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Topic # 229106 7-Feb-2018 19:55
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We are in the US for a few weeks and I intend to buy a Sonos Play:1 (1st gen) to use back in NZ. It’s multi-voltage etc so that’s ok - just need to change to a NZ mains plug. (or use an adapter). I can buy it here for US$150 (about NZ$220) from Best Buy or Amazon.

I have the options of either:

- simply bringing it back in my checked-in suitcase, or

- getting Amazon to mail it to our neighbour for me to pick up when we return. This costs about +NZ$45 but I’m not concerned about this cost.

Would welcome comments or advice on this in case there’s something I haven’t thought about.

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  Reply # 1953282 7-Feb-2018 19:58
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  Reply # 1953284 7-Feb-2018 20:01
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Haha. It’s pretty much the size of a cube sat so Rocket Labs might be a better fit. Falcon Heavy is overkill.

We are actually in Florida not far from where this took place today.

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  Reply # 1953297 7-Feb-2018 20:39
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Stuff it in your case, its well under the import duty threshold


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  Reply # 1953375 7-Feb-2018 23:18
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Do not, under any circumstances , seriously consider bringing the speaker back 'internally'.

 

Your funny walk will give you away at customs.

 

 


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  Reply # 1953404 8-Feb-2018 06:29
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How is this considered 'home theatre'?

 

Mods - should it be moved? Single mono plastic speakers do not a home theatre make...




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  Reply # 1953465 8-Feb-2018 09:08
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OK - so where should I have posted this? Fact is it will be part of a home theatre and Sonos gear does actually make a very good HT - considering that is merely plastic etc (insert other disparaging words here).

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elpenguino:

 

Do not, under any circumstances , seriously consider bringing the speaker back 'internally'.

 

Your funny walk will give you away at customs.

 

 

It's not just the funny walk - making beautiful music and taking hands free phone calls out of your butt will also attract attention.

 

 




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... and I have short fingers so probably wouldn’t be able to reach the volume control to turn it down a bit.

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eracode: OK - so where should I have posted this? Fact is it will be part of a home theatre and Sonos gear does actually make a very good HT - considering that is merely plastic etc (insert other disparaging words here).

 

 

 

Almost every customs related question seems to be asked in 'off topic'.

 

It's not an issue with the question, just the placement of it.

 

I stand by my comment re: small plastic mono speakers though...




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  Reply # 1953982 9-Feb-2018 00:19
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You may be right but is this the end of the world? Mods haven’t yet agreed with you. Haven’t you got better things to do? I get the impression that you wouldn’t be so offended if I was buying, say, a B&W speaker. Sorry.

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  Reply # 1954448 9-Feb-2018 16:39
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If we are going to be moving threads, Move the "best bang for buck 4K tv" thread from the off topic forum to this forum.





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  Reply # 1954498 9-Feb-2018 19:07
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eracode: You may be right but is this the end of the world? Mods haven’t yet agreed with you. Haven’t you got better things to do? I get the impression that you wouldn’t be so offended if I was buying, say, a B&W speaker. Sorry.

 

 

 

If it's a small, plastic, mono B&W speaker... then yes, yes I would have an issue.

 

The real answer is...

 

The category of 'home theatre' is poorly named for a general 'geek' website.

 

It would be fine on an audio only forum... but unless someone renames this 'speakers / TV's / home cinema' I guess we're stuck.

 

 

 

And do I have better things to do?

 

Nope - stuck in a Koru lounge...

 

Do you?


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