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Topic # 109870 28-Sep-2012 07:52 Send private message

Im just travelling in New Zealand at the moment, and wanted to know where might sell the iPhone 5 in a couple of days? like Noel Leeming or somewhere like that? i want to buy it outright... 

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  Reply # 692626 28-Sep-2012 07:58 Send private message

OwenMeasures: Im just travelling in New Zealand at the moment, and wanted to know where might sell the iPhone 5 in a couple of days? like Noel Leeming or somewhere like that? i want to buy it outright... 


Simple answer is nowhere.

Apple can't supply stock, so retailers will give preference to those on contracts.

The only way you'll get one is to sign a contract and then pay the ETC, or order online with Apple. If you'd done this a few weeks ago apparently stock will ship in the next few days. If you order one now the wait time is rumored to be a month.



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  Reply # 692627 28-Sep-2012 07:59 Send private message

Whats a ETC?

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  Reply # 692628 28-Sep-2012 08:00 Send private message

The early termination fee you pay if you get into a contract. It probably will end up costing more than the phone outright...







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  Reply # 692630 28-Sep-2012 08:01 Send private message

Depends how much more... i would be willing to do if $100 or less more... 

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  Reply # 692632 28-Sep-2012 08:03 Send private message

3 to 4 week delay ordering thru the Apple site they can't make them fast enough




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  Reply # 692635 28-Sep-2012 08:06 Send private message

OwenMeasures: Depends how much more... i would be willing to do if $100 or less more... 


The only options are as explained above then... Buy online from Apple and wait a month, or go to a store, sign a contract, get the phone and pay to cancel the contract. Read the contract to make sure there isn't a minimum period you have to be locked in. 

I am not sure a store would sell it to you if they think you want to break the contract straight away.






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  Reply # 692653 28-Sep-2012 08:24 Send private message

johnr: 3 to 4 week delay ordering thru the Apple site they can't make them fast enough



Thats because it seems some foxconn employees decided to have a riot. First rule about fight club.. You don't talk  about fight club.

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  Reply # 692654 28-Sep-2012 08:25 Send private message

BTR:
johnr: 3 to 4 week delay ordering thru the Apple site they can't make them fast enough



Thats because it seems some foxconn employees decided to have a riot. First rule about fight club.. You don't talk  about fight club.



I ordered an iPhone 5 from Apple.co.nz this morning and delivery time is 3-4 weeks. 

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  Reply # 692655 28-Sep-2012 08:27 Send private message

BTR:
BTR:
johnr: 3 to 4 week delay ordering thru the Apple site they can't make them fast enough



Thats because it seems some foxconn employees decided to have a riot. First rule about fight club.. You don't talk ?about fight club.



I ordered an iPhone 5 from Apple.co.nz this morning and delivery time is 3-4 weeks.?


Noooo you are kidding me right?




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  Reply # 692661 28-Sep-2012 08:36 Send private message

johnr:
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johnr: 3 to 4 week delay ordering thru the Apple site they can't make them fast enough



Thats because it seems some foxconn employees decided to have a riot. First rule about fight club.. You don't talk ?about fight club.



I ordered an iPhone 5 from Apple.co.nz this morning and delivery time is 3-4 weeks.?


Noooo you are kidding me right?


Whats the issue?




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  Reply # 693406 29-Sep-2012 16:07 Send private message

i went to telecom george st dunedin they have lots but i didnt want to buy it on a contract and was declined an outright purchase/prepay/open plan

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  Reply # 693420 29-Sep-2012 17:19 Send private message

joker97: i went to telecom george st dunedin they have lots but i didnt want to buy it on a contract and was declined an outright purchase/prepay/open plan


Sounds like they are more interested in selling contracts than the actual product. If you buy on contract you are essentially paying a lot more for the phone over the 24 month contract, hence bigger profits for them.

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  Reply # 693425 29-Sep-2012 17:27 Send private message

mattwnz: 

Sounds like they are more interested in selling contracts than the actual product. If you buy on contract you are essentially paying a lot more for the phone over the 24 month contract, hence bigger profits for them.


I don't blame them. Profit margin selling apple hardware is only like 2% ~ 3% hence they are pushing for contracts at least in the initial stages. With pre-paid they have no guarantee that you won't switch to another carrier or are already customer of another carrier.




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  Reply # 693442 29-Sep-2012 18:33 Send private message

mattwnz: If you buy on contract you are essentially paying a lot more for the phone over the 24 month contract, hence bigger profits for them.


Not necessarily true - remember that you have to pay for the plan as well, not *just* the device.




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  Reply # 693443 29-Sep-2012 18:51 Send private message

BTR:
johnr: 3 to 4 week delay ordering thru the Apple site they can't make them fast enough



Thats because it seems some foxconn employees decided to have a riot. First rule about fight club.. You don't talk ?about fight club.


They're not made where the riot occurred.

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