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Topic # 79711 21-Mar-2011 19:02
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Hi people.

Im wanting to import some phones, anyone know a good place to start? after big brand phones, HTC, Samsung, Nokia etc...

Thanks




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  Reply # 450452 21-Mar-2011 19:05
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** shakes head **

Why everyone is doing this?



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  Reply # 450453 21-Mar-2011 19:11
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Why everyone is doing this?



Me personally, 1. I just want to include mobiles in my business, 2. MONEY, 3. I want cheap phones.




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  Reply # 450468 21-Mar-2011 19:39
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I was going to say that. If the local prices weren't so inflated...





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  Reply # 450473 21-Mar-2011 19:52
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Doing what, importing phones? Maybe because they're cheaper, johnr. :P

I got my two HTC Desire's (normal and Z) from clove in the UK



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  Reply # 450475 21-Mar-2011 19:53
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I thought it was pretty obvious :) thanks ill have a look




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  Reply # 450481 21-Mar-2011 20:14
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Man prices must have gone up lol. can get most of them cheaper from Auckland at least $60-$100 less delivered lol (from Clove)

Next... ;)





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  Reply # 450482 21-Mar-2011 20:15
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Prices and lack of timely software updates on the operator bastardized versions is a good reason.

Still get nagged about new updates for my 2730's - only to be told "not for you! contact your telco" basically once the download is run.

At least with android there is the possibility of rooting it and putting something less obsolete on when the useless telco's let you down with their butchered versions.

Oh, and we royally get ripped off for phones in NZ too, doesnt hurt to bypass the markups.





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  Reply # 450741 22-Mar-2011 14:41
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When calculating if importing phones yourself to sell is going to be worthwhile, don't forget to factor in:

- Shipping
- Administrative costs (ie: the opportunity cost of your time!)
- Import duty
- Cost of meeting your legal requirements to replace/repair/refund units as per the CGA

Is it still worthwhile?

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  Reply # 450742 22-Mar-2011 14:45
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johnr: ** shakes head **

Why everyone is doing this?


Because the 'options' that you and Telecom offer are a) limited and b)overpriced



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  Reply # 450743 22-Mar-2011 14:45
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Thanks I got that covered I already import some stuff :) just trying to get phones.




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  Reply # 450745 22-Mar-2011 14:47
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Because the 'options' that you and Telecom offer are a) limited and b)overpriced


?^^^^^^^^^^

And that lol. Rip off more like. ;)




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Try http://www.discoverytrd.com/

I've used them before and they were under market value even after shipping. I stopped using them on my site as I couldn't maintain a store aswell as keep up with the Android news etc. The contact there is Tommy. When I was dealing with him, he was setting up an NZ bank account to take payments for orders.

Hope that helps. Good luck!



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  Reply # 454120 1-Apr-2011 11:14
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Just had a look, pretty good prices. I think there's just not much margin anywhere at the moment although I'd imagine he would do Better price if you bought a pile




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