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  Reply # 510885 23-Aug-2011 21:56
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Amazon Global ProgramImport Fees DepositThe Amazon Global Program offers customers a unique service: duty and tax estimation during checkout and customs clearance on your behalf for certain eligible countries. When products are shipped to the eligible countries using eligible ship options included in the Amazon Global Program, an Import Fees Deposit will be estimated and collected for the shipment. With your authorization, such funds will be used by the carrier or another agent to pay the Import Fees on behalf of you (or the recipient's behalf) to the appropriate authorities of the destination country (See detail below).

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=596184#restrict

 

I thought you would know though?  I know it warned me about it when I was pricing up a Honeycomb tablet

Edit: My mate got his Transformer from Amazon and they automagically calculated the customs/gsdt

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  Reply # 510886 23-Aug-2011 21:57
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correct me if im wrong. i thought amazon doesn't ship touchpad here...

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 510889 23-Aug-2011 22:04
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Tried a more expensive priced Touchpad. Brings the Shipping and handling to $88. But still more expensive overall by like $70.

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  Reply # 510899 23-Aug-2011 22:38
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Badboy2303:
Technofreak:

I would expect about $25 USD.  $148NZD is a bit on the high side

That's more what I was thinking. Any idea why it's so high? 


If you were desperate there are sellers on eBay shipping internationally.

Cheapest with buy it now incl shipping is this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-TouchPad-16GB-Wi-Fi-9-7in-NEW-Factory-Sealed-/330603548869?pt=US_Tablets&hash=item4cf981d0c5#ht_3381wt_1270

Works out to around $370 NZD (305 USD).

But at that price the whole price appeal isn't as great. Might as well save a little more and look at the better android tablets.  

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  Reply # 510901 23-Aug-2011 22:42
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There is something wrong with those fees - I'm getting mine shipped to a USA address for USD 9.50 and then let BuyUSA handle the rest. Even adding the $10 annual fee to the costs to ship the order, I'm not expecting that much.

Check out BuyUSA or one of the others.
Shipito have a calculator here:

https://www.inccontact.com/client/shipito/shipping_calculator.php

Other option would be to go to eBay and find a seller that ships to NZ.
No way should you be paying $148NZD.




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Ultimate Geek

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  Reply # 510910 23-Aug-2011 23:07
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Meh it was only worth it at $140.

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  Reply # 510913 23-Aug-2011 23:30
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mattRSK: Meh it was only worth it at $140.


I'd have to agree. I wouldn't go after it at anything more than $200. But it's peoples choice what they do with their money.

 

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  Reply # 510914 23-Aug-2011 23:36
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asmcar:
mattRSK: Meh it was only worth it at $140.


I'd have to agree. I wouldn't go after it at anything more than $200. But it's peoples choice what they do with their money.

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I know, especially as there are unlikely to be any apps developed for it. I guess most people are hoping to hack it and run android or something on it. I would prefer to pay a bit more and buy an ipad which appears to be faster , thinner etc. the touch pad looks to be a bit of a brick IMOH. These things are likely to get cheaper anyway so no great loss.

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  Reply # 510917 23-Aug-2011 23:44
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mattwnz: I would prefer to pay a bit more and buy an ipad which appears to be faster , thinner etc. the touch pad looks to be a bit of a brick IMOH. These things are likely to get cheaper anyway so no great loss.


If I NEEDED a tablet i'd have a look at some of the higher spec androids out at the moment. But the truth is I don't, only considered buying a tablet today for the price. My touch screen phone and laptop are enough for the time being, would've been an impulse buy if I had got one today.

But still, congrats to the people who managed to get one at such a great price.  

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  Reply # 510920 24-Aug-2011 00:20
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asmcar:
mattwnz:?I would prefer to pay a bit more and buy an ipad which appears to be faster , thinner etc. the touch pad looks to be a bit of a brick IMOH. These things are likely to get cheaper anyway so no great loss.


If I NEEDED a tablet i'd have a look at some of the higher spec androids out at the moment. But the truth is I don't, only considered buying a tablet today for the price. My touch screen phone and laptop are enough for the time being, would've been an impulse buy if I had got one today.

But still, congrats to the people who managed to get one at such a great price. ?


My wife has an ipad and finds it great, and I use it from time to time, but it isn't something I need. But it is definitely handy when out and about, and if traveling it is easier to travcel with than a laptop. But if they had lots of touchpads in the store for $170, I would be tempted to buy one at that price, but I think it would be a step down from an ipad, as it appears to be far more bulkly, slower and not as polished. It is probably what an ipad would have been 2-3 years ago, if apple had released them back then.

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  Reply # 510926 24-Aug-2011 06:50
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Well ipad is like 8 times the price, I wouldn't call it "a bit more"

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  Reply # 510966 24-Aug-2011 09:11
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Wholesaler pricing has come through this morning... means our price (if we are lucky enough to get any) will be around $170 for the 16GB model. That includes GST & Delivery.
Also just received this reply from the wholesaler...

"Hi Mark,I have already put down an order for you, if I get some you will be the first we supply.
If you check every Retailer ad Disty is doing the same thing.
Issue is that HP still have not given instructions."  

    

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  Reply # 510968 24-Aug-2011 09:13
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Cheers for the update Rex.

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  Reply # 510971 24-Aug-2011 09:18
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RexHavoc: Wholesaler pricing has come through this morning... means our price (if we are lucky enough to get any) will be around $170 for the 16GB model. That includes GST & Delivery.
Also just received this reply from the wholesaler...



Any chance of getting in on this, or am I (as I suspect) way, WAY too slow? And if a tug at the heart strings will help at all, the intended recipient for the TouchPad is the girl who was the inspiration for us being able to donate $490 to CanTeen via this TradeMe auction

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  Reply # 510974 24-Aug-2011 09:24
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RexHavoc: Wholesaler pricing has come through this morning... means our price (if we are lucky enough to get any) will be around $170 for the 16GB model. That includes GST & Delivery.
Also just received this reply from the wholesaler...

"Hi Mark,I have already put down an order for you, if I get some you will be the first we supply.
If you check every Retailer ad Disty is doing the same thing.
Issue is that HP still have not given instructions."  

    


Will they be listed on your website or do we PM you if we are interested in one? 

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