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  Reply # 1520639 28-Mar-2016 08:00
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I grabbed one of these yesterday at $249 USD.  I sent it to youshop (free delivery inside the US) so should be able to land it under $400 which is a great deal for the 32GB model compared to $760NZD in the NZ Google play store.




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  Reply # 1520641 28-Mar-2016 08:35
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BigMal:

 

I grabbed one of these yesterday at $249 USD.  I sent it to youshop (free delivery inside the US) so should be able to land it under $400 which is a great deal for the 32GB model compared to $760NZD in the NZ Google play store.

 

 

 

 

You might still get hit because you need to include the shipping from youshop, if that is under 30 you might be ok.

 

 


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  Reply # 1520643 28-Mar-2016 08:42
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Yeah it was $370NZD and youshop should be under $30.




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  Reply # 1520648 28-Mar-2016 08:55
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BigMal:

 

Yeah it was $370NZD and youshop should be under $30.

 

 

 

 

Sweet all good then :)

 

mine was $420nz but i used the ebay global thing which covers the import fees.

 

My is currently sitting at the shipping warehouse waiting (as they don't seem to work sundays over there).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1520669 28-Mar-2016 09:54
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tukapa1:

 

Jase2985:

 

what do you have on your phone that takes up a tonne of space?

 

 

 

 

A large number of flac music files.

 


Can't live without my music and can't live with crappy quality music.

 

 

 

 

One of the few that can tell the difference between flac and 320k mp3, eh?


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  Reply # 1520691 28-Mar-2016 10:47
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Some people can hear what I guess are compression artefacts. For me, some music when compressed with MP3 has a wishy-washy sound on high frequencies, especially noticeable in the drum cymbals/hi-hat. I have a head unit in my car that plays Pandora off my phone and maybe half the music is acceptable (often depending on the type of music) but sometimes I wish I had a better quality version kept on my phone.

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  Reply # 1520702 28-Mar-2016 11:40
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lxsw20:

 

tukapa1:

 

Jase2985:

 

what do you have on your phone that takes up a tonne of space?

 

 

 

 

A large number of flac music files.

 


Can't live without my music and can't live with crappy quality music.

 

 

 

 

One of the few that can tell the difference between flac and 320k mp3, eh?

 

 

 

 

Dunno - but if I'm ripping my music collection I'm ripping in the best quality available to me and I don't want to have both flac and mp3 files siting on my server.

 

 

 

And when I can chuck a 128GB card in my phone I'm golden for music and video.


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  Reply # 1520704 28-Mar-2016 11:58
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Looks like they sold out, price has gone back up past $300 US. 


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  Reply # 1524518 2-Apr-2016 11:26
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tripp:

BigMal:


Yeah it was $370NZD and youshop should be under $30.



 


Sweet all good then :)


mine was $420nz but i used the ebay global thing which covers the import fees.


My is currently sitting at the shipping warehouse waiting (as they don't seem to work sundays over there).


 


 


 


 



Let us know if you get hit with fees.

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  Reply # 1524563 2-Apr-2016 12:39
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Sitting 2 days with customs and labeling in Kentucky so far. Not too bothered if I get hit with fees at the border, but will update either way.

I've been spoiled by Amazon lately so I'm not used to waiting over a week before a parcel leaves country of origin.



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Batwing: Sitting 2 days with customs and labeling in Kentucky so far. Not too bothered if I get hit with fees at the border, but will update either way.

I've been spoiled by Amazon lately so I'm not used to waiting over a week before a parcel leaves country of origin.

 

 

 

Mine is also sitting with ebay global shipping people, i am not expecting fees as the ebay shipping program should cover them (as it says it will).

 

 




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  Reply # 1524881 2-Apr-2016 21:51
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And mine has now 

 

"Shipped from the Global Shipping Center to International Destination"


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  Reply # 1524883 2-Apr-2016 21:57
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Mines been at youshop Oregon for 2 days.  What are they doing over there?!?! :-)


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  Reply # 1524919 2-Apr-2016 23:14
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BigMal:

 

Mines been at youshop Oregon for 2 days.  What are they doing over there?!?! :-)

 

 

 

 

Taking much longer than shipito ;) My echo dot's and amazon tap are already re-shipped and on their way to me. Shipito FTW!





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Got a local tracking number about 36 hours ago, stuck at 'online manifest' stage.

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