Website Big Apple Buddy is already advertising the Microsoft Band 2 to Australians before the product officially goes on sale in Australia.
While Microsoft had not yet announced Australian pricing and release for the Microsoft Band 2 at the time of writing, Big Apple Buddy has announced that Australians can pre-order the device immediately through the site.
Big Apple Buddy advertises itself as a “shopping concierge”, allowing users to order tech products “directly from the US”.
The site encourages visitors to browse the US-based online shops of Apple, Samsung, Best Buy, Microsoft, Bose, Dell and others, then request a quote for international shipping from Big Apple Buddy.
The Big Apple Buddy site buys the item on behalf of the customer and handles shipping. The company charges a minimum service fee of $40 for each order.
Microsoft is allowing pre-orders of the Band 2 in the USA for US$249.99. The device will be available to buy from 30 October in the USA with “additional markets to follow”.