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Topic # 84203 26-May-2011 18:55
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HEY
Im going to the US next week and wanted to know if i bought a ps3 from there will it work here in nz?

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  Reply # 474555 26-May-2011 20:38
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Apart from the voltage warranty and different viewing default standards, and the fact there is bugger all in it price, no nothing :)

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  Reply # 474558 26-May-2011 20:45
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I think it's region locked for movies on BluRay, if that kind of thing is important to you.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 474663 27-May-2011 08:26
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Stupid question, why buy one there ? You may also be pinged by customs for it too when coming back.




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  Reply # 474664 27-May-2011 08:41
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xpd: Stupid question, why buy one there ? You may also be pinged by customs for it too when coming back.


Because EVERYTHING is cheaper in the US. 




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  Reply # 474670 27-May-2011 09:01
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Yes but coming back from a holiday in the states with a ps3 is going to look rather suspicious to customs and more than likely they will hit you with Duty & GST which will make it not so much of a good deal.

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  Reply # 474676 27-May-2011 09:16
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garvani: Yes but coming back from a holiday in the states with a ps3 is going to look rather suspicious to customs and more than likely they will hit you with Duty & GST which will make it not so much of a good deal.


Agreed, try and keep the total under $350 NZD(current PS3 is $289US over there about $357) and take all the packaging off it before you put it in your suitcase


Overall the hassle isn't really worth it.  Unless you want to only play games and don't care about the following:
- TVNZ on Demand(ok so not everyone watches it, but Rescue One is awesome!)
- if you buy it with a game, say Black Ops, you'll have to get the US BES map packs which can't be used with NZ games in future
- only US Blu-rays, which again is fine, if you purchase most of yours from Amazon or region free Blu-Rays
- Warranty, hmmm, yeah, YLOD or any other issues will have to go back to the US for repair, or junked on Trademe
- You could get the slim over in the US 320gb for $350US or $421NZD but then there is a chance you could be hit by GST.  Go into the Warehouse and take a printout of this PriceSpy page:
http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=695827

tell them the cheapest NZ retail store is $514NZD and get them to price match, usually they will.  They have so far for me on:
- Playstation move starter bundle
- Black Ops
- RDR
- Gran Turismo


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