Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

8 posts

Wannabe Geek

Topic # 65930 9-Aug-2010 18:17
Send private message

Hi guys,

First time poster here.

I've been utterly hacked off by Apple/Vodafone NZ and their lack of communication as to where stock are and when the Iphone 4 will be available. I'm sure I'm not the only one to feel this way.

According to the Commerce Commission, the current advertising is in breach of the Fair Trading Act. Reasonable timeframes and reasonable quantities. 20 units at Chartwell Hamilton is definitely inadequate.

I urge all disgruntled customers to submit a complaint online so that this doesn't ever happen again.


Create new topic
3553 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 124


  Reply # 365538 9-Aug-2010 18:22
Send private message

The problem is, there is a lack of stock worldwide. Also, Vodafone and Apple have ever - from what I have read / seen - said that they had plenty of stock available in all stores, or in any particular store.

I don't see how Apple or Vodafone would breach any laws.

8 posts

Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 365546 9-Aug-2010 18:29
Send private message

So why advertise that is available when availability is so patchy.

If stock is so limited, they need to stipulate that clearly. 3 weeks is pathetic.


361 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1

  Reply # 365549 9-Aug-2010 18:32
Send private message

I'm not sure how this is a breach? You can still buy one, they're not preventing you from getting in on a sale by being misleading. They're not bait and switching and selling you a Galaxy instead. You have to wait 3 weeks.

That sucks... But it's not misleading.

8 posts

Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 365554 9-Aug-2010 18:39
Send private message

Aha. But it is, I was offered a Nexus one as an alternative instead. Is that not baiting and switching?

2260 posts

Uber Geek


  Reply # 365562 9-Aug-2010 18:49
Send private message

lidistick: Aha. But it is, I was offered a Nexus one as an alternative instead. Is that not baiting and switching?

Nah, that's called "offering an alternative"
Bait and switch is purchasing something, then them giving you a different model :)  since you haven't purchased anything yet, it's not bait and switch.

Also they can advertise, as their advertisements probably have "limited stock" or another written clause with them 

I have moved across the ditch.  Now residing in Melbourne as a VOIP/Video Technical Trainer/Engineer. 

361 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1

  Reply # 365565 9-Aug-2010 18:52
Send private message

Again though. They're advertising but not preventing you from getting one at that price. There's just limited numbers for now.

They're not asking you to come back in three weeks when the special is over and the price is higher.

Doesn't know what he doin
2852 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 342


  Reply # 365566 9-Aug-2010 18:53
Send private message

I can see how they would be in breach with the Antenna issues, but I don't know if that is a problem with NZ iPhones and maybe just in the US batch? I could see that being a breach of the CGA for misleading advertising and being a design flaw but technically Vodafone have done nothing legally wrong.

Bachelor of Computing Systems (2015)




Late 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina Display (4GB/2.4GHz i5/128GB SSD) - HP DV6 (8GB/2.8GHz i7/120GB SSD + 750GB HDD)
iPhone 6S + (64GB/Gold/Vodafone NZ) - Xperia Z C6603 (16GB/White/Spark NZ)

Sam, Auckland 

721 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 6

  Reply # 365586 9-Aug-2010 19:26
Send private message

How about other store like JBhi they say they going to have iPhone and they did not

               The Biggest and the Best.

2 posts

Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 365593 9-Aug-2010 19:39
Send private message

dont think limited stock would breach the fair trading act, but wondering if VF choose not to sell them outright breaches the act in anyway? ie. on account customer only.

474 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 9

  Reply # 365594 9-Aug-2010 19:39
Send private message

I looked on the USA apple store a day before launch here and they also had a 3 week delivery date.

Agreed they should of delayed the launch a month so they had enough stock and all models for sale.

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

New Zealand's IT industry in 2018 and beyond
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:50

Introducing your new workplace headache: Gen Z
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:45

Jucy set to introduce electric campervan fleet
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:41

Hawaiki cable system will be ready for service in June 2018
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:32

New Zealand hits peak broadband data
Posted 18-Jan-2018 12:21

Amazon Echo devices coming to New Zealand early February 2018
Posted 18-Jan-2018 10:53

$3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand
Posted 17-Jan-2018 11:27

Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei
Posted 17-Jan-2018 09:02

Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15

Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37

Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59

Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42

New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18

All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54

How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:52

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.