16GB DDR4 Kits $150 NZD + $17 Shipping @ New Egg

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https://www.newegg.com/global/nz-en/Product/ProductList.aspx...

Set to lowest price and the prices are ultra cheap. $150 - $170 for CORSAIR Vengeance, Team Elite Plus, G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series, etc.

If your order is under $350 you will not get and taxes, once you get to payment screen it should get waived.

Shipping is $17

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  • +1 vote

    Thank you for sharing this, been looking for cheap ram for ages.

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    Been ordering ram from here for a while, much cheaper. Hold out till next Saturday for Black Friday deals

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      Do you think we will see anything this cheap during Black Friday? I'm torn.

      Edit: Also, how long does shipping usually take?

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    Shipping is about $17NZD for this, cheers matey

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    The $377NZD Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB (4x8GB) + $17NZD shipping comes out just under $400NZD. No tax right?

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      Theoretically yes, but NZ Customs can ransom it anyway unless it is underdecleared.

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      It depends if Newegg bills you in NZD or USD. If you paid with NZD then that price is going to be fixed as the receipt itself will declare it under $400. If you paid using USD and the NZD amount billed is subjected to foreign exchange rates then there is a chance you could get hit by customs tax as the exchange rate would be based off their rate rather than the rate you paid for.

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      When I try order the 4x8gb Corsair I get charged Est. Duty & GST: $120. I think it gets rounded up to $400 and you get a huge $120 tax. Maybe if you wait till black friday it will be a couple bucks cheaper, or there's also more 4x8gb ram that won't get you taxed.

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        That's strange, the tax for my order is 0. I will wait for Black Friday anyway. I doubt the upcoming NZ Black Friday deal would be better than these ones.

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          I think NewEgg is similar to Amazon. They get you to prepay the fees (tax + levies) if the amount is close to the threshold just in case exchange rate differences or something else results in you having to pay. Like Amazon, if they don't collect enough, they won't ask you to pay more https://kb.newegg.com/knowledge-base/international-shipping/ . I assume this also applies if they don't collect anything, so they definitely want to collect it before it's necessary just in case. According to this discussion https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=164&topicid=18... like Amazon they will also refund you if they collect it when it isn't needed or and I presume also if they collect too much.

          So if it's close to NZ$400 and is collected there's a fair chance you'll get refunded since it won't actually be levied although don't quote me on that. In particular, I suggest you confirm with NewEgg they will refund you if it isn't levied by the NZ government since I only found that one discussion. (It's well established for Amazon that it's what they do.)

          In fact I actually found discussions where NewEgg seems to have failed to live up to their promise of not collecting more https://www.reddit.com/r/legaladvice/comments/6me01v/turkey_... although that's one of those annoying posts where the outcome was never published. (I suspect that means it was resolved, since if it wasn't the person would have updated it.)

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            @Nil Einne: So my question is, if it's very close to NZ$400 and NewEgg did not charge me any Tax, in case of currency fluctuation, the custom could potentially ask me to pay for the import duty and tax, right? Nothing to do with NewEgg anymore?

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              @bilberry: To clarify, I think the answer is you won't be charged. Note that this doesn't mean that nothing is paid. Instead NewEgg pays it for you. At least that's how it works with Amazon. That's why they want to collect it before it's necessary.

              But you will need to check with NewEgg since they don't say clearly specify what happens when they don't collect at all, only when they don't collect enough (which could be argued to be the same thing, but it's complicated).

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                @Nil Einne: I can assure you, Newegg charges in nzd and invoices in nzd. I have made a recent purchase. This should make things simple if the purchase is below $400

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          Can you link me the 4x8gb?

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            @JamCores: This seems to work for me https://www.newegg.com/global/nz-en/Product/Product.aspx?Ite... Total is currently NZ$396.29 including shipping, no GST etc. (It's not Vengeance Pro RGB, I don't see any Vengeance Pro RGB whether 16GB or 32GB or even 8GB DDR4 that will give under NZ$380 for 32GB so perhaps what bilberry looked at is either out of stock or gone up in price.)

            I wonder if you're simply confused by the site. NewEgg seems to estimate GST until you actually get to the shipping page. In other words, it will still show a GST value and a grand total including this GST value on the cart page. You need to actually click on the secure checkout button, login to your account or create one and get to the shipping page to see if they will charge GST or not.

            Note that the value they give in the cart page is simply wrong anyway. It is accurately reflective of the 15% GST charge but it misses what makes the threshold so painful namely that you also get the biosecurity and other levies. If you get hit, you actually end up paying NZ$110 or so.

            Edit: Actually I remember now you said $120. I'm not sure what happened then. Are you sure you were choosing something that was under NZ$400 total? If the total ends up being NZ$400 or more you should expect to be hit. As mentioned, the cheapest Vengeance Pro RGB I can find now is NZ$406. There are also a whole bunch of G.SKILL that should be under the NZ$400 limit with shipping if you don't have your heart fixed on Corsair.

            @JMAC : Maybe but NewEgg ultimately has no directly control over what the NZ government does. They may still choose to collect at a lower level just in case. Amazon can invoice and charge in NZD if you want, but at least in the past, even if you did choose that option, they used to collect duties for less than NZ$400 but refunded when it wasn't charged. That said, since a NZ$396 transaction doesn't seem to get charged, I don't think NewEgg does this.

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