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#195860 9-May-2016 08:56
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  #1548512 9-May-2016 09:12
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Is 1300 cheap? With no local warranty and second hand.

HTPC / Home automation (home assistant) enthusiast.


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  #1548513 9-May-2016 09:12
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Amazon has these brand new for USD$793 but you'll need to ship it via YouShop or another service.


Edit: The one from Amazon is brand new.



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  #1548537 9-May-2016 09:42
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ok, thanks for telling me about youshop

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  #1549628 11-May-2016 09:19
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Do note, that devices with Lithium batts (ie a laptop) , have special restrictions on them.
They WILL require special documentation.
Even youshop has special requirement for batts , even if part of a laptop.


If discovered, at ANY point along the delivery process, dont be too surprised if the package is either rejected or confiscated
ie, your package may be left in limbo, in the US , undeliverable . Many international couriers now just tend to reject , rather than try & sort out if package can be sent.


You might get away with it, roll the dice if you dare smile



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  #1549722 11-May-2016 11:09
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kiwijunglist: Is 1300 cheap? With no local warranty and second hand.


A bad price - and risky to import - see previous posts.  undecided


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  #1552362 13-May-2016 19:58
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Bad Dell NZ, it's sad you can fly return to AUS and pick up XPS SKU's cheaper than the NZ store

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  #1554388 17-May-2016 20:58
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On the YouShop site they say:


"YouShop USA - Some electronic items including toys which contain lithium-ion batteries can be sent through YouShop USA. A lithium-ion battery must not exceed 20 Wh/cell, or 100 Wh per battery/pack."


XPS 13 is 54 Wh with 13.5Wh/cell see here - XPS 15 is 56 - 91Wh - usually 6 cell from looking on eBay which is below the limits.


GST yep liable to pay that so 1.15 * the price. But looking at NZ Customs website shows that the duty rate for "Computers (desktop/laptop/tablet)" is 0% so nothing to pay there from what I can gather.


What duty are you guys talking about? Anyone got stung with one?



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  #1554491 17-May-2016 23:07
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Look on whats my duty and it will tell you about the BS biosecurity levy amounts and other stuff. If you have to export the computer because it breaks, and then get it returned to you then the amount of hassle to not pay GST again is huge.


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  #1554621 18-May-2016 09:57
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What duty are you guys talking about? Anyone got stung with one?




Its all on their site.


gst + processing/collection fee (is it about $60 , cant remember, but its on the customs site)


some couriers actually add in their own fee on top of that, as they collect customs fees(gst etc) on behalf of customs.
Thats happening overseas, couriers adding exorbitant duty collection fees , just because they can. Not sure if its happening in NZ, but its only a matter of time.
Even some ebay sellers now add on ridiculous ~customs~ fees/duties, just because they can.


Some stuff sneaks in regardless,with no fees or gst. they cant check every package .



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