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#271868 30-May-2020 09:31
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Hi all,


As supplies continue to dwindle in our part of the world, along with high demand, I'm being forced to abandon my wait for ASUS to get stock back into and NZ and am looking further afield for a Chromebook for my son.


I've found a retailer in AU that could send to an aussie friend, but a year or so ago I experienced the shocking cost of trying to send a tablet in the other direction. As a result of it having a lithium battery in it, it had to be courier as a high-risk item, at an exorbitant shipping fee.


Has anyone had recent experience with having a device shipped across from AU that could advise on current situation/feasibility of my plan?



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  #2494830 30-May-2020 09:40
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Can you not find it on Amazon? They don’t seem to have large shipping costs for those when I have looked.

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  #2494891 30-May-2020 10:27
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Sadly global supplies appear low enough that even my amazon choices are limited. I'm looking for the stylus edition and this appears to be the only stock available on Amazon.


The retailer won't ship to NZ, and I do have another very helpful friend still travelling between the US and NZ atm who is prepared to bring it back, but it's also already $200 more than NZ RRP (if for availability!) so still considering some other options.

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