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Topic # 12462 18-Mar-2007 22:09
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Should I buy here or overseas?

The product is cheaper overseas in NZ$ than it is here.

If I buy here then it keeps NZer's employed selling it but if I buy overseas it's cheaper. (by 33%)

The people selling add no value except maybe a good smile.

NZ consumer laws are very good but paying by VISA gives me fairly good protection too.

PS Manuals and all the other paraphernalia are included in the download.

Very interested in peoples comments.






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  Reply # 64218 18-Mar-2007 22:13
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If you're downloading something I don't really see how it can "hurt" NZers.

It's a different story if you're buying a physical product from overseas vs buying in in a store in NZ.


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Reply # 64219 18-Mar-2007 22:19
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I think the OP is really saying that the software is available here in New Zealand, but downloading from the developer or distributor's site is 33% cheaper than buying here.





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  Reply # 64226 18-Mar-2007 23:00
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Can you give us the software you are looking at buying from overseas and where from?

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  Reply # 64251 19-Mar-2007 09:37
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In this case it was a game called ARMA from

http://www.sprocketidea.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=6

It's only a game so no earth shattering new software available

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  Reply # 64252 19-Mar-2007 09:44
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If you need local service and support, you should try and buy in New Zealand (and remember a person providing support does cost money). If not, there is no need for you to pay a 33% premium, and buying over the net is a great idea.

I like to support kiwi businesses where possible, but if I can buy a widget that requires little/no support for $8 from overseas or $20 in NZ, then overseas wins everytime.








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