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  Reply # 1880752 11-Oct-2017 08:43
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richms:

 

timwelch:

 

 

 

How about trying it again with a Pixel 2 and see if you get to the point of paying for it? I'll buy it off you if you get it through :-)

 

 

once I have the card cleared off I can give it a shot, but it would decline at the moment.

 

 

 

 

If this works, I'm getting an ASB credit card.

 

 

 

I hope it's not a combination of account setting, some random flag based on your previous account data, and credit card details.


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  Reply # 1881745 11-Oct-2017 09:45
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I see Dick Smith are listing the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: https://www.dicksmith.co.nz/dn/shop/phones/android/?q=google%20pixel%202

 

No price as yet.  Could be an easy way to get this in NZ when its available.


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  Reply # 1881816 11-Oct-2017 10:50
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nzkc:

 

I see Dick Smith are listing the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: https://www.dicksmith.co.nz/dn/shop/phones/android/?q=google%20pixel%202

 

No price as yet.  Could be an easy way to get this in NZ when its available.

 

 

 

 

That's interesting, great find. I wish it doesn't cost an arm and a leg.


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  Reply # 1881827 11-Oct-2017 11:11
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nzkc:

I see Dick Smith are listing the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: https://www.dicksmith.co.nz/dn/shop/phones/android/?q=google%20pixel%202


No price as yet.  Could be an easy way to get this in NZ when its available.



Thought DSE went tits up

Are they trading again but online only? And can they be trusted given their history of going into receivership.

May be keen but what's the risks involved if any?

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  Reply # 1881833 11-Oct-2017 11:15
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Dial111:
nzkc:

 

I see Dick Smith are listing the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: https://www.dicksmith.co.nz/dn/shop/phones/android/?q=google%20pixel%202

 

 

 

No price as yet.  Could be an easy way to get this in NZ when its available.

 



Thought DSE went tits up

Are they trading again but online only? And can they be trusted given their history of going into receivership.

May be keen but what's the risks involved if any?

 

 

 

It was bought by the Kogan guy;

 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11605863

 

 

 

Online only but NZ sold so good under CGA

 

Certainly won't be Google Store-quality warranty service but the same as buying from any other third-party retailer in NZ


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  Reply # 1881834 11-Oct-2017 11:15
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Scratch that.

Did my own research in all of 5 secs and my questions have been answered

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  Reply # 1881835 11-Oct-2017 11:17
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disease:

Dial111:
nzkc:


I see Dick Smith are listing the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: https://www.dicksmith.co.nz/dn/shop/phones/android/?q=google%20pixel%202


 


No price as yet.  Could be an easy way to get this in NZ when its available.




Thought DSE went tits up

Are they trading again but online only? And can they be trusted given their history of going into receivership.

May be keen but what's the risks involved if any?


 


It was bought by the Kogan guy;


http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11605863


 


Online only but NZ sold so good under CGA


Certainly won't be Google Store-quality warranty service but the same as buying from any other third-party retailer in NZ



Cheers mate

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  Reply # 1881838 11-Oct-2017 11:18
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How bizarre that DSE are trading again. Maybe the Aussie branch is just running an online web store?

 

interestingly, they're also selling Google Homes for 179, which is far below the 229 you'd pay for one at Noel Leemings.

 

https://www.dicksmith.co.nz/dn/buy/google-home-white/

 

plus they're selling the bases for 59 each too. Looks like all Australian product.

 

fun!


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  Reply # 1881856 11-Oct-2017 11:28
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So further to my post, here's the Google page link at DSE: https://www.dicksmith.co.nz/dn/google/

 

the Pixel's are parallel imports it would appear, so the usual deal applies, but they come with a one year DSE warranty as they state here: https://www.dicksmith.co.nz/dn/direct-import/

 

Looks pretty legit, i'm excited to find out what the pricing is, probably same as Australia... so, same ballpark as a Note 8 or high spec iPhone.


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  Reply # 1881900 11-Oct-2017 12:11
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And I thought I was all set to get a Note 8! Only thing putting me off the Pixel XL 2 is the issues LG is having with it's OLED screens. I'd hate to spend the money of a Pixel XL 2 and get stuck with a product that I wasn't 100% satisfied with. Would prefer to get it from a brick and mortar store so I could easily walk in and try and replace/exchange it if I had the issue.


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  Reply # 1882083 11-Oct-2017 21:36
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I just tried to order the Pixel 2 XL from the US Google Play store, using YouShop and my ASB CC.

 

No go. Came up with an error code. A quick google said I needed to update my payments.google.com settings. 

 

 

 

So, I changed my credit card billing address to YouShops, but still no go. Why won't Google just take my $1200!

 

 

 

Anyone successfully ordered a Pixel 2 yet?


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  Reply # 1882270 12-Oct-2017 08:53
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Looks like DSE have removed the Pixel 2 range off the website, links now broken, maybe we can't get it through them now.

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Reply # 1882355 12-Oct-2017 10:52
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Dial111: Looks like DSE have removed the Pixel 2 range off the website, links now broken, maybe we can't get it through them now.

 

Either Google have struck a deal with a carrier (2D maybe?) or they're just really keen on not selling many Pixels 

 

 

 

What's the bet that posts here have tipped off Google's NZ Public Affairs office, and they've had it yanked #conspiracy


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  Reply # 1882360 12-Oct-2017 10:57
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GoogleGeek88:

 

Dial111: Looks like DSE have removed the Pixel 2 range off the website, links now broken, maybe we can't get it through them now.

 

Either Google have struck a deal with a carrier (2D maybe?) or they're just really keen on not selling many Pixels 

 

 

 

What's the bet that posts here have tipped off Google's NZ Public Affairs office, and they've had it yanked #conspiracy

 

 

Strange. Google do distribute Pixel2 in Australia and Pixel2 is still there on the au Dick Smith site. Google don't distribute any phones in NZ, the pixel2 is gone from the nz Dick Smith site but the pixel1 is still there.

 

 


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  Reply # 1882364 12-Oct-2017 11:00
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My suspicion is that Google are yet again facing stock / inventory issues (like last year and all nexus years before that..) and Kogan/DSE can't fulfil DSE AUS orders, so have yanked it from the DSE NZ page...


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