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Topic # 127302 5-Aug-2013 19:41
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With the Nexus 7 II coming out I saw the USD price at $229 ($294NZD). I recently received an email from PBTech advertising the price of the Nexus 7 II at $551NZD. Isn't that a bit ridiculous? That's $257 more than the USD price. What is the justification for this price tag? Aren't the Tablets made in China?

Generally with PBTech also they're usually the cheaper option so retails stores might be more expensive.. Plus you can spend a few extra dollars and get an iPad.

The distance from China to USA compared to China to NZ isn't that far off is it? Why don't they directly ship it from China?

Why are we being blatantly ripped off here? We are paying an extra $257 for this. And GST can't be used as an excuse.

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  Reply # 872302 5-Aug-2013 19:44
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It's probably just PBTech exploiting those who really want it now... Wait until DSE/JB/Noels list it for the actual RRP



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  Reply # 872304 5-Aug-2013 19:45
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P1n3apqlExpr3ss: It's probably just PBTech exploiting those who really want it now... Wait until DSE/JB/Noels list it for the actual RRP


Fair point. Yeah might need to wait for retail to see the RRP. It's a blatant rip off though.

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  Reply # 872310 5-Aug-2013 19:58
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DSE had the Gen 1 Nexus 7 for $418, last week.

That is a rip off.



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  Reply # 872332 5-Aug-2013 20:20
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wasabi2k: DSE had the Gen 1 Nexus 7 for $418, last week.

That is a rip off.




When the 32GB model came in at $439 the 16GB was dropped from that to $350. Expect something similar for when the new model comes through. But yeah like most cheap stuff in America, if you want it cheap anywhere else then you have to import it yourself



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  Reply # 872342 5-Aug-2013 20:25
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P1n3apqlExpr3ss:
wasabi2k: DSE had the Gen 1 Nexus 7 for $418, last week.

That is a rip off.




When the 32GB model came in at $439 the 16GB was dropped from that to $350. Expect something similar for when the new model comes through. But yeah like most cheap stuff in America, if you want it cheap anywhere else then you have to import it yourself


Is YouShop the way to go if I want to ship it from Amazon? I want to get it cheap. Haven't tried YouShop before. If I used them do I need to pay import Fees?

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  Reply # 872349 5-Aug-2013 20:34
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21brandon21:
P1n3apqlExpr3ss:
wasabi2k: DSE had the Gen 1 Nexus 7 for $418, last week.

That is a rip off.




When the 32GB model came in at $439 the 16GB was dropped from that to $350. Expect something similar for when the new model comes through. But yeah like most cheap stuff in America, if you want it cheap anywhere else then you have to import it yourself


Is YouShop the way to go if I want to ship it from Amazon? I want to get it cheap. Haven't tried YouShop before. If I used them do I need to pay import Fees?


Most people seem to use YouShop, there's a whole thread dedicated to it somewhere on here. And nah it won't as long as the cost of goods + delivery isn't over $400 NZD. Which unless you get the 32GB model and an expensive case won't be an issue

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  Reply # 872468 6-Aug-2013 07:57
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Yes PBtech has kind of lost it

They still have the nexus 4 for $690 when its $200 cheaper at a major retailer.

I have found over the last coupe of years that anything that is not "released" in NZ they will put the prices right up and try to screw the cr** out of their customers until somewhere like JB hifi releases and then drop to just below the RRP and leave it there.

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  Reply # 873753 8-Aug-2013 11:43
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Hi guys,

I spotted this on the valuebasket.com website Nexus 7 II Did any of you guys ever shop at this website? The price looks way cheaper than the PBTech.

http://www.valuebasket.co.nz/en_NZ/Asus-Google-Nexus-7-32GB-WiFi-Tablet-%282nd-Gen%29-%28Black%29/mainproduct/view/13713-AA-BK

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  Reply # 873795 8-Aug-2013 12:26
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This is exactly what makes me laugh so hard when retailers start crying over people importing stuff themselves. Even adding shipping and 15% on the overseas price you'll end up with a much better $ deal than here.

The only two things you'll miss out on is decent warranty coverage (and CGA if things go really pear-shaped) and channel 13 on wifi.

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  Reply # 873870 8-Aug-2013 14:09
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Just got a 16GB Nexus 7 FHD (2013) from amazon with youshop.
Nexus 7: $294NZD
YouShop postage: $28NZD (this includes $6 for insurance)
Total: $322NZD (no GST or import tax because it's under the $400 threshold)




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  Reply # 873876 8-Aug-2013 14:14
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i bought a nexus 7 ii from usa on the day it launched...i paid about 340 nzd for it..

taxes is charged on top of the 229 and buying from California, they also add a little charge for recycling computers (5 bucks or something i cant remember) and then i also paid for currency conversion charge for my credit card (2.5%).

all those little things added up for me.

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  Reply # 873888 8-Aug-2013 14:26
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HiTM4N: Just got a 16GB Nexus 7 FHD (2013) from amazon with youshop.
Nexus 7: $294NZD
YouShop postage: $28NZD (this includes $6 for insurance)
Total: $322NZD (no GST or import tax because it's under the $400 threshold)

Hi there,

Is the $400 threshold including the shipping cost of YouShop or just the value of the goods you bought? This is pretty unclear to me.

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  Reply # 873891 8-Aug-2013 14:30
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Threshold includes shipping costs

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  Reply # 886821 30-Aug-2013 06:13
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http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers/tablet-computers/asus-asus-1a050a-google-nexus-7-2-32gb-tablet/prod124694.html#specs-tab

http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers/tablet-computers/asus-asus-1a049a-google-nexus-7-16gb-tablet/prod124691.html

http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers/tablet-computers/asus-asus-1a032a-google-nexus-7-2-32gb-4g-lte-tablet/prod124697.html





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  Reply # 886823 30-Aug-2013 06:53
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Extra $40 for the 32GB version seems good value.
Then it's an extra $100 just to add LTE... not such good value.




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