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  #477384 3-Jun-2011 12:50
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hairy1:
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. 


Funny, the only ones I can find on Amazon is the 16GB version (sold by Target) for $449 or the 32GB version for $499 (Sold by Amazon) 
 
Pretty lucky if you found one for $399! 

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hairy1: 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.


Wellll there is a slight difference with the warranty..

The Transformer is covered by an International warranty that is supported locally. You however are not eligible for DOA replacement or pickup service. 

 
 
 
 


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  #479254 9-Jun-2011 11:31
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hairy1:
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. 


Funny, the only ones I can find on Amazon is the 16GB version (sold by Target) for $449 or the 32GB version for $499 (Sold by Amazon) 
 
Pretty lucky if you found one for $399! 


You have to keep a close eye on them. When Amazon get some more stock (as opposed to fulfilled by someone like Target) the price goes to the RRP.

The Warranty situation is a lot better than some other items ex Amazon. I can live with shipping to Asus in Auckland. 

Cheers. 




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  #479255 9-Jun-2011 11:32
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hairy1: 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.


Wellll there is a slight difference with the warranty..

The Transformer is covered by an International warranty that is supported locally. You however are not eligible for DOA replacement or pickup service. 


True. The only local retailer selling the Transformer offers no warranty at all. 




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  #479270 9-Jun-2011 11:53
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I've received mine and it's awesome, i really like it. just need to wait until the keyboard is in stock!

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  #479276 9-Jun-2011 12:04
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VoltageNZ:
hairy1: 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.


Wellll there is a slight difference with the warranty..

The Transformer is covered by an International warranty that is supported locally. You however are not eligible for DOA replacement or pickup service. 


True. The only local retailer selling the Transformer offers no warranty at all. 


Lol yeah..

So the last I heard NZ release was roughly late June? Is this still right or is everyone just as much in the dark as me?

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  #479571 10-Jun-2011 06:16
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It's on Amazon right now for $398. I saved it to my watch list last night when it was.$443 or something like that. Checked this morning and it's now sold by amazon for $398. Go!




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  #479572 10-Jun-2011 06:17
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And the keyboard is in stock.




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  #479624 10-Jun-2011 10:24
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ASUS Transformer 16 GB is currently $398 US at amazon.com for anyone is interested.

Cheers, Matt.




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  #479640 10-Jun-2011 10:49
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Just ordered one! (Tablet Only)

With express postage and Custom, it goes up to US$514. 

Now the wait... 

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  #479643 10-Jun-2011 10:55
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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?


If it arrives broken or defective it's (usually) a lot less hassle handling it locally. I'll pay extra for that TBH.  




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  #479813 10-Jun-2011 18:04
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Linuxluver:
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?


If it arrives broken or defective it's (usually) a lot less hassle handling it locally. I'll pay extra for that TBH.  


I got mine today and am breathing a big sigh of relief as it wasn't DOA. Smile 

Beautiful screen. Now to find a sleeve for it and wait for the keyboard to be stocked somewhere other than Taiwan.... I have a feeling there is going to be a big disparity between $620 NZD landed including import GST and the official NZ RRP. I could be proved wrong but the Aussies aren't too impressed with their RRP's.

Cheers, Matt. 




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Linuxluver:
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?


If it arrives broken or defective it's (usually) a lot less hassle handling it locally. I'll pay extra for that TBH.  


I got mine today and am breathing a big sigh of relief as it wasn't DOA. Smile 

Beautiful screen. Now to find a sleeve for it and wait for the keyboard to be stocked somewhere other than Taiwan.... I have a feeling there is going to be a big disparity between $620 NZD landed including import GST and the official NZ RRP. I could be proved wrong but the Aussies aren't too impressed with their RRP's.

Cheers, Matt. 


Is there a high probability it'll be DOA?  Or is this just being pointed out as something that would make a big difference *should* it happen, between buying internationally and locally?




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  #479833 10-Jun-2011 18:35
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gcorgnet: Just ordered one! (Tablet Only)

With express postage and Custom, it goes up to US$514. 

Now the wait... 


They're now out of stock - boo.  Still allows you to place an order though.




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  #479837 10-Jun-2011 18:45
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Neets:
hairy1:
Linuxluver:
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?


If it arrives broken or defective it's (usually) a lot less hassle handling it locally. I'll pay extra for that TBH.  


I got mine today and am breathing a big sigh of relief as it wasn't DOA. Smile 

Beautiful screen. Now to find a sleeve for it and wait for the keyboard to be stocked somewhere other than Taiwan.... I have a feeling there is going to be a big disparity between $620 NZD landed including import GST and the official NZ RRP. I could be proved wrong but the Aussies aren't too impressed with their RRP's.

Cheers, Matt. 


Is there a high probability it'll be DOA?  Or is this just being pointed out as something that would make a big difference *should* it happen, between buying internationally and locally?


I don't think there is a chance of it being DOA. The issues that have surfaced have been screen bleed issues and the odd touch screen going dead after some use. It is hard to tell how widespread these issues are. The same issue of screen bleed crops up with ipads too...

My device seems to be pretty well put together. Time will tell though. Between the kids and the wife using it, I can't get near it... 




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