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Topic # 87276 24-Jul-2011 15:19
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Following on from the thread about buying stuff from overseas because of the exchange rate...

I was looking to replace my son's aging iPod touch and probably 1 more for a gift.  Rushing to Amazon I find that I cannot get one shipped to NZ (Grrr).  Shame as I could save around $80 - $100 each!

I cannot find a way to buy these from Apple or any other on-line retailer using US$.  It seems that apple have done  a great job locking their devices down to each country.  Wouldn't be an issue but I feel ripped off when their NZ price does not reflect the better exchange rates.

Other than flying over and buying one does anyone know a (legit) site to purchase such things from the US?

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  Reply # 497356 24-Jul-2011 15:21
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You could use shipito? It's a US mail forwarding system, I use it for anything which says US only

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  Reply # 497359 24-Jul-2011 15:31
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the exchange rate isn'tonly very good vs US, it's also very good vs GBP too. Might have more luck that way maybe?

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  Reply # 497361 24-Jul-2011 15:46
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There is likely to be a new model released soon, plus the NZ dollar is likely to get even stronger according to economists. I never buy an apple product unless it has recently been released.

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  Reply # 497368 24-Jul-2011 16:52
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mattwnz: There is likely to be a new model released soon, plus the NZ dollar is likely to get even stronger according to economists. I never buy an apple product unless it has recently been released.


Make the most of it, we may reach parity with the US but then it may drop to levels never seen before.

Apple products are so desirable allowing them to dictate terms across the entire retail and distribution chain. (look at renaissance, faithful partner until apple market power became supreme and then got the boot). 

Why can't the chinese invent something to compete with apple? Surely, with their economic might ,huge factories and OCD childrens education they would have the best devices? Why is it that the chinese can only copy? 

Anyway, your best bet is to get a friend in the US to buy one for you.  I'm not sure about those US freight forwarding services, they add too much cost . 



 

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  Reply # 497370 24-Jul-2011 16:56
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wreck90:
mattwnz: There is likely to be a new model released soon, plus the NZ dollar is likely to get even stronger according to economists. I never buy an apple product unless it has recently been released.


Make the most of it, we may reach parity with the US but then it may drop to levels never seen before.

Apple products are so desirable allowing them to dictate terms across the entire retail and distribution chain. (look at renaissance, faithful partner until apple market power became supreme and then got the boot).?

Why can't the chinese invent something to compete with apple? Surely, with their economic might ,huge factories and OCD childrens education they would have the best devices? Why is it that the chinese can only copy??

Anyway, your best bet is to get a friend in the US to buy one for you. ?I'm not sure about those US freight forwarding services, they add too much cost .?



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Yes you are right, make the most of it. Good time to take a holiday overseas, perhaps to the US, and buy some goodies. I am certainly worried about our currency in the medium future, as I think it could drop down a lot. Our inflation is already beginning to get out of control, which will no doubt get worse if the NZ dollar drops.

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