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Topic # 183843 31-Oct-2015 20:13
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My wife is looking to upgrade from her iPhone 5S to a 6S. She is happy with the plan she is on and does not want to change it. Can she walk into a Vodafone shop, and pay the full price for the phone and buy it outright (eg, if it was on Prepay)? If so, how much would this cost? I couldn't see an option to do this on the Vodafone website.
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  Reply # 1417901 31-Oct-2015 21:43
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Just get it directly from Apple online store.




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  Reply # 1417908 31-Oct-2015 22:04
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As far as I am aware all major retailers can now sell the 6s outright

chiefie: Just get it directly from Apple online store.


and loose out on a extra years warranty... I think not




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  Reply # 1417917 31-Oct-2015 22:32
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Hmm, I'll have to have a look around. Note that she would be using her Vodafone SIM. I did see one for sale at Harvey Norman, but it didn't appear it could be purchased outright - "on selected mobile plans", which I thought was interesting; they sell mobile plans as well now? Is the phone locked to those networks, or can you insert any SIM card?

http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/apple-computers/iphone/?subcats=Y&features_hash=V10272

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  Reply # 1417923 31-Oct-2015 22:49
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quickymart: Hmm, I'll have to have a look around. Note that she would be using her Vodafone SIM. I did see one for sale at Harvey Norman, but it didn't appear it could be purchased outright - "on selected mobile plans", which I thought was interesting; they sell mobile plans as well now? Is the phone locked to those networks, or can you insert any SIM card?

http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/apple-computers/iphone/?subcats=Y&features_hash=V10272


no iPhones are locked in NZ I know JB sell them outright




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  Reply # 1417960 1-Nov-2015 05:57
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Must be in-store then because I can't even find them on their site.

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hyperman: As far as I am aware all major retailers can now sell the 6s outright

chiefie: Just get it directly from Apple online store.


and loose out on a extra years warranty... I think not


Um, consumer guarantees act.

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  Reply # 1417985 1-Nov-2015 07:47
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nathan:
hyperman: As far as I am aware all major retailers can now sell the 6s outright

chiefie: Just get it directly from Apple online store.


and loose out on a extra years warranty... I think not


Um, consumer guarantees act.


Yeah I didn't get the difference either, you get the same cover from the Apple Store or a retailer.




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hyperman: As far as I am aware all major retailers can now sell the 6s outright

chiefie: Just get it directly from Apple online store.


and loose out on a extra years warranty... I think not



Err get on with the programme mate. ;-)




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chiefie:
hyperman: As far as I am aware all major retailers can now sell the 6s outright

chiefie: Just get it directly from Apple online store.


and loose out on a extra years warranty... I think not



Err get on with the programme mate. ;-)


love to see someone try that as you are not buying from a NZ retailer ....
and all CGA says is a Reasonable period of time not that it has to be 2 years




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hyperman:
chiefie:
hyperman: As far as I am aware all major retailers can now sell the 6s outright

chiefie: Just get it directly from Apple online store.


and loose out on a extra years warranty... I think not



Err get on with the programme mate. ;-)


love to see someone try that as you are not buying from a NZ retailer ....
and all CGA says is a Reasonable period of time not that it has to be 2 years


they are a NZ retailer

and they do honor the CGA

and the reasonable time a $1500 phone should last is longer than 2 years.

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hyperman:
chiefie:
hyperman: As far as I am aware all major retailers can now sell the 6s outright

chiefie: Just get it directly from Apple online store.


and loose out on a extra years warranty... I think not



Err get on with the programme mate. ;-)


love to see someone try that as you are not buying from a NZ retailer ....
and all CGA says is a Reasonable period of time not that it has to be 2 years


Not sure you know about this or not but Apple is and has been very compliant to the country's law and obligation.

http://www.apple.com/nz/legal/statutory-warranty/

Knock yourself silly and have a read. Seem legit like all other NZ retailers.

They even have information on their site stating their obligation under the act. Apple has always come to agreement even before they official put the information up.




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chiefie:
hyperman:
chiefie:
hyperman: As far as I am aware all major retailers can now sell the 6s outright

chiefie: Just get it directly from Apple online store.


and loose out on a extra years warranty... I think not



Err get on with the programme mate. ;-)


love to see someone try that as you are not buying from a NZ retailer ....
and all CGA says is a Reasonable period of time not that it has to be 2 years


Not sure you know about this or not but Apple is and has been very compliant to the country's law and obligation.

http://www.apple.com/nz/legal/statutory-warranty/

Knock yourself silly and have a read. Seem legit like all other NZ retailers.

They even have information on their site stating their obligation under the act. Apple has always come to agreement even before they official put the information up.


it previously was a real challenge to get them to fulfill their legal obligations

About 2 years ago I had an iPad 2 which the SIM slot just failed in, no SIM would work.  Initially Apple refused to help because of outside 1 year warranty.

I had to push very hard and threaten them with disputes tribunal, asking them for their NZ address to serve legal papers on, escalating up the chain of support management etc until someone would help.

Then that warranty/CGA page got posted a year or so ago, and I imagine things are a lot better now.




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  Reply # 1418171 1-Nov-2015 16:14
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Just went to a VF shop to ask if they can sell it outright. One person working there, about 15 waiting to be served. Rather than wait there all day, can anyone from VF answer on here?

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nathan:
chiefie:
hyperman:
chiefie:
hyperman: As far as I am aware all major retailers can now sell the 6s outright

chiefie: Just get it directly from Apple online store.


and loose out on a extra years warranty... I think not



Err get on with the programme mate. ;-)


love to see someone try that as you are not buying from a NZ retailer ....
and all CGA says is a Reasonable period of time not that it has to be 2 years


Not sure you know about this or not but Apple is and has been very compliant to the country's law and obligation.

http://www.apple.com/nz/legal/statutory-warranty/

Knock yourself silly and have a read. Seem legit like all other NZ retailers.

They even have information on their site stating their obligation under the act. Apple has always come to agreement even before they official put the information up.


it previously was a real challenge to get them to fulfill their legal obligations

About 2 years ago I had an iPad 2 which the SIM slot just failed in, no SIM would work.  Initially Apple refused to help because of outside 1 year warranty.

I had to push very hard and threaten them with disputes tribunal, asking them for their NZ address to serve legal papers on, escalating up the chain of support management etc until someone would help.

Then that warranty/CGA page got posted a year or so ago, and I imagine things are a lot better now.



Same. Had an iphone 4 that had a problem. CSR on 0800 number has never heard of CGA and laughed. Unfortunately my problem wasn't black and white (wifi distance poor to very poor) ... but i presume they are on the ball in this day and age.

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  Reply # 1418183 1-Nov-2015 17:00
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quickymart: Just went to a VF shop to ask if they can sell it outright. One person working there, about 15 waiting to be served. Rather than wait there all day, can anyone from VF answer on here?


Serious, if you got the money ready to spend now, get it from Apple Online Store. There are many other GZers on here did that and the Apple has definitely got their act together to respect the NZ's CGA. You have nothing to lose.




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