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Topic # 126786 19-Jul-2013 16:29
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I'm looking at getting a Chromebook and am wondering if anyone around here has one they're willing to part ways with before importing my own

Would prefer a Samsung Series 3 but will consider other models

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  Reply # 862258 19-Jul-2013 16:29
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Hey, have you listed a price, location and how much shipping would be to other parts of New Zealand? Also if you are asking for a PM make sure your Privacy settings allow your account to receive PM otherwise people can't contact you.




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  Reply # 862303 19-Jul-2013 18:09
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I'm wanting one too - tried YouShip + Google Play Store?




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  Reply # 862343 19-Jul-2013 19:07
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michaelmurfy: I'm wanting one too - tried YouShip + Google Play Store?


Yeah, have considered that. Estimated that to be about $350 landed but saw one go on Trademe for $300 last week so obviously they are floating around the country

Slightly hesitant to jump on a brand new one now as new models from other manufacturers are likely over the next couple months; possibly even next week

Newegg had a sweet deal for $229 with a free 500 GB portable HDD. Was going to order the next day but it had ended...

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  Reply # 862381 19-Jul-2013 20:41
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I bought a Samsung Chromebook yesterday with my tax return.... AWESOME!
You'll love it!

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  Reply # 862390 19-Jul-2013 21:38
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freitasm: After using a Windows Surface, synchronising with Skydrive I wondered about using a Chromebook...



You can use a skydrive extension too, but it syncs soooo well with google drive and all my androids.



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  Reply # 862715 20-Jul-2013 19:36
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blakamin: I bought a Samsung Chromebook yesterday with my tax return.... AWESOME!
You'll love it!


Where'd you get yours from?

It's back down to $229 at Amazon but I'm still hesitant... OP still stands

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  Reply # 862782 20-Jul-2013 21:49
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I got my Chromebook S3 through Amazon and YouShop at the end of last year, I use it as my sole computer and it has everything I need, with more web apps being created the things I was missing when I first got it such as Spotify are now available too. Postage and compensation cover was $75NZD (I used a 15% off coupon so final cost was $65) just to give you some idea of the overall costs to land it. Well worth it.

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  Reply # 862791 20-Jul-2013 22:15
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P1n3apqlExpr3ss:
blakamin: I bought a Samsung Chromebook yesterday with my tax return.... AWESOME!
You'll love it!


Where'd you get yours from?

It's back down to $229 at Amazon but I'm still hesitant... OP still stands


I live in Aussie so I just went to JB HiFi. :-/



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  Reply # 862842 20-Jul-2013 23:55
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@freitasm
The Series 3 one preferably, seems a bit more expensive on that site and have never really heard of them before

@asmcar
What were the shipping dimensions for you? From what I could find online the box weighs 4.2lb and is roughly 15x15x2.5 inches. With YouShop's calculator this puts it at $37.50 including compensation, a fair bit off the $65~ for you

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Ah, the wonders of being in a country that doesn't get ignored when it comes to somewhat experimental products

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  Reply # 863723 22-Jul-2013 16:27
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P1n3apqlExpr3ss: 
@asmcar
What were the shipping dimensions for you? From what I could find online the box weighs 4.2lb and is roughly 15x15x2.5 inches. With YouShop's calculator this puts it at $37.50 including compensation, a fair bit off the $65~ for you


Sorry for the extremely late reply, Amazon have a tendency to overpack items, so the Chromebook was packed in its retail box, inside of an amazon box with inflatable padding etc. This does mean that it is well protected for transit though which is good! 

Below are the dimensions copied from my Youshop account:

Parcel weight 2.6kg
Parcel dimensions 39cm x 12cm x 61cm
Volumetric weight 5.71kg

If you have any other questions let me know! 



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  Reply # 863806 22-Jul-2013 19:54
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Completely forgot about that, thought they might've just shipped it in Samsung's packaging. You would've got yours before YouShop introduced the repackaging option? Wonder if that would come in handy but I imagine that's more of a question for the YouShop thread

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  Reply # 864769 24-Jul-2013 03:33
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I have a chromebook that i could sell to you. It is almost brand new. I am returning from USA and I bought the chromebook while I was in USA for use around here while traveling. Please PM me if you are interested.

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