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139 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 649131 1-Jul-2012 16:27 Send private message

P1n3apqlExpr3ss:
stuartjmz:
twobikes: 
How much was their assisted purchase fee?


$8.50, in addition to their $8.50 on-shipping fee. Thanks too, for the warning reminder about reboxing. Hopefully Google's not as bad as Amazon, who like to ship a USB stick in a box big enough for an SUV.


Plus 4.3% paypal/CC PLUS 8% purchase cost fees, was getting excited for a minute there


Yeah, I read the first line and got carried away. Back to scrounging a favour from US family or friends for me then. Those fees are like death by a thousand paper cuts!

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Master Geek


  Reply # 649135 1-Jul-2012 16:32 Send private message

stuartjmz:
twobikes: 
How much was their assisted purchase fee?


$8.50, in addition to their $8.50 on-shipping fee. Thanks too, for the warning reminder about reboxing. Hopefully Google's not as bad as Amazon, who like to ship a USB stick in a box big enough for an SUV.


From the un boxing of the Nexus 7 there is a lot of spare space in the box, so anything like USB/OTG cable, Micro SD reader and 64G card, Nexus hard case, etc would all fit in the re boxed package.  Even a digital camera, get shiito to consolidate and re box and save shipping costs

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Master Geek


  Reply # 649136 1-Jul-2012 16:42 Send private message

twobikes:
stuartjmz:
twobikes: 
How much was their assisted purchase fee?


$8.50, in addition to their $8.50 on-shipping fee. Thanks too, for the warning reminder about reboxing. Hopefully Google's not as bad as Amazon, who like to ship a USB stick in a box big enough for an SUV.


From the un boxing of the Nexus 7 there is a lot of spare space in the box, so anything like USB/OTG cable, Micro SD reader and 64G card, Nexus hard case, etc would all fit in the re boxed package.  Even a digital camera, get shiito to consolidate and re box and save shipping costs



Still it is not that bad say 8% on $280 USD is $22 plus 8.50 lets say $30, and that gets around opening a US bank account getting a Visa Card. Signing up to a US VPN.  For the grief one avoids I think it is worth it, and the monthly US Bank fees of $5.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 649140 1-Jul-2012 16:49 Send private message

But is assisted purchasing cheaper than using family in australia or purchasing from Clove? It might be just - but it's more of a pain

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Master Geek


  Reply # 649145 1-Jul-2012 17:02 Send private message

P1n3apqlExpr3ss: But is assisted purchasing cheaper than using family in australia or purchasing from Clove? It might be just - but it's more of a pain


Thats assuming you have someone in Aus, which I have not.  and  Clove is this not a UK company 160 x 2 = 320 plus shipping and insurance from UK? How much is that?

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 649149 1-Jul-2012 17:06 Send private message

Let's try and figure out the cheapest way to get it to our shores guys. Just add your own information

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AuAyjaW70ts_dEpjMFR6RURpcWluR2tWbTg1aFl5V3c

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Master Geek


  Reply # 649152 1-Jul-2012 17:18 Send private message

P1n3apqlExpr3ss: Let's try and figure out the cheapest way to get it to our shores guys. Just add your own information

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AuAyjaW70ts_dEpjMFR6RURpcWluR2tWbTg1aFl5V3c



If clove sell it maybe lets see does the 159 incl VAT which is 20% therefore 132.50 plus postage (used Galaxy 7 as dummy buy) 24, thats 156.50 x 2 = 313NZD, which looks pretty good, but will they get it?  Also re web site google are charge 10 pounds delivery to uk address.


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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 649154 1-Jul-2012 17:30 Send private message

twobikes:
P1n3apqlExpr3ss: Let's try and figure out the cheapest way to get it to our shores guys. Just add your own information

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AuAyjaW70ts_dEpjMFR6RURpcWluR2tWbTg1aFl5V3c



If clove sell it maybe lets see does the 159 incl VAT which is 20% therefore 132.50 plus postage (used Galaxy 7 as dummy buy) 24, thats 156.50 x 2 = 313NZD, which looks pretty good, but will they get it?  Also re web site google are charge 10 pounds delivery to uk address.



Other UK stores are apparently only getting the 16 GB version, I doubt Clove will be any different. Hopefully international purchases have VAT excluded like other products on the site

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Master Geek


  Reply # 649176 1-Jul-2012 18:24 Send private message

P1n3apqlExpr3ss: Hopefully international purchases have VAT excluded like other products on the site


This is internationally standard practice - NZ sites selling offshore do not charge GST on outbound sales.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 649177 1-Jul-2012 18:29 Send private message

^ Yea I've asked Clove just to confirm, and hopefully extract some pricing details

My post I'm stealing from XDA:

"Possibly the cheapest way to get a Nexus 7 outside of Play Store countries:

Buy it from http://www.clove.co.uk/ they haven't announced pricing yet but I'm assuming it will be 199 quid for the 16 GB model. International orders have VAT removed so that's 166 quid + shipping. For me in New Zealand that means it will be $371 NZD.

If I were to get family in Australia to buy and send me one would be around $440 NZD. From the US using shipito would be $400~ NZD, and that's if I do have an US credit card, which I don't

I've asked Clove to confirm that international orders will be 199 minus VAT just to make sure and will update this thread. Comparatively, if Amazon does something like this and will ship internationally their deal would be just as good"

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Master Geek


  Reply # 649178 1-Jul-2012 18:32 Send private message

 Comparatively, if Amazon does something like this and will ship internationally their deal would be just as good"


Would Amazon sell something that is not only a direct competitor to the Fire but also substantially superior? 

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 649179 1-Jul-2012 18:36 Send private message

stuartjmz:
 Comparatively, if Amazon does something like this and will ship internationally their deal would be just as good"


Would Amazon sell something that is not only a direct competitor to the Fire but also substantially superior? 


Barnes and Noble is an Amazon partner by the looks of it and sells the Nook Tablet, the Kindle Fire's only competitor before this week so it is possible

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Master Geek


  Reply # 649185 1-Jul-2012 18:45 Send private message

P1n3apqlExpr3ss: ^ 
I've asked Clove to confirm that international orders will be 199 minus VAT just to make sure and will update this thread.


Can you ask clove what insurance their airsure shipping covers or is it extra?  Also do their have any dates for expected shipping?

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 649191 1-Jul-2012 18:56 Send private message

Clove insures all packages, regardless of shipping method by the looks of it. Int Airmail Tracked is 3-7 working days but the FAQ mentions 14 days for Aus/NZ

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 649268 1-Jul-2012 21:42 Send private message

P1n3apqlExpr3ss: If I were to get family in Australia to buy and send me one would be around $440 NZD. From the US using shipito would be $400~ NZD, and that's if I do have an US credit card, which I don't


You don't need a US credit card to use Shipito (it won't be cheaper than Clove regardless, but just thought I would let you know).

Should have my Nexus 7 by the end of this week hopefully...




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