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  Reply # 481290 15-Jun-2011 07:57 Send private message

Received my TF yesterday (ordered Sat morning on Amazon.com).

No nasty surprise on opening and build quality seems solid. Small amount of light bleed on the bottom but I probably only saw it because I was looking for it, barely noticeable unless watching black screen with brightness cranked up...

Will go hunting for the perfect sleeve today but I am thinking I might try and get the cheapest I can for now and buy one that was made for the TF once they are a bit more available...

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  Reply # 481623 15-Jun-2011 21:24 Send private message

Official NZ release 1st of July according to PlayTech. Hefty prices, $799 without the keyboard, $1099 including the docking station.

http://www.playtech.co.nz/afa.asp?strKeyword=eee+pad+transformer&idWebPage=39234&page=1&ListOptions=...
 

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  Reply # 481691 16-Jun-2011 07:27 Send private message

heavenlywild: Official NZ release 1st of July according to PlayTech. Hefty prices, $799 without the keyboard, $1099 including the docking station.

http://www.playtech.co.nz/afa.asp?strKeyword=eee+pad+transformer&idWebPage=39234&page=1&ListOptions=...
 


It appear the $799 is for the 16gb, while 1099 is for the 32gb with docking station, so not as bad




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  Reply # 481699 16-Jun-2011 08:07 Send private message

Once they have built-in 3G later this year, I will be sold!

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  Reply # 481712 16-Jun-2011 08:52 Send private message

I think that $799 is a bit steep considering the base model iPad 2 is $499USD and $799NZD here, yet the base model Transformer is $399USD and $799NZD here. Someone's making some cream.

And considering the device has a worldwide warranty, I'm struggling to see why you'd purchase one here over amazon.com (apart from enjoying Harvey Norman perhaps).

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  Reply # 481715 16-Jun-2011 08:58 Send private message

Whether they actually get the stock is on 1 July is another question - there have been massive shortages

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  Reply # 484547 22-Jun-2011 18:17 Send private message

I just ordered the keyboard dock from Computer lounge at $249 including gst and delivery. They are on preorder so not sure of the delivery date.




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  Reply # 486899 28-Jun-2011 14:28 Send private message

Is anybody interested in a 32GB Transformer  (no Keyboard dock) in Hamilton or Sth Auckland area? I have a brand new one for sale - offers?

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  Reply # 487859 30-Jun-2011 14:41 Send private message

basicallythis: I think that $799 is a bit steep considering the base model iPad 2 is $499USD and $799NZD here, yet the base model Transformer is $399USD and $799NZD here. Someone's making some cream.


The base price is $399 without the dock, Playtech are selling WITH the dock! The dock is an additional $150, so $650 USD in total which is about $800 kiwi so its a darn good price. I just got my 32GB one yesterday from Amazon, cost me about $950 all up including freight but I would have preferred to buy locally.

BTW, Anyone know where I can get an additional USB charging cable and AC adaptor from?

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  Reply # 492327 12-Jul-2011 09:32 Send private message

I took delivery of a 32Gb Transformer and the Keyboarding docking station last Friday, which I purchased from Amazon.com

The Asus is my first tablet experience. I choose it after checking the reviews that were on the net. 4 days later I can only say I am very pleased with my purchase! The look and feel is superb, and it is going to a useful gadget in the house.

The total landed cost was NZ$852 for tablet (32GB) and keyboard .





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  Reply # 494169 16-Jul-2011 23:22 Send private message

saw the transfomer in jb hifi today
cost $ 799
however i would still prefer importing it from the US......




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  Reply # 494358 17-Jul-2011 19:39 Send private message

basicallythis: I think that $799 is a bit steep considering the base model iPad 2 is $499USD and $799NZD here, yet the base model Transformer is $399USD and $799NZD here. Someone's making some cream.

And considering the device has a worldwide warranty, I'm struggling to see why you'd purchase one here over amazon.com (apart from enjoying Harvey Norman perhaps).


Prices from a retail chain store in Singapore ...

Iconia is $600SGD vs $800 here at Noel Leeming
Transformer is $659SGD vs $800 at JB
Xoom is $800SGD, Telecom want $1150 here

Compared to Singapore I think we might be lacking in retail competition here.

Only reason I didn't buy was I wasn't sure if I my business could claim back the GST on an overseas purchase - does anyone know?

Cheers 

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  Reply # 494371 17-Jul-2011 20:12 Send private message

Gemini:Only reason I didn't buy was I wasn't sure if I my business could claim back the GST on an overseas purchase - does anyone know?

Cheers 

If you don't pay any GST in New Zealand then you won't be able to claim any GST back in New Zealand. 

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  Reply # 494382 17-Jul-2011 20:30 Send private message

If you imported the item and paid GST when importing it (for instance DHL may collect GST on your behalf and charge you during the import process) then you can claim that but you purchased overseas and just brought it back into NZ then the answer is no.

As an aside ASUS just pushes out an OTA update for the transformer. The rumour is that it is prep for honeycomb 3.2. I installed it with no issues.

Cheers.




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  Reply # 494405 17-Jul-2011 22:17 Send private message

Runs super smooth now like butter! And I think the apostrophe email problem has been sorted.

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