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# 37320 10-Jul-2009 18:56
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Today i thought i would treat myself to a brand new iPhone 3Gs. I went down to Magnum Mac in Newmarket after work as i wanted to get my hands on it straight away rather than having to wait for Vodafones online store to send it to me. Magnum Mac had pleantly of the black 16G version i was poised to buy.

Then came the rules, there was an entire page of them plastered to the counter and the staff at Magnum Mac had the fear of death put in them to follow them.

I have been a post paid customer for the last 2 years, and before that i was an employee of Vodafone so i guess that is on account as well, i have recently (in the last week) moved from post-paid to pre-pay and thats where the pain comes in.

You need to have been a Vodafone pre-pay customer for at least a month and have topped up. or be on a current post paid account. I am neither of these while still being a customer of over 10 years without a break, yet i am unable to purchase a phone OUTRIGHT, yes i have to meet all these rules to pay full price for a phone.

What are Vodafone trying to achieve with these rules, and it has already posted that XT customers are getting their hands on them still.

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  # 233838 10-Jul-2009 19:10
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As mentioned here you can get it from here with no contract/rules/first born babies and with a $30 discount on these dudes prices

I imagine there are some angry phone calls going on, not to mention the fear of pirates :)

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  # 233848 10-Jul-2009 19:40
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"I imagine there are some angry phone calls going on, not to mention the fear of pirates :) "

Well considering Steve Job's first business was selling Blue Boxes .....

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  # 233874 10-Jul-2009 20:36
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Vodafone -" make the most of now before XT takes over" should be their new catch phrase.

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  # 234054 11-Jul-2009 13:27
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Crazy rules indeed.
I just came back from MagnumMac in Albany (easier to park than in Newmarket).
I was asked about my Vodafone number. That then prompted a call to Vodafone to check if my details are correct (including my account PIN number). It was all OK for me, because I am on a post-paid corporate plan.
But then came the surprise.
"$1409 please" the guy says.
"MagnumMac decided to charge extra $20 on top for administration costs".
I simply walked away. Getting mine from
PS. Not sure how well they can count. The official Vodafone price is 1379, so 20 extra is 1399 not 1409.
I have officially lost all respect for MagnumMac.


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  # 234060 11-Jul-2009 13:43
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Have you checked this with H/O in ChCh? It doesn't sound right to me that they should be doing that, but they can charge what they want I suppose.

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  # 234065 11-Jul-2009 14:05
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Have you tried PlayTech?

It says conditions apply but no way to check what they are.

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  # 234427 12-Jul-2009 20:20
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Magnum Mac - Huh! Never had respect for them.

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