Thursday, July 27, 2006


This is the parcel I collected on Tuesday. On top of the A$623 I paid for the textbooks, I still had to pay $42 of GST. Argh. Maybe the amount exceeded certain level. I used to buy US$100 of books from Amazon and there was no GST charged.

Interesting postage labels on the package. "ID RECORDED" is standard, after the 9/11. "REGULAR INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMER", what does it mean? There is a database somewhere which records who buy stuffs online? Posted by Picasa

5 Comments:

At 9:28 am, Blogger Eternal Sunshine said...

Oh ya, in America there are firms and bodies that sells names of Sanction Party lists. So your names did not produce a positive match in the SPL. In the future if some criminal has the same name as you, the regular international customer may not appear anymore ;)

 
At 8:15 pm, Blogger cat_aunty said...

So if Osama bin Laden buys books from Amazon, he will be labelled IRREGULAR INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMER?

 
At 8:51 pm, Blogger san said...

I think he will just be labelled Irregular :))

 
At 7:57 am, Blogger Harimau said...

Ohh, big brother watching ya!

 
At 9:26 am, Blogger auntie p said...

Then we'd better order with our non-Christian local names, such as "Mimi Tan Chin Koo nee Mrs Soh Bee See" that sort which I'm sure won't found in the SPL. Ha ha!

 

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