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  Reply # 290369 15-Jan-2010 16:53
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I paid $529 + AZ state tax @ 5.6% of $29.62. Visa exchange rate used was 0.733 charge to NZ visa was $761.92 + Overseas Service Charge 2% $16. Total NZ $777.92.

What I need is a friend in Montana or New Mexico where there is no state tax.

I get mine Tuesday next week.

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  Reply # 290382 15-Jan-2010 17:39
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My total payments to date:

GOOGLE *Nexus Oneat 0.7321* $722.60 USD 529.00 - buying nexus one
OffshoreServiceMargins** $15.17

PAYPAL *EASTBIZCORPat 0.7321* $11.61 USD 8.50 - registering shipito address/account
OffshoreServiceMargins** $0.24

PAYPAL *EASTBIZCORPat 0.7303* $49.83 USD 36.39 - paying for shipping
OffshoreServiceMargins** $1.05

TOTAL: $800.50 NZD + Import Tax



 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 290414 15-Jan-2010 20:06
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peteremcc:


Actually, brief and infrequent touches on the phone are allowed by the new law, if the phone is mounted:

 

"Mobile phones secured in a cradle can be used to make and receive calls if the driver pushes buttons on the phone only briefly and infrequently.

Entering a full phone number is permitted if the action is brief and infrequent."


 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10605788&pnum=2


Well out of interest I did try do do dialling in the car tonight. It involved the following steps with the phone in a cradle.

1. Press the power button and then slide the green switch over to the right to unlock the phone
2. I had the phone already set to dialer and in favourites so pressed the icon for dialling a person
3. Confirmed I wanted to make a non Google Voice call (I think GV is installed by default though I did update the version I had)
4. The phone rang and when the other party answered it transferred automatically to my BT handsfree kit.

So it's okay if you have the number you want in your favourites. I wouldn't want to be searching all contacts or trying to dial numbers while driving since my cradle is part of a cigarette lighter charger and so you need to look down to perform these actions.




System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

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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https://plus.google.com/+laurencechiu

 

 


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Master Geek


  Reply # 290418 15-Jan-2010 20:55
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Hey Jamesyb0i

How did you get away with no state sales tax. I thought they charged the rate of tax applicable to where you had the phone sent to? I thought shipito was a CA address, therefore would attract CA sales tax?


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  Reply # 290420 15-Jan-2010 21:11
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jamesyb0i: My total payments to date:

GOOGLE *Nexus Oneat 0.7321* $722.60 USD 529.00 - buying nexus one
OffshoreServiceMargins** $15.17

PAYPAL *EASTBIZCORPat 0.7321* $11.61 USD 8.50 - registering shipito address/account
OffshoreServiceMargins** $0.24

PAYPAL *EASTBIZCORPat 0.7303* $49.83 USD 36.39 - paying for shipping
OffshoreServiceMargins** $1.05

TOTAL: $800.50 NZD

Remember on the shipito website I put price: $335 in the claims form. And my package is yet to arrive - could incur more fees I don't know.


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  Reply # 290444 15-Jan-2010 23:17
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A nexus one can be your for NZ$1350 o_O at
http://www.electronicsdirect2you.co.nz/google-nexus-p-531.html

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Master Geek


  Reply # 290463 16-Jan-2010 03:06
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I dont know how I avoided sales tax, the destination is pretty close though.

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  Reply # 290470 16-Jan-2010 07:25
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Hi all, I've been following this thread and desperate to get a hold of a nexus. I've tried registering with shipito but now when I try to log in it tells me that my account is not active. I don't have any activation emails from them, have I missed a step?

Cheers

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Reply # 290475 16-Jan-2010 08:44
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twistadias: A nexus one can be your for NZ$1350 o_O at

http://www.electronicsdirect2you.co.nz/google-nexus-p-531.html


Didn't know that the NZ -US exchange rate was so bad. Wink




Regards,

Old3eyes


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  Reply # 290485 16-Jan-2010 10:18
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Fixed the shipito account, now getting this at Google creating my account using Tor - anyone struck it before?

"Oops. We encountered unexpected error processing your request. Please try again in a few minutes"

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  Reply # 290491 16-Jan-2010 10:53
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Has anyone used the Shipito (California shipping address) method to purchase their N1 beside jamesyb0i. He seems to some how avoided 9.25% California sales tax that Ichiu7 incurred who also has a California shipping address?
If so how much tax did Google charge you. Because if like jamesyb0i you get away with the tax, this pays for the shipito fee and postage costs. i.e

jamesyb0i NZ$800.52
Ichiu7 NZ$801

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  Reply # 290495 16-Jan-2010 11:06
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jamesyb0i: okay I set up an address with shipito.com and I'm buying the nexus one now. 


Got something like this



Name
2972 Columbia St.
# Number
Torrance, CA 90503


but no postal code, I did some searching and assume it's 3806







This maybe why, jamesyb0i can you confirm what I suspect.  That is you enter the address including the CA zip code of 90503 into say the city address field.  Then entered 3806 into the zip code field.  Thus confusing Google into charging no state sales tax, but cleverly still providing the address information for the phone to be shipped correctly to Shipito.


Anyone else want to try this to confirm. I might because you don't have to go through with purchase. Just see if ti confuses the web pages tax calculation. He He!


INTERESTING PROFESSOR MORIARTY! 

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  Reply # 290498 16-Jan-2010 11:25
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Twobikes - right on the money! You are correct, if you fudge the zip code you don't get charged the tax. Mine is ordered finally (had to use hotspot shield in the end rather than tor).

Thanks guys, will post progress (especially on the tax front)

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  Reply # 290499 16-Jan-2010 11:26
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I think shipito zip code on nexus one order is

90503 = tax
90503-3806 = no tax

Can anyone confirm

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  Reply # 290500 16-Jan-2010 11:30
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Correct! Cool

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