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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 717314 14-Nov-2012 19:01 Send private message

Managed to order two 8GBs, I did it separately though in order to maybe go through the custom fee... I must be really lucky since I bought two :P

Also, I heard people who bought Nexus 7's didn't get invoices so maybe I'll be able to declare the Nexus 4's as $280 or so and I'll definitely be able to pass the fee :)

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 717391 14-Nov-2012 22:58 Send private message

northover: Leaplae how did yiou do this.  I tried many times with 3 diff cc's Visa credit visa debit and AMEX and all came back with techinical error NO SALE.

I made sure the billing address was my mail forwarding address was the USA address.

I had a phone in my cart two times to no avail.

I rang Google support who told me that they do not sell to NZ and the cc must originate from USA.

Very frustrating indeed.

I too would like to know how else to achieve this.  USA credit card  ?amazon credit card

Any ideas from anyone would be much appreciated


I was just using wespact visa debit plus card with google wallet setup with the american billing address. It did do some $2 'check' charges before billing $390.69 NZD. (silly google not knowing the exchange rate).

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Master Geek


  Reply # 717412 14-Nov-2012 23:56 Send private message

Farrrk! thats soo cheap. Can you please buy me one (16GB) and i will happily pay you.

Anyone knows how the warranty works with the Google Play (US)?

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 717421 15-Nov-2012 00:41 Send private message

Steve113: Farrrk! thats soo cheap. Can you please buy me one (16GB) and i will happily pay you.

Anyone knows how the warranty works with the Google Play (US)?


Maybe when they come back into stock?

However I just brought the 8GB, thats why it is so cheap. Anything bigger (and perhaps the 8GB) will encounter over $100 GST/Duty. My order is still pending, so may take a while for me to get it.

2days processing at google

2days shipping to youshop

indeterminate amount of time at youshop.

7-11 to get to my place.


 Looking at 2weeks +



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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 717671 15-Nov-2012 13:40 Send private message

What a dilemma...Sold the S3 and now have to wait for the N4 !!!! Better not be months away...might have to get the GNex instead if it's going to be a struggle...what you think?

Cheers

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 717739 15-Nov-2012 14:56 Send private message

I don't know if you have seen this Google+ post yet:
https://plus.google.com/106515095432315677569/posts/fAA6PNbUxCK

Essentially it says they may be more US stock by the weekend, but 2 or 3 weeks for more stock for the UK and Australia (he guesses).

He also mentions cases of fraud found with the orders, I hope this doesn't cover those of you who ordered with non US credit cards, because I think that is my only hope now since Australia has sold out.

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Ultimate Geek
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Subscriber

  Reply # 717813 15-Nov-2012 16:37 Send private message

They didn't do this on purpose to create hype did they?
Why haven't we seen any numbers on how many have been sold (or have I just not looked hard enough?)

I don't know if this is a huge success or if they just didn't make enough in the initial batch?



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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 717822 15-Nov-2012 16:55 Send private message

Choice! There is hope!

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 717825 15-Nov-2012 17:00 Send private message

Oncop53: I don't know if you have seen this Google+ post yet:
https://plus.google.com/106515095432315677569/posts/fAA6PNbUxCK

Essentially it says they may be more US stock by the weekend, but 2 or 3 weeks for more stock for the UK and Australia (he guesses).

He also mentions cases of fraud found with the orders, I hope this doesn't cover those of you who ordered with non US credit cards, because I think that is my only hope now since Australia has sold out.



I hope they don't cancel it, because then there is no way for any New Zealander getting one (bar someone over there buying one and sending it over, pretty useless if you don't know anyone over there).

My status changed from 'pre-order' to completed in my Google wallet, and it looks like the money has been taken. I will wait for the shipping confirmation tomorrow!

Edit:
'Your billing address doesn't match the one on file with your bank. Check that the address listed in your Google Wallet account matches the billing address that appears on your credit/debit card statement.

At this time, the country of your credit card must match the the country to which you're shipping.'

Oh well, I didn't get that message, I hope they don't catch me out - looking good so far :-).
 

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 717841 15-Nov-2012 17:55 Send private message

blair003: Why haven't we seen any numbers on how many have been sold (or have I just not looked hard enough?)

I don't know if this is a huge success or if they just didn't make enough in the initial batch?


+1

Would be awesome to hear some numbers to give it some perspective. Lack of numbers suggest while a sellout maybe not as knock out?

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 717843 15-Nov-2012 18:01 Send private message

Back when the first iPad was released I bought it the next day via eBay, I see there's quite a few Nexus 4's on there now. Try this link. That's only if you're desperate, of course, as they look to be around $100 extra. When I bought the original iPad for $900NZ the seller did a terrible job of filling out the customs declaration and I wasn't billed for any GST through customs, although I think the price limit for GST was higher back then.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 717993 15-Nov-2012 22:04 Send private message

Hmm, I just tried to purchase a nexus 10 on the play store using tunnelbear and I get an error after I select my address and payment method and click buy. The error says:

"Uh oh. There was a problem.
We couldn't complete your purchase because of a technical issue

Details of the problem below:
Sorry, we were unable to process this request. The order has been automatically cancelled and you will not be charged for the purchase. Please try again later."

I wonder if they are cracking down on tunnelbear and/or shipito or if its unrelated.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 717996 15-Nov-2012 22:08

blair003: Hmm, I just tried to purchase a nexus 10 on the play store using tunnelbear and I get an error after I select my address and payment method and click buy. The error says:

"Uh oh. There was a problem.
We couldn't complete your purchase because of a technical issue

Details of the problem below:
Sorry, we were unable to process this request. The order has been automatically cancelled and you will not be charged for the purchase. Please try again later."

I wonder if they are cracking down on tunnelbear and/or shipito or if its unrelated.


Are you using a US credit/debit card?

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 717998 15-Nov-2012 22:11 Send private message

No - is that a requirement now?
(or was it always a requirement?)

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 717999 15-Nov-2012 22:16

blair003: No - is that a requirement now?
(or was it always a requirement?)


It was always a requirement.  Most people are using an Air NZ OneSmart card, for instance.

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