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Master Geek

Topic # 12718 1-Apr-2007 23:54
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Hey everyone.

I am planning to buy a SE K800, I want to get one for about $750, I can get one online for that but I don't want to have to wait for postage. I would prefer to go into a vodafone retail store and buy one. My question is, are they open to a bit of hagling or is there someway I can get them to bring the price down a bit or chuck in like a car charger or anything? or do they stay locked into the price? Sounding like a major cheap skate here but I sort of hoped someone might have a little trick or something.


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Master Geek

  Reply # 66027 2-Apr-2007 21:54
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Heh, so no one wants to help a cheap ass.

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Reply # 66165 3-Apr-2007 19:23
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Haggling......hmmm.....don't fancy your chances! I suspect you might find that their prices are set by VF or by their suppliers, leaving little latitude for "deals". Of course, if you sign up for a year or more on account, there's often a substantial discount on the handset.

If you're looking to save a few bucks, I'd say go for the on-line deal, and just contain your impatience. I know exactly how you feel - I find knuckle-biting helps! Yell

Good luck,


(PS: Good choice of handset - I have a SE, and its a great tool!)

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  Reply # 66190 3-Apr-2007 21:25
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Thanks for the reply.

I think I am just going to write off the gst, might try and get some free stuff though.

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  Reply # 66232 4-Apr-2007 08:59
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I got a K800i on account (actually via TelstraClear but the same deals as Vodafone). Good phone - I upgraded from a K750i since I wanted 3G. Having to switch from Memory Stick Duo's to micro memory sticks was a bit of a nuisance though.

 Only thing I dont like about is the Vodafone branding (logo, Vodafone Live etc.). My K750i was purchased via a corporate plan and the corporate insisted on no branding and standard software on the phone.

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  Reply # 66266 4-Apr-2007 12:05
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No k750 came with live software anyhow so your corporate wouldn't have had to insist too hard. ;)

If wanting a cheap K800, best thing is to know someone that sells mobiles so they can buy you one directly from brightpoint who supply cellphones. They'll still be branded with vodafone live etc (I forget if the K800 is branded or not, if its not it won't be)

Warranty etc is valid as well as Brightpoint supply New Zealand, as opposed to parallel importing. :) (You won't be able to haggle with them though ;))

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