Hello Skooter Blog readers. Today I talk about my Console Playstation 4 (PlayStation 4 Console), acquired on Amazon U.S., with the package being redirected to Brazil by Shipito. This is the tenth time I use the great services Shipito, Browse other purchases (the ninth purchase still on the way, reason there is no article about it). Here follows the story of my purchase and my first impressions. 🙂
I've done a deep reflection (ok, nem both) about the world of difference (I always wanted to use that word) between the price of Playstation 4 US and Brazil in previous article, so in this article we are going straight to the point, from purchase do Playstation 4 in the US until his arrival in my hands, opening the packaging and installation, passando pelo despacho para a Shipito, the re-dispatch to Brazil and stay in IRS.
Even before the announcement of the Playstation 4 by R 4.000,00 in Brazil, I had decided me for purchasing outside Brazil, as it did with Playstation 3, knowing that the Brazilian price would be exorbitant, thanks to bite Dilma. O Playstation 3 I bought during a trip to the US in 2009, mas para comprar o Playstation 4 eu não tinha nenhuma viagem em vista, então logo pensei na Amazon e na Shipito. Did not enter the pre-sales, preferred to wait for the first reviews and mainly wanted to wait to see if there would be no design flaw or hardware that would require a recall. It is common to see many units with manufacturing defect at the beginning of sales of a new console. The fear did not materialize. Aconteceram vários relatos de problemas com o Playstation 4, problems but apparently reached less than 1% of units sold, o que parece dentro da “normalidade”, after all electronics there is always risk of finding any defect, unfortunately.
Speaking of defects, the guarantee in Brazil Sony consoles purchased abroad is still confusing. Sony não oferece a garantia amigavelmente, but there is case law in favor of consumers. If legally triggered Sony will likely have to repair, exchange or refund the consumer who purchased the console abroad. But an action in Small Claims Court takes at least a few months at best. So who buys a Playstation 4 no exterior tem que estar ciente que pode ter dificuldades em ter a garantia honrada no Brasil. As my Playstation 3 coming from the US is going strong today, decided to risk. Less than 1% Just the same chance to win raffle those one with 100 names, and I never won. 😛
And finally came the day of the launch, but who expected to see the console on store shelves was disappointed. All units in stock were sold quickly or in the pre-sale. A Amazon ficou sem estoque próprio. Only the shops in the Marketplace were with stock, but with prices well above the list price. There were no great stock of hopes normal before the first months of 2014. Porém às vésperas do Natal o inesperado aconteceu e apareceram alguns Playstation 4 in Amazon. I thought about it and decided it was time to buy my. Purchase made in 21/12/2013. In the short time I spent thinking, weighing pros and cons, the first batch is gone and I ended up entering a second batch with shipping forecast just after Christmas, in 26/12. As I had no hope of having it here in Brazil before Christmas did not care. Poucas horas após a compra recebi um e-mail da Amazon informando que minha compra adiantaria. Instead of coming between 03/01/2014 and 06/01/2014 she would get between 27/12/2013 and 02/01/2014. 🙂 É claro que essas datas se referem à chegada do pacote na sede da Shipito.
Speaking of Shipito, I chose to get the parcel to new deposit in Minden, no state of Nevada. Todo cliente da Shipito ganhou um endereço nesse novo depósito. Para compras na Amazon, he gathers the California deposit advantages (lowest price in freight to Brazil) with the Oregon deposit advantages (has no state tax, unless the store is also in Nevada). Como a sede da Amazon It is in California, was always need to calculate whether it was worth sending the packet to the tank's own California, paying state tax but saving on freight to Brazil, or send compensated for deposit in Oregon, paying more in shipping to Brazil, but saving the state tax. Now there is no doubt, Nevada deposit is an option for purchases made in California stores.
A Amazon He ended up making a delivery in Shipito I do previously expected. No give 24/12/2013 the package was already there. If I were a US resident happy could install and play my Playstation 4 on Christmas Day. Would even remember Christmas 1987 when I got my Atari 2600, times when it was happy not knowing the price of things and did not have to give half of my salary in taxes to a government that does not offer me almost nothing in return. But as I live in BANANIA I had to settle for just seeing the pictures that Shipito I took my new toy and choose the type of freight. I would like to come via Santa and his reindeer, arriving on 25/12, and without tax, but I had no such option in Shipito :(. So I had to content myself with the freight for USPS Priority Mail, which is usually fast, in addition to tracking and insurance.
