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Old 09-11-2012, 11:05 PM   #41
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Go the Bridgestone Re-11s anyway Raj. I had them on the M5 and they were insane grip wise.
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I got 25k km's out of mine (inc 5 track days) and still have 2mm - will replace shortly
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:17 AM   #42
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Isn't Tirerack a sponsor on the forum? Maybe if someone PMs the forum contact, they might be able to clarify.
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:12 AM   #43
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If you get a list from tirerack send it to the ACCC to investigate, that is a restraint of trade

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Old 09-12-2012, 03:17 AM   #44
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If you get a list from tirerack send it to the ACCC to investigate, that is a restraint of trade

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Old 09-12-2012, 03:54 AM   #45
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Fark.

Where did he come from!?
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:58 AM   #46
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Only have one car?
I work seven days a week and I work in a job that requires me to have a presentable newish car. I also like beach camping... and old BMW's (My E46 sucks). That leaves me with the E46, the E34 and a Hilux.
Not much I can do about that



A few members of the BMW club have correspondence indicating that they can only send certain brands. I do remember Hankook being one that's banned, because it was a favourite tyre in the club.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:45 AM   #47
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not surprised about Hankook, we deal with Hankook at my workplace. Let's just say they'll try to get away with whatever they can.
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:53 AM   #48
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Fark.

Where did he come from!?
Back from a long OS stint mate

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Old 09-12-2012, 11:50 AM   #49
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If Tirerack has changed its shipping policy and doesn't want to ship to Australia anymore, that's a different matter. However I don't think legally any company in Australia can stop someone importing goods from an overseas company that is willing to sell to them. To do so, I believe a new law would need to be passed and an amendment to the free trade agreement would need to be made.

I would love to know what margins the local tyre retailers have on the tyres they sell. Before we have those facts it is just speculation.
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:39 PM   #50
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hmmmmmmm i just got this:

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Nick: Well we actually can't send Bridgestones to Australia for the time being until we get additional documentation from Bridgestone to meet the new requirements Australian customs requires for tires...we were just made aware of new importing requirements and documentation needed and only a few tire manufacturers have that paperwork handy for us currently

Nick: We can sell you some Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec tires in the same size as an alternate, they're quite similar
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:03 PM   #51
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so i write to them asking for an explanation as to what Nick meant..

get this reply

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It's Bridgestone North America that is putting the clamps on us.
my reply: Confused why north America would care about Australian custom certificates?

and what i get back:

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Unfortunately not. BSNA is the one saying no exporting. Probably an internal issue. Not sure what Nick was talking about with the customs certificates
i have asked for an ETA when this is believed to be rectified.. sounds suss..
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:51 AM   #52
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:18 AM   #53
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I believe it implies Bridgestone North America
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:49 AM   #54
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I believe it implies Bridgestone North America
correct.

Bruce Burnett - sales manager has confirmed they can now only export the following brands - Dunlop, Goodyear, Kumho and Sumitomo

He reccommend the Dunlop Sport Z1 Starspec as the closest match against the Bridgestone RE-11's...

Looks like ill have to go through a forwarding company, anyone have any reccomendations from past experience?
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:51 AM   #55
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They are justifying lowing the tax free rate by saying it will encourage people to buy Australian and level the field for local retailers. OMG are they serious?

The reason we buy online from overseas is because our dollar is strong, even with 10% GST and shipping most things are still cheaper. If the local retailers were offering a decent fair price you'd buy locally.

When BMW AU charge 3 times what a retailer in the US is, who's making money on the part too, including shipping (of one item not bulk) something is seriously farking wrong.

Everything in Australia is getting so bloody expensive..
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:53 AM   #56
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So if we use a forwarding service, do we still have to pay tax?
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:14 PM   #57
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correct.

Bruce Burnett - sales manager has confirmed they can now only export the following brands - Dunlop, Goodyear, Kumho and Sumitomo

He reccommend the Dunlop Sport Z1 Starspec as the closest match against the Bridgestone RE-11's...

Looks like ill have to go through a forwarding company, anyone have any reccomendations from past experience?
Are you talking about Tirerack?

Because my Hankooks have touched down in Australia and most likely will be delivered to my house on Monday.
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:48 PM   #58
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Replies I received:

"Thank you for your patience. I was just informed that we even though*cannot send Toyo*brand tires internationally to Australia,*we can ship comparable these brands to your location: Dunlop, Goodyear, Hoosier,*Kumho, and Sumitomo tires."

I then asked about Michelin and he replied they are also prohibited from shipping them to OZ.

I asked about forwarding company and he isn't sure what and if any restrictions they have.

* I did get a quote from vans (tyrepower north melb) for 19" Michelin PSS 245 and 275's delivered to my door in Perth for $1950. I think it's an excellent price from Australian seller!
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:13 PM   #59
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Bruce Burnett - sales manager has confirmed they can now only export the following brands - Dunlop, Goodyear, Kumho and Sumitomo

He reccommend the Dunlop Sport Z1 Starspec as the closest match against the Bridgestone RE-11's...

Looks like ill have to go through a forwarding company, anyone have any reccomendations from past experience?
I have star specs. They're extremely grippy and have lasted me around 20,000km and 5-6 track days so far.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:37 PM   #60
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They are justifying lowing the tax free rate by saying it will encourage people to buy Australian and level the field for local retailers. OMG are they serious?

The reason we buy online from overseas is because our dollar is strong, even with 10% GST and shipping most things are still cheaper. If the local retailers were offering a decent fair price you'd buy locally.

When BMW AU charge 3 times what a retailer in the US is, who's making money on the part too, including shipping (of one item not bulk) something is seriously farking wrong.

Everything in Australia is getting so bloody expensive..

That's what I found amusing. For retailers who import goods and sell them over here, they make more and more money as our dollar increases, just as we get parts cheaper and cheaper. The fact that prices have stayed the same for these things whilst the dollar improves is perfect justification for us telling them where to shove it and going oversea's....

I'm not saying they should drop their prices, because that's just not how things work, but if they want to offer the same product for SO much more then they should be prepared to lose out.
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