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Geek


  Reply # 734734 19-Dec-2012 09:25 Send private message

kendo: got mine today :DDDD (from google)


Wow congrats! 8GB or 16GB? Did you pay for duty and gst?

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  Reply # 734742 19-Dec-2012 09:28 Send private message

Mahoney1978:
northover: Yeah! Finally heard from google play. My N4 is on it's way. Still going to be quite a while to get here mind.

When I purchased it on the 27th Nov I had a 2 to 3 well wait and it actually took 20 days, so on time suite them. Asst least the nz $ has gone up since I initially bought it. I guess it will be her early new year??


I got a shipping email from Google this morning too. I (first) ordered on the 27th Nov... but that one is still Pending in my Google Wallet. The crazy order for a sold out 8GB I made on the 13th Decemebr (last Thursday) has been shipped!! (LONG story - but it let me order an 8GB Nexus 4 from a saved page in my Blackberry??? Even though the phone has been officially sold out since the 28th Nov!!)

Need to cancel the 27th November order or I'll have two phones!! But want to make sure my US Postal address receives the phone first before cancelling the other one.


Congrats! I also order a second device, soon afterwards they sent the first device. Maybe the trick is to make two separate orders. Of course you can't backorder Nexus 4's on Google Play anymore.

Are you going through YouShop?

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  Reply # 734816 19-Dec-2012 10:48 Send private message

nselect:
Mahoney1978:
northover: Yeah! Finally heard from google play. My N4 is on it's way. Still going to be quite a while to get here mind.

When I purchased it on the 27th Nov I had a 2 to 3 well wait and it actually took 20 days, so on time suite them. Asst least the nz $ has gone up since I initially bought it. I guess it will be her early new year??


I got a shipping email from Google this morning too. I (first) ordered on the 27th Nov... but that one is still Pending in my Google Wallet. The crazy order for a sold out 8GB I made on the 13th Decemebr (last Thursday) has been shipped!! (LONG story - but it let me order an 8GB Nexus 4 from a saved page in my Blackberry??? Even though the phone has been officially sold out since the 28th Nov!!)

Need to cancel the 27th November order or I'll have two phones!! But want to make sure my US Postal address receives the phone first before cancelling the other one.


Congrats! I also order a second device, soon afterwards they sent the first device. Maybe the trick is to make two separate orders. Of course you can't backorder Nexus 4's on Google Play anymore.

Are you going through YouShop?


Yes. UPS just sent me an email to say my Nexus 4 is at the Youshop facility in Oregon. Now I have to wait for Youshop to contact me by email and then I can get it sent here.

I'm crossing fingers that I can land the phone in NZ with no duty costs (which www.whatsmyduty.co.nz tells me will be $0). Although it all comes down to if they take into consideration the Youshop postage amount of NZ$17.50? From reading through this thread (and the other Nexus 4 owners thread), it sounds as though they (customs) don't... but you never know.

I'll be lucky to see it my hands in 2012, but I'm hoping to have it before I get back to work on the 7th Jan.

Will be very interesting to see how much the 8gb model goes on sale for here in NZ.... if it's NZ$400 i'll be gutted haha. But it's been fun setting up Google Wallets, VPN's and Youshop addresses!!

cheers.

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  Reply # 735025 19-Dec-2012 16:20 Send private message

Update for those waiting on their Google Play Nexus Orders:

Youshop received my UPS parcel from Google at about 11am this morning and emailed me this afternoon (about 3.30pm).

Interesting note for any others waiting for their Nexus 4's - Youshop asked me for the (US$) amount of how much the phone was and I was honest, but maybe they are starting to ship without the value on them? (aimed at those worried about paying import duties for a 16gb model).

I used the KIWIBANK10 promo code for 15% discount off of my postage and opted to take out the $6 insurance.

Paid and (hopefully) on it's way to NZ.

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  Reply # 735058 19-Dec-2012 16:48 Send private message

Right, heard nothing back from the Warehouse by 4pm today so gave them another call to get a tracking number or any scrap of info about the order. Held on hold for a bit while it was bounced around the call centre, but no joy.

