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  Reply # 512529 26-Aug-2011 14:51
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So do we need to pay GST on top of the 299 ?

i just asked them and they said yes but i don't think they understood what i was talking about 

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  Reply # 512532 26-Aug-2011 14:52
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mrtoken: So do we need to pay GST on top of the 299 ?

i just asked them and they said yes but i don't think they understood what i was talking about 


Yes you may do, if pinged by NZ customs. 299 does NOT include gst.

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  Reply # 512534 26-Aug-2011 14:54
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HyperBlade:
Yes you may do, if pinged by NZ customs. 299 does NOT include gst.


If true then $345 for the 16GB is pretty steep. They better have a very sharp wholesale price.

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  Reply # 512535 26-Aug-2011 14:55
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Well i guess it all depends on how much it will be :)

 

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  Reply # 512538 26-Aug-2011 14:57
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Yes I paid $299, ah well you only live once. Still not being shipped until the 1st anyway. Apparently Noel leeming are sending their accessories back? Just went to check out their pricing.

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  Reply # 512541 26-Aug-2011 15:00
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dclegg:
HyperBlade:
Yes you may do, if pinged by NZ customs. 299 does NOT include gst.


If true then $345 for the 16GB is pretty steep. They better have a very sharp wholesale price.


Yep i would be happy with around 200(including gst) will have to think hard if it gets over 250.

I think 250 is a fair price for a product no longer supported.
Its not like HP will release updates to fix anything wrong with it. 

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  Reply # 512542 26-Aug-2011 15:03
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mrtoken:
dclegg:
HyperBlade:
Yes you may do, if pinged by NZ customs. 299 does NOT include gst.


If true then $345 for the 16GB is pretty steep. They better have a very sharp wholesale price.


Yep i would be happy with around 200(including gst) will have to think hard if it gets over 250.

I think 250 is a fair price for a product no longer supported.
Its not like HP will release updates to fix anything wrong with it. 


for the spec its well worth 299, just the 139 got into our heads thats why no one is prepare to pay double that, for 1.2 dual core 1gb ram, its a bargin at 299..

and i just saw you can install ubuntu onto it, and android is coming, there is little potential on the device, who knows when windows 8 comes out, you maybe able to install that on it, and the hardware will handle it well too....

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  Reply # 512547 26-Aug-2011 15:08
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jasonsti: 
for the spec its well worth 299, just the 139 got into our heads thats why no one is prepare to pay double that, for 1.2 dual core 1gb ram, its a bargin at 299..


Considering the device has been EOLed by the manufacturer, I think this drops its worth considerably. These devices live or die by their supporting ecosystems. If the TouchPad is not going to be supported with a healthy influx of OS updates and available apps, its worth is not as simple as looking at its on paper specs.
 

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  Reply # 512548 26-Aug-2011 15:10
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I think 250 is a fair price for a product no longer supported.
Its not like HP will release updates to fix anything wrong with it. 


HP have said numerous Times this week, that just the device has been ended they are goin to continue supporting and developing the software.

And today they have just allowed NZ and Aus access to by paid apps from the app store




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  Reply # 512551 26-Aug-2011 15:12
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ekud:
I think 250 is a fair price for a product no longer supported.
Its not like HP will release updates to fix anything wrong with it. 


HP have said numerous Times this week, that just the device has been ended they are goin to continue supporting and developing the software.

And today they have just allowed NZ and Aus access to by paid apps from the app store


Yep they might say that but then someone will make a call saying that they are not getting money from it and pull it.

Already happen once at HP in the last 2 weeks :P 

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  Reply # 512552 26-Aug-2011 15:14
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ekud:
I think 250 is a fair price for a product no longer supported.
Its not like HP will release updates to fix anything wrong with it. 


HP have said numerous Times this week, that just the device has been ended they are goin to continue supporting and developing the software.

And today they have just allowed NZ and Aus access to by paid apps from the app store


yeah i got that email, as i am a webos developer, well half way through my app, then got this new, dam dissapointed, will have to rewrite the app for iphone and wp7

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  Reply # 512567 26-Aug-2011 15:44
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ekud:
I think 250 is a fair price for a product no longer supported.
Its not like HP will release updates to fix anything wrong with it. 


HP have said numerous Times this week, that just the device has been ended they are goin to continue supporting and developing the software.

And today they have just allowed NZ and Aus access to by paid apps from the app store


yeah i got that email, as i am a webos developer, well half way through my app, then got this new, dam dissapointed, will have to rewrite the app for iphone and wp7


I thought you could write WebOS apps and then easily port them to other platforms




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  Reply # 512569 26-Aug-2011 15:47
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lokhor:
jasonsti:
ekud:
I think 250 is a fair price for a product no longer supported.
Its not like HP will release updates to fix anything wrong with it. 


HP have said numerous Times this week, that just the device has been ended they are goin to continue supporting and developing the software.

And today they have just allowed NZ and Aus access to by paid apps from the app store


yeah i got that email, as i am a webos developer, well half way through my app, then got this new, dam dissapointed, will have to rewrite the app for iphone and wp7


I thought you could write WebOS apps and then easily port them to other platforms


yeah its still involve some changers mainly ui changers, as each os has different looks and feel....

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  Reply # 512581 26-Aug-2011 16:13
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I've still not heard back from Mobicity. I'll post a status update as soon as I have news to report.

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