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Topic # 216722 10-Jul-2017 10:24
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May interest some people - spotted this on eBay (it is from Google so not a "fake" product).

 

Google Home & Chromecast Video Bundle (around $137.50NZD).

 

Have to use YouShop but works out at a pretty good deal. You essentially get a free Chromecast by purchasing via eBay. Just purchased one.





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  Reply # 1817692 10-Jul-2017 10:42
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Sheesh. Just bought one via Google and youshop. Grrr.




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  Reply # 1819339 11-Jul-2017 08:23
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Hi:

 

The link you show at ebay says it does not ship to NZ.  Is this correct or am I reading it wrong?.. thx 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1819352 11-Jul-2017 08:40
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Hi:

 

The link you show at ebay says it does not ship to NZ.  Is this correct or am I reading it wrong?.. thx 

 

 

Get it shipped to your YouShop US address.


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  Reply # 1819449 11-Jul-2017 11:01
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Will the Google Home work very well in NZ, IE have NZ services, voice reco etc?


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  Reply # 1819533 11-Jul-2017 12:45
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Thx guys.. YouShop set up.. what a great service.. 




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  Reply # 1819537 11-Jul-2017 12:50
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msmoore66:

 

Will the Google Home work very well in NZ, IE have NZ services, voice reco etc?

 

Yep they work no problems. Take a look at this thread for other people around here with them.





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  Reply # 1819559 11-Jul-2017 13:33
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Awesome, thanks for the help. 


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  Reply # 1819560 11-Jul-2017 13:34
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Dkeeper:

 

Thx guys.. YouShop set up.. what a great service.. 

 

 

 

 

There's probably a YouShop thread somewhere around here.

 

What I have found with YouShop is it can be eye-wateringly expensive if the item is not packaged appropriately. I bought a bundle of 3 Echo Dots from Amazon and shipped them with YS for $16 - fantastic. They were in a as small a box as they needed. 

 

In the past I've had stuff sent where the retail package was put in a large box with airbags around it - needlessly as the retail package was sufficient. That cost so much it defeated the purpose.


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  Reply # 1819561 11-Jul-2017 13:34
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Its as good as the google on your phone IME. I can ask it when KFC closes, and it will tell me. I can ask when KFC at birkenhead closes, and it tells me. I can ask travel time to places it can understand and it works.

 

Weather works, time works, playing music mostly works, problems getting some stations since I guess it goes for US ones first.





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  Reply # 1819568 11-Jul-2017 13:48
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There's probably a YouShop thread somewhere around here.

 

What I have found with YouShop is it can be eye-wateringly expensive if the item is not packaged appropriately. I bought a bundle of 3 Echo Dots from Amazon and shipped them with YS for $16 - fantastic. They were in a as small a box as they needed. 

 

In the past I've had stuff sent where the retail package was put in a large box with airbags around it - needlessly as the retail package was sufficient. That cost so much it defeated the purpose.

 

 

In those cases the higher shipping price but better service of shipito can be better.

 

I have on 2 occasions had shipito re-pack things, splitting them up into 2 parcels for one and then sent to youshop for economy freight. One was a server case that was significantly cheaper via youshop.

 

IME with amazon for their own branded things, they seem to have them all sorted to pack quite well, its when you start adding in all sorts of different things to an order they will just pick a giant box and do the bags of air thing.





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  Reply # 1819601 11-Jul-2017 14:43
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michaelmurfy:

 

May interest some people - spotted this on eBay (it is from Google so not a "fake" product).

 

Google Home & Chromecast Video Bundle (around $137.50NZD).

 

Have to use YouShop but works out at a pretty good deal. You essentially get a free Chromecast by purchasing via eBay. Just purchased one.

 

 

 

 

It's not actually from Google, I purchased and saw the email address so was dubious. (shopchromecast.com)

 

The page itself says official google store on ebay, but might stop my paypal purchase.

 

 

 

 


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Perhaps not a popular opinion here, but I'm a bit weary of giving google an always-on microphone in my private space. At least with my phone you know it can't be listening all the time because of the battery limitation.

 

 

 

I'm awaiting shipment of my Mycroft, a personal assistant built with a raspberry pi and open source software. I don't know if it will be as good as a Google home, but at least I know it's not spying on me to target ads or whatever.




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  Reply # 1819675 11-Jul-2017 17:01
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@JonnyCam it'll be a supplier of Google however the company on eBay is Google. I would say it is fine.




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  Reply # 1819770 11-Jul-2017 18:13
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kryptonjohn:

 

 

 

 YouShop can be eye-wateringly expensive if the item is not packaged appropriately.

 

 

 

 

This!!!

 

 

 

You are literally screwed if the supplier does that big box with a plastic bubble packer in it etc.  Literally.


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at least I know it's not spying on me to target ads or whatever.

 

 

 

 

Just put a tinfoil hat over it at night, or whenever you're talking dodgy like.


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