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#191406 3-Feb-2016 14:35
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If I get a Chromecast 2 from FishPond will I have to pay import tax/duty and will it have a AU/NZ style plug if it's being shipped from the US?

 

 

 

http://www.fishpond.co.nz/Electronics/Google-Chromecast-2nd-Gen-2015-Edition/0811571016518






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  #1484427 3-Feb-2016 14:36
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No and no.





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  #1484435 3-Feb-2016 14:50
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richms:

 

No and no.

 

 

Although surely as Fishpond acting as a local company & importer they'd need to supply NZ compatible electrical bits?  (It's an odd situation so I'm not really sure to be honest)


 
 
 
 


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  #1484447 3-Feb-2016 15:07
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Would not trust that company at all.
Heard way to many bad stories.

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  #1484535 3-Feb-2016 16:17
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Just get it from B&H since they dont seem to perpetually list things they cant sell like fishpond do.





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  #1484541 3-Feb-2016 16:19
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richms:

 

Just get it from B&H since they dont seem to perpetually list things they cant sell like fishpond do.

 

 

B&H ???






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  #1484542 3-Feb-2016 16:21
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If it doesn't have an NZ plug then surely it's not fit for purpose?





 

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  #1484544 3-Feb-2016 16:22
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B&H ???

 

 

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1186572-REG/google_gocc2_chromecast_black_2nd_generation.html

 

about NZ $66 including shipping when I last looked





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  #1484547 3-Feb-2016 16:23
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TinyTim:

 

If it doesn't have an NZ plug then surely it's not fit for purpose?

 

 

That would matter if you were buying it from a NZ store covered by the consumers guarantee act, but you are not.





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  #1484562 3-Feb-2016 16:38
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richms:

 

TinyTim:

 

If it doesn't have an NZ plug then surely it's not fit for purpose?

 

 

That would matter if you were buying it from a NZ store covered by the consumers guarantee act, but you are not.

 

 

Isn't Fishpond an NZ store?





 

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  #1484567 3-Feb-2016 16:49
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TinyTim:

 

Isn't Fishpond an NZ store?

 

 

I thought it was just a front end for overseas sellers to list on? Whatever, been unable to buy from them too many times to bother with again.





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  #1484570 3-Feb-2016 16:50
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TinyTim:

 

richms:

 

TinyTim:

 

If it doesn't have an NZ plug then surely it's not fit for purpose?

 

 

That would matter if you were buying it from a NZ store covered by the consumers guarantee act, but you are not.

 

 

Isn't Fishpond an NZ store?

 

 

 

 

Most likely a NZ URL  but based on Hong Kong or the like..





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  #1484571 3-Feb-2016 16:51
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It will ship with a US adapter because Google is not supplying to AU/NZ yet - and that's one of the reasons why it takes ages for big companies to do global deployments

 

The adaptor is a standard low power version with a USB connection, to plug a cable into it to power the chromecast. Any adaptor will do - I have repurposed an old samsung for that role, as the TV Im using doesnt have a USB port on it.

 

 





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  #1484594 3-Feb-2016 17:09
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TinyTim:

 

Isn't Fishpond an NZ store?

 

 

I thought it was just a front end for overseas sellers to list on? Whatever, been unable to buy from them too many times to bother with again.

 

 

 

 

 

Fishpond is an Australian and New Zealand online store selling books, music, and movies. Our mission is:

 

To build the best place for Australians & New Zealanders to buy online.

 

We will do this by building a high quality store that is convenient, easy-to-use, has a huge selection and excellent service.

 

Australians and New Zealanders are missing out on the convenience, selection and prices of online shops found overseas. The big international players have ignored this part of the world because the market is too small. Local traditional retailers don't want to risk a large investment online. We have taken up the challenge and will work hard to bring the people of Australasia a quality and convenient online shopping experience down under.

 

The warehouse was chosen in order to be closer to the Airport as many books come from overseas and this reduces shipping times. Their warehouse is also near major postal centres to enable faster delivery. There is currently a team of about 100 Fishponders.

 

Source: http://www.fishpond.co.nz/page/about-us

 

They are actually a local company, basically they import on demand, essentially making it a drop-shipper.  Which brings up my original point. surely as an importer they need to provide local adapters by law.

 

 

 

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I'm of course referring to the following:  http://www.energysafety.govt.nz/about/faqs/electricity/safety-of-fittings-and-appliances

 

 

Q: Can I sell a product with a foreign plug type in New Zealand?

 

A: No. Domestic and similar appliances that are being imported into New Zealand must be safe for use in New Zealand without the use of a plug adaptor.

 

Plugs and fittings have been listed as high risk articles that require a formal approval before they are able to be sold in New Zealand. Plugs intended for use outside of New Zealand and Australia do not comply with recognised safety standards and cannot be legally sold. As a result the sale of appliances fitted with foreign plug types is not permitted in New Zealand.


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  #1484610 3-Feb-2016 17:39
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The last photo on the Fishpond page shows a white NZ plug adapter attached to the side of the box.

The same white NZ adapter came with the Chromecast 2 that I bought from PBTech.

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  #1484624 3-Feb-2016 17:48
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I have found fishpond really good to deal with, although haven't purchased off them for a few years. Their website is a little dated looking. PB Tech are selling the new chromecast for $88 with free shipping which isn't bad.


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