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Topic # 152368 24-Sep-2014 15:18
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Hi all

I was hoping for some advice

I was planning to line up with several friends for a midnight opening at a Christchurch Spark store in order to acquire a 128Gb iPhone 6 on a 24 month plan (probably the $99 a month plan). I was investigating what store would be open as I hadn't been able to find any information and then I read about Sparks "emoji queue".

Now 100/100 places are taken at the Christchurch spark store. 

Is anyone able to confirm a couple of things for me:

1. If I line up and don't have an "emoji" does this mean the soonest place I can have in line is 100? i.e. even if I am first in line at whatever time, as the night progresses and everyone with an emoji turns up I would be back to 100? 

2. Does Vodafone have any stores opening at midnight in Christchurch?

I am very disappointed that Spark has gone down this path. I didn't preorder as cant be available for a courier so this was going to be my best option. But I refuse to waste my time lining up if I am person 100 as I have my doubts that I would get the model I am after. 

Instead if there is a Vodafone store open I will likely sign up on a Vodafone plan instead, despite having been a telecom customer for the length of time I have owned a cellphone!

Thanks in advance for any help anyone can offer :)

Frances

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  Reply # 1136629 24-Sep-2014 15:24
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last resort = wait 2 weeks?

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  Reply # 1136669 24-Sep-2014 15:48
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joker97: last resort = wait 2 weeks?






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  Reply # 1136672 24-Sep-2014 15:54
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Looking at it objectively I know its completely illogical and ridiculous but I don't want to wait 2 weeks! Clearly I have the impulse control levels of a young child, but the heart wants what the heart wants. I guess I will just see how it all pans out. Last time I had to wait a few weeks I never got around to upgrading but my 4S wont make it through another year so thats an extra incentive. 

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  Reply # 1136674 24-Sep-2014 15:57
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buy out someone's emoji?

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  Reply # 1136678 24-Sep-2014 15:59
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PS last year nobody bought any in Dunedin - they had stacks of those things.

I'd suggest you buy a plane ticket and come here - the main street has all the shops so you can take your pick.

But that was the 5S though, I'm happy to get an emoji for you if you want (or you can call them?)

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  Reply # 1136679 24-Sep-2014 16:00
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SaltyNZ:
joker97: last resort = wait 2 weeks?




I really need to collect these memes - very handy on geekzone!

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  Reply # 1136693 24-Sep-2014 16:19
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Christchurch only has 1 store?

if you buy a ticket to Oz you'll get there in 4 hrs then buy one and then fly back here

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  Reply # 1136706 24-Sep-2014 16:30
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joker97: Christchurch only has 1 store?

if you buy a ticket to Oz you'll get there in 4 hrs then buy one and then fly back here


There were 5 Telecom stores in Chch (and I believe one in Rangiora?) that I'm aware of when I was down there earlier this year, I presume there's still 5 Spark stores.




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  Reply # 1136729 24-Sep-2014 16:52
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The 1 day ones just got advertised and just sold out https://m.1-day.co.nz/onsale/iphone2409/p/



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  Reply # 1136849 24-Sep-2014 18:53
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Thanks for your input everyone. I've considered it all and it turns out I'm not prepared to spend a cent over RRP, which also rules out flights and petrol! I'm going to try at a store during my lunch friday, and if no luck then am resigned to waiting patiently until they are restocked :)

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  Reply # 1136856 24-Sep-2014 19:05
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But you are prepared to pay $99 x 24?

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  Reply # 1136887 24-Sep-2014 20:11
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fotty14: Looking at it objectively I know its completely illogical and ridiculous but I don't want to wait 2 weeks! Clearly I have the impulse control levels of a young child, but the heart wants what the heart wants. I guess I will just see how it all pans out. Last time I had to wait a few weeks I never got around to upgrading but my 4S wont make it through another year so thats an extra incentive. 

You are a victim of advertising and technolust.
Take a cold bath.
Wait 2 weeks and read the reviews.
Last time you (perhaps wisely) didn't bother to upgrade - doesn't that tell you something?




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  Reply # 1136913 24-Sep-2014 20:47
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if you are prepared to pay $2376 i suggest you pay $39.

get the iphone from spark on an open term plan and cancel after one hour if you like.

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