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# 43769 22-Oct-2009 08:29
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I was just having a look at the newegg.com site and with the high NZ dollar right now, you can get Windows 7 pro OEM for about $186 NZD. That doesn't include postage, and I don't know if they even would ship here. Does anyone know the rules about buying Windwos from overseas?
It seems like a good time to take advantage of the high dollar.
Any thoughts?

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  # 265945 22-Oct-2009 08:38
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Well Newegg doesn't ship overseas but there may be other alternatives out there.

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  # 265982 22-Oct-2009 10:11
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I would want the family pack, an option not even seen here. Given the lower consumer purchasing power in NZ it is unbelievable how much we get screwed.

Frankly I find it hard to get US vendors to ship here, for any commodity. Either absurd shipping quotes or they think they will get ripped off, despite using Paypal. Every once in a while I find a vendor who is reasonable and will take a credit card without insulting me.

 
 
 
 


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  # 266045 22-Oct-2009 12:27
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Good luck getting Windows 7 shipped direct from a US retailer. I tried and got told that

1) they would not ship direct to me
2) they would not sell it to me to be shipped to a US address if the believed it was going to be onsent outside of the US.

And even better luck trying to find the Family Pack on sale now. I don't believe it is on offer anymore. I haven't been able to located it anywhere.



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  # 266103 22-Oct-2009 14:39
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Satch: Good luck getting Windows 7 shipped direct from a US retailer. I tried and got told that

1) they would not ship direct to me
2) they would not sell it to me to be shipped to a US address if the believed it was going to be onsent outside of the US.

And even better luck trying to find the Family Pack on sale now. I don't believe it is on offer anymore. I haven't been able to located it anywhere.


I believe I saw the family pack on the amazon website today but I'm not sure if they'd send it to NZ. I think they would only send the basic upgrade versions.

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  # 266115 22-Oct-2009 15:07
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I did read somewhere in these GZ forums, within the last year, that there are USA freight companies that will accept US deliveries for forwarding to overseas addresses, for exactly the reasons that Satch mentions. Well, I think it was in GZ. I tucked this "mental note" 'cause I was looking at bringing in some touchscreen overlays, or something. Could have been for the impending release of Win7.




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  # 266117 22-Oct-2009 15:20
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There are a few around that do this sort of stuff. http://www.buyusa.co.nz is one. http://www.StanwithaVan.com is another but Stan (What a guy!) will just drop to the LAX hotels.




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  # 266171 22-Oct-2009 19:02
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Yes the FP is (back) on Amazon, you are correct. It wasn't there a couple of weeks ago when I was looking for it.

 
 
 
 


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  # 266174 22-Oct-2009 19:11
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www.buyusa.co.nz certainly sounds good and cheap!

Thanks for letting know of this service. Will come very handy with Amazon and other retailers.




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

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  # 266184 22-Oct-2009 19:51
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they should be able to ship it specially.
also you'll have to pay importers tax?




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  # 266188 22-Oct-2009 20:00
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There is also www.myus.com which I have used with success in the past. They will, for a fee of course, purchase things on your behalf using their US credit card. A lot of US websites won't allow you to make a purchase using a foreign credit card, even if the goods are being shipped internally within the US.

But it looks like the shipping rates on buyusa are lower. May pay to do a proper comparison of the two before you decide who to use.

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