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  #760081 12-Feb-2013 13:57
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LostBoyNZ: I work at Dick Smith and can confirm that the Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi is completely ad free. It's not the sponsored version. $199 is pretty great, it's $187.46 direct from Amazon (just checked myself), and Amazon expect to ship in "2 to 3 weeks".


I agree, and if you buy it for the business it is cheaper, because you can claim back the GST. Not sure how DSE can sell them so cheaply. Would be good if amazon offered a better deal, such as free shipping.

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  #760083 12-Feb-2013 13:59
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Finally at Amazon checkout.  Is it better to pay in NZ or US dollars at that stage??  Thanks for the help.

 
 
 
 


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  #760097 12-Feb-2013 14:32
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this is not the 3g model,am i right,if so its a lot cheaper to get from amazon.

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  #760103 12-Feb-2013 14:37
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I will update the link on top. And yes you should compare WiFi model with WiFi prices.




 

 

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  #760106 12-Feb-2013 14:39
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For reference the 3G model direct from Amazon is NZ$261.95 (including the cheapest shipping method, $14.87)

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  #760112 12-Feb-2013 14:45
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how did you get to that price please?$179.00 us converts to $213.00 nz with your cheap delivery cost $227.87

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  #760120 12-Feb-2013 14:48
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Are you putting the right one in your cart, 3G for New Zealand? It shows as US$199 for me. I got that price by adding it to my cart, selecting the shipping and going right through the moment where I'd normally click to finalize the order.

 
 
 
 


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  #760137 12-Feb-2013 15:00
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Can anyone answer my question - do we have a choice whether we pay in NZ or US $s at the checkout?  And is it best to pay in NZ $s or US??

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  #760138 12-Feb-2013 15:01
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$222.25 nzd with free super saver shipping to usa address through nzpost plus what ever they charge to nz ordered through amazon web page.

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  #760163 12-Feb-2013 15:15
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Ah ok, I was using Amazon's shipping to NZ as they're cheaper. NZ Post charge $17.25 for a Kindle via YouShop (mentioned by people in GeekZone's topic on YouShop), where as Amazon charge $14.87. So for the non-sponsored 3G version the cheapest is still direct from Amazon, about NZ $260.

However the one you're looking at is the sponsored version, which is $20 cheaper, and Amazon won't ship it overseas themselves. So it's $20 cheaper (the sponsored Kindle is $179 instead of $199) and you use YouShop, bringing the total to about NZ $240.

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  #760188 12-Feb-2013 15:29
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my mistake,yes i was looking at the sponsored version.i think i would sooner get one from amazon myself,

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  #760221 12-Feb-2013 15:50
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happyone65: $222.25 nzd with free super saver shipping to usa address through nzpost plus what ever they charge to nz ordered through amazon web page.


I believe you do have a choice of currency to pay in. I recommended paying in US because you're likely to get a better exchange rate through your bank than you would from Amazon.

You can always go to the checkout and get to the point where it gives the option of what currency to pay in, compare the two and then compare to the exchange rate your bank would give you.

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  #760230 12-Feb-2013 16:04
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happyone65: my mistake,yes i was looking at the sponsored version.i think i would sooner get one from amazon myself,


Do amazon sell the paperwhite as a sponsored version internationally? I didn't think they did, as the two international ones on their website , the wifi and 3g, both appear to be non sponsored.

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