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n4

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  Reply # 342912 18-Jun-2010 10:28 Send private message

NZtechfreak: Mine shipped today, turned out stock arrived sooner than anticipated, so I'll have my filthy mits on one next week (Monday I would think, Tuesday at the outside).

Regards the graphics cred of this handset - check out this vid of Nova running on the Galaxy S: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQ4N7QAlHd4

Oh yeah...


Mine did not make the first delivery of stock and is now not scheduled to ship until Monday/Tuesday in the UK :-( Would be very lucky to get it next week :-((

[DesperatePretence]Oh well I wasn't in any hurry anyway, there are more important things in life than a new phone.[/DesperatePretence]




Sony Xperia Z2, on 2degrees

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  Reply # 343620 21-Jun-2010 07:58 Send private message

Woohoo! Got mine now!




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n4

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Reply # 343672 21-Jun-2010 10:17 Send private message

NZtechfreak: Woohoo! Got mine now!


Awesome - no issues with customs duty?

Look forward to your usual feedback in due course (ie lunchtime at the latest) :-)




Sony Xperia Z2, on 2degrees

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Reply # 343681 21-Jun-2010 10:35 Send private message

NZtechfreak: Woohoo! Got mine now!


So jealous right now I could cry




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SGSII (Now belongs to SWMBO)
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n4

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  Reply # 343994 21-Jun-2010 23:36 Send private message

Unlocked Mobiles: Order dispatched


Finally. Now really wishing I had coughed up for Fedex instead of Royal Mail.




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  Reply # 344008 22-Jun-2010 02:41 Send private message

Received this message from Clove timed at 12.30 pm Monday Southampton time:

"We are pleased to inform you that your order (Ref: CLOVE1008368B9) has been dispatched. Your order was dispatched by DHL Int Courier (1-5 Days)."

So it may be here by the weekend.


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Reply # 344029 22-Jun-2010 08:18 Send private message

Excellent guys - will wait for several review in due course!! Wink

Would love to hear who got pinged for GST as well; still seems amazing to me that this is pretty much a craps shoot.

Surprised




Life is mostly froth and bubble, two things stand like stone - kindness in another's trouble, courage in your own.

SGSIII
ROM: WanamLite v1.3    Kernel: Ninphetamine v1.1.0   Modem: DXLEA

SGSII (Now belongs to SWMBO)
ROM: WanamLite v12     Kernel: Siyah v3.3.2   Modem: BVLPB

SGS
 (Cat's chew toy)

If you need a download-mode jig ASAP, you're welcome to borrow mine!  Works with SGS I/II/III.  I also have a SIM cutter available (Dunedin) - happy to post either to you at your cost.

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  Reply # 344034 22-Jun-2010 08:33 Send private message

How can you get stung for GST when according to the customs website mobile phones have a 0% surcharge on them?

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  Reply # 344044 22-Jun-2010 09:14 Send private message

Benoire: How can you get stung for GST when according to the customs website mobile phones have a 0% surcharge on them?

Show us.

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  Reply # 344045 22-Jun-2010 09:21 Send private message

Sorry my fault.  I was looking at Private imports, being English and having family still in the UK, I was looking at this option.

If purchasing in the UK for example, you should be able to buy the item without the V.A.T. added on (17.5%) and then only pay the current 12.5% GST, as VAT is only for European Countries... Unless that is what you guys do anyway?

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  Reply # 344046 22-Jun-2010 09:29 Send private message

Benoire: Sorry my fault.  I was looking at Private imports, being English and having family still in the UK, I was looking at this option.

If purchasing in the UK for example, you should be able to buy the item without the V.A.T. added on (17.5%) and then only pay the current 12.5% GST, as VAT is only for European Countries... Unless that is what you guys do anyway?


We definitely don't pay VAT as you say, but IIRC, some people got charged GST, and other didn't, when importing handsets; I don't want to belabour the point, but it would be good to know why some don't.




Life is mostly froth and bubble, two things stand like stone - kindness in another's trouble, courage in your own.

SGSIII
ROM: WanamLite v1.3    Kernel: Ninphetamine v1.1.0   Modem: DXLEA

SGSII (Now belongs to SWMBO)
ROM: WanamLite v12     Kernel: Siyah v3.3.2   Modem: BVLPB

SGS
 (Cat's chew toy)

If you need a download-mode jig ASAP, you're welcome to borrow mine!  Works with SGS I/II/III.  I also have a SIM cutter available (Dunedin) - happy to post either to you at your cost.

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  Reply # 344048 22-Jun-2010 09:32 Send private message

nofam:

We definitely don't pay VAT as you say, but IIRC, some people got charged GST, and other didn't, when importing handsets; I don't want to belabour the point, but it would be good to know why some don't.


Unless they where sent via friends?  Also I know that in the UK there are several companies that exist outside of the UK VAT system which send out items marked as gifts.  Generally gifts end up being free of duty on the whole... www.play.com for example does this.  Perhaps this is why?

/EDIT: Play.com was a bad example as they do not ship things like mobile phones overseas.

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  Reply # 344078 22-Jun-2010 10:53 Send private message

I didn't get taxed gst from customs when I bought a phone from Clove. I was told by other people that sometimes they charge you the gst after it arrives, but it's been about a couple of weeks already.

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  Reply # 344086 22-Jun-2010 11:16 Send private message

NZtechfreak: Woohoo! Got mine now!



Watzit like? Watzit like, man?

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  Reply # 344093 22-Jun-2010 11:26 Send private message

sonmica: I didn't get taxed gst from customs when I bought a phone from Clove. I was told by other people that sometimes they charge you the gst after it arrives, but it's been about a couple of weeks already.


(couldn't find the edit button)

wanted to add that I used Airsure Tracked Mail option (£24) and that the description they wrote on the customs declaration was "hand-held computer".

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