A few minutes later I got a call back to advise it's apparently being delivered tomorrow, but no tracking number available at this stage. *sigh*

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 735078 19-Dec-2012 17:03 Send private message

2DegreesCare: Unfortunately there was a glitch between The Warehouse on-line system and 2degrees, all sorted now, and devices are going out today. Delivery should be made tomorrow or Wednesday at the latest.

We're sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience in the meantime.

Regards
^POB


Hmmmm. Would 2degrees like to comment? 

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 735090 19-Dec-2012 17:35 Send private message

Sold out on Play Store in US now of both models, walked into Bond and Bond and bought one 16GB model one for NZ$779 - couldn't resist!

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  Reply # 735376 20-Dec-2012 11:26 Send private message

Mahoney1978: Update for those waiting on their Google Play Nexus Orders:

Youshop received my UPS parcel from Google at about 11am this morning and emailed me this afternoon (about 3.30pm).

Interesting note for any others waiting for their Nexus 4's - Youshop asked me for the (US$) amount of how much the phone was and I was honest, but maybe they are starting to ship without the value on them? (aimed at those worried about paying import duties for a 16gb model).

I used the KIWIBANK10 promo code for 15% discount off of my postage and opted to take out the $6 insurance.

Paid and (hopefully) on it's way to NZ.


When it arrives in NZ its status may be "Held for Clearance" in which case call 0800 478287 option 2 and give them your NZ tracking number. That is where i am right now, i suspect that this means they're hitting me with GST and Duty. I did ask Santa for an easy ride through customs, maybe that old guy will come through...

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  Reply # 735377 20-Dec-2012 11:30 Send private message

nselect:
Mahoney1978: Update for those waiting on their Google Play Nexus Orders:

Youshop received my UPS parcel from Google at about 11am this morning and emailed me this afternoon (about 3.30pm).

Interesting note for any others waiting for their Nexus 4's - Youshop asked me for the (US$) amount of how much the phone was and I was honest, but maybe they are starting to ship without the value on them? (aimed at those worried about paying import duties for a 16gb model).

I used the KIWIBANK10 promo code for 15% discount off of my postage and opted to take out the $6 insurance.

Paid and (hopefully) on it's way to NZ.


When it arrives in NZ its status may be "Held for Clearance" in which case call 0800 478287 option 2 and give them your NZ tracking number. That is where i am right now, i suspect that this means they're hitting me with GST and Duty. I did ask Santa for an easy ride through customs, maybe that old guy will come through...


16GB or 8GB model? And how much did you put as the value?

I have the 8GB and put US$299.

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  Reply # 735379 20-Dec-2012 11:33 Send private message

Mahoney1978:
nselect:
Mahoney1978: Update for those waiting on their Google Play Nexus Orders:

Youshop received my UPS parcel from Google at about 11am this morning and emailed me this afternoon (about 3.30pm).

Interesting note for any others waiting for their Nexus 4's - Youshop asked me for the (US$) amount of how much the phone was and I was honest, but maybe they are starting to ship without the value on them? (aimed at those worried about paying import duties for a 16gb model).

I used the KIWIBANK10 promo code for 15% discount off of my postage and opted to take out the $6 insurance.

Paid and (hopefully) on it's way to NZ.


When it arrives in NZ its status may be "Held for Clearance" in which case call 0800 478287 option 2 and give them your NZ tracking number. That is where i am right now, i suspect that this means they're hitting me with GST and Duty. I did ask Santa for an easy ride through customs, maybe that old guy will come through...


16GB or 8GB model? And how much did you put as the value?

I have the 8GB and put US$299.


16GB. It put 363 USD or something. I added shipping to the cost because i thought that's what you're supposed to do?

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Geek


  Reply # 735382 20-Dec-2012 11:36 Send private message

Finally, mine arrived from The Warehouse this morning. Glad to have it in my hot little hands, but the process could have been so much smoother.

35 posts

Geek


  Reply # 735413 20-Dec-2012 12:00 Send private message

nselect:
Mahoney1978:
nselect:
Mahoney1978: Update for those waiting on their Google Play Nexus Orders:

Youshop received my UPS parcel from Google at about 11am this morning and emailed me this afternoon (about 3.30pm).

