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Master Geek


  Reply # 723142 26-Nov-2012 16:20 Send private message

syphe: my 8GB just arrived in the country via youpost, so judging by my last experiences I might have it in my hands tomorrow morning.


WOW that's real exciting!  It sounds as if you aren't going to have to pay any duty then.  I really hope it all works out for you.  Let us know what you think

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Geek


  Reply # 723148 26-Nov-2012 16:28 Send private message

leaplae:
syphe: my 8GB just arrived in the country via youpost, so judging by my last experiences I might have it in my hands tomorrow morning.


Grrrrg and GOGGLE hasn't even shipped mine out yet.


that sucks man, seems I was really lucky with mine.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 723158 26-Nov-2012 16:39 Send private message

syphe: my 8GB just arrived in the country via youpost, so judging by my last experiences I might have it in my hands tomorrow morning.


Kinda feel like the branding isn't right, a lot of people get YouShop and YouPost confused. 

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Geek


  Reply # 723159 26-Nov-2012 16:42 Send private message

NzBeagle:
syphe: my 8GB just arrived in the country via youpost, so judging by my last experiences I might have it in my hands tomorrow morning.


Kinda feel like the branding isn't right, a lot of people get YouShop and YouPost confused. 


I thought that looked weird when I typed it, never knew youpost was a thing heh.

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 723161 26-Nov-2012 16:44 Send private message

Hey Guys,

I've started a thread over on XDA http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1995691 with buying options available to us here in NZ and this is what we've come up with so far.

It may be of use to some of you, or it may not.  I've currently got a pre-order 16GB N4 from Negri Electronics.  It's probably about $100 more than I would have paid trying to get my bro in Oz to get one for me (he tried on the 13th and failed miserably).  This way I have a pre-order and I don't have to worry about it.

Negri Electronics - Cheapest option so far - outside of the official PlayStore channels.

http://negrielectronics.com/lg-e960-nexus-4-16gb-unlocked-black.html#.ULLl22f_nmc

16GB Black Nexus 4 $448.50USD Shipping to NZ was $69.50USD Total Cost $518USD or $635NZD

Options to pay are through PayPal (US customers only) and Google Wallet (how I did it)

Negri will also mark the value of the Nexus as $199 if you ask them, therefore removing the need to pay any GST/Customs tax when it arrives here in NZ

Our Second option to purchase a Nexus 4

MobiCity Australia

http://www.mobicity.com.au/

16GB Black Nexus 4 (Pre-order) $499AUD Shipping to NZ $44.00AUD Total Cost $543AUD or $689NZD

8GB Black Nexus 4 (supposedly in stock) $449AUD Shipping to NZ $44.00AUD Total Cost $493AUD or $625NZD
(With the MobiCity AU option you should also take into account that there will probably also be a GST and customs fee, payable before your item will leave NZ customs)

Our Third option to purchase a Nexus 4

MobiCity NZ

http://www.mobicity.co.nz/phones.html/

16GB Black Nexus 4 (Pre-order) $639.00NZD Shipping $24.00NZD (Cheapest option) GST $95.85NZD Customs and Courier GST Processing Fee 38.07NZD Total Cost $796.92NZD

8GB Black Nexus 4 (supposedly in stock) $549.00NZD Shipping $24.00NZD (Cheapest option) GST $82.35NZD Customs and Courier GST Processing Fee 38.07NZDTotal Cost $693.42NZD

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 723191 26-Nov-2012 17:30 Send private message

Just got my 8GB Nexus 4 this avo.  I've only played with it for a few minutes but damn it's a nice looking phone.  Physically it's a beauty and makes my Galaxy Nexus look somewhat tacky and plasticy.  

I'll give some more detailed impressions after the kids have gone to bed.

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Geek


  Reply # 723201 26-Nov-2012 17:44 Send private message

bugger, just checkec tracking and at 4:20 it's status changed to 'held for clearance', they shouldn't be charging me as the gst will be under $60, but last time I had this happen it took around a week to get the package in my hands, fun times :(

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Geek


  Reply # 723258 26-Nov-2012 19:47 Send private message

Sorry... I'm a bit of novice, but after reading 20 odd pages on this site and then digesting a few reviews of the Google Nexus 4, I really like the thought of it being my next phone.

