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Wannabe Geek


  # 649269 1-Jul-2012 21:47
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who has actually ordered a Nexus 7?

what was your final cost in NZ$ and the methods you went by?

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  # 649271 1-Jul-2012 21:51
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toncijak: who has actually ordered a Nexus 7?

what was your final cost in NZ$ and the methods you went by?


No mystery to my method, simply paid too much on Ebay for an I/O one. Wouldn't recommend this method to others (but hey, what's the point in getting adsense money for my YouTube channel if I don't use it to buy toys?).




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Ultimate Geek


  # 649279 1-Jul-2012 22:06
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That shipito amount was based using an american card to purchase the tablet which is apparently necessary to buy it through the American Play Store, not through purchase assist which is like an extra $50 with a kiwi card

How much is "too much"?

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Master Geek


  # 649300 1-Jul-2012 23:19
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Cost of $199USD landed in NZ via Shipito would be $370-380, and $249USD would be about $410-420, depending on exchange rates at time of shipping and estimated shipping US-NZ at $50 US and firm google for US shipping of $14US.

I have 3 shipping addresses registered at Google and 2 credit cards 1 NZ 1 US.  I used my US card for my Nexus 7 pre order, but a couple of years ago I use my NZ credit card with a US shipping address and Google accepted that.

I believe that re terms of service they must ship to a US address, but do not care how they are paid.  You need to do the ordering through a US VPN service (the site did not like a US web proxy).

Best to setup through Google Checkout your NZ credit card details and US shipping address with phone no first (no vpn required).  Then use vpn connection to go to Google Play and order.

US address I have used Shipito and their Oregon Address as their CA address attracts sales tax at 8.75%

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Uber Geek


  # 649308 1-Jul-2012 23:38
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Clove have a page up and tentative pricing, although they are waiting for the official price information. 
http://www.clove.co.uk/nexus-7

If the tentative pricing ends up being the actual price then we would be looking at around NZD$312 + shipping. 

For those who haven't shopped with Clove before, I can highly recommend. I've purchased several things from them and have been very impressed with both the ordering, support, and prices. VAT is not charged on shipments to NZ. Clove use Royal Mail UK or International Post, City Link DHL or FedEx. Each of my orders has come via Royal Mail and have arrived in less than a week. 

When you go to checkout you get to choose between Royal Mail and courier. In my experience, Royal Mail is just as quick, much cheaper, and less likely to be held up at customs. 

When you order for the first time, Clove do a security check. It's pretty painless & details are here:http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers. I only mention this so you are aware. Occasionally, someone has a tantrum because they weren't expecting an online-only store to want some protection against fraud. 

Sales support is excellent and they respond quickly to email inquiries. The only hassle that can occur with some products is that in the event of a warranty claim some products have to be sent back to Clove. OTOH, Clove often have better warranties on things. My HTC Desire HD, that I pre-ordered from Clove, came with a 2 year warranty. Those purchased in Australia, for example, had a year only. 


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Master Geek


  # 649318 2-Jul-2012 00:45
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twobikes: Cost of $199USD landed in NZ via Shipito would be $370-380, and $249USD would be about $410-420, depending on exchange rates at time of shipping and estimated shipping US-NZ at $50 US and firm google for US shipping of $14US.



Sorry brain freeze should be:

$199+14+50=263/0.78=$337 NZD
$249+14+50=313/0.78=$401 NZD

$50 is estimated shipito shipping cost (8.50 item fee, $36 DHL, $6.50 insur)
estimated size 9x7x3 in weight 2lbs.

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Uber Geek


  # 649320 2-Jul-2012 01:09
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Forgot to mention - all shipments from Clove are fully insured at no extra cost. 

Gee - sounds like I am doing an advert for them! I'm not. I just wanted to share my experiences since there's been quite a bit of discussion about the possibilities of getting the Nexus 7 from Clove.

 
 
 
 




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Ultimate Geek


  # 649322 2-Jul-2012 02:06
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A question about GST, the threshold is $400? And that is for the whole parcel not per item?

As I am considering also buying an ebook reader and/or phone with my order (would save on shipping) from Clove.co.uk (as this seems to be currently the leading option), but I'm thinking now this would be a very bad idea? As buying anything extra of significance would bump the order over $400.




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Ultimate Geek


  # 649331 2-Jul-2012 07:34
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Elpie: When you order for the first time, Clove do a security check. It's pretty painless & details are here:http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers. I only mention this so you are aware. Occasionally, someone has a tantrum because they weren't expecting an online-only store to want some protection against fraud. 


How do Clove handle this check?  Do they charge your card before they do the test or after?  (I don't like companies that charge before the test)

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  # 649415 2-Jul-2012 10:46
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stuartjmz:
Linuxluver: 

This "fragmentation" meme is out of control.

The 59% of market that Android had in recent quarters says phone buyers - mainly - don't see "fragmentation"......they see choices. Lots of choices. 

They buy the one that suits. 


