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Master Geek

# 248893 15-Apr-2019 12:39
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Just bought three Amazon Echo Dots 3rd Gen for just over $107 NZD from Amazon USA. This is to get them delivered to NZ Post / YouShop in the USA. Postage to NZI will be about $27 so the total cost will be about $42.50 each.


This is an ongoing deal, just put three Echo Dots in your basket. Not sure if it works for other models.




Order Summary


Item(s) Subtotal:
NZD 230.23
Shipping & Handling:
NZD 12.41
Promotion applied:
-NZD 12.41


Total before tax:


NZD 107.42



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Ultimate Geek

  # 2217760 16-Apr-2019 04:57
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Parallel imported have them for $79 with free shipping.

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  # 2218147 16-Apr-2019 13:31
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Amazon give you one for free if you publish an Alexa skill for NZ/AU and it has 50 users within the first month.




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Uber Geek


  # 2219896 17-Apr-2019 14:28
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Cool seeing these are the gen 3 models.




What's the NZ Post service like price wise now?
I used them once before but never liked the packaging pricing, in case Amazon packed in a massive empty box with bubble wrap stuffing (which has happened from time to time).

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Master Geek

  # 2220286 18-Apr-2019 06:21
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Will report back after I get the dots.

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Master Geek

  # 2220905 19-Apr-2019 07:46
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The Dots have reached NZ Post / Youshop. Cheapest shipping is $30. Note that this would have been less but it seems Amazon has put Dots in a big box. I see that some people have been able to persuade Amazon to reduce packaging so I will ask next time ...

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  # 2221053 19-Apr-2019 11:06
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Yeah that’s my concern about you shop and pricing based on volume.

I thought they were actively repacking at one stage to keep costs down?

Still a good buy though all the same 👍🏻

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  # 2221165 19-Apr-2019 15:15
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Jaxson: Yeah that’s my concern about you shop and pricing based on volume.

I thought they were actively repacking at one stage to keep costs down?

Still a good buy though all the same 👍🏻



At only $30 its probably not worth their time to repack it down to save a few dollars. The ones they have done it for friends is when things have been tripple boxed with a whole lot of bags of air type thing. He had 2 the same arrive at youshop, one was repacked and one was not. $40 difference in shipping because of that.


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