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Topic # 56973 30-Jan-2010 12:07
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Where is the best place in NZ for buying Mindstorms NXT stuff?

I tried ToyWorld and DickSmiths - they have nothing and getting really frustrated here.

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  Reply # 294763 30-Jan-2010 23:12
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iqtoys $399 delivered

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  Reply # 295684 3-Feb-2010 12:29
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Great suggestion. $450 (IQToys) is about the going rate for a NXT2 kit.

Also you can always pick up a bargain on Trademe from time to time. Like this one at $200: 

You also need to watch out - sometimes you might end up paying more than Retail - especially with the new box kits. This morning I saw this one selling for over $660.

Tim M, Auckland

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  Reply # 295710 3-Feb-2010 13:26
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wow what a rip, often Trademe is like that

I'm trying to decide whether to sell mine (NXT 1.0 complete kit) or add to it. Space is at a premium since moving to wellington so it's sat unused for a while.

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  Reply # 295718 3-Feb-2010 13:35
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The new kit does not have a sound sensor and the light sensor - but I have never used the sound sensor - so I would not miss it. Why not keep it and add to it - You can do more clever robots with two NXT's on board (and the two NXT talking to each other via BlueTooth).....

Tim M, Auckland

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