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    Default Someones making a killing in good ol NZ

    Always been a bit suspect about some of these places that sell online at highly discounted prices.

    But the other day decided to give it a go, we needed some Micro SD cards, looked at a couple of places online, in NZ the average price for a MicroSD 128GB is $83 + Even listed on pricespy.

    https://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=3116113

    Thought what the hell, only $19 NZ + postage of $6. ( picture shows two packets but its only 1) includes the micro Card, larger holder and USB adapter.

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    Order Placed: Apr 23, 2017 -- Turned up today, put into tablet, works great.

    Wouldn't go buying anything to expensive from these sites but this seemed to go well. The one pictured is not the cheapest either, some are as low as $9 same thing. ( just about to order some more - 256GB )

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    Default Re: Someones making a killing in good ol NZ

    I buy overseas, the brand I found reasonably priced is ZVVN, around $17 delivered for 128GB Micro SD but took me ages to find that price sifting through all of them and there could be cheaper again but I was happy to pay that price.

    If they $80 then they charging double what they bought them at, as most of the ones I saw was $40 which I thought was steep and I wasn't giving up hope finding better.

    I rarely buy in NZ but I would have been happy to pay that price of the item you found.

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    Default Re: Someones making a killing in good ol NZ

    Are you able to tell us the site you used?

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    Default Re: Someones making a killing in good ol NZ

    Aliexpress, also wish.com.
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    Default Re: Someones making a killing in good ol NZ

    Quote Originally Posted by pctek View Post
    Aliexpress, also wish.com.
    The ones shown as PCTek mentioned wish.com

    Some people at SWMBO's work often buy items from Aliexpress as well. Usually takes a week or two.

    The shipping (tracking) isn't to accurate, was meant to be here on the 20th. that's only a estimate anyway.
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    Default Re: Someones making a killing in good ol NZ

    The only thing I'd be wary of is fake cards. If its not for anything important, then go for gold

    I bought a bunch of compact flash cards a few years back from B&H. I could get them landed here in a few days for about half of what the locals were charging. So, yep someone is making a mint on cards.

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    Default Re: Someones making a killing in good ol NZ

    Faked branding : very common
    Fake, bogus capacity : not so common
    Fake, bogus claimed speed : common

    All of which can also be an issue with NZ sourced cards though.

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    Default Re: Someones making a killing in good ol NZ

    I have bought several items from Aliexpress with no problems at all - in fact bloody good service and follow up if necessary. The only issue I have is delivery time but that can often be overcome when ordering by paying a little more for express delivery. True it is China based but often items unavailable here and all at far less cost.
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    Default Re: Someones making a killing in good ol NZ

    You were robbed. This one is free https://www.wish.com/#cid=576c7c5c6e48d8717b9b300c Not class 10 though.
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    Default Re: Someones making a killing in good ol NZ

    Quote Originally Posted by paulw View Post
    You were robbed. This one is free https://www.wish.com/#cid=576c7c5c6e48d8717b9b300c Not class 10 though.
    That's not much cop, ONLY 128MB if it were 128GB then yep

    128MB is to small for much. May be Ok if it were part of another order.
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