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# 176891 15-Jul-2015 12:23
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Amazon will be running its first Prime Day with discounts to Prime Members. The list from the press release includes (these are the ones I think relevant to us):

 

  • Fire TV Stick, fastest selling Amazon device of all time, $15 off
  • Kindle, $30 off
  • Fire HD 7, $60 off
  • Fire HD 7 Kids Edition, $60 off
  • Bose headphones at the lowest price ever on Amazon
  • Chromebook laptop, only $199
  • Over 50% off two Nikon COOLPIX cameras
  • Connected Car and Scan Tool products starting at 60% off
  • Buy an Amazon.com Gift Card multipack, get $10 in Amazon.com promotional credit
  • Get 25% bonus Amazon Coins when you buy 5,000 or 10,000 Amazon Coins




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  # 1344623 15-Jul-2015 12:58
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Thanks for the heads up, any idea which Chromebook laptop it is ? And is the price in NZD or USD ? 

 
 
 
 


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  # 1344841 15-Jul-2015 16:07
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Post any deals you find!

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  # 1344859 15-Jul-2015 16:30
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With the exchange rate at a terrible 0.67 it makes many things disappointingly expensive, especially if the shipping is costly. Hopefully the discounts are good enough to counter this.

Also make sure you keep in mind the GST threshold because of the low exchange rate is approximately $270USD, including your shipping cost. This will be less if the item also attracts duty. Be sure to budget for this when buying multiple/expensive items.

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  # 1344871 15-Jul-2015 16:45
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exchange rate is all relative

if its expensive, it means the equivalent NZ$ pricing hasn't gone up yet right?

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  # 1344874 15-Jul-2015 16:48
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nathan: exchange rate is all relative

if its expensive, it means the equivalent NZ$ pricing hasn't gone up yet right?


Yup, so while stocks last some items might be cheaper here, or nearly as cheap and take into account warranty etc.

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  # 1344913 15-Jul-2015 17:16
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nathan: exchange rate is all relative

if its expensive, it means the equivalent NZ$ pricing hasn't gone up yet right?


Yup, so while stocks last some items might be cheaper here, or nearly as cheap and take into account warranty etc.

Exactly. And many retailers/supplier could absorb changes in exchange rates, or at least not pass on the full cost to the consumer.

Anyway that was just posted as a FYI re: customs mostly.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1345069 15-Jul-2015 23:13
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Hmmm, not seeing any super amazing deals myself. Seems a little over hyped so far. 

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  # 1345097 16-Jul-2015 01:13
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lxsw20: Hmmm, not seeing any super amazing deals myself. Seems a little over hyped so far. 


Thats my impression as well. Mind you, a Fire TV stick at 24 USD is pretty cheap.




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  # 1345098 16-Jul-2015 01:20
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Is there much benefit to having Prime in NZ?

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  # 1345114 16-Jul-2015 07:57
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timtait: Is there much benefit to having Prime in NZ?


"free" 2 day US shipping and Prime movies and TV

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  # 1345163 16-Jul-2015 09:15
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Yes been looking over everything and glad I did not sign up for prime for this "sale"

Have not seen 1 thing I want.


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  # 1345187 16-Jul-2015 09:49
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freitasm: Amazon Echo at a discount - might get one now.



With the dollar the way it is, would have been cheaper to buy at full price a few months ago now, I suspect. Unfortunate.

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  # 1345261 16-Jul-2015 10:44
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Oh well, I bought (well I think I did) a FireTV from the UK. Not much of a bargain with the exchange rate and paying VAT and Youshop, but that's what I get for prevaricating I guess.




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