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Topic # 70437 23-Oct-2010 11:58 Send private message

Looking at buying a new laptop computer.
I am a big Lenovo fan and want to purchase another one.

Not after a particularly high spec machine.

Lenovo's website list an L512 at $1960.04NZD

Looking at lenovo Japan - the exact same computer with English OS and keyboard is 59000yen - approximately $900NZD

That is less than half the price for the exact same computer shipping from the same factory.

Lenovo Australia currently have the same computer on sale for $889AUD

lenovo seems to be absolutely ripping New Zealanders off.

Of course I will have my Japanese wife make a purchase from lenovo Japan for me.

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  Reply # 394994 23-Oct-2010 12:05 Send private message

Thats New Zealand for you. Did you also add import and all other taxes to those prices? Those have to be accounted for





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  Reply # 394996 23-Oct-2010 12:08 Send private message

not if I crack open the box when in japan in a few weeks and bring it back as carry-on onboard the plane.

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  Reply # 395158 24-Oct-2010 09:37 Send private message

I think tardtasticx meant in the final NZ retail price, not what youll potentially get pinged for.

Does seem a tad expensive tho esepcially since AU is getting is pretty damn cheap as such, but altho, different market, might be some large purchase price deal they got.




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  Reply # 395383 25-Oct-2010 02:49 Send private message

The price difference is astounding. But how does Lenovo stay price competitive at this rate? Are other brands are doing the same too?

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