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  Reply # 1192690 10-Dec-2014 09:45
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Sigh... Buy Now link has a dicksmith.com.au logo (although it goes to .co.nz). Meanwhile, the NZ Nexus 6 page has been updated with a "Buy Now" button, which redirects to an "unavailable in your country" message. Do people test these things?!

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Behodar: Sigh... Buy Now link has a dicksmith.com.au logo (although it goes to .co.nz). Meanwhile, the NZ Nexus 6 page has been updated with a "Buy Now" button, which redirects to an "unavailable in your country" message. Do people test these things?!


Noel Leeming page redirects to a Cubify 3d printer when you click buy now. No buy now button on The Warehouse page. Jb HiFi is the only one with a price, which is $59, but no way to actually purchase it.

At $59 dollars, this is about a $11 dollar premium over the current price on Amazon, with current exchange rate and GST taken into effect. Shipping cost not taken into effect.

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  Reply # 1192697 10-Dec-2014 09:53
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DSE Link works, and appears you can purchase - $61
JB Link Works, says you can buy now - $59
Warehouse Link says coming soon.
Noel Leeming Link goes to Chromecast buy now page, but when you click Buy Now it goes to a page for 3D printers.

Checked - some JB stores have stock available now - so going in to a JB or DSE may be the way to get it if you are wanting it now.

Edit - while the Buy Now link is up on the JB page, it does not appear to take you to their 'Shop' page to actually add it to a cart, and the DSE page takes you on a round and round loop too. Maybe no-one wants to actually sell it? 

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  Reply # 1192711 10-Dec-2014 10:09
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  Reply # 1192724 10-Dec-2014 10:13
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KiwiNZ: PB Tech have them $67.85

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=TVNGOG1001&name=GOOGLE-Chromecast--The-easiest-way-to-enjoy-online


Must be parallel imports. They will have to take a hit on those prices now I think.

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  Reply # 1192731 10-Dec-2014 10:23
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Why does the Google Chromecast webpage for NZ say price includes VAT?

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  Reply # 1192736 10-Dec-2014 10:28
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Behodar: Sigh... Buy Now link has a dicksmith.com.au logo (although it goes to .co.nz). Meanwhile, the NZ Nexus 6 page has been updated with a "Buy Now" button, which redirects to an "unavailable in your country" message. Do people test these things?!

Update: The * on the page also goes to a note about it including VAT instead of GST. [Edit: Bob saw it too!]

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  Reply # 1192755 10-Dec-2014 10:53
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I would've preferred a direct from Google link, but it's a good step I guess. Also, it seems a bit over priced given last time I ordered a lot (4) it worked out sub $50 a piece after shipping and exchange rate.

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  Reply # 1192762 10-Dec-2014 11:01
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KiwiNZ: PB Tech have them $67.85

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=TVNGOG1001&name=GOOGLE-Chromecast--The-easiest-way-to-enjoy-online


Must be parallel imports. They will have to take a hit on those prices now I think.


Yep - they have had them for quite a while. Not sure about the pricing history...




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  Reply # 1194778 10-Dec-2014 12:09
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Just got an email from Dick Smith saying they have them available at $61

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  Reply # 1194824 10-Dec-2014 12:43
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Maybe now a  Lightbox app for the Chromecast??




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  Reply # 1194868 10-Dec-2014 13:50
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Does streaming to a Chromecast hand a token over to the Chromecast which then streams direct from the source, allowing you to put your phone to sleep once initiated, or does the link always go through the phone?

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  Reply # 1194876 10-Dec-2014 13:59
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steve98: Does streaming to a Chromecast hand a token over to the Chromecast which then streams direct from the source, allowing you to put your phone to sleep once initiated, or does the link always go through the phone?

The first one

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  Reply # 1194916 10-Dec-2014 14:31
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Am I correct in assuming that this New Zealand version also comes baked with Google US DNS?  So no iPlay through VPN (without router configuration)?

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