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Topic # 228994 2-Feb-2018 10:43
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Generally most notebooks it looks around $500+ saving on an import. Of course there are risks.


Which website is generally the best to order from price wise? I dont know if the US has a pricespy type search engine?


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  Reply # 1950687 2-Feb-2018 12:48
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Amazon, Newegg, BHPhotoVideo. Manufacturer websites: Dell, Lenovo, HP. (I've ordered from Lenovo USA in the past and got it shipped with a post forwarder.)








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  Reply # 1950690 2-Feb-2018 12:59
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Will Amazon ship this to my door, or do I have to use youshop? If I have a friend in the US, is there any way I can get it sent and bypass customs if they use it (not too much lol)?

These are $1k and in NZ $3k. Again, currency and customs doesnt explain why we get so shafted !

 

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Predator-i7-7700HQ-1060-6GB-G3-571-77QK/dp/B06Y4GZS9C/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_147_bs_tr_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=E25ENBQXV9VBR466KJ2E


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1950692 2-Feb-2018 12:59
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Of course make sure you allow for GST, duty etc when calculating your savings.  





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  Reply # 1950696 2-Feb-2018 13:10
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I have to use the Global Site correct?

 

Yeah I factored in GST as about $175 and I think duty is $50?

 

Thats $1300 for a $3000 notebook, worth it?

 

I wish there was an easy way to find notebooks that cover international warranty :-) But for $1700 Im prepared to take a risk.

 

Newegg wouldnt ship to me. I know gear best and bang good do for Xiaomi products.....


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  Reply # 1950741 2-Feb-2018 14:26
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newegg has a nz site which has all the prices in NZD and AFAIK includes GST

 

 

 

https://www.newegg.com/global/nz/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834316172&cm_re=Acer_Predator_Helios_300_Gaming-_-34-316-172-_-Product

 

 

 

$46NZD for shipping

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1950751 2-Feb-2018 15:03
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I found Gigabyte laptops (like mine) have a 2 year global warranty sticker on the bottom. Probably means nothing but yeh. 

 

Also I have heard from PB Tech reps and others I know of that Acer predators are junk. Do your research.. I went with the Sabre 15 with a 1060 3GB for $2100 or so and it had a 256B NVME SSD over the 128GB on the predator.. If you plan to play Ark... Also 3K for that predator is too much. It was $2100 in PB tech before Xmas.. 

You will; find that PB Tech will have a good deal on these laptops and maybe $200-$300 more than the offshore counterparts after shipping and taxes then you get the CGA behind you as well. With these finicky nuclear reactors with a tiny heat sink on them you want as much backing as you can get..





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  Reply # 1950799 2-Feb-2018 16:19
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Acer predator isnt junk, id give that title to apple and dell.

 

Have a look at the build and thermals.

 

Acer have lifted their game a lot. Its not an MSI Titan, but that cost $3500 US.

 

newegg nz is basically paying the same prices as NZ, looked into them. amazon do have a global site. some things wont ship.

 

but that cheaper acer for $750 is $2k here. the $1300 predator is $3.3knzd.

 

choose any brand you want. all are cheaper.

 

Most important is to check TB3 x4 and gamut over 100% and 300+ nits screen brightness, the rest is luck.

 

No PB are a LOT more than $200-300 more sorry rofl.

 

Laptop mag dont hand out 4 star edit choice awards to junk. Go to notebookcheck for 9/10 if you prefer.

 

https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/laptops/acer-predator-helios-300https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/laptops/acer-predator-helios-300




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  Reply # 1950834 2-Feb-2018 18:02
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My cousin in the states is sending me an Alienware 15 top model minus the UHD screen, i just want an IPS panel for Light Room, I know the gtx1070 is too powerful for the gsync on any game now, but in 2 years it should be about right just when i sell it :-).

 

has both the TB, 119% sRGB about 320 nits, so is perfect, aside from they really are a desktop replacement.

 

works out at about $2300.


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  Reply # 1950952 2-Feb-2018 22:10
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whats your point, looking to start something?

 

im asking the best place to buy not how to buy online. but you went out of your way to troll that up. i see how you got your post count.

 

got it?


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  Reply # 1950965 2-Feb-2018 22:49
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TeaLeaf:

 

whats your point, looking to start something?

 

im asking the best place to buy not how to buy online. but you went out of your way to troll that up. i see how you got your post count.

 

got it?

 

 

You mean something like this:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY7sZnpucbY

 

PS: Settle down mate - people are just trying to help :/


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  Reply # 1950966 2-Feb-2018 23:05
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TeaLeaf:

 

whats your point, looking to start something?

 

im asking the best place to buy not how to buy online. but you went out of your way to troll that up. i see how you got your post count.

 

got it?

 


I guess my point was couldn't you have asked this in your other thread rather than making a new one for each question - because there are lots of questions you can ask about importing laptops. That's all I was wondering. I'm afraid your assumptions about my post count are wrong though. And no, I'm not trying to start something, that was a serious question.

 

But back to your original post. Personally as I got stung importing something I wouldn't do it myself. I found that when it developed a fault I would have been stung by duties when it was returned from overseas for repair, again. That put me off importing anything electronic after that.


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  Reply # 1951000 3-Feb-2018 06:31
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TeaLeaf:

 

 

 

im asking the best place to buy not how to buy online. but you went out of your way to troll that up. i see how you got your post count.

 

 

 

 

hugely rich coming from you




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  Reply # 1951055 3-Feb-2018 11:02
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Jase2985:

 

TeaLeaf:

 

 

 

im asking the best place to buy not how to buy online. but you went out of your way to troll that up. i see how you got your post count.

 

 

 

 

hugely rich coming from you

 

 

And even more ironic from you Jase, the ultimate trollwarrior.

 

I may have to use youshop to get the price I want.

 

Yes I see your point QuickyM, I had just forgotten I created the how to import thread. My apologies.

 

Things Im watching out for, International Warranty like Asus. Not sure who else but cant be hard to find.


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