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Topic # 58554 14-Mar-2010 15:17
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Because it seems like it's going to be a while before the iPad is available in NZ I'm exploring other options.
toshcomputers is asking top-top dollar, and still can't guarantee when they'll deliver etc.

Anybody have any ideas how to get one from the US? Only $711 NZD with todays exchange rate!


Please, no hating fanboys! If I wanted to know how lame the iPad is, or how cool android is I'd be reading other posts....or believing news websites lol
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  Reply # 307100 14-Mar-2010 15:24
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Get it delivered to someone in the us and then get it shipped here?







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  Reply # 307102 14-Mar-2010 15:48
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Looking into that at the mo!
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  Reply # 307107 14-Mar-2010 16:26
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My wife is a flight attendant so I can fly up to the US for a few hundred bucks and get one. Anyone else want one while I'm up there?

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  Reply # 307110 14-Mar-2010 16:32
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corksta: My wife is a flight attendant so I can fly up to the US for a few hundred bucks and get one. Anyone else want one while I'm up there?


Talk about perks :P

Unfortunately I can't say I will be getting one at the moment :(

Being a student, don't have much cash lying around - especially after just buying an iPhone O_O.





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  Reply # 307111 14-Mar-2010 16:37
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Yup pretty lucky, business class too :) Better keep her around for a bit longer...

I did this at the beginning of 2008 when someone on here wanted an iPhone (first gen) so I went up and bought him one.



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  Reply # 307129 14-Mar-2010 17:49
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Yes I most certainly do! :) I'd totally be up for that!! :)

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  Reply # 307134 14-Mar-2010 18:05
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The 16GB Wi-Fi would be US$540 which includes California sales tax of 8.25%, or approximately NZ$770 based on today's exchange rate.



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  Reply # 307136 14-Mar-2010 18:07
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Sounds good, you'd have to preorder though? I only want the entry-level one anyways! :)

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  Reply # 307142 14-Mar-2010 18:16
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That's the thing. You can only pre-order two iPads, so one for me and one for someone else wouldn't really make it worthwhile, and who knows what the stock levels would be like on the day for the average person walking in off the street to buy one. Then there's the risk of paying GST upon arrival in NZ if Customs are in the mood for charging.



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  Reply # 307147 14-Mar-2010 18:33
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Ditch the packaging and stick it in with your shirts or something? You can only pre-order if you're in the states though??



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  Reply # 307149 14-Mar-2010 18:41
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1 with no
packaging and use the other as carryon! :)

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  Reply # 307150 14-Mar-2010 18:42
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Yeah that's always an option! The system accepted my Apple ID and I was one click away from reserving my iPad for pick-up at the San Francisco store! I've read about people from other countries also having no problem placing an order.

So, just need to know how many people are keen to see how viable it will be!




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  Reply # 307152 14-Mar-2010 18:48
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Well I'm 100%
Hope it doesn't need activation cuz the nz store won't be online?
At what point does it become viable? :)

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  Reply # 307153 14-Mar-2010 18:52
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I imagine the only "activation" required will be to fire up iTunes and authorise it to be used with that computer.

Not sure! Will see how much interest there is first and go from there!




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  Reply # 307155 14-Mar-2010 18:56
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+1 then!
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