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Topic # 136867 11-Dec-2013 15:03 Send private message

I'd like to buy one of these:

http://www.fitbit.com/force

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nfortunately they are not available in NZ, and the US site has them listed for $129 USD, but require a US billing address on your CC as well as a US shipping address... Shipping address is sorted through Youshop, but not the billing address.

There are a couple on Amazon that appear to want to charge about $50USD above retail price, and charge $50 further for shipping to NZ.

There are a few clearly fraudulent Aliexpress sellers offering it as well.

Anyone got any bright ideas on how I could buy one? Currently it looks like the only way would be to find someone in the US to buy it as a gift and have it sent to my youshop address - and I'd then re-imburse them through paypal (or whatever)

I was hoping there was a more direct way.

Ideas?

Cheers - N


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  Reply # 949429 11-Dec-2013 15:09 Send private message

i got one about two weeks ago :)

fitbit.com was out of stock so i went through amazon + youshop. amazon was about $50 more expensive (but i didnt want to wait 6 weeks or so for fitbit.com).

if fitbit.com doesnt take nz cc, which is odd (cant they do paypal?), you could try something like entropay.com which is a virtual CC, ive used this for hulu in the past.

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  Reply # 949431 11-Dec-2013 15:10 Send private message

I bought one, here's what I did:
Sent funds to my entropay virtual visa
Connected to US VPN
Purchased from fitbit.com, shipped to youshop
Paid with virtual visa card
Done



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  Reply # 949433 11-Dec-2013 15:12 Send private message

Thanks guys - Entropay looks like the missing link I needed :-)

And no, fitbit.com only take credit cards, not Paypal - and they do check addresses.

Cheers - N



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  Reply # 949443 11-Dec-2013 15:25 Send private message

Whoa...

Got any other suggestions? Entropay has by far and away the most inconvenient, intrusive verification system I've ever seen.

Cheers - N

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  Reply # 949444 11-Dec-2013 15:32 Send private message

Talkiet: Whoa...

Got any other suggestions? Entropay has by far and away the most inconvenient, intrusive verification system I've ever seen.

Cheers - N


as a matter of interest (sorry if this takes us off topic) what do you have to do for verification?




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  Reply # 949446 11-Dec-2013 15:35 Send private message

geekiegeek:
Talkiet: Whoa...

Got any other suggestions? Entropay has by far and away the most inconvenient, intrusive verification system I've ever seen.

Cheers - N


as a matter of interest (sorry if this takes us off topic) what do you have to do for verification?


Hook up a webcam and let them take a video of my credit card - but that failed so then apparently the only method is to have them make a charge against my card and wait several days.

If the video verification fails once, you can't try it again.

Blurk

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  Reply # 949447 11-Dec-2013 15:36 Send private message

lol, i never remember having to do a video when I signed up. Think it was just enter a CC + my address and that was it.

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  Reply # 949466 11-Dec-2013 15:54 Send private message

the video verification is a recent edition and you have to do it when you top your card up next

it worked fine for me when I did it, at night even, so the picture was grainy as too lol

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  Reply # 955835 21-Dec-2013 14:23 Send private message

I just purchased one through there website using my New Zealand mastercard. For the billing details i used my youshop address as i thought that might be the giveaway that its a New Zealand card, to my surprise it was accepted. It doesn't ship for 2-4 weeks which is a shame but oh well!

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  Reply # 956046 22-Dec-2013 08:24 Send private message

Not an Airpoints member by chance are you?

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  Reply # 956109 22-Dec-2013 11:15 Send private message

Talkiet: I'd like to buy one of these:

http://www.fitbit.com/force

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nfortunately they are not available in NZ, and the US site has them listed for $129 USD, but require a US billing address on your CC as well as a US shipping address... Shipping address is sorted through Youshop, but not the billing address.

There are a couple on Amazon that appear to want to charge about $50USD above retail price, and charge $50 further for shipping to NZ.

There are a few clearly fraudulent Aliexpress sellers offering it as well.

Anyone got any bright ideas on how I could buy one? Currently it looks like the only way would be to find someone in the US to buy it as a gift and have it sent to my youshop address - and I'd then re-imburse them through paypal (or whatever)

I was hoping there was a more direct way.

Ideas?

Cheers - N



MyUS.com gives you a US address and will purchase on your behalf for a percentage using their US credit cards.








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  Reply # 956286 22-Dec-2013 19:26 Send private message

Ditto for Borderlinx actually (though you will need a card issued by one of their partners to sign up)

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  Reply # 956397 23-Dec-2013 09:31 Send private message

Received an email overnight from fitbit, they tried to contact me at my supplied phone number (youshop phone number) in regards to my order, no one answered so they want me to phone them back. What a p.i.t.a, who does that.. Just ship the order out!
Doesn't look like ill be getting one from there afterall.

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  Reply # 963557 8-Jan-2014 21:21 Send private message

Looks like Amazon now ship Fitbit directly to NZ. Might pick one up.




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  Reply # 963563 8-Jan-2014 21:25 Send private message

if you're stuck, I'm going to the US next week and back last week in Jan, will happily carry it back for you

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