A Amazon often exaggerate the size of packaging. The cardboard box that placed the box Playstation 4 I gave to two of them and still left over space. But at least the empty space came with those bags full of air, and the box Playstation 4 come properly wrapped in bubble wrap. The dimensions of the package Amazon according to Shipito are 19″×15″×13″ (48× 38 × 33 cm) and the weight is 10,80 lbs (4,9 kg). Had previously chosen the option to open the package and take 3 Photos (the cost of US $ 1,00) to have damage insurance and also to make sure that the Amazon hit the request. They took even more 5 toast pictures. Here is the summary of spending Shipito in the table below:
|(Bank fee 4.3%)||($2.93)|
And some more information:
|Package type (for Customs):||gift|
|Shipping method:||USPS Priority Mail|
|Mailout fee:||$8.50 (Small package (up to 30lbs))|
These are the tracking information under the USPS in USA:
And behold the tracking information according to the Post Office in Brazil:
|16/01/2014 13:25||AC (Removed)||Delivery Effected|
|16/01/2014 10:50||CSD (Removed)||Routed|
|In transit to AC (Removed)|
|16/01/2014 10:46||AC (Removed)||Waiting withdrawal|
|16/01/2014 09:29||CSD (Removed)||Routed|
|In transit to AC (Removed)|
|15/01/2014 07:05||CTE CAMPINAS – VALINHOS / SP||Routed|
|Referred to CDD (Removed)|
|14/01/2014 20:32||SITC RIO DE JANEIRO / GEARA – RIO DE JANEIRO / RJ||Routed|
|CTE transit Em CAMPINAS – VALINHOS / SP|
|14/01/2014 20:31||TREATMENT UNIT INTERNATIONAL – BRAZIL||Awarded|
|Freed peels alfândega|
|08/01/2014 12:00||SITC RIO DE JANEIRO / GEARA – RIO DE JANEIRO / RJ||Routed|
|In transit to RFB – NOTE ISSUE-taxed Taxation / BR|
|08/01/2014 07:55||UNIT TRAT INTERNATIONAL RIO RIO – RIO DE JANEIRO / RJ||Routed|
|In transit to Customs Enforcement – Customs Enforcement / BR|
|08/01/2014 07:54||UNIT TRAT INTERNATIONAL RIO RIO – RIO DE JANEIRO / RJ||Awarded|
|Received / Brazil|
|27/12/2013 20:09||UNITED STATES||Routed|
|M traveling to TREATMENT UNIT INTERNATIONAL – BRAZIL|
|27/12/2013 20:09||UNITED STATES||Awarded|
|Received the unit export|
|26/12/2013 12:29||UNITED STATES||Posted|
As can be seen in Table, the IRS held the package almost 1 week to broadcast NTS. I was getting worried when the package was finally released through customs. Time in transit until it was short, with only 21 calendar days. Here is the summary table of purchase:
|Product Name:||Console Playstation 4|
|Name Original:||PlayStation 4 Console|
|Payment Method:||Credit card / Prepaid Debit Mastercard from Payoneer|
|Package Home Country:||USA|
|Purchase Data:||21/12/2013 (Amazon)|
|Submission Date:||26/12/2013 (Shipito -> Brazil)|
|Time in Transit:||21 days (Shipito -> Brazil)|
|Declared content:||Videogame Console|
|Type Marked Content:||Gift|
|Taxable Value:||R$ 474,00 (US$ 199,00)|
|Tax Value:||R$ 284,40|
And some photos:
Open the box Playstation 4 I found the console, um controlador DualShock 4, headset to turn on the controller, USB out, power cable to the US standard as would be expected, HDMI out, instruction manual and a booklet with some affordable gifts on PSN Store. I was surprised with the HDMI cable, as with Playstation 3 came just a composite video cable. I believe that the TVs without HDMI input are practically extinct in the US.
