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Topic # 204538 6-Oct-2016 08:26
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A few questions for the new device announced by Google:



  1. How can you ship it to NZ? (YouShop?)

  2. does it have 240v and therefore compatible (with an adapter) to NZ power?

  3. Can you make it NZST time?


 


Any other questions will be great to start this forum...


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  Reply # 1646367 6-Oct-2016 09:02
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 Yeah i wonder if it will be Nest like, and need a bunch of hacks to get it to work over hear.  Personally not interested in many products that dont release a proper world wide version.





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  Reply # 1646967 6-Oct-2016 21:58
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I'll keep my Echo thanks - at least I know it works well in NZ

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1650166 13-Oct-2016 10:24
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I had a weak moment so.....

 

  • How can you ship it to NZ? (YouShop?)

Well I've pre-ordered one via YouShop. Will let you know what happens.

 

  • does it have 240v and therefore compatible (with an adapter) to NZ power?

No idea. See above!

 

EDIT: Google says....

 

Power Adapter

 

100-240V-1.1A 50-60Hz

 

  • Can you make it NZST time?

Will let you know when I get it and have a play.

 

 


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  Reply # 1650216 13-Oct-2016 11:14
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I'm keen to get your thoughts on the quality as a wireless speaker for playing music





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  Reply # 1650223 13-Oct-2016 11:21
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The guy I sit next to at work has an Echo so we shall no doubt be comparing things....!




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  Reply # 1651267 14-Oct-2016 19:54
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huckster:

 

 

 

I had a weak moment so.....

 

  • How can you ship it to NZ? (YouShop?)

Well I've pre-ordered one via YouShop. Will let you know what happens.

 

  • does it have 240v and therefore compatible (with an adapter) to NZ power?

No idea. See above!

 

EDIT: Google says....

 

Power Adapter

 

100-240V-1.1A 50-60Hz

 

  • Can you make it NZST time?

Will let you know when I get it and have a play.

 

 

 

 

How did you order it? Which company? Did you use a USA credit card?

 

 


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  Reply # 1651317 14-Oct-2016 21:21
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Got the invite - not sure why.

 

From there tried Google, but that kept going to the NZ store. Then Best Buy but that always crapped out on the credit card.

 

After a few tries here and there, it worked with Walmart (via YouShop) with Paypal.




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  Reply # 1651417 15-Oct-2016 09:03
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huckster:

 

Got the invite - not sure why.

 

From there tried Google, but that kept going to the NZ store. Then Best Buy but that always crapped out on the credit card.

 

After a few tries here and there, it worked with Walmart (via YouShop) with Paypal.

 

 

 

 

Ive tried 4 credit cards (NZ) through walmart with a YouShop address and the order keeps getting cancelled. Did you have a USA Credit Card account to purchase this?

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1651418 15-Oct-2016 09:03
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Anyone found other shops that will ship either through YouShop or direct, Im desperate to get my hands on this device!!


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  Reply # 1651430 15-Oct-2016 09:38
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nurcopolics:

 

Ive tried 4 credit cards (NZ) through walmart with a YouShop address and the order keeps getting cancelled. Did you have a USA Credit Card account to purchase this?

 

 

 

Paypal.


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  Reply # 1657292 25-Oct-2016 10:52
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preordered on walmart with youshop / paypal, immediately received an email saying order had been cancelled, but is still showing as active on the walmart site

 

 

 

will wait for a few days and see if the status changes ... might need to adjust the paypal address (ie. get rid of any reference to nz)


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Reply # 1658054 26-Oct-2016 11:41
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You had me worried so I've just checked my order again. Still there.

 

I did notice (and I really don't know how I managed to do this as I setup Paypal a long time ago) that the billing address has UNKNOWN for the country. I guess that may be how my order has (so far) slipped through the net.


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  Reply # 1658697 27-Oct-2016 07:56
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Anyone have any luck with Paypal and Walmart. Just looked at my PayPal and it has NZ all over it. Just wondering what I need to change so that I can get my hands on a Google Home..

 

 


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  Reply # 1658845 27-Oct-2016 11:47
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Just saw my Google Chromecast app has been updated and is now called Google Home.


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  Reply # 1659457 28-Oct-2016 08:51
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yep order definitely cancelled (as shown in order status on walmart site), tried again with another card on paypal, same result. cant edit home country on paypal, its stuck as NZ

 

 

 

 


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