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  Reply # 1867536 17-Sep-2017 15:49
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NZ commercial property agents say that Amazon have been looking at fulfillment centres in Auckland and the Waikato. Those will not be opened this year if ever. The warehouse group's recent launch of an Amazon Prime style shipping service is based on their assessment that Amazon will have one or two fulfillment centres up and running here in 2018.

 

 

I would seriously question NZ *ever* having a fulfilment centre. What's the need for one? Shipping from Australia is so easy.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1867537 17-Sep-2017 15:51
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Large items and fresh food items are the 2 that spring to mind.

 

Not going to put a lounge set onto a plane from aussie, and we have different biosecuruty stuff here to ther.





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  Reply # 1867542 17-Sep-2017 15:53
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So I should hold off on the Xmas shopping for now?





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  Reply # 1867545 17-Sep-2017 16:04
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best time is after xmas. If someone is so precious they expect something on a certain day, they can just get over it.





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  Reply # 1867548 17-Sep-2017 16:07
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kids kinda want their pressies on the day





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  Reply # 1867588 17-Sep-2017 17:24
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I would seriously question NZ *ever* having a fulfilment centre. What's the need for one? Shipping from Australia is so easy.

 

 

 

 

Becuase trans-tasman freight is horrifically expensive. It's not an exaggeration to say it is a similar cost to bulk airfreight from Europe as Australia.




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  Reply # 1868038 18-Sep-2017 14:04
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So if you were in the market for say some HDD's and some Arlo gear, would you hold off?

 

I imagine Amazon would have to charge NZ GST as per recent law changes.





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Probably not, I'd still look at Newegg and Amazon.com as often they are still cheaper as there is no GST applied and can generally be imported below customs thresholds.  Generally computer hardware is location agnostic in terms of warranty, unless the RMA is handled by the store purchased from.  Amazon AU should be cheaper than local but shipping might still be expensive. Amazon NZ may eventually will be cheaper than local stores and be cheaper than .com on larger orders due to shipping, handling and customs but smaller orders are still likely to be cheaper from oversees due to GST removal.


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Have to wonder how the likes of mightyape will get on tho, I have primate with them so its free shipping on things, so a tray of redbull or some poptarts are a quick few clicks away, but its still too many clicks for my liking. If amazon do the same but get the dash buttons, voice ordering etc then its goodbye mightyape if the stuffs the same(ish) price but easier to get.

 

 

Mightyape will be close to finished when Amazon arrives IMO. Yes they sometimes have excellent deals but in the areas that they made their name, like tech and gaming, they are usually quite expensive and after-sales service is very poor. For things like sports supplements and foods, I also find their pricing to be uncompetitive. I value companies that deliver consistent value far more than those that throw up the odd exceptional deal but spend 90% of the time ripping you off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1868215 18-Sep-2017 20:02
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totally disagree with @dejadeadnz about mightyape prices/customer service.   i have had regular contact with them about products (a few returns, lots of pricematching etc), and theyre very very good IMO/IME.

 

yeah I agree they will be in trouble when amazon comes, and I'd hate to see them go.  I find their next day shipping great, and often also use their same day shipping.

 

im a prime member and I tend to order a few things every month, some months I order a lot more.  their daily deals are usually OK, I just picked up mafia 3 on pc today for $10 (free shipping cos prime membership)


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  Reply # 1868225 18-Sep-2017 20:31
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Large items and fresh food items are the 2 that spring to mind.


Not going to put a lounge set onto a plane from aussie, and we have different biosecuruty stuff here to ther.


Funny thing is, I have just had a new lounge suite delivered and unboxed from Aussie owned company.



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  Reply # 1868376 19-Sep-2017 08:56
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Probably not, I'd still look at Newegg and Amazon.com as often they are still cheaper as there is no GST applied and can generally be imported below customs thresholds.  Generally computer hardware is location agnostic in terms of warranty, unless the RMA is handled by the store purchased from.  Amazon AU should be cheaper than local but shipping might still be expensive. Amazon NZ may eventually will be cheaper than local stores and be cheaper than .com on larger orders due to shipping, handling and customs but smaller orders are still likely to be cheaper from oversees due to GST removal.

 

 

@benoire what is the customs threshold?

 

I have been looking at 6TB NAS drives (need 2), but I see on Amazon and Newegg, I could get 8TB drives for the similar price as 6TB ones here.

 

On closer inspection Amazon seems a lot cheaper than Newegg.

 

But it would be over NZ$500 to bring 2 in.





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The threshold is $60 worth of GST, which is usually $400 worth of products. But sometimes they don't charge it; I've brought in over $900 without being charged GST!


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Benoire:

 

Probably not, I'd still look at Newegg and Amazon.com as often they are still cheaper as there is no GST applied and can generally be imported below customs thresholds.  Generally computer hardware is location agnostic in terms of warranty, unless the RMA is handled by the store purchased from.  Amazon AU should be cheaper than local but shipping might still be expensive. Amazon NZ may eventually will be cheaper than local stores and be cheaper than .com on larger orders due to shipping, handling and customs but smaller orders are still likely to be cheaper from oversees due to GST removal.

 

 

@benoire what is the customs threshold?

 

I have been looking at 6TB NAS drives (need 2), but I see on Amazon and Newegg, I could get 8TB drives for the similar price as 6TB ones here.

 

On closer inspection Amazon seems a lot cheaper than Newegg.

 

But it would be over NZ$500 to bring 2 in.

 

 

Use the reply below for the costs, but remember this is charged on the total value including shipping, not just hte product price.  In some cases it is better to order them seperately, especially if the delivery costs are not so different for two packages compared to one as you'll be under the threshold, but if you do it may be wise to put a day between each order




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  Reply # 1868413 19-Sep-2017 09:47
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Amazon sell a HDD for US$260, and then charge $10.25 shipping, and $32.31 Import Fees.

 

Are the import fees our GST in disguise?





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