Would someone please help answer the following:

Like others I have my Google Wallet set up for the next time they come on sale and if I am successful in purchasing one, is it as simple as putting an NZ SIM card in and using here in NZ? Or does it need some kind of tweaking to be used on our shores (If so, what kind of tweaking?)

In terms of the google wallet, for those who were successful, did you manage to buy the phone using an NZ credit card with an NZ address? I work for an American company, so my work Internet goes through our servers in the states. It was fairly simple to set up the wallet details on Google and it let me add my National Bank credit card. Although I couldn't fully checkout the purchase on Google Play, it let me get to the last screen when attempting to buy a Nexus 7.

Is this how it should work, or would it error out on the next step when authorising? I suppose what I am asking, is do I need to (somehow) change the address of my National Bank visa to an American address?

Appreciate anyone's help on this and for those of you who have the phone, enjoy.

Cheers


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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 723273 26-Nov-2012 20:41 Send private message

 

Like others I have my Google Wallet set up for the next time they come on sale and if I am successful in purchasing one, is it as simple as putting an NZ SIM card in and using here in NZ? Or does it need some kind of tweaking to be used on our shores (If so, what kind of tweaking?)


I got mine today, stuck in my vodafone and it works.  The only thing I did was physically cut my sim card to fit the slot because I couldn't bring myself to pay Vodafone $20 for a micro/mini sim :-)


In terms of the google wallet, for those who were successful, did you manage to buy the phone using an NZ credit card with an NZ address? I work for an American company, so my work Internet goes through our servers in the states. It was fairly simple to set up the wallet details on Google and it let me add my National Bank credit card. Although I couldn't fully checkout the purchase on Google Play, it let me get to the last screen when attempting to buy a Nexus 7.

Is this how it should work, or would it error out on the next step when authorising? I suppose what I am asking, is do I need to (somehow) change the address of my National Bank visa to an American address?

Appreciate anyone's help on this and for those of you who have the phone, enjoy.

Cheers



I just logged into google wallet, added my Kiwibank Mastercard and gave it the billing address of my remailer.  I was then able to purchase from the play store though other people have reported this doesn't work for them.

Having played with the phone for a bit tonight and comparing it to my Galaxy Nexus I can safely say the Nexus 4 is fantastic value.  It's fast, physically gorgeous and the srceen is beautiful.  If you can look past the fixed battery and small storage (things that don't bother me) then this phone is the one to get.

Mmmmmm the screen.....sooooo good. 

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Geek


  Reply # 723276 26-Nov-2012 20:53 Send private message

Thank you BigMal. Just what I needed to know. Now, when do they hit the store again?????

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 723278 26-Nov-2012 20:57 Send private message

My current sim card is the full size type and did not have the cut-out in the centre to make it into a micro so I went down to the local Voda shop and they gave me a new one, no charge. Currently running in my old phone and when the N4 arrives I just have to push out the centre piece to turn it into a micro.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 723280 26-Nov-2012 21:04 Send private message

peejayw: My current sim card is the full size type and did not have the cut-out in the centre to make it into a micro so I went down to the local Voda shop and they gave me a new one, no charge. Currently running in my old phone and when the N4 arrives I just have to push out the centre piece to turn it into a micro.


Ah I thought it cost $$.  I might pop into Vodafone tomorrow then and trade my custom made sim for a real micro sim :-)

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 723300 26-Nov-2012 21:59 Send private message

Mahoney1978: Sorry... I'm a bit of novice, but after reading 20 odd pages on this site and then digesting a few reviews of the Google Nexus 4, I really like the thought of it being my next phone.

Would someone please help answer the following:

Like others I have my Google Wallet set up for the next time they come on sale and if I am successful in purchasing one, is it as simple as putting an NZ SIM card in and using here in NZ? Or does it need some kind of tweaking to be used on our shores (If so, what kind of tweaking?)


Yes. It's completely unlocked (If you buy from the Google Play store), so you can just put in whatever SIM you want and off you go.



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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 723410 27-Nov-2012 09:10 Send private message

Yay, my Nexus 4 is in NZ as well! :D

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Geek


  Reply # 723414 27-Nov-2012 09:19 Send private message

l337will: Yay, my Nexus 4 is in NZ as well! :D


Likewise - waiting for it to clear customs.  A little nervous about manufacturing defects.  Don't think warranty claims are going to be a viable option.

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