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  Reply # 360492 31-Jul-2010 00:42 Send private message

There is a button called "Share & Save", you just click it and it shares the deal with your facebook friends and you get a code.  Havn't tried it myself.  The button is on the same webpage as the phone.




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  Reply # 360497 31-Jul-2010 01:38 Send private message

lokhor: so whats the trick for the $20 voucher?


 

code is TYV20







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  Reply # 360581 31-Jul-2010 11:33 Send private message

Sweet. Now I just need to have a go of Waylon's Galaxy S before making my mind up.




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  Reply # 360608 31-Jul-2010 12:46 Send private message

Doesn't mobicity have hidden costs? I've noted more than one person has said that their credit card is charged more than what they saw at the checkout.

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  Reply # 360645 31-Jul-2010 14:49 Send private message

AFAIK Mobicity does not have any hidden costs, I emailed them with the following questions and attached is the reply as well

Hi

I'm from New Zealand and wish to purchase a Samsung Galaxy S i9000.

Do your prices include GST, Do I get a GST receipt, Is there any possibility of having to pay additional GST/Customs when the phone arrives?

Is the phone English parallel imported version, or an asian version?  Has it been reflashed?

Thanks
Mike


Hi Mike

MobiCity is owned by a Hong Kong entity and as such complies with the tax code of that country. Therefore, the invoice will not include GST. Import duties are dealt with on the Hong Kong side and if for any reason you receive import duties applied on entry to New Zealand, please forward through the invoice to us for refund.

These phones are international stock and are sourced from all around the world. It is hard to pinpoint where the original stock came from. More often than not it is sourced from either the UK, US or European market. Sometimes they are sourced from within Asia, but not often. The phones come with the original ROM from the manufacturer and not reflashed.

Kind regards,


Above sounds good. I think the user got charger about $10-20 more than expected for the currency conversion.  They charge in $AUS and you may pay a 1-2.5% fee by your bank or credit card for paying in foregin currency.




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  Reply # 360650 31-Jul-2010 15:06 Send private message

kiwijunglist: AFAIK Mobicity does not have any hidden costs, I emailed them with the following questions and attached is the reply as well

Hi

I'm from New Zealand and wish to purchase a Samsung Galaxy S i9000.

Do your prices include GST, Do I get a GST receipt, Is there any possibility of having to pay additional GST/Customs when the phone arrives?

Is the phone English parallel imported version, or an asian version?  Has it been reflashed?

Thanks
Mike


Hi Mike

MobiCity is owned by a Hong Kong entity and as such complies with the tax code of that country. Therefore, the invoice will not include GST. Import duties are dealt with on the Hong Kong side and if for any reason you receive import duties applied on entry to New Zealand, please forward through the invoice to us for refund.

These phones are international stock and are sourced from all around the world. It is hard to pinpoint where the original stock came from. More often than not it is sourced from either the UK, US or European market. Sometimes they are sourced from within Asia, but not often. The phones come with the original ROM from the manufacturer and not reflashed.

Kind regards,


Above sounds good. I think the user got charger about $10-20 more than expected for the currency conversion.  They charge in $AUS and you may pay a 1-2.5% fee by your bank or credit card for paying in foregin currency.


Having gone back and looked at the people who have mentioned they got charged more, it certainly does appear to be the foreign exchange service fee that accounts for the extra. Apparently they have an NZ bank account so that would be one way to save $20 or so. But I think I'd rather have the added protection of using the credit card and the discount code at least makes that fee neutral.

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  Reply # 360658 31-Jul-2010 15:18 Send private message

I never noticed any NZ bank account, I could only see australian bank account




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  Reply # 360663 31-Jul-2010 15:29 Send private message

kiwijunglist: I never noticed any NZ bank account, I could only see australian bank account


Hmm I'm struggling to navigate their site at the moment thanks to hopelessly slow internet. I'll have to look at this more thoroughly.

You say they charge in AUD but the price shown on the website is NZD. Is there anyway to change this and do they actually state this during checkout? Very confusing.
It would be easier to use the AU site and then be able to calculate the currency conversion + fees based on your banks own rate.

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  Reply # 360675 31-Jul-2010 16:08 Send private message

If you want to view in AUS dollars then visit www.mobicity.com.au  Their payment page states they charge in australian dollars even though prices can be displayed in NZD on the NZ site.  You can pay via, Credit card, Pay Pal, or funds transfer to their Australian Westpac account.  http://www.mobicity.co.nz/about/payment.html




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  Reply # 360685 31-Jul-2010 16:31 Send private message

kiwijunglist: If you want to view in AUS dollars then visit www.mobicity.com.au  Their payment page states they charge in australian dollars even though prices can be displayed in NZD on the NZ site.  You can pay via, Credit card, Pay Pal, or funds transfer to their Australian Westpac account.  http://www.mobicity.co.nz/about/payment.html


Thanks.
Oddly the NZ payment page doesn't mention that the Westpak account is Australian (but checking on the AU site the details are the same).

This looks like the next best thing after the unlocked-mobiles.com failure. But first I'm going to wait for my refund from them to come through.



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  Reply # 360708 31-Jul-2010 17:10 Send private message

How long do mobicity take to ship usually?




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  Reply # 360709 31-Jul-2010 17:13 Send private message

you have actually visited the website have you?

http://www.mobicity.co.nz/extras/delivery.html




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  Reply # 360714 31-Jul-2010 17:20 Send private message

Yeah I just thought it was easier to see how long it actually took in reality. I'm going away next Saturday so I guess I can't order one now unless I get it shipped to the place I'm staying.




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  Reply # 360793 31-Jul-2010 20:26 Send private message

Just picked up one of these from expert infotech 839. Flashed to froyo jp3 firmware.


Love the screen
large keyboard
fast 3d

bit slow in changing apps compared to nexus one. Overall its good.




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  Reply # 360797 31-Jul-2010 20:34 Send private message

Kickass: Just picked up one of these from expert infotech 839. Flashed to froyo jp3 firmware.





Love the screen

large keyboard

fast 3d



bit slow in changing apps compared to nexus one. Overall its good.









Even with froyo its slow :O??

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