November 17, 2008 at 11:22 am #159380
This is for people wanting to buy the NC10 outside of the UK and US. In countries like Australia for example, Samsung (for whatever reason) has decided not to market the NC10. Thus the only option is importing it from overseas.
I’m currently doing so from overclockers.co.uk , which is one of the few international shippers doing so at a reasonable rate. Without VAT and including postage it comes to Â£268.79 (about $AU615), which is very comparable to the other netbooks on the market (AAO, MSI Wind, Eee PC 1000H). When considering the Samsung’s better specs and awesome battery life and keyboard- its actually cheaper than the aforementioned units.
Anyways- just wanted to let people know 🙂November 17, 2008 at 11:32 am #169600
Thanks for the info!
For what it’s worth I have used them a number of times over the years and have had positive experiences.November 19, 2008 at 10:16 am #169605Sandy_UKMember
Just a thought, if Samsung is not marketing the NC10 in Oz,then would the warranty be still valid?November 19, 2008 at 2:01 pm #169601
I am no expert but my guess would be that at best you would have to send it off abroad if there was a problem. This is something I would advice purchasers to check very carefully with the distributer and Samsung themselves.
At worst you will have yo buy a new machine. For some, at a cost of Â£300, it will be worth the risk. I guess for others it won’t be.
If anyone does ask their distributer – please let us know what they say, but please remember everyone must do their own homework too!November 21, 2008 at 8:03 am #169606ztdMember
Can someone confirm what the warranty card states (from a UK model?) All I could find on the Samsung site was that ‘Samsung UK will support items that have European Bloc on the warranty card’. I’d really like to know if Samsung Australia will warrant this.November 22, 2008 at 2:59 am #169603
I’ve double checked with Samsung and due to its international warranty it is still covered in Australia. There is a depot in Hombush Bay, Sydney which you can send it to for repairs etc..
(You have to pay postage to the depot).
Hope this helps.
Also just an update- unfortunately Overclockers have increased their prices to ~$750 AU. Clove.co.uk now appears to be the cheapest overseas shipper at 255 pounds + postage (ex VAT already). Please let me know so we can share the word around if you can find any better deals.
Mine is supposed to arrive next Wednesday! Can’t wait 🙂November 22, 2008 at 8:16 pm #169608FreddyMember
I can recommend Clove (http://www.clove.co.uk). I got my NC10 about 2 weeks ago and it was a bit tricky to find a retailer in UK that would delivered abroad (I live in Sweden). Neither play.com or Dabs could do this.
Very fast delivery, took only about 24 hours from UK to home delivery to my doorstep. Got good help from Clove when I had some questions before I placed an order with them.November 23, 2008 at 5:21 pm #169610emdyMember
Currently $469.99 + Free Shipping.November 23, 2008 at 6:36 pm #169607ztdMember
CHeers for that plasmpuff, ill be taking mine home to Australia in Feb so that is nice to knowNovember 25, 2008 at 7:19 am #169614madnoorMember
Freddy, took your suggestion and ordered via Clove last evening. The others, Amazon, PC World, Currys wont deliver out of UK and no non-UK credit cards not accepted. Am in Dubai and even with the Intl shipping, they are quoting me GBP 292.31, thanks to no VAT!
I was initially planning to get it on my London trips (am working for an airline based in the ME), but with VAT that would have cost me around 299 (not including transport fare!).
So, am eagerly waiting for it arrive. Just checked a few minutes backed and they have yet to charge my credit card.November 25, 2008 at 9:31 am #169602
Any other people in the same situation manager to get one from abroad? I’m looking to write up some advice for other people looking to buy.
I have already made a note of the clove.co.uk suggestion – Thanks Freddie 🙂November 25, 2008 at 3:00 pm #169604
Mine arrived today for overclockers in 10 days (to Australia) so I can vouch for them. A few people I know are also ordering to Oz from Cloves.co.uk.November 25, 2008 at 4:28 pm #169615madnoorMember
An update from Dubai:
“Thank you again for your order. We apologise for the delay but we are currently awaiting a shipment of the Samsung NC10 (all colours) which we expect to receive early in December. Payment will only be deducted when stock is available and your goods will then be despatched immediately. “
A bit disappointed as I was under the impression that they were in store. The silver lining? Well I am asking them if I could change my order from Black to White. I expect to be using in places of low lighting, and I think the white, with black letters would stand out more.
Also, after reading about the fingerprint mark in the “white or black” thread, I know I will go crazy cleaning the surface constantly. 🙂
Cant wait!November 25, 2008 at 6:26 pm #169609FreddyMember
I ordered my NC10 from Clove. http://www.clove.co.uk
The ship outside the UK and in my opinion they are great to deal with. I live in Sweden and the NC10 is not sold here so this was my only option. Tried to order at Dabs or Play first but they could not ship outside UK, so I was very happy to find Clove. They answered all questions by e-mail fast also and the expected shipment date was correct.November 27, 2008 at 12:08 pm #169611KarosMember
Has anyone else (but me) ordered from Clove when it said it will be available in begining of Decemeber with a price of 299 (that’s for the black one)?
Date is now 12 Dec and the price almost 350, however the invoice I got says 299 + postage. But they havent taken any money from my credit card yet (they say they do it when the product is ready for dispatch).
And now the big question for you all: Can they without me knowing add 50 pounds to the amount they take from my credit card?
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