Australian Shisha Taxes!?

Fuck... I had no idea it was that bad. It might as well be illegal.

Hey, who said you have to pay for it?
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Old July 11th, 2008, 01:19 PM
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Default Re: New Australian Shisha Taxes!?

You guys should all go to dubai as a group, bring back like 20 kg's of shisha, and smoke/sell it.
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Old July 11th, 2008, 01:43 PM
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Damn every time I read this, I can't get over on how ridiculous it is!

$95!?!?! The aussie government has to be crazy, thinking people will pay that much for tobacco!
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Old July 11th, 2008, 02:24 PM
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Damn every time I read this, I can't get over on how ridiculous it is!

$95!?!?! The aussie government has to be crazy, thinking people will pay that much for tobacco!
thats the whole Idea they know no one will pay that for tobacco.
basically they are moving towards a ban.
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Old July 11th, 2008, 02:35 PM
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Aussie gov is becoming more rediculous.. I've heard of instances where passengers were served apples before the airplane landed, and the obvious reaction would be to put it in your pocket if ur not going to eat it.. then they are fined a huge sum for not declaring the apple or something like that..
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Old July 11th, 2008, 03:17 PM
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omfg thats nuts.. taxes went up in New York on like cigarettes they went up like 2 bucks.. but like 95!!! for a 250g of AF.. thats nuts like Zen Said maswell be Illegal who is going to buy that.. Insane..
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Old July 11th, 2008, 04:42 PM
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Our government may as well be soviet russia with the way they're trying to control our lives, I'll just stick to buying through John and getting them shipped 250g at a time, still only works out $20-$30 with a much better variety delivered to my door (not exactly cheap but I can live with it. Heck at that price the black market needs to start flying the stuff in to private airstrips under the radar lol.
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Old July 11th, 2008, 09:07 PM
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i havent been to my local shop yet so what about if we order say 250g online will we get taxed on it when it arrives cos if thay r guna put the prices up that much im just going to get everything from usa just 250g at a time
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Old July 12th, 2008, 12:26 AM
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i havent been to my local shop yet so what about if we order say 250g online will we get taxed on it when it arrives cos if thay r guna put the prices up that much im just going to get everything from usa just 250g at a time
I think if you buy in the U.S, 250g a time, it'll get through fine. like wolfstar said, you'll only be paying about 30 bucks a 250g
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Old July 12th, 2008, 01:05 AM
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OK guys just got an idea.
lost my job im looking for money.
anyways Im going to get a plane and start flying shisha illegally into australia, then they wont have to pay outrageous amounts!
how awesome does that sound?
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Old July 12th, 2008, 01:26 AM
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you're gonna get caught...
no offense, but it's not a good idea.
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Old July 12th, 2008, 01:33 AM
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you're gonna get caught...
no offense, but it's not a good idea.
lol I could garuentee I would get caught haha
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Old July 12th, 2008, 08:44 AM
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Default Re: New Australian Shisha Taxes!?

and posting your idea of trafficing illegally online is an even better idea
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Old July 12th, 2008, 10:18 AM
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Default Re: New Australian Shisha Taxes!?

it cant be $95 ... they cant advance taxes more than 300% ...
http://www.barandhookah.com.au/produ...cco&pcode=1690 <-- its really expensive, but not AU$95 ... the shopkeeper just wanted to earn more money
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Old July 13th, 2008, 12:16 AM
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Default Re: New Australian Shisha Taxes!?

I've heard different things from different people. The Nakhla wholesaler I have been talking to said $95-$110 for a 250g pack, but my local shop said a 100% increase in price. Bar and Hookah's prices seem to reflect this as well.
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Old July 13th, 2008, 05:59 PM
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Default Re: New Australian Shisha Taxes!?

ive order 250g from usa before even once got 300g in without payng eny tax guess if the prices have gone up ill just order from usa all the time it suxs that can only get 250g we could of done a group order but its abit hard wif only 250
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Old July 13th, 2008, 06:14 PM
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This is really insane. They are going to practically ban smoking tobacco and raise the crime rate, which is already high, in Australia, due to people "smuggling" / illegally importing tobacco.
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Old July 13th, 2008, 06:26 PM
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Arm yourselves, gents. It's time to spill some blood.
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Old July 13th, 2008, 06:32 PM
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so eny one from sydney would be cool 2 have afew people meet up for a smoke
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Old July 14th, 2008, 11:36 AM
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Default Re: New Australian Shisha Taxes!?

Sorry to hear about the huge cost of shisha over there. Australia has become very strict with tobacco. We have started receiving many orders for shipping to Australia. Hopefully they will ease up on shisha in the near future is many people are unhappy about the situation and complain.
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Old July 14th, 2008, 11:40 AM
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