O DualShock 4 now has such a light which Playstation Move Motion Controller that identifies where the player is and track their movements with the camera, resource that is used in some games. But I did not buy the camera with the Playstation 4 and now she's missing everywhere. The way is to wait for the stock to regularize. O DualShock 4 also has speaker and some games exploit this functionality emitting sounds in control. The trackpad It is something that also brings a lot of possibilities, let's see if it will be well spent. When I saw the first control was curious with the functions of start the game and pause, since gone with the button start. An island with no start button controllers is something I had not seen since the Master System Times. But Sony did something simple, Now the games begin with the X button, and the break was for the button options. The button select has always been under-utilized since the days of NES, and no Playstation 4 gave way to the button share that lets you share videos and screenshots what is being played. The console automatically records the last minutes of everything that happened, so that at any time the player can choose to share something that happened, no need to start a recording previously.
Speaking of share, integration with social networks is more intense now. Linking to PSN account with Facebook you can import name, photo, etc. You can automatically share in the activity list the information that we are playing a certain game, among other. The trophies also appear in the list of activities, and no longer in the timeline.
I bought two games, but they have not yet reached, so for now I'm satisfied with my PSN games. The Zen Pinball 2, which was already free on Playstation 3 It is also free on Playstation 4. It comes with a free table: Sorcerer’s Lair. You can buy several other tables. Anyone who has had tables on the Playstation 3 which are already available in Playstation 4 no need to buy again, just import them. I imported the 3 tables Star Wars that are free on the Playstation 3 and the table Paranormal que eu havia purchased. All are much more beautiful in 1080p. In 3D mode unfortunately the low resolution to 720p. I expected the Playstation 4 had enough processing power to end the low resolution in both 2D and 3D, but apparently the 3D is still complicated to display 1080p. Two other games that are worth taking a look at PSN: Resogun, which is excellent; Pinball Arcade, which also has a free table and other available for purchase; Blacklight Retribution, at first person shooter multiplayer online; and Contrast.
Speaking of PSN, is now mandatory to have a subscription to PSN Plus to play online. I already had my signature Playstation 3 and it also applies to the Playstation 4, then I could already enjoy right away all the benefits. R$ 100,00 for a year subscription is a very reasonable value considering that several games will be made available over time, even if you can only play them as long as subscriber. With the Playstation 4 is a code for free 30 days of PSN Plus free. But attention: the code applies only to the American PSN Plus. My signature is PSN Brazilian Plus, so I took the code to release the PSN Plus American, but the games available there are the same. The only advantage is that I can play again on Playstation 3 games that were released in American PSN while I had the signature, I won that time the PSN returned after staying a while off the air for being hackeada.
Another game that I can play in Playstation 4 no charge is Flower. I had bought the version of Playstation 3 in American PSN at the time that the Brazilian PSN was not even there. Sony has released version Playstation 4 for those who already had the Playstation 3. So it only took enter the American PSN and download it. And another toast that came with Playstation 4 It is a bonus of US $ 10,00 to be used in American PSN. I plan on buying the Flow or some other game that costs less than US $ 10,00 to enjoy the bonus.
The Playstation 4 It has a standby mode very interesting. It is no longer necessary to maintain the connected console just to load a joystick or to make some download. You can set standby mode to keep the power in USB ports and to keep the Internet running and keep downloads in progress. There is also the option of turning off completely for those who will not use the console for an extended period or need to take it out of the socket.
The Netflix application on Playstation 4 It is better than the other systems, much more fluid than that of televisions and even the Playstation 3. Appear more information when selecting a movie / series that appear on other devices. The only thing that was missing is a way to see the current resolution, something that seems to be exclusive to the Playstation 3.
In short, I am quite satisfied with the Playstation 4, especially considering that it invested less than half of what would spend buying in Brazil. The second joystick I ended up buying in supermarkets for € 190,00, which is not much more expensive than you would pay buying from abroad. Now I hope the cameras back in stock abroad to buy one. I also look the two games I ever got: Fifa 14 and Need for Speed Rivals. But do not expect without playing, because fortunately PSN games are very interesting.
And I'm ending here with a positive assessment to the Playstation 4 and another positive review for Amazon and the Shipito. Do not forget to share the article with your friends if you like. Good fun and good shopping.