Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


275 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 27


Topic # 194992 1-Apr-2016 22:09
Send private message

I'm about to do a bit of international flying so thought buying some Bose Noise Cancelling headphones (QuietComfort 25) on my way out through duty-free would be a wise idea.

 

Trouble is, I can't find any references online that anyone in Auckland Airport actually sells them?

 

Any frequent fliers got any ideas?


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic
676 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 149


  Reply # 1524326 1-Apr-2016 22:16
Send private message

Can't hurt to ask on their FB page

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/AucklandAirport

 

 

 

Worst case no answer, only skullcandy and beats listed on the duty free website.




275 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 27


  Reply # 1524330 1-Apr-2016 22:22
Send private message

I'm thinking their online stores cant be showing all their stock or their shops would be very small indeed.

 

Emailing them to find out.


Stu

Hammered
4993 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1044

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1524349 1-Apr-2016 23:21
2 people support this post
Send private message

Just keep in mind they're not going to be much cheaper than buying through a retailer. Just remove the GST component. Never seen them at Auckland Airport any cheaper than that.




Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

 

Click to see full size Click to see full size


26624 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6116

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1524405 2-Apr-2016 08:37
4 people support this post
Send private message

Since duty free stores are pretty much outlets for suckers these days odds are you'll save exactly the GST component - don't expect to get a great deal. The price of many things in duty free stores (I'll use many champagnes as a classic example) are significantly more than you'll pay in a normal liquor store or supermarket both here and in Australia.

 

It's a shame you didn't buy them at the many Dick Smith sales over the last 6 months or so as they've had some incredible bargains on QC25's

 

 




275 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 27


  Reply # 1526225 5-Apr-2016 11:01
Send private message

To rap up this tread in case anyone stumbles on it in the future:

The Loop Duty Free said they stock this at $417.00 NZD

Duty Free Stores New Zealand didn't stock.

I ended up buying from JB HIFI for $479 frown


4556 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1826


  Reply # 1526226 5-Apr-2016 11:06
Send private message

I find duty free is overpriced for electronics.

 

Depending on where you are going it may be cheaper to put up with airline headphones on the outbound journey buy Bose at you destination, and bring home as duty free goods.





Mike

3162 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 802


  Reply # 1526235 5-Apr-2016 11:20
Send private message

MikeAqua: I find duty free is overpriced for electronics.

 

Any possible saving by having no GST is usually outweighed by the high rents charged by the rapicous airport company that gets passesd straight on to customers......


11497 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3684

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1526240 5-Apr-2016 11:29
Send private message

Better just to find a friend who is GST registered and get them to buy them for you...! 








275 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 27


  Reply # 1526243 5-Apr-2016 11:31
Send private message

Which is what i had assumed, but yet in this case I would have saved ~$60 on gst if I bought at duty free after all :(


1236 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 523


  Reply # 1526262 5-Apr-2016 11:42
Send private message

Did you think about looking where you are travelling to? For example, F1RST duty free stores (in most Australian international airports) have them for AUD$359, which is about NZD$404.


255 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 11

Subscriber

  Reply # 1526277 5-Apr-2016 12:07
Send private message

Hi bought some at Tech2 Go  small shop on upper level on way to gate  $416   last november


21235 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4271

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1526285 5-Apr-2016 12:25
Send private message

Geektastic:

 

Better just to find a friend who is GST registered and get them to buy them for you...! 

 

 

Unless they want to sell to you at a loss or something, I dont know what the friend being GST registered has to do with it?





Richard rich.ms

2984 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 453

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1526465 5-Apr-2016 18:21
Send private message

Geektastic:

 

Better just to find a friend who is GST registered and get them to buy them for you...! 

 

 

This isn't the UK. GST registered individuals still have to pay the GST at point of sale, and reclaim the GST for business purchases only at tax time. Your suggestion doesn't work.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Hawaiki Transpacific cable ready-for-service
Posted 20-Jul-2018 11:29


Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40


Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36


Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16


PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45


Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40


Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.