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      Argos in Australia?

      What is the Argos equivalent for people living in Melbourne? Where you can buy a range of household electronics and appliances at reasonable prices

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      No Argos equivalent in Australia.

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      Quote Originally Posted by AusImm Query View Post
      What is the Argos equivalent for people living in Melbourne? Where you can buy a range of household electronics and appliances at reasonable prices
      Weve bought stuff for my daughter over the years, shopped at Harvey Norman, Target and Kmart. Depends what you want because Kmart and Target sell everything house so not such a big range of electricals. The prices there are low, not sure about the quality.
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      Quote Originally Posted by AusImm Query View Post
      What is the Argos equivalent for people living in Melbourne? Where you can buy a range of household electronics and appliances at reasonable prices
      First time I walked into Argos I thought wtf? Couldn't understand it. Nothing like it. Do you get the good guys in the East? Or try Kmart.

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      Nothing like Argos here but for cheap and cheerful electronics look at K Mart and Big w.

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      Incidentally, you can also buy things online from Hong Kong, China, USA, UK without paying import tax on anything under A$1000. Crazy really and probably quite unfair to local retailers. But mostly for smaller electrical goods, clothes etc. Some UK stores actually have Australian targeted websites for ordering items.

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      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainR View Post
      Incidentally, you can also buy things online from Hong Kong, China, USA, UK without paying import tax on anything under A$1000. Crazy really and probably quite unfair to local retailers. But mostly for smaller electrical goods, clothes etc. Some UK stores actually have Australian targeted websites for ordering items.
      Bought electrical stuff from Asian sites twice and both times have then had my credit card subjected to fraud.

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      Quote Originally Posted by george70 View Post
      Bought electrical stuff from Asian sites twice and both times have then had my credit card subjected to fraud.
      Ouch! We've used eBay for new buy it now items from Hong Kong, major brand items and always been fine.

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      Argos... Pay more for stuff you can't actually look at in store!

      Try JB Hi-Fi for cheap electronics.

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      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainR View Post
      Incidentally, you can also buy things online from Hong Kong, China, USA, UK without paying import tax on anything under A$1000. Crazy really and probably quite unfair to local retailers. But mostly for smaller electrical goods, clothes etc. Some UK stores actually have Australian targeted websites for ordering items.
      I think this may Be changing soon

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      Under new tax regulations coming into effect this year, overseas businesses with an annual turnover of $75,000 or more will be required under Australian law to register with the ATO to collect GST on all goods sold, including purchases under the current low-value threshold of $1000.
      The change was designed to harmonise tax rules for Australian and foreign retailers after local stores blamed slow sales on their overseas competitors having an unfair price advantage on goods priced below $1000.
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