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Author Topic: GPD Win Buyers Guide  (Read 23489 times)

Mountainmohawk

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #80 on: January 28, 2017, 04:16:47 am »
How hard is it to switch to the new controller membranes?

EvilDragon

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #81 on: January 28, 2017, 11:15:56 am »
Sadly, I didn't receive the new units and keymats yet.
I've ordered and paid them a week before GPD went off to new year holidays so they can ship them before... but apparently, they didn't bother with that.

So my units and silicon mats are still lying in China, waiting to be shipped once they return from holidays... geez.
I'm evil.

SmashMan4

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #82 on: February 11, 2017, 04:02:50 pm »
Bought my gpd win from dragonbox.de last night, but I'm waiting for the tracking number. Hopefully I will get it very soon since I got express shipping (1 to 3 days).

edit: Forgot to mention I'm from the US.

EvilDragon

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #83 on: February 11, 2017, 09:27:23 pm »
Bought my gpd win from dragonbox.de last night, but I'm waiting for the tracking number. Hopefully I will get it very soon since I got express shipping (1 to 3 days).

edit: Forgot to mention I'm from the US.

It'll ship on Monday (UPS doesn't pick up on Saturday), so you'll receive the tracking number someday Monday afternoon.

You should receive it until Wednesday evening :)

I'm evil.

SmashMan4

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #84 on: February 12, 2017, 01:37:28 am »
Bought my gpd win from dragonbox.de last night, but I'm waiting for the tracking number. Hopefully I will get it very soon since I got express shipping (1 to 3 days).

edit: Forgot to mention I'm from the US.

It'll ship on Monday (UPS doesn't pick up on Saturday), so you'll receive the tracking number someday Monday afternoon.

You should receive it until Wednesday evening :)

Thanks for the response. By any chance, do you know which model I am going to get? Is it going to be the new one with z8750 and Samsung emmc?

EvilDragon

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #85 on: February 12, 2017, 09:08:42 am »
I can send you a Rev 2, yes. Not sure whether it has the Z8750 installed, according to other posts here, it should, but as GPD never made an official announcement, you never know.
I'm evil.

SmashMan4

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #86 on: February 12, 2017, 04:04:44 pm »
If it runs games better and have a better build quality than rev1, than I would like that. Thank You.  :)

DiegoSLTS

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #87 on: February 13, 2017, 11:27:15 pm »
Got my GPD Win today. The console works, the buttons work and the Windows key works, so I'm happy with it. Bought it from Geekbuying on January 9, they shipped it on January 13 and it arrived to Argentina's customs on January 25.

Now, for anyone from Argentina thinking on buying this:
First, if you don't pay for a courier you'll have to pay the taxes (50% of the console price) and will have to get it from customs. Even if you pay for EMS delivery (I did), the "puerta a puerta" service doesn't include packages which cost more than U$D200. You'll get one telegram saying that it can be delivered to you, you'll complete all the paperwork from the AFIP website and you'll get a second telegram telling you that you have to go to customs.

At the end, the total cost was: 380 dollars for the console plus EMS shipping, 177 dollares in taxes, and 100 pesos to Correo Argentino.

If I had to buy it again I'd buy from Geekbuying with DHL shipping, of from EvilDragon with UPS. It costs more but in theory you get it delivered directly to you without paying anything else.

SmashMan4

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #88 on: February 14, 2017, 12:25:18 pm »
Looks like mine had some hazardous material issue during shipping, does anyone know if that's common?

http://puu.sh/u2JV4/07fa18db21.png

mickael28

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #89 on: February 14, 2017, 12:36:17 pm »
If I had to buy it again I'd buy from Geekbuying with DHL shipping, of from EvilDragon with UPS. It costs more but in theory you get it delivered directly to you without paying anything else.

Is that accurate? I'm in the UK, and if parcels arrive with DHL or UPS you will ALWAYS have to pay import tax and handling fee according to people using those services. So they recommend to NOT use couriers. Try the standard shipping method and then it's just bad luck that they stop your parcel, and you'll have to pay hefty taxes and handling fee, or good luck that it arrives without any extra charge.

Faust

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #90 on: February 14, 2017, 12:46:06 pm »
If I had to buy it again I'd buy from Geekbuying with DHL shipping, of from EvilDragon with UPS. It costs more but in theory you get it delivered directly to you without paying anything else.

Is that accurate? I'm in the UK, and if parcels arrive with DHL or UPS you will ALWAYS have to pay import tax and handling fee according to people using those services. So they recommend to NOT use couriers. Try the standard shipping method and then it's just bad luck that they stop your parcel, and you'll have to pay hefty taxes and handling fee, or good luck that it arrives without any extra charge.
I don't recommend DHL, even if you don't have any taxes to pay they will charge you the handling. DHL charges twice, the shipping plus the delivery. They are thieves.

ker

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #91 on: February 14, 2017, 01:47:53 pm »
If I had to buy it again I'd buy from Geekbuying with DHL shipping, of from EvilDragon with UPS. It costs more but in theory you get it delivered directly to you without paying anything else.

