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  #326699 4-May-2010 23:43
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Ok. The gist that I gathered so far, is that to get an iPad, you can go through:

1. Fly to US yourself, or get your mate to get it.

2. Ebay: delivery charge + custom fees may be a tad too much and troublesome.

3. Ship from US service: delivery charge + custom + handling fee from US websites.

4. Trademe: inflated price, but the quickest way you get your hands on one.

5. Toshcomputers: Probably most economical option, but at the expense of looooonnnngggg wait list :P.

6. Mobicity: Still pricey compared to what Tosh has to offer.

7. Wait till it comes in Aussie, or god knows when to NZ.

Hmm... that's all the method that i know of at the moment...

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  #326709 5-May-2010 05:53
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Yes, that is a reasonable summary. for purchases in NZ try to buy from a company, i.e. on TradeMe, etc., as the Consumer Guarantees Act otherwise doesn't apply, and since Apple does not yet service the iPads in NZ you do want some recourse in case the new darling breaks down...




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  #326736 5-May-2010 08:58
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Wow...you know what that means???!!! It means..."The iPad being twirled around Vodafone this afternoon belonged to a member of the company’s marketing department, who bought it during a jaunt to the US."

Phil 

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  #326737 5-May-2010 09:00
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Yes, but the deep meaning is that someone at Vodafone was allowed to travel!




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  #326749 5-May-2010 09:39
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Worth a try:
Does anyone in the HB area have an iPad i could borrow for a day or two?
I only want it to demonstrate to some community groups (and schools) that I work with.

I'm happy to pay for the priviledge




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  #326771 5-May-2010 10:05
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PoLiGnAc: Ok. The gist that I gathered so far, is that to get an iPad, you can go through:

1. Fly to US yourself, or get your mate to get it.

2. Ebay: delivery charge + custom fees may be a tad too much and troublesome.

3. Ship from US service: delivery charge + custom + handling fee from US websites.

4. Trademe: inflated price, but the quickest way you get your hands on one.

5. Toshcomputers: Probably most economical option, but at the expense of looooonnnngggg wait list :P.

6. Mobicity: Still pricey compared to what Tosh has to offer.

7. Wait till it comes in Aussie, or god knows when to NZ.

Hmm... that's all the method that i know of at the moment...


If you get someone to send it to you from the states (a friend) do you have to pay customs or can you just put the value as $5 and not pay anything??




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  #326777 5-May-2010 10:14
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Probably not, but in the unlikely event of lost in post it means you wont get the insurance payout...

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  #326789 5-May-2010 10:28
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Remember that ALL items are x-rayed by MAF upon arrival and MAF regularly refers items to Customs if they pick up on declaration inconsistencies.




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  #326793 5-May-2010 10:36
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downhill:
Plas - any chance you can elaborate or point us in the right direction... I currently have both a NZ and US account with my iPhone apps  on the NZ acct and my iPad 3G and apps on the US acct.... pain in the rutt!


I activated the Ipad with Itunes on my laptop logged into the NZ store and synced the apps I already had. After the sync on the Ipad I changed the account to my U.S account, which gets the App Store app working and bought a few U.S apps.

Now itunes happly syncs both lots of apps, although the Ipad cant update NZ store bought apps, so this needs to be done on the laptop and they sync across fine.

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  #326795 5-May-2010 10:39
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plas:
downhill:
Plas - any chance you can elaborate or point us in the right direction... I currently have both a NZ and US account with my iPhone apps  on the NZ acct and my iPad 3G and apps on the US acct.... pain in the rutt!


I activated the Ipad with Itunes on my laptop logged into the NZ store and synced the apps I already had. After the sync on the Ipad I changed the account to my U.S account, which gets the App Store app working and bought a few U.S apps.

Now itunes happly syncs both lots of apps, although the Ipad cant update NZ store bought apps, so this needs to be done on the laptop and they sync across fine.


So have you a US Credit card or US Itunes Prepay card seing you were able to by some US app store apps? 




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  #326856 5-May-2010 12:13
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psychrn:
So have you a US Credit card or US Itunes Prepay card seing you were able to by some US app store apps? 


Bought some overpriced U.S Itunes gift cards.

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  #326946 5-May-2010 15:37
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10%-20% overprice on eBay right?

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  #326952 5-May-2010 15:51
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PoLiGnAc: 10%-20% overprice on eBay right?


Always! I have UK and US accounts as well as my Kiwi one. Never had a problem with apps and movies from all three accounts syncing with my iPhone or AppleTV, all co-existing peacefully!

So if you're OK with the surcharge and shop wisely, it can be well worth doing. 

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  #327094 5-May-2010 20:47
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PoLiGnAc: 10%-20% overprice on eBay right?


Think it was an extra $10 per card from offgamers

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