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  Reply # 287586 6-Jan-2010 21:50
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with my debit plus card, just registered it with Google checkout. I used this program called Hotspot Shield to make Google accept my browser, its free (anchorfree.com)

Your order has been sent to Google Phone Webstore.
Jan 6
You placed an order with Google Phone Webstore on Jan 6. Google Checkout sent a copy of this receipt to ******@gmail.com

Order date: Jan 6, 2010 9:33 PM GMT+13:00
Google order number: *************** - Google Phone Webstore Ord

Not yet shipped
Shipping - FedEx overnight $0.00
Tax (CA) : $0.00
Total: $529.00

Purchased from:
Google Phone Webstore
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View CA 94043
UNITED STATES
http://www.google.com/phone

Paid with:
VISA xxx-7107
James
******
Beach Haven
North Shore, Auckland 0626
NEW ZEALAND
6421**********

Ship to:
James
2972 Columbia St.
# ******
Torrance CA 90503-3806
UNITED STATES
310 212-7143

lol this website even thinks I'm in the US



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  Reply # 287588 6-Jan-2010 21:53
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James: 90503 is the US post code. Presumably shipito.com gave you a post box number at their base address of 2972 Columbia St.





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  Reply # 287636 6-Jan-2010 23:43
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If you go to the N900 thread here, or the stickied thread in the N900 forum at nokiausers.net you'll see the guide to purchasing via Shipito that Euanandrews and I worked out getting our N900's. Now validated by quite a few others, so at the present time its known to be working well.




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  Reply # 287658 7-Jan-2010 05:19
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jamesyb0i: with my debit plus card, just registered it with Google checkout. I used this program called Hotspot Shield to make Google accept my browser, its free (anchorfree.com)

Your order has been sent to Google Phone Webstore.
Jan 6
You placed an order with Google Phone Webstore on Jan 6. Google Checkout sent a copy of this receipt to ******@gmail.com

Order date: Jan 6, 2010 9:33 PM GMT+13:00
Google order number: *************** - Google Phone Webstore Ord

Not yet shipped
Shipping - FedEx overnight $0.00
Tax (CA) : $0.00
Total: $529.00..

Ship to:
James
2972 Columbia St.
# ******
Torrance CA 90503-3806
UNITED STATES
310 212-7143

lol this website even thinks I'm in the US


How did you avoid CA sales tat when the phone is being shipped to Los Angeles?  I had to pay sales tax which was $48. And I also used a NZ credit card.




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  Reply # 287716 7-Jan-2010 10:30
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Not sure but I probably did cos I was charged a bit more in my bank statement



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  Reply # 287872 7-Jan-2010 19:41
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I'm impressed. Maybe you'll let me have a look when it arrives....? :-)




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  Reply # 287875 7-Jan-2010 19:46
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Fedex called today to say it would be delivered tomorrow but needs a signature. Also nobody is home since we are en route to Las Vegas for CES so I won't see it until Saturday hopefully.




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  Reply # 287876 7-Jan-2010 19:59
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jamesyb0i: Not sure but I probably did cos I was charged a bit more in my bank statement


That will simply be the foreign conversion rates. Most banks are around 2.5% which is a combination of two different charges - typically 1% and 1.5%


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  Reply # 287936 7-Jan-2010 22:24
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Haha sure you can have a play with it, just hope someone buys my magic on trademe otherwise I'm broke

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  Reply # 288099 8-Jan-2010 12:34
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okay I've run into some trouble, the folks at shipito are complete trust maniacs and have deactivated my account
shipito deactivation message




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  Reply # 288122 8-Jan-2010 13:58
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That's an interesting development. :"multiple accounts" and "same Google customer number".

How many times did you try to buy something? :-)




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  Reply # 288134 8-Jan-2010 14:30
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just once :S ah well scanning in some ID now |-(  They also want me to download, print, fill in and sign, a form and then get it signed by a notary public. This is proving to be very inconvenient! >.< 

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  Reply # 288213 8-Jan-2010 16:29
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sbiddle:
jamesyb0i: Not sure but I probably did cos I was charged a bit more in my bank statement


That will simply be the foreign conversion rates. Most banks are around 2.5% which is a combination of two different charges - typically 1% and 1.5%


Yes, any items purchased From a CA seller and shipped in CA are subject to CA sales tax.

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Yes, any items purchased From a CA seller and shipped in CA are subject to CA sales tax.

Regards
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and Google is based in CA and so are shipito.




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System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


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  Reply # 288332 9-Jan-2010 05:03
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Well my phone has arrived but since I am in Vegas I wont see it until tomorrow night. I will pop in my VF sim and play with it a bit but given the exorbitant charges for roaming data might not be able to play much with it. But friend has ATT service so could pop in his SIM card to try out.

Back home on Tuesday so that's when I can check out how well it runs on VF.




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  Reply # 288392 9-Jan-2010 11:18
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Hi all


Well thanks to jamesyb0i I have got my Google Nexus One, when I say I have got it my girl friend in Arizona has just signed for it from FedEx. She returns to Auckland next Wednesday.


The process was just as jamesyb0i posted.


1 Register Google Checkout account, location OK to put as New Zealand, entered my NZ Visa details and then put where my girlfriend was staying as delivery address which has to be in the US.  Note this was a private residential address, but I can see no problem to this being a hotel/motel.


2. Download Hot Spot Shield and installed.


3. Went to Google Nexus One phone site and instead of saying not available in your location, it had a big green button saying GET ONE.  Pressed this and completed the order.  Order email sent to me at 9:06 am on Friday 8th Jan.  Received another email at 11:33 am same day saying order has been shipped, and at 10:00 this morning get confirmation it has been delivered.


4. The cost was US$529 + $29.62 AZ state tax, on my visa a charge of NZ$781.


Hope this helps, the secret is having a friend in the US who can recieved and bring it back or post it on. 




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