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Topic # 42990 14-Oct-2009 15:47
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Hi there !

I want to know if anyone here has ever purchased an EGREAT or Popcorn hour product here in NZ. I am after a network media tank (preferably one of the two) mentioned above. I am a proud user of A110 but am always after the latest and greatest. I am not sure if we can purchase them here in NZ. Please advise me if anyone is aware of someone selling it here locally. I'd rather buy it locally and support local business rather than getting it from overseas to be very honest, and also i don't have to worry about the warranty.

Talk to you guys later!Smile

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Wannabe Geek


Reply # 263959 14-Oct-2009 21:50
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Don't worry guys, i did my research and figured out that there was a reseller of PCH and EGREAT products here in NZ (www.aiwa.co.nz) spoke to person there and hopefully i might order my EGREAT M34 or even a C-200Wink thanks

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  Reply # 264025 15-Oct-2009 08:45
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@ $710 for the new C200 they must be dreaming.




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  Reply # 264051 15-Oct-2009 11:01
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old3eyes: @ $710 for the new C200 they must be dreaming.

It does seem expensive compared to the US $299 if you buy direct.

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  Reply # 264055 15-Oct-2009 11:54
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What do you do for power if you order direct from popcorn hour? It would have an american plug I would think?



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  Reply # 264057 15-Oct-2009 11:56
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ping182nz: What do you do for power if you order direct from popcorn hour? It would have an american plug I would think?


That's one other problem. I've been told they will include the NZ power converter. Cheers



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  Reply # 264058 15-Oct-2009 12:02
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Sorry if i have confused you mate. I mean thats one other problem when you buy it direct from overseas. The local importer have assured me that every unit that they ship, will have NZ power coonvertor. Cheers



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  Reply # 264060 15-Oct-2009 12:04
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Deev8:
old3eyes: @ $710 for the new C200 they must be dreaming.

It does seem expensive compared to the US $299 if you buy direct.



Yes I think that too. Definitely the price of C200 is on a higher side. My wild guess would be that they are trying to cash in considering that they have it in stock, so you don’t fall under some sort of batch allocation, its here and all ready for you to buy. Also that they offer local support and warranty, which is very important and piece of mind for some people. I think $699 (incl GST) would have been a better price, what do you guys think?

 

Anyways, I ordered my EGREAT M34 from them and so far it is all good. I have been informed that I should see it sometime later today or first thing tomorrow morning. The guy I spoke to was really helpful and was willing to update the firmware for me at no cost.

I really wanted C-200 Cry

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  Reply # 264064 15-Oct-2009 12:45
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Maybe you could write us a short review of the EGREAT M34 when you get it. They look like a fairly cool unit.

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  Reply # 264065 15-Oct-2009 12:47
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Stock available in NZ, and a NZ power cable is certainly worth something, but the difference in price is significant.

At current exchange rates buying direct is about NZ $410 (US $299 with NZ $1 = US 73c). You have to ask if the NZ power cable and quicker delivery is really worth an extra NZ $300!



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  Reply # 264067 15-Oct-2009 12:51
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Kraven: Maybe you could write us a short review of the EGREAT M34 when you get it. They look like a fairly cool unit.


Yes sure I'll definitely do it once i get my hands on it. From what I have been told by the sales person and whatever i've read looks like its going to rock but i'll add more. I've just looked at my order and the status is "processing" yeeehaaaa... i am very excited.



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  Reply # 264068 15-Oct-2009 12:56
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Deev8: Stock available in NZ, and a NZ power cable is certainly worth something, but the difference in price is significant.

At current exchange rates buying direct is about NZ $410 (US $299 with NZ $1 = US 73c). You have to ask if the NZ power cable and quicker delivery is really worth an extra NZ $300!


You are right but i think you have missed out the frieght here. They will charge additional $49 USD to ship it here. Even though yes, i think $300 is pushing it a bit far. I don't know about others but i'd be willing to pay at most $100 more but thats about it.

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  Reply # 264128 15-Oct-2009 19:01
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ping182nz: What do you do for power if you order direct from popcorn hour? It would have an american plug I would think?


My A100 came with a NZ power plug.




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  Reply # 264192 16-Oct-2009 08:30
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old3eyes:
ping182nz: What do you do for power if you order direct from popcorn hour? It would have an american plug I would think?


My A100 came with a NZ power plug.


yeah they all do come with NZ/AU plugs from Popcornhour.com :)




If yours doesn't though, it's only a standard mini jug 2 pin plug anyway? like $7.50 from Jaycar or DSE




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  Reply # 264193 16-Oct-2009 08:31
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Also, judging my Aiwas other prices, I would go somewhere else.

$25 for a 1.5m HDMi cable....ouch
check www.acquire.co.nz for cheaper prices




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