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Old 18th June 2012, 13:23     #521
A Corpse
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PBTech Penrose gets a big AVOID from me. I've been trying to work with them to get a coolermaster case part (they're the NZ distributor) for three months now. They never phone me back. Everyone I talk to gives me different answers, and finally when I thought we were getting somewhere they turn around and try to charge me $75 for a US$10 part they told me would be free (to make up for the amount of time it took to get it organised). I'd rather pay the same for that part off Ebay than deal with PBTech again.

Bunch of incompetent shitlords the lot of them.
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Old 18th June 2012, 13:56     #522
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what part is it?/
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Old 18th June 2012, 15:01     #523
A Corpse
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One of these. It's OK, got someone buying one in the US and they're gonna forward it to me. Hopefully. o.O
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Old 18th June 2012, 15:09     #524
Stalk3r
 
lemme know if you dont end up getting one
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Old 12th September 2012, 18:48     #525
Draco T Bastard
 
A new service launched by PostShop that makes it easier to buy products from the US. Basically it gives you a US address to use when purchasing from the US so that you can buy from on-line outlets that only deliver to US addresses.

I've already had a quick compare between Newegg.com/pricespy.co.nz and, at present exchange rates (NZ$1=US$0.82), can save about ~$100 for a i7 3930k hex core.
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Old 13th September 2012, 12:49     #526
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According to my rough maths it will cost you about $50 more by the time you account for the Duty and GST on it as its over the $400 threshold.

Just saying.
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Old 13th September 2012, 13:03     #527
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Should send your computery business Stalk3r's way. Support the little guy (Ok, he's actually pretty big but you get the idea).

He's a G.C.
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Old 13th September 2012, 13:10     #528
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d'awwwwwww
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Old 13th September 2012, 13:29     #529
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Old 26th August 2013, 08:53     #530
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Bump

Http://store.emprgroup.co.nz

Laptop parts
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Old 16th December 2013, 15:35     #531
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Sad to see Stalk3r/Compulink seems to have gone under. Does anyone keep in touch with him and knows how he's doing?
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Old 12th June 2016, 15:46     #532
Caesar
 
Has anyone one brought any hardware from Newegg.com since they started shipping to NZ?

Just looking at the prices of the 1080 GPUs, their about 400 bucks cheaper than over here, but I'm guessing there's shipping to be added to that.
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Old 12th June 2016, 15:57     #533
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Has anyone one brought any hardware from Newegg.com since they started shipping to NZ?

Just looking at the prices of the 1080 GPUs, their about 400 bucks cheaper than over here, but I'm guessing there's shipping to be added to that.
Shipping + GST + Customs Clearance = maybe $100 cheaper at end of the day.
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Old 14th June 2016, 02:09     #534
Fx.
 
newegg shippin to NZ ? nice


they're my fav computer store; website so good (canadian version anyways)
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Old 14th June 2016, 23:10     #535
BF Jax
 
Might still be worth it (importing), got an Asus Strix GTX 1080 OC from Dove at dealer rates which finally turned up today, but was still $$$.

Eve does look nice on it though:
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Old 15th June 2016, 06:06     #536
The Edge
 
I see un-Expert Infotech are (unfortunately) still in business. Makes me ask - how?
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Old 16th January 2017, 22:28     #537
Native
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NZ Shops

Bump.

Assuming PP and Ascent are still ace. Anyone know who we deal with in Auckland for physical stores?
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Old 16th January 2017, 23:49     #538
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PB Tech is my GOTO in Auckland.
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Old 17th January 2017, 15:46     #539
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Bump.

Assuming PP and Ascent are still ace. Anyone know who we deal with in Auckland for physical stores?
PB Tech, PlayTech and ComputerLounge.

YMMV with PlayTech - experience seems to depend on who you talk to there.
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Old 18th January 2017, 19:35     #540
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PBTech Penrose gets a big AVOID from me.
PB Tech as a whole business get a big avoid from me, they are overpriced on many items, and they randomly change the courier price at the checkout when buying online.

YMMV but I will never deal with them again.

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Old 18th January 2017, 22:33     #541
Caesar
 
I know of a few people that don't like PBTech actually.

I recently priced up some upgrade bits for my rig and I compared their prices to Ascents and although some stuff was cheaper some was dearer as well so it balanced out to be almost even but I ended up going with Ascent because its free courier and I've been using them for over a decade anyway.
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