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Topic # 173349 20-May-2015 13:07
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Hey guys,

As some of you may know I'm a new arrival to Kiwiland.
Currently looking for a few bits and pieces on-line but I am so used to simply go to amazon.co.uk and find everything I need in one spot. I know Amazon don't operate in NZ (well unless you order from the US) so what would be some good websites to find things like:

* small electronic wires/plugs (looking for a 3.5mm headphone output to car aux in cable)
* phone covers
* home appliances (fridges & washing machines etc)

I have a feeling simply going to a highstreet shop for the above will be pricy :)




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  Reply # 1308454 20-May-2015 13:26
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Check out these for electronic stuff

- TradeMe
- Jaycar
- PBtech

 

- ALiexpress (my personal favorite)

- Washing Machine you can goto big retailers for best deals (Noel Leeming, Harvey Norman or 100% Appliances) or 2nd hand deals on TradeMe



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  Reply # 1308455 20-May-2015 13:27
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trademe if you need it in a hurry and are happy to pay, otherwise aliexpress, dealextreme, everbuying and other sellers out of asia,

There is also surplustronics, and jaycar but they both seem to be quite slack about their shipping times, with things seldom arriving the next day after ordering.

If you are buying on trademe check the sellers out tho, many of them think getting a payment on thursday morning and then shipping out next tuesday is acceptable.




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  Reply # 1308477 20-May-2015 13:45
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MightyApe
Fishpond (quite a bit of their stuff ships form overseas, but it should say on the product page)
Playtech
Computerlounge
PBTech
Jaycar

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  Reply # 1308480 20-May-2015 13:51
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Oh, as for appliance. If you're in Auckland, check Appliance Shed they are usually the cheapest or close to it for whitewares etc (short of other places doing massive discount sales).

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  Reply # 1308481 20-May-2015 13:53
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Appliance/whiteware seems to be the goods that can thrive in NZ. Smaller items it is just easier/cheaper to source from overseas with a freight forwarder



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  Reply # 1308501 20-May-2015 14:14
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Thanks guys this will keep me going for a while.

The cable I was looking for is $1.40 on Trademe but $28 at Dick Smith. I guess it pays off to compare :)




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  Reply # 1308504 20-May-2015 14:21
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ScuL: Thanks guys this will keep me going for a while.

The cable I was looking for is $1.40 on Trademe but $28 at Dick Smith. I guess it pays off to compare :)


Thats DS for you. HDMI cables for $50 and other crap as well.

Unless something is on a decent sale there then best just ignore them unless you want a small lowspec tv or a junk laptop




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  Reply # 1308521 20-May-2015 14:45
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For cables I tend to look at Cable Max, Cables Direct, Acquire, or Computer Store if I need it faster than Amazon.com or better quality than TradeMe, AliExpress or DX.com usually provide. Generally cheaper than DSE or Jaycar if you can wait a day or two.

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  Reply # 1308525 20-May-2015 14:58
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For cheap cables in the car etc I use the local $2 shop - most of them work

The biggest difference we noticed when buying appliances etc in NZ, compared with UK, is that haggling works - so advice to OP is to haggle ruthlessly when buying big-ticket items

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