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# 82690 4-May-2011 12:05
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Hi all,

Has anyone ever imported a projector to NZ? Im just after people thoughts/experiences.

Is it worth it? Are there any warranty issues to think about?

Does anyone have any good/reliable sites to check out?

Thanks in advance. 

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  # 465239 4-May-2011 12:23
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I did.

Got myself a DLA-HD1 from pricejapan.com, when the Kiwi was really high against the yen.

Landed cost was around 6,000 NZ ( they were retailing locally for about 12,000).

Was a little worried about voltage - it was not listed as 240v in the specs, but pricejapan assured me it was 240v. First plug-in was waiting for the boom ha ha.

Projector is perfect, no problems (3 years old now). If I had warranty issues, i'd have to return the unit to japan. A risk you take but the savings were so significant.

My opinion, if you can save more than 20% even after allowing for the possibility of a warranty return then I'd do it.

The only problem with projectors is the cost of new bulbs but I get them from japan too.





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  # 465281 4-May-2011 13:33
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I bought a Sanyo PLV-Z2000 1080p Projector from Japan via airmail, arrived in good condition, no problems.
Bought a Mack international warranty http://www.mackcam.com/ for it.




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  # 466036 6-May-2011 08:30
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Picked up an Optoma HD66 from Ebay, waiting on it to arrive. Saved around $600, so for $800 including deliver I figured was worth it.

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  # 466192 6-May-2011 13:34
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Not sure if it counts as importing but I brought back with me a Vivitek 1080P DLP projector about 16 months ago. That cost me US$900 which for 1080P I thought was a good deal. I did pay GST at the airport.

No warranty hassles so far (knock on wood) and no new bulb required either.




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  # 466211 6-May-2011 14:13
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Cool thanks for all the feedback. Sounds like it is worth looking at.

Has anyone used bhphotovideo.com?

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