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Topic # 185326 18-Nov-2015 13:59
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Why?

The Gen2 Chromecast I have seen for $40 on Aus eTailers yet is $100 at NZ eTailers.

Why?

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  Reply # 1430383 18-Nov-2015 14:02
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Probably local stock arrived. Give it a couple more weeks.



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  Reply # 1430404 18-Nov-2015 14:18
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Been out a while, seems dodgy to me. Its not just etailers, Harvey Norman have 2.0 for $45 there.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1430405 18-Nov-2015 14:20
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Because they can?  

Supply and demand, small market, high costs, bla, bla, bla...






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  Reply # 1430421 18-Nov-2015 14:35
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Buying from Canada or USA costs about $60 without shipping. (35 USD. 45 CAD. Plus tax)



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  Reply # 1430424 18-Nov-2015 14:37
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u r saying US and canada are ripping in comparison too?

probably not as much as aus vs nz though given currency rate.

that makes the aus version $95 not $40, thats a massive disparity.

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  Reply # 1430433 18-Nov-2015 15:01
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Is it officially available in NZ yet? The ones I've seen are those that the likes of PBTech have parallel imported for the early adopters to splash their cash on. When they're on the shelves at The Warehouse and Noel Leeming I expect the pricing will be more realistic.

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  Reply # 1430444 18-Nov-2015 15:21
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Possibly retailers trying to make larger margins on early adopters, until the competition arrives. Happens all the time. Not sure it is worth upgrading to at that price anyway, as apart from better wireless, it doesn't seem much better.

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  Reply # 1430477 18-Nov-2015 16:18
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I've already got a v1 Chromecast in my lounge but want to get a second one for another TV currently set up with a bluray player and PlayStation in another room. I thought I'd wait to get a v2 so I can make use of the 5GHz wifi, and use that in the lounge TV and relegate the v1 to "games room". But I can wait until they've been available here for a while and prices have settled.



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  Reply # 1430481 18-Nov-2015 16:21
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Seems I was wrong about pricing, it seems. I think some of the websites have the wrong images up for chromecast 2.0 when in fact its the original they are selling.

Does the original chromecast let your project your chrome browser on your laptop to the screen?

$30 seems good value. VS $100 for the new one.

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  Reply # 1430626 18-Nov-2015 20:23
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I'm waiting till mass shipments are made in NZ, I'm sure they are in huge demand at the moment. I will hold out till they become cheaper, asmuch as I love PB TECH anyway:D

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  Reply # 1430632 18-Nov-2015 20:28
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Yeah they let you cast a tab from your PC, but its like miracast so looks like trash.




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  Reply # 1430848 19-Nov-2015 08:01
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scottjpalmer: Buying from Canada or USA costs about $60 without shipping. (35 USD. 45 CAD. Plus tax)


Pick us up one bro while you're over there..





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  Reply # 1430914 19-Nov-2015 08:51
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Anyone else? You have 5 minutes

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  Reply # 1430915 19-Nov-2015 08:51
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Can I please get a yellow one?




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  Reply # 1430921 19-Nov-2015 09:02
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richms: Can I please get a yellow one?


Non Google only have black. I'm at Walmart. Quick.

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