Interesting note for any others waiting for their Nexus 4's - Youshop asked me for the (US$) amount of how much the phone was and I was honest, but maybe they are starting to ship without the value on them? (aimed at those worried about paying import duties for a 16gb model).

I used the KIWIBANK10 promo code for 15% discount off of my postage and opted to take out the $6 insurance.

Paid and (hopefully) on it's way to NZ.


When it arrives in NZ its status may be "Held for Clearance" in which case call 0800 478287 option 2 and give them your NZ tracking number. That is where i am right now, i suspect that this means they're hitting me with GST and Duty. I did ask Santa for an easy ride through customs, maybe that old guy will come through...


16GB or 8GB model? And how much did you put as the value?

I have the 8GB and put US$299.


16GB. It put 363 USD or something. I added shipping to the cost because i thought that's what you're supposed to do?


You are right mate (just checked the customs website - damn it). In hindsight I should have declared US$313 (the extra $13 for the postage) and this should mean that I get pinged about $100 NZ for Duty. I must admit I read the Youshop declaration which i had to fill in as "what is your item worth in USD"... not even thinking about the postage!!

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  Reply # 735420 20-Dec-2012 12:05 Send private message

Mahoney1978:
nselect:
Mahoney1978:
nselect:
Mahoney1978: Update for those waiting on their Google Play Nexus Orders:

Youshop received my UPS parcel from Google at about 11am this morning and emailed me this afternoon (about 3.30pm).

Interesting note for any others waiting for their Nexus 4's - Youshop asked me for the (US$) amount of how much the phone was and I was honest, but maybe they are starting to ship without the value on them? (aimed at those worried about paying import duties for a 16gb model).

I used the KIWIBANK10 promo code for 15% discount off of my postage and opted to take out the $6 insurance.

Paid and (hopefully) on it's way to NZ.


When it arrives in NZ its status may be "Held for Clearance" in which case call 0800 478287 option 2 and give them your NZ tracking number. That is where i am right now, i suspect that this means they're hitting me with GST and Duty. I did ask Santa for an easy ride through customs, maybe that old guy will come through...


16GB or 8GB model? And how much did you put as the value?

I have the 8GB and put US$299.


16GB. It put 363 USD or something. I added shipping to the cost because i thought that's what you're supposed to do?


You are right mate (just checked the customs website - damn it). In hindsight I should have declared US$313 (the extra $13 for the postage) and this should mean that I get pinged about $100 NZ for Duty. I must admit I read the Youshop declaration which i had to fill in as "what is your item worth in USD"... not even thinking about the postage!!


It's a little ambiguous isn't it! I too read the YouPost entry and debated if should include shipping. That customs calculator asked for it so i followed it's lead. I think you should still clear customs without chargers at 313 USD. Good luck!

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  Reply # 735428 20-Dec-2012 12:13 Send private message

You are right mate (just checked the customs website - damn it). In hindsight I should have declared US$313 (the extra $13 for the postage) and this should mean that I get pinged about $100 NZ for Duty. I must admit I read the Youshop declaration which i had to fill in as "what is your item worth in USD"... not even thinking about the postage!!


Just talked to NZ Post (online chat with Lynda) and she confirmed that I only needed to put the 'value' of the contents on the parcel - not the US postal cost - phew! Customs then take into consideration the NZ Youshop postage charge (in this case $17.25).

Does this help?

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 735435 20-Dec-2012 12:21 Send private message

Mahoney1978:
You are right mate (just checked the customs website - damn it). In hindsight I should have declared US$313 (the extra $13 for the postage) and this should mean that I get pinged about $100 NZ for Duty. I must admit I read the Youshop declaration which i had to fill in as "what is your item worth in USD"... not even thinking about the postage!!


Just talked to NZ Post (online chat with Lynda) and she confirmed that I only needed to put the 'value' of the contents on the parcel - not the US postal cost - phew! Customs then take into consideration the NZ Youshop postage charge (in this case $17.25).

Does this help?


So do you get charged GST twice on the Youshop charge then? Once by NZpost and once by customs?

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