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  # 648074 29-Jun-2012 10:54
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mecow: Damn got right up to check out but of course I don't have a US Credit card. How do you guys get around that?


can u pls advice which site / proxy r u using, which shipping provider r u using . i want one too !! 

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  # 648075 29-Jun-2012 10:56
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I just use shipito as the shipping company and Tor for the browser - just make sure it connects you from the US. But then you can't pay with a NZ credit card or paypal so there is that issue.

 
 
 
 


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  # 648079 29-Jun-2012 11:03
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mecow: I just use shipito as the shipping company and Tor for the browser - just make sure it connects you from the US. But then you can't pay with a NZ credit card or paypal so there is that issue.


i just installed tor browser. 

i went into start tor browser, which started a control panel sort of thing which says " connection for relay.... "

and it keeps going on.

so what point does it connect? and when i can i use my normal browser? 

can u pls help ! 



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  # 648288 29-Jun-2012 15:42
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I just had a great idea, order TWO! As shipping is a major cost of this then ordering one with a friend would significantly reduce the per unit cost ;-)

but then I felt awful once I realised it would blow the top off the $400 gst exemption threshold

grrr... damn you government with your regulations and taxes!






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  # 648293 29-Jun-2012 15:47
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A question about the lack of a microSD card: if I am on a bus with my Nexus 7, is there an easy way to stream movies which are on my cellphone to my tablet for me to then watch on it?




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  # 648308 29-Jun-2012 16:28
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dman: A question about the lack of a microSD card: if I am on a bus with my Nexus 7, is there an easy way to stream movies which are on my cellphone to my tablet for me to then watch on it?


That depends on your phone..

If the Nexus 7 has USB OTG support you could probably watch movies off a portable hdd though




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  # 648314 29-Jun-2012 16:32
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They're already hitting eBay, at ridiculous markups of course, but if Google blocks NZ cards, that might be one way around it, once supply brings the eBay prices down.

 
 
 
 




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  # 648321 29-Jun-2012 16:49
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lokhor, assuming my phone is a recent/mainstream one such as something from the Galaxy series then would it work and how?

Also, been reading about USB-OTG & I'm very pleased to find out the Nexus 7 does have it!
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6054/google-nexus-7-mini-review
I'm now back to leaning towards the 8 GB Nexus 7 over the 16GB edition.




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  # 648333 29-Jun-2012 17:09
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stuartjmz: but if Google blocks NZ cards, that might be one way around it


Excuse my ignorance but what cards do you mean?







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  # 648345 29-Jun-2012 17:34
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he would mean NZ credit cards

which I hope is not true! although I haven't tried it out myself yet




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  # 648346 29-Jun-2012 17:39
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dman: he would mean NZ credit cards

which I hope is not true! although I haven't tried it out myself yet



Yes, sorry, omitted "credit" - someone in the thread has already said that their NZ credit card was not accepted, and paypal is not an option either apparently.

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  # 648406 29-Jun-2012 19:39
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stuartjmz:
dman: he would mean NZ credit cards

which I hope is not true! although I haven't tried it out myself yet



Yes, sorry, omitted "credit" - someone in the thread has already said that their NZ credit card was not accepted, and paypal is not an option either apparently.


As noted in other threads about how to get Hulu here, there are ways around the credit card issue.

Research left as an exercise for the reader.




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  # 648410 29-Jun-2012 19:40
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lchiu7:
stuartjmz:
dman: he would mean NZ credit cards

which I hope is not true! although I haven't tried it out myself yet



Yes, sorry, omitted "credit" - someone in the thread has already said that their NZ credit card was not accepted, and paypal is not an option either apparently.


As noted in other threads about how to get Hulu here, there are ways around the credit card issue.

Research left as an exercise for the reader.


can u pls point us in the right direction / thread

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  # 648413 29-Jun-2012 19:45
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sep11guy:
lchiu7:
stuartjmz:
dman: he would mean NZ credit cards

which I hope is not true! although I haven't tried it out myself yet



Yes, sorry, omitted "credit" - someone in the thread has already said that their NZ credit card was not accepted, and paypal is not an option either apparently.


As noted in other threads about how to get Hulu here, there are ways around the credit card issue.

Research left as an exercise for the reader.


can u pls point us in the right direction / thread


Here are a couple

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=48&topicid=96286

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=48&topicid=96063

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  # 648425 29-Jun-2012 20:06
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visiting the site mentioned in the Hulu Plus thread, I see that it offers only prepaid cards for various services, with Google Play not being listed as one of them. I'm still very interested to know of sites that sell general purpose prepaid credit cards for US sites, given that a Nexus is substantially more than the $25 gift cards featured on that site.

EDIT


It seems that a service like Entropay is required in this situation

http://www.moreofit.com/similar-to/www.entropay.com/Top_10_Sites_Like_Entropay/

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