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# 177762 13-Aug-2015 13:43
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Looking to buy a laptop online from UK/USA

Samsung Ativ book 9 12.2" 256gb ssd 8gb ram

Amazon + bhphotovideo.com both sell $1099 USD

Any others? What is the best place to buy in terms of cheaper shipping / ease of dealing with?

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  # 1365563 13-Aug-2015 13:46
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Have you factored in Duty?

http://www.whatsmyduty.org.nz/

E
dit: NZ$254 of Duty and GST



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  # 1365568 13-Aug-2015 13:48
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Nobody sells it in new zealand or australia so no other choice

thanks for the heads up though

 
 
 
 


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  # 1365579 13-Aug-2015 14:06
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fatjoez: Nobody sells it in new zealand or australia so no other choice

thanks for the heads up though


Just out of interest, why do you need that specific brand/model?

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  # 1365592 13-Aug-2015 14:29
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Hammerer:
fatjoez: Nobody sells it in new zealand or australia so no other choice

thanks for the heads up though


Just out of interest, why do you need that specific brand/model?

[Edit to correct bad grammar]


good question.  what will you do if it needs to be serviced.

why not buy a brand that is well supported?



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  # 1365665 13-Aug-2015 15:57
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Just doing the numbers now the laptop alone USD to nzd comes to $1700.

Might not be an option anymore.

Chose it because it is ultra portable and small in size.

Next best thing is Dell XPS 13 it seems but that is 1.2kg and bigger. Not the same..

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  # 1365676 13-Aug-2015 16:15
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fatjoez: Next best thing is Dell XPS 13 it seems but that is 1.2kg and bigger. Not the same..


If you do decide to go down the Dell track, check out the Dell NZ Factory Outlet.  Their stock availability is sporadic but when they do have something the price is usually very good.



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  # 1365737 13-Aug-2015 17:21
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zero stock @ factory outlet.

$1888 at jb hifi for the 256gb i5.

the kirabook by toshiba is an alternative but not for the price. i7 configuration available only for $2400.

NZ has a very odd selection of laptops

 
 
 
 


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  # 1365740 13-Aug-2015 17:27
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Yeah there sure is stuff all small, light, good in NZ.

I ended up getting a way expensive HP spectre because it was the only QHD 13" that I could find. Had to then go and upgrade the wifi because a $2k+ machine came with crap 802.11n 2.4Ghz only in it.




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  # 1365746 13-Aug-2015 17:36
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fatjoez: zero stock @ factory outlet.


The stock comes and goes in the factory outlet.  It took a few weeks for one to be listed when I bought my Dell XPS, it was about $1200 when the normal price on the same model was closer to $2k so if you can wait a week or six it can be a good option.

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