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  Reply # 523132 19-Sep-2011 16:40 Send private message

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johnr: Any body want anything??



Years supply of Jolt Cola and Twinkies would be nice Tongue Out

But due to bills Ill have to pass.....  curse this need to pay people for things.



Twinkies YUMMMMMMM




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  Reply # 523133 19-Sep-2011 16:40 Send private message

buy local and be covered with CGA :)

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  Reply # 523136 19-Sep-2011 16:44 Send private message

kobiak: buy local and be covered with CGA :)


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  Reply # 523184 19-Sep-2011 18:53 Send private message

kobiak: buy local and be covered with CGA :)


The Twinkies and Jolt ? Tongue Out

"Yes, Id like to complain via the CGA - there wasnt enough to last me what I consider a reasonable amount of time"




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  Reply # 523188 19-Sep-2011 18:55 Send private message

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corksta: Bought mine in the USA, saved about $300, declared it at Customs but wasn't charged duty (this is hit and miss though - you win some, you lose some), you just pop off the US plug and put a NZ plug on it.


I think that so long as duty is less than $50 you usually get away with it. The same rules that apply to the extra bottle of duty free spirits that they apply. This may have changed though. Anyway I can get someone to bring it in as their own iPad. I don't have any problem with them opening it and making it look used - they have their own here anyway.

Is the charger a multi voltage one? If it is then thats great - as you say I can just swap the plug. I though for sure it would be a 110v only just to make things a bit more difficult.

Just waiting to hear the best price deal that they can find on a 32Gb wifi/3G and then I'll have to sell my first born to pay for it.

Thanks for the input even if most reckon buy local. The only advantage seems to be local warranty and I am not convinced that it worth the whole heap of extra $ the locals charge.

Pity I can't get a Vodafone one on a mobile contract at a concessional price but? we can't have everything


Yes it's multi-voltage so no issues there. I buy all my stuff overseas (wife is a flight attendant) and while there is a risk with the warranty, for me anyway the money I have saved over the years far outweighs this risk. Touch wood but I've never had an issue with any electronic from overseas.




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  Reply # 523189 19-Sep-2011 18:58 Send private message

Ham: I know Apple sets the prices for these devices, but in general, NZ retailers need to learn to be competitive to get our dollars. The only way to teach them is to vote with your credit card.

Edit: Typo 


Pretty sure retailers aren't making money on Apple gear...
If we want to see NZ shoppers getting a better deal by buying locally... well, there would need to be A LOT more ducks in a row first.

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  Reply # 523420 20-Sep-2011 10:28 Send private message

xpd:
kobiak: buy local and be covered with CGA :)


The Twinkies and Jolt ? Tongue Out

"Yes, Id like to complain via the CGA - there wasnt enough to last me what I consider a reasonable amount of time"


Twinkies you can buy in Auckland, not so sure about the Jolt Cola though.

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  Reply # 523429 20-Sep-2011 10:43 Send private message

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xpd:
kobiak: buy local and be covered with CGA :)


The Twinkies and Jolt ? Tongue Out

"Yes, Id like to complain via the CGA - there wasnt enough to last me what I consider a reasonable amount of time"


Twinkies you can buy in Auckland, not so sure about the Jolt Cola though.


Ooo where ? They appeared occasionally in the supermarkets but havent seen any for over 6 years now :(
Jolt was another thing that was in every dairy for a long time then vanished.




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  Reply # 523439 20-Sep-2011 11:06 Send private message

xpd:
graemeh:
xpd:
kobiak: buy local and be covered with CGA :)


The Twinkies and Jolt ? Tongue Out

"Yes, Id like to complain via the CGA - there wasnt enough to last me what I consider a reasonable amount of time"


Twinkies you can buy in Auckland, not so sure about the Jolt Cola though.


Ooo where ? They appeared occasionally in the supermarkets but havent seen any for over 6 years now :(
Jolt was another thing that was in every dairy for a long time then vanished.


