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maxximuscool
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  #278392 1-Dec-2009 17:01
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Andriod is a bit more open than OSX but yet it is still very limited functionality and you don't have access to some area. Well, this thread is about N900 by the way.

 
 
 

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kitretter
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  #278742 2-Dec-2009 14:01
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man don't even get me started on how lame the 3GS is. limited in so many ways. apps are really the only good point for the iphone but Apple's too choosey about what apps they allow. When Steve Jobs karks it I reckon Apples over anyway.

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  #279403 4-Dec-2009 18:10
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Wooooooooooooooooooooooot
Email from amazon

We now have delivery date(s) for the order you placed on November 25 2009:

"Nokia N900 Unlocked Phone/Mobile Computer with 3.5-Inch Touchscreen, QWERTY, 5 MP Camera, Maemo Browser, 32 GB--U.S. Version with Full Warranty"
Estimated arrival date: December 09 2009



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  #279407 4-Dec-2009 18:19
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Same, arriving to my US addy on December 8th, then Fedex Int'l Priority to me!




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maxximuscool
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  #279433 4-Dec-2009 21:57
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Order Placed: November 23, 2009
Amazon.com order number: 104-9641563-9xxxxxx
Order Total: $541.37
Shipping Speed: Two-Day Shipping
Shipment #1: Not Yet Shipped
Delivery estimate: December 9, 2009

muahhahahaha i'm getting it!!

euanandrews

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  #279471 5-Dec-2009 00:07
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The Amazon Nokia N900 product page now lists the N900 as 'in stock', and as such the price has now jumped back up to $649.99 US




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  #279483 5-Dec-2009 06:57
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So now we know the phone is out are we still doing a bulk buy or are we finding our own way of getting the phone. Sorry me impatient too.



bigal_nz
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  #279513 5-Dec-2009 11:32
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Whose gonna let me come look at there N900?

Techfreak your out my way arent ya?

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  #279547 5-Dec-2009 14:05
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temon01: So now we know the phone is out are we still doing a bulk buy or are we finding our own way of getting the phone. Sorry me impatient too.


We decided not to buy in bulk as not only are we already able to achieve massive savings by importing, but doing individually we can possibly also avoid paying tax, saving another hundred or so...

If we were to receive a shipment in bulk, it would be obvious it would require payment of tax so we would miss that potential saving.


Therefore the cheapest, and easiest way logistically, is to purchase and import individually.

 

Myself, I have ordered 2 through Amazon USA.




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kitretter
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  #279553 5-Dec-2009 15:18
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euanandrews:
temon01: So now we know the phone is out are we still doing a bulk buy or are we finding our own way of getting the phone. Sorry me impatient too.


We decided not to buy in bulk as not only are we already able to achieve massive savings by importing, but doing individually we can possibly also avoid paying tax, saving another hundred or so...

If we were to receive a shipment in bulk, it would be obvious it would require payment of tax so we would miss that potential saving.


Therefore the cheapest, and easiest way logistically, is to purchase and import individually.

 

Myself, I have ordered 2 through Amazon USA.


So how do I go about getting it shipped to my NZ address through Amazon again?

Are the details on how to do that in this thread?

If not, can you point me towards whatever thread it was.

I'm keen to order just after Xmas for myself but keen to hear some reviews once GZ users get their hands on them!

Cheers

maxximuscool
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  #279566 5-Dec-2009 17:31
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You cannot order from USA through Amazon to NZ. You have to order it to deliver to some friend or relatives house. Then then can ship it to you after. THis is the only way to do it. Else you will void your Warrenty and they will not offering to do a straight ship.

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  #279570 5-Dec-2009 17:58
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maxximuscool: You cannot order from USA through Amazon to NZ. You have to order it to deliver to some friend or relatives house. Then then can ship it to you after.


Not correct.

There are ways around the Amazon shipping restrictions.

kitretter: So how do I go about getting it shipped to my NZ address through Amazon again?

