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  Reply # 1907239 24-Nov-2017 18:08
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browned:

 

UHD:

 

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/wd-easystore-8tb-external-usb-3-0-hard-drive-black/5792401.p

 

 

 

http://xe.com/currencyconverter/convert/?Amount=159.99&From=USD&To=NZD

 

 

 

~NZ$232 a piece. Even taking in to account shipping, GST, and customs duties these are still a lot cheaper than what you can get in NZ. The HDD inside is a WD Red NAS drive so quite useful to pop in a media server or something similar.

 

 

 

 

My purchase using CC was declined recently. What are people using payment and address wise to buy from bestbuy?

 

 

Yeah would be interested in the same question. I'm slightly tempted by this since I'm in the market for a large HD but will probably just wait for the Seagate Hub 8TB to come down to $159 on Amazon again. I'd probably take the WD over the Seagate since I trust the helium drives over the SMR ones slightly more and I already have a Seagate archive internal 8TB anyway. But BB + YouShop sounds too risky particularly with the possibility of DOA and given that BB seem to be one of the ones who it's difficult to get to ship to YouShop and/or buy with a NZ CC. And that's showing to me as shipped by January 3rd, which means they may not even cancel it for a long while. Still if someone can report success buying from BestBuy recently I may reconsider. 


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  Reply # 1907263 24-Nov-2017 19:07
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eph:

 

KrazyKid:

 

B&H audio: Google Mini USD$29 + a free $10 gift card for B&H. + Free US shipping

 

Must deliver to a US address.

 

Youshop works as a delivery address and freight should be NZD$12.50 economy (as weight is only 140g & 500g is min charge)

 

Youshop also has a 20% discount offer bringing the cost down to $10.- Use code TIME2SHOP

 

 

 

B&H also has the google home for $50 discount (USD$ 79)

 

A believe Walmart, Google, Bestbuy and others are also doing this deal with their own companies $10 voucher.

 

Not sure on their freight offers.

 

 

Tried to get one, but fail :(

 

- B&H, too many people used youshop or the same number so saying limit exceeded

 

- BestBuy - order cancelled from their side (unable to verify information)

 

- Walmart - sold out (EDIT: seems to be back in stock but no free shipping)

 

- Target - only in store

 

- Verizon - order cancelled from their side (fraud prevention bot)

 

- Google - wouldn't even show me the mini

 

 

Just managed to do a Walmart for a Home and Mini via Youshop.... And then they cancelled it.....


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1907265 24-Nov-2017 19:14
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MorePork are doing a reasonable deal until the 27th:

 

 

T&C does state they reserve the right to change the price of the monthly package after 12 months.


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  Reply # 1907272 24-Nov-2017 19:22
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Just a tip if you're using PayPal as a payment method. Most of the time, your bank offers a better conversion rate than PayPal, so if you have a PayPal account, go into the preferences and change it so that it's doing a direct transfer.


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  Reply # 1907314 24-Nov-2017 19:43
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Google Home Mini $US29.99 (plus $10 voucher)
Echo Dot $US29.99
UE Boom 2 LE $US79.99
Razer MOW Wireless Gaming Headset $US107

Best Buy opened at 5pm on Thanksgiving and the queue was around the block.

Clothes and shoes tomorrow.

Fulfilling a dream of participating in US Black Friday sales. Ticking that one off, won't need to do it again. :-)




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  Reply # 1907347 24-Nov-2017 20:43
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I just got the Google Home via B&H so maybe try again? I paid via Paypal if that makes a difference.


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  Reply # 1907351 24-Nov-2017 20:55
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Shapenz:

 

I just got the Google Home via B&H so maybe try again? I paid via Paypal if that makes a difference.

 

 

 

 

That seemed to work..... :)


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  Reply # 1907355 24-Nov-2017 21:03
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huckster:

 

eph:

 

KrazyKid:

 

B&H audio: Google Mini USD$29 + a free $10 gift card for B&H. + Free US shipping

 

Must deliver to a US address.

