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# 170911 30-Mar-2015 18:11
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I am planning to order the Apple Watch when it becomes available in the US and Australia. But I am wondering where I am best off to do it.

In the past I have ordered from the US, but I am thinking that maybe the consumer laws are better in Australia, and that shipping will be quicker and cheaper via Youshop.

What do you guys think?

Since the shipping dates in New Zealand is "2015" I don't want to wait around to see when Apple Watch will become available, there is a good chance we are looking at several months before it will be available for sale in NZ.




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This might be of interest to others as well. Apple has been good about sharing how they comply with the Australian Consumer Law:

https://www.apple.com/au/legal/statutory-warranty/

So what I have to figure out is how the Australian GST and price compares to buying the Apple Watch from the US and paying for a 2 year AppleCare Protection Plan. From my experience with Apple the Protection Plan would mean I would have easy access to help here in NZ if something should happen to the Apple watch here, even though I have bought it from the US.




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  # 1273635 30-Mar-2015 18:32
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At the current exchange rate shipping to Oregon youshop is probably the best - also remember that there is not tax.

Do keep us updated with your progress. I'm curious how pickup/reservations will work on the 10th

 
 
 
 




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  # 1273640 30-Mar-2015 18:47
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If they price it as they do the AppleCare+ for iPhone, we are talking about USD $99. In that case it might be more expensive or similar depending on which watch you buy. That is, comparing buying with AppleCare+ from the US or without from Australia.

But I think the AppleCare+ plan be will worth it, so I will be ordering from the US.




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I'm curious which service you'd use if you were going to order from Australia.
Pretty sure the Apple AU store won't ship here directly, and YouShop doesn't have an Australian address you can use.
I think on balance if I were going to order one, I'd like to try and use Australia for faster delivery, but not sure how I'd achieve it.




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  # 1277012 4-Apr-2015 09:31
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I'm going over to AU (Sydney) on the 24th to pick mine up.

What I read you will have to order on the 10th (And there will be limited watches you can pick from) and then pick up (from store)/get sent out to local AU Address to actually get one on the 24th. You will not be able to go to store (without a previous order) to get one.

Yes it may make the cost of the Watch more expensive (Cost of Plane Tickets etc) but It was good timing as I need the AirNZ SP's





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  # 1277027 4-Apr-2015 10:09
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jarledb: If they price it as they do the AppleCare+ for iPhone, we are talking about USD $99. In that case it might be more expensive or similar depending on which watch you buy.

AppleCare+ is US$59 for the aluminium "Sport" models and $79 for the steel ones.

Edit: This information was provided to me as "factual", not as a rumour, but it ended up being wrong. It's actually $49/$69.

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  # 1277083 4-Apr-2015 12:01
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 wouldn't until the 3rd generation. By then technology would have improved so the watch will have the sensors that were left off the first model and the battery life should have improved.

Just look at the iPhone, 3rd generation was where they became useful.


 
 
 
 


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Will the US Apple Store accept a NZ credit card tho?

jarledb: I am planning to order the Apple Watch when it becomes available in the US and Australia. But I am wondering where I am best off to do it.

In the past I have ordered from the US, but I am thinking that maybe the consumer laws are better in Australia, and that shipping will be quicker and cheaper via Youshop.

What do you guys think?

Since the shipping dates in New Zealand is "2015" I don't want to wait around to see when Apple Watch will become available, there is a good chance we are looking at several months before it will be available for sale in NZ.



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  # 1277195 4-Apr-2015 18:06
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spazz: Will the US Apple Store accept a NZ credit card tho?


Can't remember having problems using non-US creditcards in the Apple Store. I haven't used a NZ creditcard there though.




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I think the credit card part might be the critical part of your plan. Apple insists that the billing country for the card has to be "United States" and you have to provide a valid zip code.

That might be enough for your card provider to think the transaction is dodgy and decline it.


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  # 1278825 8-Apr-2015 10:07
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I'm heading to Vegas on Sunday for a week.  If you wanted to order online I'd be happy to pickup and bring it back with me.  A little bit of a wait, but at least you would know it was safe and secure.  I live in AKL

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  # 1280789 10-Apr-2015 21:38
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I placed my order at about 7:05 PM in the US Store.
A strategic error on my part was to use the Apple website and not the Apple Store app. Apple took the Store app live first, and by the time they made the website live, delivery time had slipped to 4-6 weeks for the Sports.
Hoping that as we've seen with other new products, that delivery time is conservative.




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  # 1280805 10-Apr-2015 21:47
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Yep, I got mine in about the same time. I had heard on a podcast to use the Apple Store App, so I got in quick. 

Shipping time is "4/24 - 5/8" so hopefully it will be quick... and hopefully the rumours that Apple sometimes cancel orders to on-shipping services don't play out.

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  # 1280902 11-Apr-2015 09:50
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...and Apple just cancelled my order.

I have exceeded "quantity limits per customer".


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I can think of better ways to spend $3-400USD than on an Apple Watch lol




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