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  1. Thread: GST and you.

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    Two of my sons did braces for their teeth at an...

    Two of my sons did braces for their teeth at an orthodontist in SS15 at RM5k each. This was about seven or eight years ago. Burned a big hole in my pocket. At least they now have a nice set of teeth.
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    On Wednesday I went for a colonoscopy and...

    On Wednesday I went for a colonoscopy and endoscopy with a full blood test thrown in. Procedure plus medication comes close to 3k. Of course there is the dreaded GST. :)
  3. Thread: GST and you.

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    I thought my National stand fan is kaput. The fan...

    I thought my National stand fan is kaput. The fan blades refuse to turn.

    Did a bit of DIY and remove the back cover. My God, inside is chock full of dirt accumulated in the more than twenty...
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    Partly due to Ramadhan too. I have been...

    Partly due to Ramadhan too.

    I have been delaying going to a dentist to remove a wisdom tooth. Many years ago when my son removed his it was RM600 per tooth x 2. Maybe it is RM800 now. :(
  5. Thread: GST and you.

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    If you visit some shopping malls you will notice...

    If you visit some shopping malls you will notice a much smaller crowd than before. Even on a weekend.
  6. Thread: GST and you.

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    The whole world is living on debts. It is a...

    The whole world is living on debts. It is a matter of who has the higher debt. :)
  7. Thread: GST and you.

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    My mistake. I bought the 480 litres, not 430. I...

    My mistake. I bought the 480 litres, not 430. I was looking at the 430 litres but decided on the bigger one at RM400 more. Both are the inverter type. Mine has no mirrors and the case is brushed...
  8. Thread: GST and you.

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    After running for more than 20 years my National...

    After running for more than 20 years my National twin door refrigerator finally gave up the ghost. RIP. :D

    Ran out to buy a replacement. Got a Toshiba 430 litres twin door inverter type @ RM2299....
  9. Thread: GST and you.

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    If you mean foreign currency reserves, no, it is...

    If you mean foreign currency reserves, no, it is not meant for propping up our currency. It is to pay for our imports. Foreign sellers don't want our RM. They want USD, GBP, JPY, EURO and RMB.
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  10. Thread: GST and you.

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    Had the RM remain strong against the USD at 3.20,...

    Had the RM remain strong against the USD at 3.20, with the implementation of GST, imported goods would have been cheaper. But unfortunately the timing is bad with the RM sliding to almost 3.80 to the...
  11. Thread: GST and you.

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    I think it has to do with whether yours is a...

    I think it has to do with whether yours is a local (Malaysian) online store or a foreign one. I paid by cc in Ringgit. :)

    There are foreign online stores for the same thing by payment is in USD.
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    I just renewed my Kaspersky anti-virus at their...

    I just renewed my Kaspersky anti-virus at their SEA online store. There is a 6% GST charge. Paid by cc in ringgit.
  13. Thread: GST and you.

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    The SGD @ 2.80 is inching towards the AUD @ 2.90....

    The SGD @ 2.80 is inching towards the AUD @ 2.90. At one time the AUD was @ 3.30 against the USD @ 3.10. The USD is now @ 3.80.

    Meanwhile the RMB is slowly rising without much fanfare.

    How...
  14. Thread: GST and you.

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    I have one USD bill outstanding for now. WTF! ...

    I have one USD bill outstanding for now. WTF!

    You can see even the RMB is going up and is at 61.3. When I visited Shanghai in mid-2012 the RMB was at about 49.0. The JPY is pretty stable though...
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    Today's rates. Don't be shocked. Source:...

    Today's rates. Don't be shocked.

    Source: Maybank.
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    They think this is Central Tokyo or Hongkong. :p...

    They think this is Central Tokyo or Hongkong. :p

    I assume the real reason is to make the final price appear low and affordable. RM800 x 600 ft2 = RM480,000. Very "cheap" in today's market. :D ...
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    I was at 1-City this morning and notice many...

    I was at 1-City this morning and notice many shops and stalls closed. Closed as in closed for good. :)

    At the same time MCT the developer is showcasing their property developments at their ground...
  18. Thread: GST and you.

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    To some simpleton Ministers 6% GST is lower than...

    To some simpleton Ministers 6% GST is lower than 10% sales tax and therefore goods should be cheaper. Sure 6 is a lower number than 10 but whatever that is gained here is negated by the depreciation...
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    I just did a calculation on the alleged 42b 1MDB...

    I just did a calculation on the alleged 42b 1MDB debt. I read that the cost of fund is very high. I'll take it as 10% p.a.

    That makes it 4.2b p.a. Divide this by 365 days it becomes 11,500,000 per...
  20. Thread: GST and you.

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    And a car nobody want to steal or carjack. A nice...

    And a car nobody want to steal or carjack. A nice assurance, no? :p

    Heck, even Porche outsells this brand here.

    I do like the V40 T5. I am sure they can sell it at 170k if I were to ask.
  21. Thread: GST and you.

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    The white goods industry should be the next one...

    The white goods industry should be the next one experiencing a sharp drop in sales due to GST. In doesn't bode well for the country's economy. Real estate should be in the same boat too.

    GST...
  22. Thread: GST and you.

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    Interesting news here on 2015 total cars sales:...

    Interesting news here on 2015 total cars sales: http://paultan.org/2015/05/22/malaysia-vehicle-sales-data-for-april-2015-by-brand/

    Is the sharp drop in the numbers of cars sold attributed to the...
  23. Thread: GST and you.

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    That's why I consider the Xiaomi (and Lenovo too)...

    That's why I consider the Xiaomi (and Lenovo too) as very good value for money. The law of diminishing return also applies to smartphones. A RM3000 phone is not four times better than a RM700 one.
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  24. Thread: GST and you.

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    Then Nexus 5 is the phone for you. It is a pure...

    Then Nexus 5 is the phone for you. It is a pure Android smartphone by Google but OEM by LG. We have three units of this model in the family.

    I've seen the latest Samsung S6 Edge with the curve...
  25. Thread: GST and you.

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    Previously it depends on the mood of the Customs...

    Previously it depends on the mood of the Customs Officer at the point of entry. Usually they are lenient on small items for personal use/consumption. They will let you through. But now with the GST...
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