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  #1510582 10-Mar-2016 14:02
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Semantics. "Not bought through an officially sanctioned channel"




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  #1510614 10-Mar-2016 14:48
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Not really. It makes a big difference in obtaining any legal remedy in NZ if that is ever needed.


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  #1510663 10-Mar-2016 16:11
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I buy a lot of small stuff from China but am generally wary of major purchases. I did buy a $600 notebook from Amazon, but only because it was the only one that ticked all my boxes and it was not available any other way. A couple months after I got it, the mousepad started acting up. At the moment it's not too bad. It comes and goes, staying just this side of intolerable. I would have preferred to buy the computer here, but I couldn't find one. Availability is also often an issue with New Zealand.



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  #1511627 11-Mar-2016 22:06
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I buy parallel imported or direct import when I cannot buy locally.


Very often by the time you pay postage and, if applicable, GST, the savings are not significant enough to bother otherwise.


I don't see parallel or direct importing as a way to save money.

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  #1513137 14-Mar-2016 16:03
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joker97: People always have two choices.

Buy something with support and warranty.
Buy something with no/poor/hassle/difficult support.

Whether imported or not is usually not the main factor.
Caveat emptor.


Agreed. I only buy the parallel / direct import if it is a device 'I MUST HAVE'...and no one sells it locally. Otherwise, I'm PB Tech or I have a place I can to with a defective thing. 

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  #1513155 14-Mar-2016 16:43
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Many of the smaller parallel import retailers seem to have horror stories attached which sometimes indicate high expectations but also indicate the level of service provided.

On the other hand I will buy parallel imported through a full service retailer like The Warehouse or PBTech.

I'm looking at a Nexus 5X atm. Buying direct through Google is a possibility.

Google is an exception because Google do provide an official support policy for NZ. From what I gather it is direct device exchange for 1yr , warranty. The flipside is PBTech offer the 32gb version with 2yr warranty and it is probably LG local for this model.

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  #1517062 21-Mar-2016 17:08
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Just wondering how the RMA is going/went OP?


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  #1531380 13-Apr-2016 10:10
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So, a good end to it all, finally got a replacement device. Supero has supplied me with a brand new LG G4 to replace the faulty one. Their communication was a bit slow\lacking but the service in the end actually wound up being perfectly good. 3 weeks to get a replacement from the time they received the faulty device is about what I would expect.


However, in the meantime, I bought a Galaxy S7, so if someone wants a brand new still in a sealed box LG G4 (32GB, Black leather back) for $400, PM me!



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  #1532792 13-Apr-2016 22:22
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PM'd re sale

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  #1554007 17-May-2016 10:51
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Steve, is this still for sale?

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  #1554135 17-May-2016 13:44
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Long gone sorry.

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