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  Reply # 379087 12-Sep-2010 18:40
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richms: Who is selling those routers exactly? The open-mesh.co.nz site looks like a scam site with no company contact information and no GST number etc.

Product details are clearly just copied off a US site since it has 1, 5v power supply (US model, 110v) in the package contents, so would it even come with a legal NZ power supply or a US one that is useless here?

Companies in New Zealand do not have to register for GST if they earn under a certain amount, considering the business hasn't launched, I would say I fall into the category of business' that don't have to register. We had permission to copy that content, and they come with a legal NZ power supply/adapter.

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  Reply # 379091 12-Sep-2010 18:58
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Still no contact details on it other than a phone number, a very amature website that reeks of scam site and content layout and formatting issues.

If you intend to go ahead with this, pull that abortion, get a decent site together and relaunch, every view of that site is probably damaging your branding.




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  Reply # 379094 12-Sep-2010 19:05
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c71931f:
codyc1515:
c71931f:
richms: Who is selling those routers exactly? The open-mesh.co.nz site looks like a scam site with no company contact information and no GST number etc.

Product details are clearly just copied off a US site since it has 1, 5v power supply (US model, 110v) in the package contents, so would it even come with a legal NZ power supply or a US one that is useless here?


Will be giving IRD a heads-up, the more people that do = them doing whatever they do faster tho..

Also...


http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/2158/hmmfc.jpg

You will find that you cannot actually purchase any products off of the site yet.
This is because the company is not yet registered, as you mentioned.

Also, we were given permission from the American website owner to re-sell their products in New Zealand, and he gave us permission to re-produce the website with some variations, as well as to use their brand name.

About the US power adapter, I should probably change that, as they come with NZ adapters.

It is not a scam, contact Mike off the US website, he will verify it is in fact legitimate.


Have you got a direct email address for "Mike"? As i have emailed the US company letting them know their nz "distributor" is 14-15 etc etc... 

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  Reply # 379096 12-Sep-2010 19:11
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c71931f:
codyc1515:
c71931f:
richms: Who is selling those routers exactly? The open-mesh.co.nz site looks like a scam site with no company contact information and no GST number etc.

Product details are clearly just copied off a US site since it has 1, 5v power supply (US model, 110v) in the package contents, so would it even come with a legal NZ power supply or a US one that is useless here?


Will be giving IRD a heads-up, the more people that do = them doing whatever they do faster tho..

Also...


http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/2158/hmmfc.jpg

You will find that you cannot actually purchase any products off of the site yet.
This is because the company is not yet registered, as you mentioned.

Also, we were given permission from the American website owner to re-sell their products in New Zealand, and he gave us permission to re-produce the website with some variations, as well as to use their brand name.

About the US power adapter, I should probably change that, as they come with NZ adapters.

It is not a scam, contact Mike off the US website, he will verify it is in fact legitimate.


Have you got a direct email address for "Mike"? As i have emailed the US company letting them know their nz "distributor" is 14-15 etc etc... 

How about you check out the Robin-Mesh forum also, make a post there to see if people think I should be running it.
http://robin.forumup.it/

(Sorry, can't make links, the buttons not working)

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  Reply # 379098 12-Sep-2010 19:19
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I can vouch for Cody

His site is not a scam

I'm a "admin" for ROBIN firmware forum which currently makes the firmware for open-mesh.com routers

http://robin.forumup.it/

His site may need a little more work but its not a scam

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  Reply # 379100 12-Sep-2010 19:24
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ispyisail: I can vouch for Cody

His site is not a scam

I'm a "admin" for ROBIN firmware forum which currently makes the firmware for open-mesh.com routers

http://robin.forumup.it/

His site may need a little more work but its not a scam


Even tho you maybe 100% legit,

I just thought I'd let you know that signing up to a forum just to vouch for another user looks EXTREMELY dodgy.

