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Topic # 128783 23-Aug-2013 09:44
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Hey guys!

Just wondering, Do you think its wise to pre-order the ps4 in USA and then use you-shop to get it here. It would actually turn out much cheaper i believe and I might even get it a few days early :D

$400USD for PS4
$60USD for 2nd Controller
$60USD for Call of Duty: Ghosts
$60USD for DriveClub
$60USD for FIFA 14
$60USD for NBA 2K14
$60USD for Watch Dogs

About $980NZD
And about $200NZD customs duty.
TOTAL: $1180 NZD

If i were to purchase this in NZ, it would end up costing about $1380NZD.

So i am saving about $200NZD.

What do you guys think? Would it be a stupid move? I dont plan to use the PS4 for anything other than gaming - that means no bluray movies etc...

And ive read the ps4 is region free for games. So after i get the ps4, i can get games from here and play them like normal?

There would be no difference in multiplayer?

What are your thoughts? :PX

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  Reply # 883219 23-Aug-2013 09:57
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Is your TV NTSC capable? Most TV's these days are but you may want to check first.

Then what about the mains? Will it work on 240Volts?

I'm guessing that it will be fine but it may be worth checking out those things first.

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  Reply # 883220 23-Aug-2013 09:58
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How are you going to get around the 230/110 V thingy or are you 100% sure you can plug 230V into it and it won't blow up?


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  Reply # 883221 23-Aug-2013 10:00
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Is that including shipping costs? I imagine they'd be wire high for a heavy and delicate piece of equipment? Also theres the usual issue of not being able to drop it back into the store if something goes wrong with it as well. Worth $200?

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  Reply # 883222 23-Aug-2013 10:00
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at that value, you will have to pay GST when you bring it into the country, so that will be an extra 15% on top of the $1180, which east up alsmot all of that $200 'saving'

...and then there are the problems you will have with warranty claims if it goes wrong (RROD YLOD anyone???)

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  Reply # 883223 23-Aug-2013 10:01
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LennonNZ: How are you going to get around the 230/110 V thingy or are you 100% sure you can plug 230V into it and it won't blow up?



If its anything like most US electronic devices these days, it should be 110v and 240v compatible. You would just need to change the plug.

I bought a Roku from the US. It worked on 240volts.

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  Reply # 883224 23-Aug-2013 10:03
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NonprayingMantis: at that value, you will have to pay GST when you bring it into the country, so that will be an extra 15% on top of the $1180, which east up alsmot all of that $200 'saving'

...and then there are the problems you will have with warranty claims if it goes wrong (RROD YLOD anyone???)


Separate the order then. Buy the PS4 on its own as its only $400 and that should not require GST

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  Reply # 883225 23-Aug-2013 10:03
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Yes it would be a stupid move in my opinion. The first time you need a warranty claimed, the $200 saving would be forgotten and only the headaches would remain.

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  Reply # 883228 23-Aug-2013 10:06
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Klipspringer:
NonprayingMantis: at that value, you will have to pay GST when you bring it into the country, so that will be an extra 15% on top of the $1180, which east up alsmot all of that $200 'saving'

...and then there are the problems you will have with warranty claims if it goes wrong (RROD YLOD anyone???)


Separate the order then. Buy the PS4 on its own as its only $400 and that should not require GST


....and then pay for multiple shipping costs?  Might be cheaper, but would still eat into the 'savings'



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  Reply # 883233 23-Aug-2013 10:18
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i completely forgot about all those factors :P

So i guess i will just preorder here.

Thanks for all your input guys.

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  Reply # 883266 23-Aug-2013 11:18
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NTSC / PAL is just a "region myth" nowaday with HD.




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  Reply # 883268 23-Aug-2013 11:20
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chiefie: NTSC / PAL is just a "region myth" nowaday with HD.


Yeah, it is largely irrelevant with HDMI etc. I'm yet to see an HD-capable TV that doesn't support both 50Hz and 60Hz.




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  Reply # 883314 23-Aug-2013 12:17
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Also there can be DLC issues with US games used elsewhere.

You may also have issues as the games coming in wouldn't contain the correct ratings for NZ

For $200 I'd definitely buy locally and have the peace of mind that comes with a warranty and consumer laws in NZ.

It would be very different if the cost was half that, but these days you rarely see that.

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  Reply # 883316 23-Aug-2013 12:17
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Curious to know where people are buying their NZ based X1 and PS4's from ? Who has the best "deal" including freebies etc?

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  Reply # 883317 23-Aug-2013 12:18
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PS4 does support 110V ~ 240V regardless of the country you buy it from.

My recommendation would be to purchase the console in NZ. You are covered under warranty and any CGA issues. Also Blu-ray movies are region locked in NZ so they will work too. Buy the games from overseas from the likes of nzgameshop or play-asia.




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  Reply # 883319 23-Aug-2013 12:19
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Inphinity:
chiefie: NTSC / PAL is just a "region myth" nowaday with HD.


Yeah, it is largely irrelevant with HDMI etc. I'm yet to see an HD-capable TV that doesn't support both 50Hz and 60Hz.



Yes NTSC and PAL are Analog Broadcast systems. Nothing to do with Digital Broadcasts/Mediums.



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