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  Reply # 655267 13-Jul-2012 21:46 Send private message

Customs does






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  Reply # 655268 13-Jul-2012 21:47 Send private message

So pretty much, Galaxy Nexus or pay the extra money for an SIII or One XL, which I don't really need?

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  Reply # 655269 13-Jul-2012 21:48 Send private message

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  Reply # 655270 13-Jul-2012 21:52 Send private message

It does. But it's outside the realms of what I am willing to spend.

Just bought two subs for the home theater lol, I am lucky to have anything left for a phone. $650 absolute max spend.

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  Reply # 655272 13-Jul-2012 21:53 Send private message

if you read in the "about " it clearly says they don't collect GST but anything over $399 and over will incur GST. Its an Aussie company not NZ although they have service agents here




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  Reply # 655273 13-Jul-2012 21:55 Send private message

Why would I read that section.

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  Reply # 655274 13-Jul-2012 21:55 Send private message

Buy from Noel Leemings on interest free when they have it or use one of the telco's plans




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  Reply # 655275 13-Jul-2012 21:56 Send private message

I have no idea what you read on websites but it pays to read about costs when buying overseas.




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  Reply # 655277 13-Jul-2012 22:07 Send private message

Will jump on the Nexus. Gets the big screen, nice screen and should get updates for a while.


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  Reply # 655368 14-Jul-2012 10:05 Send private message

Kopkiwi: Will jump on the Nexus. Gets the big screen, nice screen and should get updates for a while.



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  Reply # 655378 14-Jul-2012 10:19 Send private message

Now to sell the Note.

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  Reply # 656093 15-Jul-2012 18:47 Send private message

I'll add my $0.02...

First up, you won't notice much difference in quality between a decent 5MP and 8MP cellphone camera. If anything, you're more likely to get a slightly better picture with the 5MP camera. The more pixels you cram into a given area, the smaller they'll be and the less light they'll collect. The only ways to deal with the low light levels are to either leave the shutter open longer (potentially causing blurry photos) or to crank up the gain on each pixel. Increasing the gain is what leads to noise, and therefore lower picture quality.

I'd also say to steer clear of Mobicity. As others have mentioned, their prices don't include GST, but are similar to the GST-inclusive prices of other importers. I've also heard rumours that the lie about the value of the phone on the Customs declaration in order to try and get it through without collecting GST. It's probably best not to risk buying from them, just in case the price of the phone suddenly gets more expensive to the tune of 15% + MAF fees.



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  Reply # 656245 15-Jul-2012 23:20 Send private message

Thanks mate, Went with a Nexus off TM

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