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#228521 10-Jan-2018 10:00
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Happy new year guys, hope you all had a relaxing holiday.

 

finally pulling the trigger to get the Switch, has anyone brought one from overseas?

 

all suppliers in NZ are listing more than 500 bucks,

 

amazon us sells it for 300us, but not sure how custom react when they see the declare price.

 

 

 

thanks advance for any help :)

 

 

 

cheers,

 

Sam

 

 


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  #1935368 10-Jan-2018 10:14
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Nintendo Switch on Amazon.

 

Note that the price is US$299. Add to this shipping and you have the total cost. Convert to NZ$ and if the amount of GST to pay is less than NZ$ 60 then Customs won't charge it. If NZ$ 60 or more then it will be collected.

 

For an estimate of the costs use the What's My Duty Estimator.





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  #1935807 10-Jan-2018 19:25
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You could try the Offers and Wanted section if a second hand one is okay for you.


 
 
 
 


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  #1937319 11-Jan-2018 18:21
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How much is semi decent shipping - another $30 USD? So roughly $470 NZD, not including the potential GST nor the advantage of NZ warranty.

 

 

Not worth it IMHO. EB Games did have a bundle - Switch & Rayman for $549 (at one point I think it may have even been $529)



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  #1937325 11-Jan-2018 18:27
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Torque: How much is semi decent shipping - another $30 USD? So roughly $470 NZD, not including the potential GST nor the advantage of NZ warranty.

Not worth it IMHO. EB Games did have a bundle - Switch & Rayman for $549 (at one point I think it may have even been $529)


Yeah thought so, picked one up from jbhifi today rather than long wait

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  #1938818 14-Jan-2018 23:02
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I bought mine from JB Hifi in Melbourne last March. At the time, they said NZ JB would honor the warranty if anyting went wrong. I haven't had anything go wrong to put this to the test however.

 

Price was $479 AUD. Aussies may complain about the "Aussie Tax" on imported electronics compared to the US, but as we know, the "Kiwi Tax" is even worse. Speaking of tax, if you buy in Aussie, you get to claim the GST back at the airport through the TRS scheme.


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