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  # 1014570 28-Mar-2014 13:45
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anniehall: Is iPad 2 selling for $399 a good deal?


I guess it's what your expections are - I find my parents' iPad 2 (with iOS 7) is absolutely fine to use; sure, it's clearly slower than my own iPad Air, but, given the cost difference, I think they're still damn fine machines. If an iPad's what you're after, and you don't want to pay the frankly silly prices for the latest and greatest, it'll be a good buy (and certainly better than those cheap no-brand Android tablets for not much less). Best advice I reckon is try one out for yourself - if you're happy with it, go for it...


Yeah I don't want to pay the prices for new models. As long as I can watch videos and without much lag.

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  # 1014575 28-Mar-2014 13:56
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anniehall: Ah okay. Do you think it will be able to handle the new Microsoft Office app? I also found out that the price was for a refurbished iPad 2 but this place is offering a $100 gift coupon with it.


Depends who it has been refurbished by. The ipad 2 is a good device still and apple were still selling them new up until a few weeks ago. Although if you can get an ipad 4, as it will be supported for longer by apples ios. I suspect the ipad 2 won't get future ios updates.


A shop called yesshop? I think they are a home shopping company. I rang them to ask and they said the iPad had been professionally refurbished by a certified IT company. But there is a 12-months warranty anyway

 
 
 
 


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  # 1017420 2-Apr-2014 17:58
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In todays HN brochure through the mail, they have 16GB ipod touchs, the current gen, for just $177. Normally I think they retail for about $350. Only 450 though throughout the entire country, and no rainchecks. This is the URL http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/catalogues.html#view=catalogue2&saleId=5821&page=9

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  # 1017447 2-Apr-2014 18:49
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A shop called yesshop? I think they are a home shopping company. I rang them to ask and they said the iPad had been professionally refurbished by a certified IT company. But there is a 12-months warranty anyway


I've never purchased from yesshop but I deal with a sister company of theirs and that sister company is reputable in my experience.  Odd name.

As for a 'professionally refurbished ipad', I assume that means a jolly good clean.  Aside from the batteries there is nothing to replace.




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  # 1017452 2-Apr-2014 18:55
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A shop called yesshop? I think they are a home shopping company. I rang them to ask and they said the iPad had been professionally refurbished by a certified IT company. But there is a 12-months warranty anyway


I've never purchased from yesshop but I deal with a sister company of theirs and that sister company is reputable in my experience.  Odd name.

As for a 'professionally refurbished ipad', I assume that means a jolly good clean.  Aside from the batteries there is nothing to replace.


If it is apple refurbished, I believe they replace the casing, and possibly put in a new battery too. Not sure about non apple reburbs

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  # 1017945 3-Apr-2014 15:33
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Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive with Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0 (Black) STDR2000100

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  # 1020347 8-Apr-2014 08:06
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Seagate Expansion 4TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STBV4000100)
by Seagate
2,061 customer reviews | 76 answered questions
List Price: $229.99
Price: $129.99 & FREE Shipping. Details
You Save: $100.00 (43%)

 
 
 
 


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  # 1020349 8-Apr-2014 08:14
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Probably wrong voltage unless it has both selectable which I doubt




Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


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  # 1020351 8-Apr-2014 08:15
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The Windows 8 Samsung Ativ S is $299 at Telecom, this is a device that has the same specs as the Lumia 920.

You could also price match this at Warehouse stationary and get a price of $284

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  # 1020355 8-Apr-2014 08:25
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This is good price, as long as the power supply works. Can we check if it comes with 240 - 110 ? 

surfisup1000: Seagate Expansion 4TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STBV4000100)
by Seagate
2,061 customer reviews | 76 answered questions
List Price: $229.99
Price: $129.99 & FREE Shipping. Details
You Save: $100.00 (43%)

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  # 1020386 8-Apr-2014 09:12
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It has power adapter that can be used with NZ outlets. I found out by chatting with their support. 

01:51 PM PDT Yaneiky(Amazon): I have done some checks for you and the item http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Expansion...(See full link) provided has power adapter input of 110-240v.

01:52 PM PDT Yaneiky(Amazon): It works well as 240v too.

Question: do you know if it comes with converter adapters in the box? 
01:53 PM PDT Yaneiky(Amazon): Yes indeed. It comes with a converter adapter.


maxeon: This is good price, as long as the power supply works. Can we check if it comes with 240 - 110 ? 

surfisup1000: Seagate Expansion 4TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STBV4000100)
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2,061 customer reviews | 76 answered questions
List Price: $229.99
Price: $129.99 & FREE Shipping. Details
You Save: $100.00 (43%)

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  # 1020398 8-Apr-2014 09:27
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Ordered two. 

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  # 1020411 8-Apr-2014 09:51
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maxeon: This is good price, as long as the power supply works. Can we check if it comes with 240 - 110 ? 


All seagates I've bought off amazon have supported 110-240v.  Sometimes they come with prong adaptors, sometimes not -- not with this one though. 

The great thing about amazon is the new-ish Q&A section where usually the voltage question has already been asked/answered , or you can ask yourself.  

You need to be very clear in your question and ask them to read the voltage spec on the ac adaptor or you'll get people assuming that because it works in the US it could only be 110v.

Even if this one didn't support 230v (which it does), people often just rip out the internal drive and use as an internal drive -- and you save over buying a bare drive although warranty differences will apply. 



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  # 1020413 8-Apr-2014 09:52
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networkn: Ordered two. 


one for data, and the other for backup hopefully :)

I only buy drives in pairs for this reason. I've lost too much data over the years including a really bad batch of seagates from about 3 or 4 years ago where every single drive (out of 4 including warranty drives) failed. 

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  # 1020415 8-Apr-2014 09:55
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Even if this one didn't support 230v (which it does), people often just rip out the internal drive and use as an internal drive -- and you save over buying a bare drive although warranty differences will apply.


We've come across some drives in USB enclosures that have an electronic board with only the USB connector - i.e. not a standard SATA hard drive with a USB to SATA converter in the enclosure.




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