Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | ... | 17
28 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 1880752 11-Oct-2017 08:43
Send private message quote this post

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.


395 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 42


  Reply # 1881745 11-Oct-2017 09:45
Send private message quote this post

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.


 
 
 
 


28 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 1881816 11-Oct-2017 10:50
Send private message quote this post

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.


150 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 51


  Reply # 1881827 11-Oct-2017 11:11
Send private message quote this post

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?

12 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 8


  Reply # 1881833 11-Oct-2017 11:15
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

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


150 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 51


  Reply # 1881834 11-Oct-2017 11:15
Send private message quote this post

Scratch that.

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

150 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 51


  Reply # 1881835 11-Oct-2017 11:17
Send private message quote this post

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

67 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 26


  Reply # 1881838 11-Oct-2017 11:18
Send private message quote this post

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!


67 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 26


  Reply # 1881856 11-Oct-2017 11:28
Send private message quote this post

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.


21 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 1881900 11-Oct-2017 12:11
Send private message quote this post

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.


1060 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 68

Subscriber

  Reply # 1882083 11-Oct-2017 21:36
Send private message quote this post

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?


150 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 51


  Reply # 1882270 12-Oct-2017 08:53
Send private message quote this post

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

67 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 26


Reply # 1882355 12-Oct-2017 10:52
Send private message quote this post

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


1198 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 445

Subscriber

  Reply # 1882360 12-Oct-2017 10:57
Send private message quote this post

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.

 

 


12 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 8


  Reply # 1882364 12-Oct-2017 11:00
Send private message quote this post

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...


1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | ... | 17
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New Zealand hits peak broadband data
Posted 18-Jan-2018 12:21


Amazon Echo devices coming to New Zealand early February 2018
Posted 18-Jan-2018 10:53


$3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand
Posted 17-Jan-2018 11:27


Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei
Posted 17-Jan-2018 09:02


Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15


Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37


Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59


Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42


New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18


All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54


How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:52


NOW to deploy SD-WAN to regional councils
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:46


Mobile market competition issues ComCom should watch
Posted 18-Dec-2017 10:52


New Zealand government to create digital advisory group
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:47


Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:39



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.