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  Reply # 685942 14-Sep-2012 11:49 Send private message quote this post

sidefx: A while back someone linked a website in the US that allowed you to purchase a "virtual" US based credit card for just that sort of thing. Anybody have a link and used that sort of thing?


There is a local debit card that works very well. I use it for my Hulu, Vudu and Netflix subscriptions. Search the forums.



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  Reply # 685943 14-Sep-2012 11:49 Send private message quote this post

You can use your NZ credit card with a NZ address to buy Kindle books but you will be geo-locked. If you try to buy books available for US customers only you won't be able too.

If you use an Amazon account with a US address and start accessing it from NZ IP addresses the account may be locked after a while.




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  Reply # 685948 14-Sep-2012 11:58 Send private message quote this post

freitasm: If you use an Amazon account with a US address and start accessing it from NZ IP addresses the account may be locked after a while.


So.. If my account currently is NZ-based and I start using it to ship to my YouShop address... would it fall into the situation you mentioned above?




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  Reply # 685951 14-Sep-2012 12:04 Send private message quote this post

I think (hope) that would only happen if you're doing it while buying regional priced\geo-locked products.



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  Reply # 685952 14-Sep-2012 12:07 Send private message quote this post

No, it won't be a problem. Its only when buying digital goods - movies, ebooks.




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  Reply # 685954 14-Sep-2012 12:08 Send private message quote this post

lokhor: Could I use this service to buy a new video card through NewEgg?


NewEgg is quite vehement about blocking freight forwarding services, so expect that they will block YouShop very quickly.  You might get one or two items, but that's it.

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  Reply # 685958 14-Sep-2012 12:20 Send private message quote this post

You can use Visa debit where they don't accept NZ CC (I have used ASB visa debit) to buy digital goods on Amazon couple of times successfully. Also Air NZ's Onesmart credit/debit card works with almost all US retailers.




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  Reply # 685965 14-Sep-2012 12:37 Send private message quote this post

Kyanar:
lokhor: Could I use this service to buy a new video card through NewEgg?


NewEgg is quite vehement about blocking freight forwarding services, so expect that they will block YouShop very quickly.  You might get one or two items, but that's it.


That is a little depressing. How are we supposed to get stuff at competitive prices then?




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  Reply # 685971 14-Sep-2012 12:50 Send private message quote this post

When it comes to video cards too i like to browse Newegg and I find it hard to compare to what I would be saving at times as a lot of the cards don't match the NZ descriptions so for me I can't be bothered a lot of the time to try going through all the specs for clock speeds etc it's a hit and miss thing.

I would love to be able to buy from Newegg using something like youshop but if they're likely to block them quickly that would suck as I've spent more than my budgets worth lately on Tech products (for at least a few months anyway Xmas bonus time I'm in lol). Sadly to upgrade my gfx card I will definitely need a new psu as oddly my new i7 machine with a 2gb gfx geforce card only has a 300 watt psu. Probably buy the psu locally and the card overseas.

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  Reply # 685972 14-Sep-2012 12:51 Send private message quote this post

freitasm: Good news! Heard from NZ Post on this battery stuff:


We are looking at resolving the lithium ion battery issue. Indeed, it does preclude people from purchasing some pretty sought after items. We are confident of resolving this and we will get back to you as soon as we have a solution.



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  Reply # 686341 15-Sep-2012 09:58 Send private message quote this post

Just bought a router from Amazon, sending via youshop. Will be interesting to see how long it takes to go from USA to NZ once all is processed

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Electronics are fine. Except appliances which are not dual voltage

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  Reply # 686552 15-Sep-2012 22:17 Send private message quote this post

lokhor:
Kyanar:
lokhor: Could I use this service to buy a new video card through NewEgg?


NewEgg is quite vehement about blocking freight forwarding services, so expect that they will block YouShop very quickly.  You might get one or two items, but that's it.


That is a little depressing. How are we supposed to get stuff at competitive prices then?


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For now, just buy what you want from them.  May as well get in before they notice right?

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  Reply # 686699 16-Sep-2012 15:29 Send private message quote this post

Just ordered a SDD from Newegg using my YouShop address and my NZ Credit Card. Will keep you updated!

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fail....wont work with NZ credit card will need to get a us debit one :)

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  Reply # 686884 16-Sep-2012 23:31 Send private message quote this post

So Prezoom seems *a lot* cheaper? Am I missing something? And is Prezoom the cheapest?




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