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#116572 2-May-2013 22:43
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Hey there geeks,
So here's my predicament. I need a new phone, and have convinced myself that one of the Lumia models is the way to go.
However,.. do I buy at one of the stores listed here in the price compare section, or do I buy from an official source (such as a major chain store like Harvey Norman)
These parallel import companies are significantly cheaper,.. but my question is,.. at what cost in the long run (or even during initial setup)
Anything would appreciated

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  #810532 2-May-2013 22:50
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Expansys is cheap. lumia 820

I strongly suggest buying a Lumia 720 though. Better cameras, battery, display, build quality, weight.

Do whatever you want to do man.


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  #810535 2-May-2013 22:53
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The advantage is basically the price, most online stores will require you to pay shipping and you may be liable for tax and levies depending on what you buy when it reaches the New Zealand border.



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  #810539 2-May-2013 23:08
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Expansys are cheap,.. there is no denying that, but I'm aiming at hitting some of the cheaper import stores while in Auckland next week. I'd kinda like to 'have a play' with one of these devices before commiting to one or the other.

The big question (over price), is will it work ok, and will I have to battle foreign firmware, and built in apps etc before I can actually start enjoying the phone?

There's some form of region free firmware (from what I understand), but,.. can I really be arsed with all that mucking around.

I'm leaning towards the 820, simply because it has a slightly lighter feel to it. The 920 has sharp corners, which simply does not feel right. That and the fact that a removable battery will come in handy some time in the future when it starts getting older

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  #810569 3-May-2013 00:01
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its mothers day next week. bound to be some mobile phone discounts in the big stores this weekend. Keep your eyes open?

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  #811067 4-May-2013 01:58
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I got the 720 (in Yellow) from The Warehouse - I understand they are parallel imported from Aussie - but TWL have good warranty as well as Nokias own.

$499 down to $398.20 last week. No doubt with Mothers Day coming said above...there will be more sales.

No issues with the manual or anything else in a foreign language either.

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  #815781 11-May-2013 15:17
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Regs: its mothers day next week. bound to be some mobile phone discounts in the big stores this weekend. Keep your eyes open?

Haven't seen any  mothers day bargains otherwize I would have bought my wife a Samsung ATIV S or L920..



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