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  # 279644 5-Dec-2009 22:49
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kitretter: 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.

No it has not yet arrived at Shipito as I only ordered it yesterday and it has not shipped from Amazon yet...I am waiting in the pre-order queue.


NZtechfreak received confirmation from Amazon that the N900 will be shipped to Amazon on the 8th, but he placed his order a couple weeks earlier so will be further up the queue...hopefully I will be not long after that.


As for shipping, Shipito will calculate that exactly once it receives the package, but you can use the shipping calculator found on the website...I am going to use FedEx 2-3 day delivery, which is quoted as costing about $28 US.


As for the declaration, how much tax you pay will depend on how much you declare ...
If you declare the full value, you will likely pay about $60 tax...
If you will to declare the N900 at a lower value, say $400, you will pay no tax...
The risk is if the device gets lost or broken, insurance will only cover the value you declared...
Also, customs may be wiser and know the real value of the item, and you will still end up paying tax.


Obviously as I am still  waiting for the N900 to arrive from Amazon, I have not yet declared anything.




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  # 279692 6-Dec-2009 10:04
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Still waiting three weeks of pre order and still on hold with Newegg hopefully its in there new shipment due this week.

Also getting a friend to send from US as a present I hope they cant see through my disguise lol and as one of the posters said NZ costumes are random so you might get away with zip

@madcat- I not sure about why they are bringing price down prob xmas specials? Dont think the N900 will ever come to Voda or Tcom not commercial enough for them to tech orientated for the general public.

 
 
 
 


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  # 279697 6-Dec-2009 10:25
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Cheers for the info on shipito - I wondered how you were getting around that!

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  # 279728 6-Dec-2009 14:01
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c71931f: O.T but has vodafone lowered the price of N97's because of the N900?


doubtful. they never dropped it cause of the n97 mini being released. vodafone are pretty useless with dropping phone prices due to newer tech coming out.

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  # 279729 6-Dec-2009 14:03
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euanandrews:
kitretter: 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.

No it has not yet arrived at Shipito as I only ordered it yesterday and it has not shipped from Amazon yet...I am waiting in the pre-order queue.


NZtechfreak received confirmation from Amazon that the N900 will be shipped to Amazon on the 8th, but he placed his order a couple weeks earlier so will be further up the queue...hopefully I will be not long after that.


As for shipping, Shipito will calculate that exactly once it receives the package, but you can use the shipping calculator found on the website...I am going to use FedEx 2-3 day delivery, which is quoted as costing about $28 US.


As for the declaration, how much tax you pay will depend on how much you declare ...
If you declare the full value, you will likely pay about $60 tax...
If you will to declare the N900 at a lower value, say $400, you will pay no tax...
The risk is if the device gets lost or broken, insurance will only cover the value you declared...
Also, customs may be wiser and know the real value of the item, and you will still end up paying tax.


Obviously as I am still  waiting for the N900 to arrive from Amazon, I have not yet declared anything.


man thanks for all the details. you've been a huge help. not nearly so worried about making an amazon order now.

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  # 279737 6-Dec-2009 15:58
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I think Noel Leming (or was it HN?) has N97 on special this weekend for 999?

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  # 279739 6-Dec-2009 15:59
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Cheers euanandrews and everybody for the information getting this phone, thanks alot most appreciated.

 
 
 
 


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  # 279746 6-Dec-2009 16:30
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bigal_nz: I think Noel Leming (or was it HN?) has N97 on special this weekend for 999?


$999? haha way cheaper on pricespy. i wouldn't touch the n97 with the mini out now anyway, way smaller than it's predecessor.



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  # 279758 6-Dec-2009 17:16
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$999 for the N97...or $800 for a N900, what would you rather have?
That's what the Nokia N900 will cost me all up, after conversion and shipping, $800 NZ dollars, pretty sweet!




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  # 279759 6-Dec-2009 17:29
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And that said...Amazon have just confirmed a delivery date for my orders...

Dec 10th.

Woot!




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  # 279760 6-Dec-2009 17:35
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So what price did you pay on Amazon if you ordered yesterday?

Its pretty good turnaround though shows they must have most of there pre order's sorted now.



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  # 279761 6-Dec-2009 17:39
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I ordered at $549 which also includes a $50 mail-in rebate, so overall cost only $499 US.

Excellent turnaround...I think I ordered at just the right time.




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Mobile: Nokia N97, Nokia N900, Samsung Galaxy S, HTC EVO 3D, iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy S III (current)

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  # 279764 6-Dec-2009 17:46
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Yeah that was my downfall ordering at just the wrong time.

Did Newegg three weeks ago no Phone order still on hold

Did Nokia US got charged no invoice or conf from Nokia US. Seems Vesa hold the money but Nokia have not accepted it yet, so there website was playing up at that time.

Im going to take my initial thoughts and do the opposite. Something might pay-off that way

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  # 279773 6-Dec-2009 18:45
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just signed up for shipito individual shipping for $8.50, i hope amazon will still have stock for a week or so coz i still gota top up my debit cards account before i make my order. hopefully still at 549 too with the 50 rebate.

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  # 279807 6-Dec-2009 21:09
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just signed into shipito as well and now see that Amason N900 at $769.95 now bugga .

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