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#195792 4-May-2016 14:11
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Kogans have re-launched the Dick Smith website with some bargins




Intel Compute Stick for $129 - PB tech has it at $251





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  #1546661 4-May-2016 14:19
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Love the 100% Australian Owned banner on the right.


Not touching that place with a barge pole - give it 6 months and then maybe.

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  #1546663 4-May-2016 14:28
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Some Bargains. Some not so much (well, price is OK, freight is a killer)


Apple TV4 32Gb - $259.


$28 freight. NO thanks.




I assume all stock is ex Australia. What happens if you order something over the $400 GST/Import duty threshold? Do they get around it by having a NZ address? I hope someone is paying the NZ GST.


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  #1546669 4-May-2016 14:40
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I think that stick is the old version.  New one has just been released.  Still, nothing wrong with that model.  I use one to run a large screen display.

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  #1546701 4-May-2016 15:35
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Just had a look at their WD 1 tb hard drive.   $89.00  The new website is a huge improvement.    Direct links to manuals.    Thousands of reviews Good AND Bad for this product.


All things those marketing geniuses at the old Dick Smith could never get right on their website...

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  #1546750 4-May-2016 17:03
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Just had a look at their WD 1 tb hard drive.   $89.00  The new website is a huge improvement.    Direct links to manuals.    Thousands of reviews Good AND Bad for this product.


All things those marketing geniuses at the old Dick Smith could never get right on their website...





Looks like they use the same reviews as the Noel Leemings website, sourced from Test freaks instead of their own customers.




Do people have CGA coverage if they buy from them, and do the prices include NZ  GST? Looks like their company is registered in Oz, but hteir terms mentions the CGA. But on another post someone warned about being charged GST at the border. Can't see any obvious information on their website.




I did try adding that TV stick to the cart as it said free shipping, but then asked me to add my postcode to get a shipping estimate, and it didn't recognize it, so couldn't proceed further. So looks like their website has bugs.





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  #1546753 4-May-2016 17:05
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Just FYI Kogan aren't new on the block by any stretch, they've been around for a long time as an online retailer.

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  #1547038 5-May-2016 10:46
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1-2 weeks before they even ship it (as stated on their website) !!!!!


Surely that rings some alarm bells : ie they dont actually have it , or are just hopeless
either its drop shipped, or they are selling stuff they have on order but hasnt arrived in their warehouse




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  #1547076 5-May-2016 11:14
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I think another thread on here noted that it was shipped from Aussie and subject to import taxes etc. So anything over the magic $400 or whatever it is now will be subject to tax. 2 weeks shipping is crazy though.

Try Vultr using this link and get us both some credit:

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  #1547089 5-May-2016 11:51
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It's a good deal. I like my pi 3 but having a similar device that supports x86 could be useful.

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  #1547094 5-May-2016 11:59
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By the specs this is the 1st gen version. Hence the price. 2nd gen is much better with USB 3 and farster ram. Depends on use I guess but I'd leave it where it is and continue looking for a deal on Gen2

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  #1547193 5-May-2016 13:37
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Reviews on the gen 1 compute sticks were pretty mixed. 


I'm waiting to see how the compute stick M stacks up when it's released.


I have a cousin in the US who can get me one cheap with W10 loaded.


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  #1547271 5-May-2016 17:03
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I made list of all good new Dick Smith here:

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  #1548017 7-May-2016 16:51
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Dick Smith and Kogan both have different prices:
Dick Smith - $139
Kogan - $167


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  #1548050 7-May-2016 20:28
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i was thinking to buy it for Kodi and majorily for 1080p contents , any suggestions/reviews for the stick ? doe sit has computing power and someone's actual experience ?

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