Here's what the XMC-1 will cost you if you have the 40% upgrade option (from buying the UMC-1) (plus 15% import duty/GST or whatever they call it).
I was looking to see if comgateway would be a cheaper way to ship and found this chart (problem is I don't know the weight/size of the box.):
I thought of getting a UPA amp with it to sell with the UMC-1 or use somewhere else with it.
This is shipped the Emotiva way with UPS.
Freight: US$238.20 UPS Worldwide (that's to me in Tasmania)
Total: US$1,437.60 (A$1545 + A$129 gst = A$1739)
Freight: US$336.04 UPS Worldwide
Total: US$1,884.44 (A$2025 + A$250.50 gst = A$2275.50)
So you save A$64 over buying and shipping them separately (so not paying gst/import on the UPA).
Freight: US$344.61 UPS Worldwide
Total: US$1,943.01 (A$2086 + A$258 gst = A$2344)
Save A$87 over getting them separately.
Possibly a small (A$55) customs handling fee on top of that (I don't know if UPS charge that).
Guessing that it's 60x60x30 cm gives a volumetric weight of 21.6 kg, so using this calculator com gateway shipping would be $196 (I'm assuming they work it in US$, not your currency) standard , $235 for Express. They also charge a roughly 10% of shipping cost fuel surcharge and insurance, presumably on top of that (why can't it be included?).
Comgateway guessed weight to be 41Kg and based on that would charge A$348 shipping (excludes insurance, taxes and duties, fuel and remote delivery surcharges)! Actual weight would be lucky to be had that so that quote is meaningless.
Edited by wfdtamar, 23 August 2014 - 11:41 AM.