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  • bonza
    Lowranger Shocker
    • Mar 2006
    • 1528

    Rockauto Resumes Shipping to Australia

    some of you maybe aware that Rockauto had stopped shipping goods to Australia

    I think it may have something to do with the bureaucracy regarding the Hardly Normal tax

    well now it seems that's been resolved as yesterday I received an email stating:-

    "As of January 1st, we have resumed shipping parts to Australia! RockAuto.com is now registered to collect Australian taxes and we do not expect any further disruptions".

    the latest discount code is: WELAU2
    05 six speed khaki renegade
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  • drover
    MonsterMoose
    • Apr 2005
    • 9087

    #2
    Well thats is good news, I hope I don't have to avail myself of them again......usually means problems in the shed.
    2015 WK2 Laredo(ZG, WG)
    Never too old to learn something stupid

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    • alexbrown64
      AJOR Gold
      • Nov 2012
      • 1465

      #3
      I am just building up an order so that i don't get stranded again.

      Buying NTK sensors, Gates belts, etc..
      O2 Sensor,
      TPS,
      CPS,
      Cam position sensor,
      Gates fan belt.

      The whole lot for $160 usd with post. Keeping them in the car with tools. The XJ is running smooth at 325,000 K's, but I'm preempting any future sensor failures. Rockauto is also good for organizing future servicing. I had to buy an airfilter at Supercrap for $50. Same one at Rockauto was $5. Now i just get an order together for caps/leads/filters/plugs etc.. and save a fortune.

      Glad they are back up and running. Shame our government had to stick their finger in the pie. I already pay up to 48% of my wage directly in income tax....

      Cheers,
      '95 XJ I6 4.0 AW4 NP242,
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      • drover
        MonsterMoose
        • Apr 2005
        • 9087

        #4
        Nothing beats a good spares box, might avail myself of some hoses and a new belt, should be an all up total equal to one item here, especially since I hardly have a spares box for this new rig.
        2015 WK2 Laredo(ZG, WG)
        Never too old to learn something stupid

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        • bonza
          Lowranger Shocker
          • Mar 2006
          • 1528

          #5
          Originally posted by alexbrown64 View Post
          I am just building up an order so that i don't get stranded again.

          Buying NTK sensors, Gates belts, etc..
          O2 Sensor,
          TPS,
          CPS,
          Cam position sensor,
          Gates fan belt.

          The whole lot for $160 usd with post. Keeping them in the car with tools. The XJ is running smooth at 325,000 K's, but I'm preempting any future sensor failures. Rockauto is also good for organizing future servicing. I had to buy an airfilter at Supercrap for $50. Same one at Rockauto was $5. Now i just get an order together for caps/leads/filters/plugs etc.. and save a fortune.

          Glad they are back up and running. Shame our government had to stick their finger in the pie. I already pay up to 48% of my wage directly in income tax....

          Cheers,
          building up an inventory of spares is what I've also done for my TJ. I'm a big believer in Murphy's Law, like if you are not prepared for something bad things happen, whereas if you are prepared then usually nothing bad happens

          my stock of spares includes a set of NTK o2 sensors, rear wheel bearings and seals, rear wheel brake cylinders, tie rod ends and many more bits of pieces.
          a lot of things I got when Rockauto had closeout sales like the wheel cylinders and tie rod ends. you just have to look at freight costs and try to consolidate things

          all that I've used so far besides normal consumables like spark plugs and air filters, are the tie rod ends, rear wheel bearing when a seal started to leak and a coolant pump

          the tax on overseas online purchases came about when a well known PITA retailer had a big sook that he was losing sales
          05 six speed khaki renegade
          I like a man who grins when he fights—
          Winston Churchill

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          • TyreseJohn
            I just registered
            • May 2023
            • 2

            #6
            Great news alert! Rockauto is back in action, shipping to Australia again! Heard whispers about some tax bureaucracy, but looks like it's all sorted now.

            Got the heads up via email – the car parts joy is real! And speaking of shipping, stumbled upon this link that might be handy for motorcycle lovers https://www.a1autotransport.com/moto...st-calculator/ – because who doesn't love a good shipping calculator?
            Last edited by TyreseJohn; 10-02-2024, 04:17 AM.

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            • drover
              MonsterMoose
              • Apr 2005
              • 9087

              #7
              Originally posted by TyreseJohn View Post
              Great news alert! Rockauto is back in action, shipping to Australia again! Heard whispers about some tax bureaucracy, but looks like it's all sorted now.

              Got the heads up via email – the car parts joy is real! And speaking of shipping, stumbled upon this link that might be handy for motorcycle lovers https://www.a1autotransport.com/moto...st-calculator/ – because who doesn't love a good shipping calculator?

              Got sorted a few years back now thankfully, have had a couple of orders since ....
              2015 WK2 Laredo(ZG, WG)
              Never too old to learn something stupid

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