Martha's Backyard in Mt Wellington www.marthasbackyard.co.nz

They occasionally have twinkies in stock in the shop but last time I looked they basically pre-sold them before they bought them in.

You might be able to convince them to bring in some Jolt cola too.

Now just so we're slightly close to being on topic, you might even get them to bring in an Ipad :)


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  Reply # 523444 20-Sep-2011 11:24 Send private message

xpd:
kobiak: buy local and be covered with CGA :)


The Twinkies and Jolt ? Tongue Out

"Yes, Id like to complain via the CGA - there wasnt enough to last me what I consider a reasonable amount of time"


sure :) not soft enough for a Twinky :) 

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  Reply # 523445 20-Sep-2011 11:24 Send private message

Thanks for that, and yes, Id better send a warning note to myself, "get on topic" :)

iPad 2 would be nice to order as well....






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Reply # 523923 21-Sep-2011 10:27 Send private message

Dunnersfella:
Ham: I know Apple sets the prices for these devices, but in general, NZ retailers need to learn to be competitive to get our dollars. The only way to teach them is to vote with your credit card.

Edit: Typo 


Pretty sure retailers aren't making money on Apple gear...
If we want to see NZ shoppers getting a better deal by buying locally... well, there would need to be A LOT more ducks in a row first.


I just got off the phone with a retailer in NY. They can do a 32Gb Wifi/3G for $US798...BUT......

they are prohibited by Apple from selling overseas!!! If they do they will lose their franchise.


Sounds to me like shades of the Adidas AB Jersey debacle.

All is not lost as I have a contact in Boston who lives there 6 months of the year and is due back in NZ at the end of October. I'll see if she will buy it and bring it back for me. She can always claim that she decided to sell it while there was still a market in anticipation of the iPad 3.


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  Reply # 524037 21-Sep-2011 13:06 Send private message

GerryAttrick: I just got off the phone with a retailer in NY. They can do a 32Gb Wifi/3G for $US798


Take that price, add local sales tax (which you will have to pay given they aren't allowed to export it), convert it to NZD at today's exchange rate, add GST which you have to factor in just in case Customs charge it, and add $50 for a NZ charger and then see if it is worth buying overseas.

I did a similar exercise for a colleague when I travelled to the US for business recently, and found there was no advantage purchasing from the US.  If you get lucky with Customs then maybe there is a very small saving.  Otherwise you will end up paying more by my calculations...

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  Reply # 524060 21-Sep-2011 13:53 Send private message

GerryAttrick:
Dunnersfella:
Ham: I know Apple sets the prices for these devices, but in general, NZ retailers need to learn to be competitive to get our dollars. The only way to teach them is to vote with your credit card.

Edit: Typo 


Pretty sure retailers aren't making money on Apple gear...
If we want to see NZ shoppers getting a better deal by buying locally... well, there would need to be A LOT more ducks in a row first.


I just got off the phone with a retailer in NY. They can do a 32Gb Wifi/3G for $US798...BUT......

they are prohibited by Apple from selling overseas!!! If they do they will lose their franchise.



err the 32GB 3G lists on Apple's website at US $729

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  Reply # 524072 21-Sep-2011 14:17 Send private message

Satch:
GerryAttrick: I just got off the phone with a retailer in NY. They can do a 32Gb Wifi/3G for $US798


Take that price, add local sales tax (which you will have to pay given they aren't allowed to export it), convert it to NZD at today's exchange rate, add GST which you have to factor in just in case Customs charge it, and add $50 for a NZ charger and then see if it is worth buying overseas.

I did a similar exercise for a colleague when I travelled to the US for business recently, and found there was no advantage purchasing from the US.  If you get lucky with Customs then maybe there is a very small saving.  Otherwise you will end up paying more by my calculations...


If you have someone to bring it back for you, why not get them to discard all the packaging, and pack/carry it as if they own it for their own personal use.  No way for customs to prove otherwise, and doubt they would make any enquiries in that regard for the sake of 1 iPad.  Would that work?




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