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# 215164 15-Jun-2017 09:28
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Hey guys,

 

 

 

Just wondering if there are any fishhooks with importing a notebook from the US (model isn't stocked here) - the AC adapter appears to be 120/240v, so all I'll need to do is replace the cloverleaf cable.

 

So other than paying GST, are there any other likely issues?  And yes, I realise RMA's will be a lot more difficult too.


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  # 1801281 15-Jun-2017 09:59
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Besides warranty and cloverleaf cable, no other issues.

 

Which model notebook btw?





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  # 1801282 15-Jun-2017 10:00
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You might not be able to access all Wi-Fi bands.


 
 
 
 




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  # 1801293 15-Jun-2017 10:31
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billgates:

 

Besides warranty and cloverleaf cable, no other issues.

 

Which model notebook btw?

 

 

 

 

Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 - I want a 17" ultrabook, and this is the closest think I can find for a reasonable pricepoint (i.e. not a gaming-spec machine that looks like a 5-year old designed it!)


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  # 1801318 15-Jun-2017 10:54
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I imported one a couple of years ago. I did it privately through my sister who lives there because Amazon wouldn't export the model I wanted. The only issue was the lithium battery, which required her to jump through a few bureaucratic hoops to get the necessary paperwork, but it wasn't too awful.

 

 





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  # 1801354 15-Jun-2017 11:13
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Rikkitic:

 

I imported one a couple of years ago. I did it privately through my sister who lives there because Amazon wouldn't export the model I wanted. The only issue was the lithium battery, which required her to jump through a few bureaucratic hoops to get the necessary paperwork, but it wasn't too awful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cool, thanks - yes I read up on the Lithium situation with Youshop; as you indicate, they're prohibited, but Youshop's plicy is that if the device is being shipped in it's original, OEM packaging, then it's safe to ship:

 

 

 

https://support.nzpost.co.nz/app/answers/detail/a_id/571


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  # 1801356 15-Jun-2017 11:14
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Rikkitic:.... The only issue was the lithium battery, which required her to jump through a few bureaucratic hoops to get the necessary paperwork, but it wasn't too awful.

 

 

Things are much much harder regarding batts now

 

Some couriers just see it as too hard to deal with & will simply reject the package outright.
In theory, you can (sometimes) send if the batt is part of a ~kit~ (eg a phone) , but some courier services just may reject it anyway.
Ive had a package rejected after they xrayed it & saw a (empty) AA batt compartment .


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