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# 19456 18-Feb-2008 08:59
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Hi

I think I ready to go ahead a buy a Iphone.

Were is the best place to get one fully working in NZ?
Are people bring them in for themself via the states or local resaler?

I am after 2 , 8Gb.

I have talked to a ebay reseller in Oz and he can ship over but if I could one then localy it would be even better.
i am in Christchurch.

Rob

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  # 111323 18-Feb-2008 09:59
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If you want to save money buy one directly from the apple store, www.apple.com.

$399US plus postage. You have to get it shipped to a US address though. You can use a US mail forwarding service like

www.buyusa.co.nz

The other option would be to buy one from ebay but they are generally second hand or sellers are trying to make too much out of them.

If you buy local or from Aussie you probably be paying a couple of hundred more.

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  # 111326 18-Feb-2008 10:24
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I would recommend either buying from Apple as mentioned above or buying locally from a NZ seller.

You will usually find them on Sellmefree, you won't find them on TradeMe. Yes you will pay more by buying locally but unfortunately that's the wasy it is.

I (personally) wouldn't buy off ebay. A friend of mine tried three times on eBay and on all three occasions, even thoughh the sellers had great positive feedback and plenty of sales, he still got ripped off and had to get his money back from paypal. Now I am not syaing this will always be the case and I am sure there are perfctly legitimate members on eBay, but buying locally is always going to be safer.

All in all your safest and cheapest option would be to buy direct from Apple and use a US mail forwarding service as mentioned above.

 
 
 
 




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  # 111328 18-Feb-2008 10:28
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I dont mind buying from Local reseller do you know of one in Christchurch?
I have found tosh computers but was wondering who else is out there.



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  # 111374 18-Feb-2008 12:46
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HI

anyone heard of these guys?

http://kiwiiphone.co.nz/

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  # 111382 18-Feb-2008 13:34
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another place to check out: http://toshbuy.com/index.php?cPath=6

i've not bought from them myself but at least they offer a warranty




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  # 111393 18-Feb-2008 15:00
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I used Tosh Computers (toshbuy.com) and they were great - No troubles whatsoever!

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  # 111396 18-Feb-2008 15:04
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http://kiwiiphone.co.nz/

$399 to unlock an iphone!!!!!

Thats just rude, especially when it is so easy to do now for free.

 
 
 
 


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  # 111452 18-Feb-2008 20:02
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toshbuy charge $300 to unlock! Surprised






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  # 111551 19-Feb-2008 11:05
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$300 for 2 and a half minutes unlocking? Oh my God! Surprised

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  # 111589 19-Feb-2008 14:20
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Guys,

My guess is that most of those charges were put on their sites a long time ago, when it wasn't so easy to do, If you talk to most iPhone owners that have gone through an unlock process, especially the ones who have been doing it from the start, I would almost guarantee that every single one of them at soime point has spent a lot of time trying to do it and praying that they don't brick their lovely new toy. I know I have had a few occasions where I muttered those two famous little words - "oh #$%@"

They have not removed the charging because they either haven't gotten round to it or they figure if people don't know what they are doing (yes i know it is straight forward enough now) or can't be bothered then hey why not charge a stupid amount to do it for them.

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  # 111947 20-Feb-2008 21:31
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I got one back in December from Expert Infotech in Auckland - www.einfo.co.nz. They answered all my questions, and couriered the phone without problems. GST registered also. The were (and still are?) the cheapest least expensive NZ reseller for iPhones. Price across most resellers includng them seems to have gone up a bit since last year. It was an unlocked OOB 1.1.1 phone upgraded to 1.1.2. Not sure what version they're currently selling. Ask them.

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# 112063 21-Feb-2008 12:41
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I have a 8gb unlocked iPhone for sale. PM me if interested.






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  # 116581 14-Mar-2008 10:21
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We will be selling 2 x 8gb in the next couple of weeks we have had them for  about 6months fully unlocked jail broken etc ... PM if your interested

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# 117461 19-Mar-2008 08:47
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there is unlocked iphone 8gb and 16gb selling on zillion.co.nz, the price is good.

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  # 117472 19-Mar-2008 09:26
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I agree, the price is good on Zillion - $799 for an 8GB and $899 for a 16GB. Although you probably won't get the same kind of after sales support that some companies will give you. But then you are buying an iPhone that you are about to hack, so maybe that's not an issue. As long as you get it and it works!

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