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  Reply # 754910 2-Feb-2013 23:11 Send private message quote this post

Anyone keen to club in on buying a couple hundred dollars US ITUNES CARDS (between us - I'm good for the first hundred) and waiting for them to ship the actual cards? Seems cheaper than paying the percentages the resellers and 'digital' suppliers charge?

Pm me if keen :)

*edited for what I meant to be talking about Lol!




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  Reply # 754930 3-Feb-2013 02:53 Send private message quote this post

kyhwana2: My VFF's came in a normal sized shoe box and cost $26.74NZ without a discount applied (Back in December)


Cool, thanks for the info. Should come in below $40 then :-)



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  Reply # 754957 3-Feb-2013 09:32 Send private message quote this post

PhantomNVD: Anyone keen to club in on buying a couple hundred dollars US ITUNES CARDS (between us - I'm good for the first hundred) and waiting for them to ship the actual cards? Seems cheaper than paying the percentages the resellers and 'digital' suppliers charge?


It is so much easier to just pay 5-10% extra and get an email in a couple of minutes with the code, instead of waiting weeks and still have to pay shipping anyway, which will probably be more than the commission around.

Also, what if the box comes with "iTunes cards value US$500" and New Zealand customs look at the declared value and charges 15% GST? That would foil your scheme right there.







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  Reply # 754999 3-Feb-2013 11:33 Send private message quote this post

vouchers are on nzposts prihibited list. so when they dont arrive......




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  Reply # 755016 3-Feb-2013 12:06 Send private message quote this post

richms: vouchers are on nzposts prihibited list. so when they dont arrive......


Missed that :(

I have some credit remaining on my us iTunes, so a couple weeks wouldn't worry me, but not getting tem ... NOT good.

I have no worries paying conversion rates for nz-us$ but paying $55+ US for a $50us credit just seems wrong?

Can't wait till the net is the norm for digital content, and price gouging zones disappear... Just, when it's so easy to get content without paying, why do they make it so hard to pay for it (in the same timeframe) I wonder?




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  Reply # 755737 4-Feb-2013 19:01 Send private message quote this post

What is customs Procedure with you shop. Have nexus 10 arrived in NZ last Tuesday and guess customs have to clear it due to $ value. But have heard nothing, how do I pay customs and will they get in touch with me?



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  Reply # 755739 4-Feb-2013 19:02 Send private message quote this post

Wait for YouShop to contact you.




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  Reply # 755740 4-Feb-2013 19:03 Send private message quote this post

freitasm: Wait for YouShop to contact you.


Ok cheers should it take a week for this or longer

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  Reply # 755741 4-Feb-2013 19:04 Send private message quote this post

doesn't sound right that they would wait 6+ days to tell you there is money owing?

If that is right, that sucks

Do they have your contact details correctly?

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  Reply # 755743 4-Feb-2013 19:07 Send private message quote this post

nathan: doesn't sound right that they would wait 6+ days to tell you there is money owing?

If that is right, that sucks

Do they have your contact details correctly?


Should do I've had other items with them before and one arrived in NZ same time as tablet and I received that last Thursday. But was lower $ value no no customs etc

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  Reply # 755744 4-Feb-2013 19:10 Send private message quote this post

I'd be contacting NZ Post proactively and asking them where it is

HELLO, it arrived SIX DAYS AGO!

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  Reply # 756173 5-Feb-2013 16:44 Send private message quote this post

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Community/MessageBoard/Messages.aspx?id=1205388&topic=10

Nothing to do with me, I just saw the thread above and thought it might be good to link it here.  

Short version appears to be that UPS delivered to the YouShop, some guy who works there signed for it, subsequently went missing, and NZ Post is telling the buyer it's not their problem.

Cautionary tale perhaps.






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  Reply # 756199 5-Feb-2013 17:40 Send private message quote this post

Have used YouShop 7 times now. Very happy customer. Great service and shipping prices to NZ are very reasonable.




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  Reply # 756206 5-Feb-2013 18:10 Send private message quote this post

+1 what he said

sometimes i wish it was a little faster, but you get what you pay for

when i had a problem with missing stuff in Oregon, they sorted quickly, the sender used slightly wrong details

I'm finding more and more us sites ship direct now

this week I've bought from bhphoto and from crucial
32gb laptop ram
256g msata ssd
2 x 512gb Samsung 840 Pro Ssd

and all shipped direct here, only about us30 a shipment but in theory here in a week

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  Reply # 756212 5-Feb-2013 18:31 Send private message quote this post

-.- Had something arrive at Youshop on the 2nd 7am NZ time and it's on just shown up as arrived on Youshops system today at 3pm. (The 5th). WTF.

So much for 3rd times a charm!

What other shippers do people use that are better?

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