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  # 1474595 19-Jan-2016 13:29
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I would suggest just using B&H rather than youshop for 1 or 2 of them. Decentish shipping speed but way cheaper. Remember you cant amazon a chromecast so its hassle with google accounts so may as well buy from a retailer that will just ship to you.




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richms: I would suggest just using B&H rather than youshop for 1 or 2 of them. Decentish shipping speed but way cheaper. Remember you cant amazon a chromecast so its hassle with google accounts so may as well buy from a retailer that will just ship to you.

 

I placed an order with them after you mentioned them earlier in the thread, thanks for the tip, as you say the shipping speed (quoted at this stage) and cost is great!

 
 
 
 


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  # 1475683 20-Jan-2016 20:28
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These are going to launch locally very soon through the current retail channels that carry the Chromecast v1. RRP will be less than $98 (significantly so) though I'm not 100% sure what that will be. Only black being brought in officially at this stage.

 

The current Chromecast v1 will have a price drop to clear through its stock (of which there is a significant amount).


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  # 1475910 21-Jan-2016 09:33
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antonknee:

 

These are going to launch locally very soon through the current retail channels that carry the Chromecast v1. RRP will be less than $98 (significantly so) though I'm not 100% sure what that will be. Only black being brought in officially at this stage.

 

The current Chromecast v1 will have a price drop to clear through its stock (of which there is a significant amount).

 

 

 

 

Oh I so hope this is true, I've been meaning to buy another one or two, but have been holding out for the new one.

 

 


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  # 1478015 25-Jan-2016 07:57
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Just saw them at PB Tech Wellington for $91 (ish) so B&H is the way to go.





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  # 1485857 5-Feb-2016 12:23
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Hi everyone, I can more or less confirm these will be around the $70 mark through Google's authorised retail partners and will be available within the next few weeks.

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  # 1486363 6-Feb-2016 09:05

I received a 2.0 from PB Technologies just the other day. Ordered it at 12:30 am, paid $98, then PB ran a promo deal of $88 for that day!

They were happy to honour the lower price.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1486502 6-Feb-2016 15:26
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Seems the 5GHz on them is close to useless unless you are right by the AP. Testing one here across the room and thru 1 wall, it was freezing on youtube. Cellphone in the same place gets 3/4 bars and solid 25 megabit speedtests. That is with the chromecast sitting on the table beside an HDMI switch, not stuffed behind the TV too.





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rossmcm: I received a 2.0 from PB Technologies just the other day. Ordered it at 12:30 am, paid $98, then PB ran a promo deal of $88 for that day!

They were happy to honour the lower price.

 

 

 

Ouch - I just landed 3 for $66 a piece, and could even choose a colour other than black! ;-)


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  # 1486530 6-Feb-2016 16:16

I hate it when that happens. Where from?

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rossmcm: I hate it when that happens. Where from?

 

 

 

I brought them in from Google USA.  Took less then two weeks door to door.


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I brought them in from Google USA.  Took less then two weeks door to door.

 

 

Which reshipper did you use? Google USA store has decided it hates my card on my US google account now for some reason and CBF messing about when the fire tv is IME a nicer product and easier to buy.





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nofam:

 

I brought them in from Google USA.  Took less then two weeks door to door.

 

 

Which reshipper did you use? Google USA store has decided it hates my card on my US google account now for some reason and CBF messing about when the fire tv is IME a nicer product and easier to buy.

 

 

 

 

Just Youshop - it's pretty reasonable freight IMO.  Yeah, I did have to set up a US-geolocated Google account (via VPN), but haven't had any issues buying with Westpac Visa at this stage.

 

Hopefully the comment a few days ago about local release pans out and it won't be an issue any longer.


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  # 1494938 18-Feb-2016 13:58
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These are now available in New Zealand.

 

 

The new Chromecast will be available from retailers including JB HI-FI, Harvey Norman, Noel Leeming and The Warehouse and also on the Google Store for $69.

 

Chromecast Audio will be available on Noel Leeming, JB Hi-Fi and the Google Store for $69.

 





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