The XDJ-RX is one of Pioneer’s flagship DJ controllers. It boasts two deck functionally, a massive HD screen (no laptop required) and two USB slots for live mixing.
However I’m not here today to do a review of the product. Chances are if you’ve come across this webpage you are already hunting for a place to find the XDJ-RX from in New Zealand. However as with most consumer electronics, the price of the XDJ is riddiculous compared to overseas. Let’s tale a look at just one of the websites selling the XDJ-RX in New Zealand;
3000 dollars (I’m not going to name the retailer as everyone has a right to set the price of whatever they choose their product to be worth). That’s a lot of money compared to how much the XDJ-RX is on Amazon (Amazon is going to be the site we are focusing on in this guide);
At this point if we were to order the XDJ off Amazon we would save around 400 dollars, after we paid shipping and import costs, this is great!
BUT I’m going to teach you how to order the XDJ off Amazon, and ship the product to New Zealand and save a further 100 dollars, to bring our total sales of the brand new item up to 500 dollars!
Many kiwis don’t know that New Zealand post offers a service called; Youshop.
Youshop is a service started by the NZ postal service back in 2015. The service gives you a postal adress in either the UK or the US and allows you to forward on parcels from those locations to a New Zealand address.
In this guide I’m going to walk you through step by step, calculating savings of the XDJ-RX at each step, and show you just how much money you could save by using Youshop and amazon to import a product into New Zealand!
Let’s go through the step by step process of ordering the XDJ-RX via Youshop;
Step One; Create a Youshop account
The first step in the process of ordering the XDJ-RX to NZ is to create a Youshop account.
To do this you’re going to want to go to the Youshop website (click here)
Your going to find yourself at the following page;
Your then going to want to click “sign up for free” (as highlighted in the red box in the image above).
Your then going to go ahead and enter your relevant information (make sure you use an email you check regularly, reasons for this will be explained in a moment).
Once you’ve signed up you should get an activation email that looks something like this;
As you can see you get three different addreses that you can forward mail from, these adresses are in; China, Europe, the UK, and of course the United States.
Since we’re going to be ordering from Amazon.com (that has most of their warehouses in the United States) we will be using this address to forward the XDJ-RX to New Zealand
Step Two; Price Estimation
Now that we’ve created our free address, its time to estimate and see just how much cash we could save by ordering the XDJ-RX off Amazon instead of buying it from a kiwi retailer
There are two things to consider when estimating the price of a product when forward shipping;
The price Youshop will charge you to send the item from the USA warehouse to new Zealand.
And the GST and import taxes of the item
It’s always important to get the estimation of both of these prices before you go ahead and actually order the product (that way you don’t have a heart attach when Customs charges you a arm and a leg for GST!).
Firstly lets calculate the price Youshop will charge us to ONLY SHIP the item to New Zealand.
You’re going to want to go to the calculator page that Youshop provides (click here).
Scroll to the bottom of the page and you will find this handy calculator;
Now all we need to do is take the dimensions found on the Amazon product page, and chuck them into the calculator to get an international postage rate of the item were forward shipping to New Zealand (in our case the XDJ-RX).
This is the numbers the calculator spits out;
So its up to you to choose how fast you want your item.
I would personally wait the extra few days (choosing the 9-14 day delivery of the item) as we save another 50 dollars!
Now we’ve found the price of the shipping, we need to calculate the price of the GST and import taxes of the item.
Head on over to the whatsmyduty website and find the calculator page.
Then go ahead and click on the “Calculate duty and GST on your purchase” (as shown above).
Your then going to find the actually calculator that the New Zealand Government provides;
Now you can go through and fill in all the relevant information pertaining to the XDJ-RX. To save you time I’ve already done this for you, and here are the numbers!;
Great! (the reason I put the item cost at 1923 NZD is because when I created this article the price of the XDJ-RX on Amazon was at an all time low. I use camelcamelcamel to get price alerts on items that I am interested in.
So now we have a total cost of all how much let’s look at the overall cost of importing the XDJ-RX vs buying it in New Zealand from a Kiwi retailer
Step Three; Ordering the XDJ-RX!
Now all we need to do is order the XDJ-RX from Amazon and make sure we use the right shipping found in our Youshop account.
NOTE; It’s very VERY important that when you enter your name into the “Full Name” section on Amazon, YOU ENTER THE ONE YOUSHOP GAVE YOU. The reason for this is that your unique Youshop name and ID number allows the Youshop warehouse in the US to be able to hold the package for you knowing it is to be delivered onto your New Zealand address;
Once you have gone through the process of ordering the product of Amazon (once again making sure to enter the shipping information that Youshop gave you, not your personal adress). You will eventually get an email from Youshop telling you that your item has arrived at their warehouse!;
All you’ll need to do now is log into your Youshop account (click here), and pay the appropriate GST and import taxes. But since we already know exactly what those costs are there is no need to stress or worry about the price!
Step Four; Get the XDJ-RX
Now we’ve gone through the entire process of ordering and importing the XDJ-RX you’ll have to wait just a few short days to recieve the awesome DJ controller!
I hope this article has opened your eyes on how great the Youshop service is that is offered by the NZ Post. It allows you to buy expensive, high ticket items, for a siginifantly cheaper cost then it would be to order them from an NZ retailer.
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