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  Reply # 945963 5-Dec-2013 10:52 Send private message

zhuyan: Got one Seagate 4TB external hard drive last weekend from NL wellington central for $229; think that's a good deal.

I could have bought the same from amazon and get youshop to ship to NZ for about $214 but thought for $15 more I wouldn't have to wait.

Amazon is still having sales on various external hard drives up to 40% off and some of them could be shipped direct to NZ; postage included it could still be cheaper by 20-30%


Good deal, I have been looking at Internal 2/3/4TB drives to use in a dock but may reconsider and just get an external one if they are that cheap. Thanks for the heads up that these prices are out there, I was still under the impression that External HDD were still super expensive compared to Internal

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  Reply # 945976 5-Dec-2013 11:32 Send private message

zhuyan: Got one Seagate 4TB external hard drive last weekend from NL wellington central for $229; think that's a good deal.

I could have bought the same from amazon and get youshop to ship to NZ for about $214 but thought for $15 more I wouldn't have to wait.

Amazon is still having sales on various external hard drives up to 40% off and some of them could be shipped direct to NZ; postage included it could still be cheaper by 20-30%


That's cheap. Are they still available at that price?




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  Reply # 945980 5-Dec-2013 11:47 Send private message

kiwijunglist:
zhuyan: Got one Seagate 4TB external hard drive last weekend from NL wellington central for $229; think that's a good deal.

I could have bought the same from amazon and get youshop to ship to NZ for about $214 but thought for $15 more I wouldn't have to wait.

Amazon is still having sales on various external hard drives up to 40% off and some of them could be shipped direct to NZ; postage included it could still be cheaper by 20-30%


That's cheap. Are they still available at that price?


dick smith still has them for that price
http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/drives-storage/seagate-expansion-4tb-desktop-hard-drive-usb-3-0-dsnz-xm1435

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  Reply # 946008 5-Dec-2013 12:15 Send private message

Thanks. That is cheaper than price for internal 4tb on pricespy. Is it the same unit?




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  Reply # 946038 5-Dec-2013 13:04 Send private message

mmm so tempted ... what is the largest cheapest unpowered usb 3 2.5" external drive?




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  Reply # 946054 5-Dec-2013 13:17 Send private message

I think 1 or 1.5tb is the sweet spot for external usb 2.5" drives. Check price spy.




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  Reply # 946303 5-Dec-2013 22:43 Send private message

Best Buy is still offering Toshiba's new Canvio® 3.0 portable hard drive 1.5T for just US$69.99, only about 180g in weight. With Youshop postage included, you should be able to get it for about NZ$110 delivered; not bad either!

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/toshiba-canvio-1-50-tb-external-hard-drive-1-pack-black/5616558.p?id=1218672895965&skuId=5616558#tab=overview


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  Reply # 946534 6-Dec-2013 12:29 Send private message


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  Reply # 946548 6-Dec-2013 12:55 Send private message

I think if i got a powered one i'd get a network drive. Is seagate central worth it or would you go nas?




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  Reply # 946552 6-Dec-2013 12:59 Send private message

joker97: I think if i got a powered one i'd get a network drive. Is seagate central worth it or would you go nas?

seagate central is a nas, albeit a simple home/home office nas, no redundancy, capped at 4 TB.

it's reasonably good performance compare to other low cost nas, but not that great at current NZ retail price.

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  Reply # 947851 9-Dec-2013 10:21 Send private message

I see Harvey Norman has Windows 8 Pro upgrades for sale on their web-site at $98. Seems like a good price if you have an old XP license lying around.

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  Reply # 948472 10-Dec-2013 09:17 Send private message

 Amazon have their standard kindle at $30 off today with international shipping, using the code KINDLE59, so landed price in New Zealand is just over NZ$89.  And of course using the geekzone link is usually encouraged :)  

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  Reply # 948506 10-Dec-2013 09:57 Send private message

tieke:  Amazon have their standard kindle at $30 off today with international shipping, using the code KINDLE59, so landed price in New Zealand is just over NZ$89.  And of course using the geekzone link is usually encouraged :)  


Thanks, just bought it for a Christmas present using this geekzone link   http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007HCCOD0?tag=geekzone-20

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  Reply # 948694 10-Dec-2013 13:57 Send private message

jb hi-fi have a cost+gst sale tonight at selected stores

http://www.jbhifi.co.nz/ccs/

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  Reply # 948740 10-Dec-2013 15:02 Send private message

Noel Leemings have/had two $20 itunes cards for $30, saving $10 or 25%. But their staff weren't aware of the deal, and it isn't automatically applied at checkout, so you have to grab a leaflet to show them. It's on the bottom of the back page of their brochure. Not sure when it finishes, but I got it on friday.

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