Are the details on how to do that in this thread?

If not, can you point me towards whatever thread it was.

I'm keen to order just after Xmas for myself but keen to hear some reviews once GZ users get their hands on them!

Cheers


Step 1: Setup an account with an freight forwarding company such as Shipito.com (that is what NZtechfreak and myself have used), they will give you a US address to use.

Step 2: Purchase the Nokia N900 through your chosen site (Amazon) using the US address you were given in the 1st step.

Step 3: If you are using a credit card, call your bank and ask them to make the primary address the same as the US address you were given in the 1st step, this means your billing address will be the same as your US postal address, which is required by Amazon (I used my debit card which the bank tells me does not have an address assigned to it like credit cards, so that's a non issue for me).

Step 4: On the freight forwarding website (Shipito.com) choose your shipping method (eg. USPS or FedEx) which will have different costs and different speeds, and make sure your own NZ delivery address is correct.

Step 5: Once the Nokia N900 arrives at the freight forwarding company (Shipito.com), you will be notified and told the exact shipping costs, which you will have to pay before it is then sent to your NZ address.

You will also have to fill out a declaration form for tax purposes, so you can actually declare how much the item is worth (hence you could value it lower to avoid paying tax/GST)

Once you have filled out the declaration form and paid for the shipping, the Nokia N900 will be forwarded to your NZ address.

Done.

 

That may seem like allot, but its actually really easy.




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maxximuscool
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  #279571 5-Dec-2009 18:01
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lol too much problem for me. I just asked my sister and brother in law to buy it for me. Then I just get them to ship it direct to me when its arrives at their door

By the way I won't be able to keep replying this blog for quite a while :( No Internet at home, Im at starbuck at the moment

confrontation
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  #279588 5-Dec-2009 19:32
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Get my N900 soon.
sooooooooooooo cant wait any longer then i have to

kitretter
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  #279600 5-Dec-2009 20:10
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euanandrews:
maxximuscool: You cannot order from USA through Amazon to NZ. You have to order it to deliver to some friend or relatives house. Then then can ship it to you after.


Not correct.

There are ways around the Amazon shipping restrictions.

kitretter: So how do I go about getting it shipped to my NZ address through Amazon again?

Are the details on how to do that in this thread?

If not, can you point me towards whatever thread it was.

I'm keen to order just after Xmas for myself but keen to hear some reviews once GZ users get their hands on them!

Cheers


Step 1: Setup an account with an freight forwarding company such as Shipito.com (that is what NZtechfreak and myself have used), they will give you a US address to use.

Step 2: Purchase the Nokia N900 through your chosen site (Amazon) using the US address you were given in the 1st step.

Step 3: If you are using a credit card, call your bank and ask them to make the primary address the same as the US address you were given in the 1st step, this means your billing address will be the same as your US postal address, which is required by Amazon (I used my debit card which the bank tells me does not have an address assigned to it like credit cards, so that's a non issue for me).

Step 4: On the freight forwarding website (Shipito.com) choose your shipping method (eg. USPS or FedEx) which will have different costs and different speeds, and make sure your own NZ delivery address is correct.

Step 5: Once the Nokia N900 arrives at the freight forwarding company (Shipito.com), you will be notified and told the exact shipping costs, which you will have to pay before it is then sent to your NZ address.

You will also have to fill out a declaration form for tax purposes, so you can actually declare how much the item is worth (hence you could value it lower to avoid paying tax/GST)

Once you have filled out the declaration form and paid for the shipping, the Nokia N900 will be forwarded to your NZ address.

Done.

 

That may seem like allot, but its actually really easy.


thanks mate that was a huge help. has your n900 arrived at the shipito place yet? if so how much was your shipping to nz and did you put the full value on your declaration? i think i will coz i'd rather pay alittle tax than have my item lost and not be able to get a full credit. i've also got a debit cartd so that makes the process way easier.

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