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Topic # 6269 11-Jan-2006 15:31
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I haven't bought a new computer in 6 years so am gonna treat myself this time round. Been looking for something reasonably portable (15.4 inch is still a bit big) and have fallen badly for the Sony S series. The SZ with dual CPU and Nvidia 7400 just settled it.
I like the new Macs too but they're a bit bigger. Anyone want to geek it out on this?

Also I was pretty keen to buy a S-560 from here in Christchurch but then I saw how much they pay direct in the States and Singapore with warranty:

NZ - NZ$3300
US - NZ$2376 (US$1650 with better HD)
Singapore - NZ$2850 (Including World Wide Warranty but not shipping)

Now this is a bit of a liberty. I might get a friend to buy it (I know in US and Sing), pay the duty and sweat out the warranty period. Has anyone else done this? The SZ hasn't shown up in Singapore yet but I can't justify buying in this country. They're mad on the mark-up.

Any input appreciated.

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Reply # 26151 11-Jan-2006 16:08
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Mook-2000: and sweat out the warranty period. Has anyone else done this?

Yep - I sweat out warranty periods on things from overseas... imported iPod photo being probably the most expensive though.

The day one of these items requires expensive service is the day that I hope I accidentally drop/destroy/drown/lose the item. Because if that ever happened my insurance would cover me.

Only for accidental now, ya hear!?

But seriously, its a risk vs reward situation. If I have $5000 worth of various imported items, that I only paid $4000 for to get import bargains, and a $500 item needs replacing, then im still up.

You might get away with it once, or a hundred times, or the first imported item you ever buy might be a paperweight by the time it gets here. But all in all its worth doing I beleive.

I have hardly ever required warranty service on consumer electronics. Its washing machines that break down on me...

Love Sony products, but dead keen on getting a Mac next time round.

Has anyone heard of OSX Tiger for intel (as a seperate software product, not Apples new production models). I just read briefly about it today, but had never even heard about it b4.

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