I disagree. I've used many different linux distros over the last ten years, and updating them was always trivially easy. The same is not true of Android, sadly. To jump from Gingerbread to ICS, or now from ICS to JB, should be a matter of user choice, and the user should not be forced to root their phone if they want to do something as basic as update their OS. The variety of UIs overlaid onto the stock Android OS are not the issue, the reluctance and sluggishness of the vendors to update them is. 

As a result, users may not "buy the one that suits", they may buy a less-favoured device simply because it has a later OS. That's a restriction of choice, not an expansion of it. 


People who inhabit Geekzone will usually disagree. I'd love an ICS upgrade on any of the 4 phones I currently have (It's promised on three of them). But if it really was a problem for the wider market, Android wouldn't have 59% market share among smartphone. 

Most people - 95% or more (IMHO) - aren't like us. I have learned this lesson over and over through the years. What I see as critical...essential...REALLY IMPORTANT.....'Joe Punter' either doesn't know..or care. 

The 59% market share in just 4 years suggest enough are in the 'don't care' bucket to make fragmentation a major issue for some, a minor issue for more...and a non-issue for most.




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Master Geek


  # 649430 2-Jul-2012 11:02
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Linuxluver:

People who inhabit Geekzone will usually disagree. I'd love an ICS upgrade on any of the 4 phones I currently have (It's promised on three of them). But if it really was a problem for the wider market, Android wouldn't have 59% market share among smartphone. 


I think this is a question of degree. I am not arguing for rigid Google control over Android, Apple style. The fact that Android is available across the market spectrum is a big plus, and that's a direct result of the (relatively) open nature of it. 

I also agree that most users want a "it just works" experience, of the sort that iOS delivers, and which later Android can deliver on devices well below the only market segment Apple cares about. As I said, my real issue is with the device manufacturers. My HTC Sensation (now my wife's Sensation) is a year old, and is still waiting for an ICS update. I could have rooted it, but as much as I enjoy doing that sort of thing on my PC, I simply can't be bothered with my phones. 

Given how soon after release of an update the source is available, I'd think it would be possible for Google to impose a deadline on its manufacturing partners, say requiring them to provide the update to compatible handsets within 6 months of release. That would reduce the perception of fragmentation and reduce buyer's concerns about obsolescence. It would even help the manufacturers move product - if the Galaxy 7.7 had a JB update coming soon, I might have gone with that instead of deciding to go with the Nexus 7

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Ultimate Geek


  # 649438 2-Jul-2012 11:10
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People that get updates on Android can notice them, people that get updates on iOS don't notice them ;)

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Ultimate Geek


  # 649509 2-Jul-2012 12:47
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P1n3apqlExpr3ss: Let's try and figure out the cheapest way to get it to our shores guys. Just add your own information

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AuAyjaW70ts_dEpjMFR6RURpcWluR2tWbTg1aFl5V3c



There is a mistake in your Australian family purchase lines in that you have not added in the AU-NZ mail cost to the total (probably because you have put words in the field as well).  Also a line showing the exchange rates you have used would be useful as well.  Love your work in putting this together though. 

I was looking to get my sister who lives in Australia and who is coming home for a visit at the end of July, beginning of August to buy it and bring it with her.  However that Clove option (assuming the prices pan out) is very attractive.  

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  # 649512 2-Jul-2012 12:48
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jfanning:
Elpie: When you order for the first time, Clove do a security check. It's pretty painless & details are here:http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers. I only mention this so you are aware. Occasionally, someone has a tantrum because they weren't expecting an online-only store to want some protection against fraud. 


How do Clove handle this check?  Do they charge your card before they do the test or after?  (I don't like companies that charge before the test)


A) If we are delivering to the registered card holder address you can email or fax a copy (photo, scan or pdf) of your passport or driving license or bank statement. We can accept documents in any language.

OR

B) You can contact your card issuer for the Authorisation Code relating to your transaction with Clove. There is a unique code for every card transaction and your card issuer will only give this information to the card holder. We can see this code on your transaction and when you confirm it to us via email, phone or fax your order will be security cleared. Please note that if we are NOT delivering to the registered card holder address you will need to complete this procedure, as option A will be insufficient.


I did a scan of my driver's license and emailed it back. The order was processed and shipped the next day. If you take option B then that happens when the credit card is billed. It's all pretty painless. 

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Ultimate Geek


  # 649513 2-Jul-2012 12:54
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Giggs:
P1n3apqlExpr3ss: Let's try and figure out the cheapest way to get it to our shores guys. Just add your own information

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AuAyjaW70ts_dEpjMFR6RURpcWluR2tWbTg1aFl5V3c



There is a mistake in your Australian family purchase lines in that you have not added in the AU-NZ mail cost to the total (probably because you have put words in the field as well).  Also a line showing the exchange rates you have used would be useful as well.  Love your work in putting this together though. 

I was looking to get my sister who lives in Australia and who is coming home for a visit at the end of July, beginning of August to buy it and bring it with her.  However that Clove option (assuming the prices pan out) is very attractive.  


Fixed it up, exchange rates are just "295 aud in nzd" into google type stuff

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