Is that accurate? I'm in the UK, and if parcels arrive with DHL or UPS you will ALWAYS have to pay import tax and handling fee according to people using those services. So they recommend to NOT use couriers. Try the standard shipping method and then it's just bad luck that they stop your parcel, and you'll have to pay hefty taxes and handling fee, or good luck that it arrives without any extra charge.

Yes, the same thing happens here in Spain. If you select UPS, DHL or similar couriers you'll pay import tax for sure. Standard shipping from China is really slow but if you're lucky you'll not pay any extra.

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mickael28

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #92 on: February 14, 2017, 01:50:15 pm »
Cool, thanks for confirming guys. I got confused with the comment that it was a good idea to choose DHL or UPS for shipping. That was never the case as far as I knew...

DiegoSLTS

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #93 on: February 14, 2017, 04:46:51 pm »
Cool, thanks for confirming guys. I got confused with the comment that it was a good idea to choose DHL or UPS for shipping. That was never the case as far as I knew...
Sorry, maybe I shouldn't have said that since I didn't use that method, I just mixed the costs of shipping and another experience buying from Amazon UK. I ordered something from amazon, payed only what Amazon said (which included the cost of shipping) and I didn't have to pay anything else, but maybe that's something only Amazon does.

mickael28

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #94 on: February 14, 2017, 08:05:18 pm »
I ordered something from amazon, payed only what Amazon said (which included the cost of shipping) and I didn't have to pay anything else, but maybe that's something only Amazon does.

Ah yes, Amazon and ebay have some international programmes for certain products where they include all fees in their prices (if they're bought from their official shop, not from 3rd parties). But when you buy for most of the rest of the shops, they just use an international postage method and the tax can or cannot be applied depending on methods and luck.

Where I was going is... that I think you didn't pay much more than by using other methods, maybe even less (ie, don't think you made a bad option by avoiding DHL and UPS, good one there!). It was just an unlucky event, but if you enjoy the device... oh well, it's a one-off purchase and you didn't have many options. Enjoy it now!! :)
« Last Edit: February 14, 2017, 08:12:58 pm by mickael28 »

SmashMan4

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #95 on: February 15, 2017, 01:33:30 am »
I can send you a Rev 2, yes. Not sure whether it has the Z8750 installed, according to other posts here, it should, but as GPD never made an official announcement, you never know.

Looks like the one you shipped to me is getting sent back to you for hazardous materials. I opened up a support ticket so I can deal with that on there, but I think people should know that might happen to anyone.

EvilDragon

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #96 on: February 15, 2017, 01:40:21 am »
Looks like mine had some hazardous material issue during shipping, does anyone know if that's common?

http://puu.sh/u2JV4/07fa18db21.png

Huh! That's weird!
No, that's NOT normal. Of course it has hazardous material (batteries), that's why it's marked properly on the package and has all the needed papers included.
That's the first time that happens - and we've shipped a LOT of GPD Wins to USA already.

Maybe someone wasn't doing the job properly and was overcautious?

Don't worry, we'll sort that out!
I'm evil.

SmashMan4

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #97 on: February 15, 2017, 01:47:16 am »
Looks like mine had some hazardous material issue during shipping, does anyone know if that's common?

http://puu.sh/u2JV4/07fa18db21.png

Huh! That's weird!
No, that's NOT normal. Of course it has hazardous material (batteries), that's why it's marked properly on the package and has all the needed papers included.
That's the first time that happens - and we've shipped a LOT of GPD Wins to USA already.

Maybe someone wasn't doing the job properly and was overcautious?

Don't worry, we'll sort that out!
Ok. Thank you very much. Hopefully it will get sorted out soon. You should be able to see the new tracking number in the ticket I submitted.

EvilDragon

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #98 on: February 15, 2017, 02:19:37 am »
Ok. Thank you very much. Hopefully it will get sorted out soon. You should be able to see the new tracking number in the ticket I submitted.

I already had it, since I have all the tracking details myself as well.

I'm trying to get this sorted out as fast as possible, hopefully the package will be back tomorrow so we can take care of reshipping it right away.

I'm sorry for the issue - I'll let you know what went wrong once I find out. I can imagine they changed some detail about shipping devices with batteries again.. they do that about once a year and you find that out when the package comes back to you.
I'm evil.

SmashMan4

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Re: GPD Win Buyers Guide
« Reply #99 on: February 15, 2017, 02:33:50 am »
Ok. Thank you very much. Hopefully it will get sorted out soon. You should be able to see the new tracking number in the ticket I submitted.

I already had it, since I have all the tracking details myself as well.

I'm trying to get this sorted out as fast as possible, hopefully the package will be back tomorrow so we can take care of reshipping it right away.

I'm sorry for the issue - I'll let you know what went wrong once I find out. I can imagine they changed some detail about shipping devices with batteries again.. they do that about once a year and you find that out when the package comes back to you.

Ok. Thank you very much. I am assuming it will take about 2 to 3 days after you ship it out again for it to get here.

 

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