 

Youshop works as a delivery address and freight should be NZD$12.50 economy (as weight is only 140g & 500g is min charge)

 

Youshop also has a 20% discount offer bringing the cost down to $10.- Use code TIME2SHOP

 

 

 

B&H also has the google home for $50 discount (USD$ 79)

 

A believe Walmart, Google, Bestbuy and others are also doing this deal with their own companies $10 voucher.

 

Not sure on their freight offers.

 

 

Tried to get one, but fail :(

 

- B&H, too many people used youshop or the same number so saying limit exceeded

 

- BestBuy - order cancelled from their side (unable to verify information)

 

- Walmart - sold out (EDIT: seems to be back in stock but no free shipping)

 

- Target - only in store

 

- Verizon - order cancelled from their side (fraud prevention bot)

 

- Google - wouldn't even show me the mini

 

 

Just managed to do a Walmart for a Home and Mini via Youshop.... And then they cancelled it.....

 

 

I've tried Walmart through Google Express (which should give you 25$ off next purchase as well) few hours ago and so far no cancelation...


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  Reply # 1907358 24-Nov-2017 21:05
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Shapenz:

 

I just got the Google Home via B&H so maybe try again? I paid via Paypal if that makes a difference.

 

 

I've tried PayPal through BestBuy thinking there might be some issue with my CC but was refused since you have to have PayPal with US address. Haven't tried B&H PayPal though.


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  Reply # 1907360 24-Nov-2017 21:11
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ANZ fu$%ed my order, they blocked it the first time for "fraudulent activity" so re-enabled it, and still waiting on confirmation from bestbuy about the re-enabled transaction.

 

will know tomorrow if its gone through otherwise ill reorder it and use paypal.

 

But my stuff is shipping to my brothers house so its not likely to be blocked as a re-shipper


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  Reply # 1907413 24-Nov-2017 22:00
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For 8tb ext. hard drive, how about this one

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HAPGEIE/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

 

USD142.49 + USD12.47 shipping/tax to NZ


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  Reply # 1907423 24-Nov-2017 22:28
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Dingbatt:
Best Buy opened at 5pm on Thanksgiving and the queue was around the block.

 

You missed the 8TB WD External for $129 :-P

 

Hibino:

 

For 8tb ext. hard drive, how about this one

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HAPGEIE/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

 

USD142.49 + USD12.47 shipping/tax to NZ

 

 

Thanks! Missed that one, can also get the hub for USD149.99


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  Reply # 1907444 25-Nov-2017 02:00
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I bought a Philips Norelco Oneblade hybrid electric shaver for $US17 from Amazon (more about this here). Also a 200GB UHS-1 SD card for $US50 but I think Amazon have sold out of them now as it's showing $US73 from another seller when I go back to it.


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  Reply # 1907461 25-Nov-2017 08:23
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Not technically a black friday issue, but quick question, how risky is it if your Amazon order is very close to 400, something like NZD390 including shipping of course. I'm thinking of electronic items so no duty only GST. And if you pay in USD, what exchange rate do Customs use? (If they'll take what your bank charged you, I guess they convert it to a rate and then used that to calculate. I presume the import fee deposit is charged in the same transaction, so they can't just take the raw amount.) Will they ignore discounts like the Amazon Assistant one (I don't see any reason for them to, but I don't know how Amazon present their invoices). 

 

Cheers


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  Reply # 1907498 25-Nov-2017 09:15
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Hibino:

 

For 8tb ext. hard drive, how about this one

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HAPGEIE/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

 

USD142.49 + USD12.47 shipping/tax to NZ

 

 

Thanks, just had a seagate 2tb give up on me (after about 8 years of having it).  So just ordered this.  Good thing is it looks like it takes the same power supply/plug as the one that no longer works :)

 

 

 

 


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