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Ultimate Geek

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#257441 3-Oct-2019 10:52
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Hey guys, keen to buy a Fossil Gen 5 (Carlyle) Watch but it doesn't seem to be sold here yet.

 

Not keen on getting through Amazon+Youshop. Does anyone know another option or failing that any info on when we might expect it to be available here?

 

JBHifi has the Gen 4 currently.

 

Cheers


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  #2328922 3-Oct-2019 11:10
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What's your hesitation with Amazon and YouShop? I got a gen 4 Fossil Sport watch via this method and although I couldn't try it in advance, it's seemed pretty good so far (minus the occasional frozen watch that needs a restart).



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  #2328925 3-Oct-2019 11:12
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How much was shipping for you?
How long did it take?

 
 
 
 


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  #2328934 3-Oct-2019 11:23
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Shipping was NZ$26.50 via YouShop's economy option, at this time of year I don't find it takes very long (compared to say December/January) but their target is 9-14 days.
Heard there is GST coming in soon so may want to consider buying sooner if you're going to.



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  #2328936 3-Oct-2019 11:26
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thanks for the tips.

 

 I guess part of me wanted to be able to go to a store and give it a try too... Having it instantly is also appealing...


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  #2328985 3-Oct-2019 11:39
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I see they're US$295, so make sure your cost plus shipping plus US taxes is definitely under NZ$400.

 

Otherwise you are up for gst and an admin fee from memory. 

 

Above figures are just from memory so do some searches to confirm the numbers and rules for sure 

 

I see Christies NZ are selling for NZ$579 but not in stock yet  at https://www.christies.co.nz/ftw4024-fossil-gen-5-smartwatch


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  #2335969 12-Oct-2019 14:24
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Hi Guys

Just custom ordered the Gen5 through JBHifi yesterday.
If you wish to do the same the details are below.

“Fossil Carlyle FTW4025” (JB SKU: 373045)

Phil



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  #2335973 12-Oct-2019 14:33
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Sweet. Was what the price?

 
 
 
 


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  #2335974 12-Oct-2019 14:36
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The price was $579. Also found out from the headoffice buyer that fossil have different skus per region and features like Google pay are locked to the region.



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  #2335976 12-Oct-2019 14:37
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Great thanks. What was their eta?

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  #2335978 12-Oct-2019 14:39
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About a month

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  #2336013 12-Oct-2019 16:32
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Not sure I'd buy one with the pixel watch rumoured to be coming out soon.

Also I have the gen 5 Carlyle and I don't find it any faster than the gen 4 barring the microphone speaker combo.

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