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  Reply # 1107883 13-Aug-2014 18:18
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They don't seem very cheap - $3 cheaper than PB Tech for a 4TB HDD plus exorbitant tax and duty.



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  Reply # 1107896 13-Aug-2014 18:58
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they may just need to update there system to ask weather or not the buyer wants to pay the tax then or when it arrives in country, and make their calculation threshold $400nz including the shipping

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  Reply # 1107912 13-Aug-2014 19:39
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Jase2985: they may just need to update there system to ask weather or not the buyer wants to pay the tax then or when it arrives in country, and make their calculation threshold $400nz including the shipping


If they ship DHL, it's not an option.  DHL acts as import agent on stuff they ship, and charge the taxes and duties upfront.  They then pay the recipient's customs directly and pre-clear it (much faster than hitting customs, paying the invoice, waiting for clearance, etc).  The up side is that they refund any overpaid tax, and eat the loss on underpaid tax - so they have incentive to make sure they get it right.

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  Reply # 1107913 13-Aug-2014 19:41
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but if its less than 400nzd there is no tax/duty generally speaking

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  Reply # 1107960 13-Aug-2014 21:17
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Checked out the cost for a raspberry Pi B+, worked out $52NZD including shipping from newegg
I paid $64 from a local store including shipping just after it came out - Not a huge saving but I'd be happy to wait a bit longer for it to arrive to save $12. 







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taneb1: Checked out the cost for a raspberry Pi B+, worked out $52NZD including shipping from newegg
I paid $64 from a local store including shipping just after it came out - Not a huge saving but I'd be happy to wait a bit longer for it to arrive to save $12. 





Order it from RS Online, NZ$55.69 inc GST with free shipping and get it within a couple of days.  Unless the $4 saving is worth the wait of coursemoney-mouth.




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  Reply # 1108441 14-Aug-2014 14:56
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Unless they produce a specific specials mailer containing only or marking only things available in the NZ store it will be just annoying and very little use. Other than that I will check the store randomly once in a while, and anything posted in the bargains/deals forum here. I anticipate it being most useful for new release products on special and old stock going cheap, and the odd crazy gadget. But without notifications...

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  Reply # 1108447 14-Aug-2014 15:08
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Thought i'd start comparing prices by looking at SSDs. No results for samsung 840.
Compare the two categories - 130 in the NZ store, 760 in the USA store.

Tbh if the range is going to be as bad as this across the entire site, id probably buy local or from amazon.

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  Reply # 1115313 25-Aug-2014 16:35
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Jase2985: but if its less than 400nzd there is no tax/duty generally speaking


Actually there is.

Its just that customs dont try & collect , not economically viable to try & collect $60 & stop/inspect/hold every small parcel posted into NZ. Not yet anyway.
However, if another company was to collect on their behalf, Im sure Customs will take it.

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  Reply # 1115323 25-Aug-2014 16:50
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generally speaking :)

but it still doesnt answer the question as to why they are charging the tax up front



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  Reply # 1115414 25-Aug-2014 18:24
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I have contacted Newegg, didn't get a reply. Complained on Twitter, got a reply saying I would get answers. Didn't get answers.






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  Reply # 1115508 25-Aug-2014 21:19
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ill just continue spending my $$ elsewhere

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  Reply # 1116783 27-Aug-2014 19:15
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Has anyone ordered and had to pay duty for something well under NZ$400? Just wondering if you do eventually get it back and how long that takes.

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