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#270109 23-Apr-2020 16:46
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I can't find any webcams on online nz stores

 

there is a few but don't want to pay $500 - $1k

 

tried trademe too

 

don't want to buy it overseas

 

any ideas ??


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  #2468783 23-Apr-2020 16:55
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Suppliers have been advised by some manufacturers (inc Logitech) to only supply to confirmed essential users due to a lack of supply. So a lot of smaller stores probably arent getting any stock.

 

We ordered some (essential company) and got told we have to wait anyway..........

 

 





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  #2468786 23-Apr-2020 16:59
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took me (as an essential service) about 4 weeks to get one.





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  #2468790 23-Apr-2020 17:06
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Yeah, I said to a customer that I'll get one ordered in for them, so they can do Zoom meetings etc. Alas after checking my suppliers, they are going to be out of luck for several weeks :(

 

 





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  #2468792 23-Apr-2020 17:08
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I ordered a Logitech c920E off geekbuying at the end of March once I found that all the NZ stockists I talked to told me to expect at least a month's delay.

 

I used their DHL delivery option but didn't receive it until today - in the meantime I bought a copy of Sparkocam so I could use my dslr as a webcamera: my canon 200D with a pancake lens was light enough to be mounted on top of my monitor.


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  #2468795 23-Apr-2020 17:11
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tieke:

 

I used their DHL delivery option but didn't receive it until today - in the meantime I bought a copy of Sparkocam so I could use my dslr as a webcamera: my canon 200D with a pancake lens was light enough to be mounted on top of my monitor.

 

 

i was seriously considering strapping my partners video camera to a screen for it...





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  #2468801 23-Apr-2020 17:18
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By the Monday that lockdown was announced it was pretty much impossible to buy a webcam anywhere in NZ. Since then not a lot has changed due to the massive global demand.

 

Right now your chances of getting one in NZ new is basically zero - your options are online sellers on TM or elsewhere, and if you don't like their prices you're basically out of luck.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2468808 23-Apr-2020 17:32
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  #2468911 23-Apr-2020 21:35
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As above, I just repurposed an old android phone. Installed Droidcam, set it to the network and taped it to the shelf above the computer. It works fine.

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  #2469011 24-Apr-2020 08:46
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1eStar: As above, I just repurposed an old android phone. Installed Droidcam, set it to the network and taped it to the shelf above the computer. It works fine.

 

 

 

Ditto. Did that for a friend and she's very happy with the result. The camera quality is pretty good but the free version does not permit HD. But in calls with her, her PQ is great.

 

 

 

Only issue might be, if you have a corporate laptop, you might not be able to install the device drivers required.





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  #2469029 24-Apr-2020 09:30
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If you're set on getting a webcam, PBTech have two that are showing they will ship on the 7th May - if you order through them now, you might be lucky enough to get one.


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  #2469032 24-Apr-2020 09:37
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PB will start taking limited webcam orders for retail customers from next week.  


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  #2469061 24-Apr-2020 10:48
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OfficeMax 'claim' to be able to supply the Logitech C930E Webcam as 'Available Mid-End April' and currently showing 'Delivery 3-5 working Days'... 'shipped from supplier'.

 

I ordered one last weekend  when delivery time was 1-2 weeks and am yet to see it but if it turns up before the end of April I'll be fairly happy. I can see I am going to have a house full of people working from home, schooling from home and University'ing from home for a while!

 

https://www.officemax.co.nz/Technology/Computer-Accessories/Web-Cameras-USB-Hubs/Logitech-C930E-Webcam-3668975

 

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  #2469246 24-Apr-2020 12:55
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I have 2 x Logitech 1.3 Megapixel webcams available for the taking. Model V-UCR45, P/N 860-000106

 

Picked up with a bundle of redundant kit from traderstu last year and then got busy with other things, like moving house, working, etc.

 

If any one wants one I assume I can send it to you. Let me know if you want one.

 

Have no idea on logistics, I have been locked down in my sphere like a good kiwi and live rural. Did note that my local Post Shop had shut for lockdown.

 

Edit:     Just an update: These have now both been allocated. Take care all!


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  #2473987 30-Apr-2020 12:39
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Just a follow up on this.

 

I sent OfficeMax a query re delivery times of the above as it was 1 day till the end of April and they came back saying it was all a mistake and they couldn't provide a delivery time but it would be at least a month.

 

Bugger! :-)


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  #2474085 30-Apr-2020 14:04
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A friend has a Logitech BRIO 4K on order with MightyApe and has been advised the current ETA is now August (e.g 4 months way) due to limited stock available from Logitech





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