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  Reply # 379102 12-Sep-2010 19:30
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True

Sign up to the ROBIN forum and I will leave you a message in reply

you will see i'm the "admin"

 

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  Reply # 379107 12-Sep-2010 19:37
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You guys should ask Cody how old he is!

I would suggest I might help explain a few things


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  Reply # 379115 12-Sep-2010 20:15
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to bring it back on topic.

i was looking at getting the WRT320N router from strongvpn, they are selling it for $109 USD, which is abou $150 in NZD.

doing a quick pricespy, the cheapest it is listed for in NZ, is $175. and i would have to mod it myself.

so i think thats a good deal



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  Reply # 379117 12-Sep-2010 20:21
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of course the shipping cost is another $75USD.....

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  Reply # 379119 12-Sep-2010 20:26
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we get ripped in NZ on routers/switches etc from the name brands.

Most in the US have universal power supplies now, so if its for home use you can just use the supplied one on a travel adapter.

Had someone buy some and ship them to me back when the wrt54g was the in device.




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  Reply # 379146 12-Sep-2010 21:41
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codyc1515:
nobz:
reven:
I was thinking about buying one of their routers and connecting my media centres to that and then that router to my adsl2 router and my other computers directly to my adsl2 router


Its alot cheaper if you are able to find a router that is capable to be flashed with 3rd party firmware in trademe or ebay and do the flashing yourself.

Sounds alright with your setup. If you have any extra ports left. Plug the remaining with your computer and connect your wireless devices to it aswell. Cause the connection is really fast Wink.

BTW only do this if you're planning to get the Asus RT-N16 (this is the router am using), don't know about the others.

We sell routers that can be reflashed to pretty much any firmware (like OpenWRT, DD-WRT, Gargoyle, Robin-Mesh, etc.), on our website at www.open-mesh.co.nz. They are $60 each + Postage.


are you the person selling these on trademe? if so why the $10 difference in price?  im considering one, since the $70 shipping fee.....  

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  Reply # 379152 12-Sep-2010 22:05
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reven: to bring it back on topic.

i was looking at getting the WRT320N router from strongvpn, they are selling it for $109 USD, which is abou $150 in NZD.

doing a quick pricespy, the cheapest it is listed for in NZ, is $175. and i would have to mod it myself.

so i think thats a good deal


Check this ebay seller
http://myworld.ebay.com/careaboutyou/

If it doesn't show up in his list...
http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Asus-RT-N16-Gigabit-Wireless-N-Router-Print-Server-/360293214064?pt=COMP_EN_Routers&hash=item53e3262770

His selling the Asus RT-N16 (impossible to brick) for around $170NZD incl shipping to NZ. Bought my 2nd router from him recently. Check his feedback am fsasa70.

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  Reply # 379159 12-Sep-2010 23:16
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reven:
codyc1515:
nobz:
reven:
I was thinking about buying one of their routers and connecting my media centres to that and then that router to my adsl2 router and my other computers directly to my adsl2 router


Its alot cheaper if you are able to find a router that is capable to be flashed with 3rd party firmware in trademe or ebay and do the flashing yourself.

Sounds alright with your setup. If you have any extra ports left. Plug the remaining with your computer and connect your wireless devices to it aswell. Cause the connection is really fast Wink.

BTW only do this if you're planning to get the Asus RT-N16 (this is the router am using), don't know about the others.

We sell routers that can be reflashed to pretty much any firmware (like OpenWRT, DD-WRT, Gargoyle, Robin-Mesh, etc.), on our website at www.open-mesh.co.nz. They are $60 each + Postage.


are you the person selling these on trademe? if so why the $10 difference in price?  im considering one, since the $70 shipping fee.....  

ispyisail that posted earlier is the one that sells the MR3201A's on trade me.
Ask on his auctions who he brought them with Wink, he trusted me with his money to buy in 12, I also brought in 10 (in this particular shipment).

The $10 difference is just because I can get them in cheaper from Mike at open-mesh.com

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