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Topic # 84368 29-May-2011 15:49
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from top-10.co.nz?  has anyone shopped with these guys before?

http://www.top-10.co.nz/asus-eee-pad-transformer-10-1-inch-16gb-tablet-android-3-0.html

*edit*
ahh just saw the bit on the bottom re:the dock that has to be bought seperately...


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  Reply # 475455 29-May-2011 16:08
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I'm interested to hear too as the Asus has some very good reviews.

I'm a bit suspicious of these guys - they're the only retailer on price spy that has the Asus....and it's out of stock / "on order".

However, I think I'll be going for the Acer Iconia A500 instead - it's $100 cheaper and there are a lot of retailers stocking them.

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  Reply # 475480 29-May-2011 17:38
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I inquired about these and just a heads up - they ship them directly to you from Hong Kong or wherever, however claim that GST is included - clearly it isn't, they just avoid it (or try to) at Customs.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 475572 29-May-2011 20:33
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My gf is in Hong Kong now... could ask her to get a price.

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  Reply # 475580 29-May-2011 21:10
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I was there last week, basically 4000HKD without keyboard, 5000 with it.




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  Reply # 475591 29-May-2011 21:48
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scottjpalmer: I was there last week, basically 4000HKD without keyboard, 5000 with it.



You're pretty much on the money there :)

http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.eprice.com.hk%2Fmobile%2Ftalk%2F4192%2F40943%2F&act=url

1NZD = 6.36HKD

NZD594.30 for the pad and NZD751.60 with the keyboard dock.

If I was in HKG, I would definitely have picked one up for that price.


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  Reply # 475592 29-May-2011 21:52
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urban: If I was in HKG, I would definitely have picked one up for that price.



I only just managed to resist.  

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  Reply # 475659 30-May-2011 08:56
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It is not a bad price from Top 10 if you consider the Australian prices ($599 AUD and $799 AUD with a dock).




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  Reply # 475917 30-May-2011 20:01
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I just went to http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004U78J1G, bought from Amazon Exports. Cost $631 NZD including Priority Courier. Now just need to find a dock. Ordered today, should arrive on the 6th.

Oh yeah, including GST (since Amazon pre-charges you it, and gives that money to the courier).

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  Reply # 475922 30-May-2011 20:07
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basicallythis: I just went to http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004U78J1G, bought from Amazon Exports. Cost $631 NZD including Priority Courier. Now just need to find a dock. Ordered today, should arrive on the 6th.

Oh yeah, including GST (since Amazon pre-charges you it, and gives that money to the courier).


Which shipper did you use? Can't find Amazon Exports as a shipper. 




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  Reply # 475930 30-May-2011 20:16
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Hey it's Amazon.

Just keep refreshing, they've been getting stock in and out the last few days according to Whirlpool.com.au.

From my order:

Items Ordered
1 of: ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101-A1 10.1-Inch Tablet Computer (Tablet Only) [Personal Computers]
Condition: New
Sold by: Amazon Export Sales, Inc.
Price: $399.00

Item(s) Subtotal: $399.00
Shipping & Handling: $47.06
-----
Total Before Tax: $446.06
Estimated Tax To Be Collected: $0.00
Import Fees Deposit $69.99
-----
Grand Total: $516.05

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  Reply # 475931 30-May-2011 20:18
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Well done on getting the $399 price. Will keep an eye on it...




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  Reply # 475932 30-May-2011 20:21
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Keep an eye out, there's also the 32GB one for $499USD. I'm now just watching out for the dock for around $150USD instead of the $270USD~ it's currently going for.

Why would you go for a A500 when they're $170 more expensive? Probably more importantly, why would you shop locally when we live in a truly international world where ordering in the US is as easy or easier than ordering locally?

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  Reply # 475934 30-May-2011 20:23
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Yeah. I have been using Amazon for stuff for a while. The availability of the Asus has been the problem. It also has a worldwide warranty so no difference between buying it here and the US.




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  Reply # 477365 3-Jun-2011 11:37
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basicallythis: I just went to http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004U78J1G, bought from Amazon Exports. Cost $631 NZD including Priority Courier. Now just need to find a dock. Ordered today, should arrive on the 6th.

Oh yeah, including GST (since Amazon pre-charges you it, and gives that money to the courier).


Just got one from Amazon for $399 US.

Did you find a dock? They look almost as hard to find as the tablet itself. 




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