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  Reply # 1891787 28-Oct-2017 11:50
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Pumpedd:

 

The large TElco account managers will always get stock first to give phones to corporate CEO's etc. They have a vested interest to look after larger corporates first and sadly retail comes last.

 

 

That might explain why the Spark Digital portal for corporate/business customers is still allowing you to preorder all four models, while the standard Spark site is showing them all as out of stock.


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  Reply # 1891802 28-Oct-2017 12:18
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If anyone is after a fairly cheap wireless charger, I'm selling the Choetech ones on my online store (a side project for me to up-skill in Shopify development) – https://soda.co.nz/discount/Geekzone?redirect=/products/choetech-wireless-charger-for-iphone-8-iphone-x

 

Use the code Geekzone for 15% off too (the link above will automatically apply the code for you at checkout).

 

Mods, I apologise if that's not ok to paste here – please go ahead and edit/delete if so!

 

The charger works great with the iPhone 8 (including with the Apple leather case) so I'm assuming it'll be just as good with the X.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1891862 28-Oct-2017 14:05
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Those Choetech chargers are pretty good for the price :)





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  Reply # 1891879 28-Oct-2017 15:19
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Benjip:

If anyone is after a fairly cheap wireless charger, I'm selling the Choetech ones on my online store (a side project for me to up-skill in Shopify development) – https://soda.co.nz/discount/Geekzone?redirect=/products/choetech-wireless-charger-for-iphone-8-iphone-x


Use the code Geekzone for 15% off too (the link above will automatically apply the code for you at checkout).


Mods, I apologise if that's not ok to paste here – please go ahead and edit/delete if so!


The charger works great with the iPhone 8 (including with the Apple leather case) so I'm assuming it'll be just as good with the X.



Ordered one, thanks!

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  Reply # 1891935 28-Oct-2017 18:51
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MikeB4:
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I wont be. I have decided my current iPhone 7+ will be my last iPhone.

any reason as to why?

I have an 7+ also but I can't fault it. I started out on Android, but can't find a good enough reason to go back. But in saying that I have about a 30% interest in getting the X now anyway


reason, iPhone prices have reached a price which is beyond a point that I am prepared to pay for a cellphone


Seems strange for two reasons:

1) Apart from a house, a smartphone is generally the most used item in a persons life, yet I see many objecting to spending less or a similar amount to what they spend on a laptop. I can’t imagine going for a cheaper android device for a device I easily spend a 1000 hours using annually, and where I want the maximum security possible of my private info.

2) A good strategy is simply to move to the 1 or 2 year old models. And upgrade it every 2-3 years. The 6S or 7 are way better than most android alternatives that actually cost more (opinion may vary of course)

Best part about iPhones is that although they cost more, you can also sell them for a lot more. I sold my 6+ for $600 this year, almost 3 years after I first got it.

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  Reply # 1891951 28-Oct-2017 19:53
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kbkiwi: 1) Apart from a house, a smartphone is generally the most used item in a persons life, yet I see many objecting to spending less or a similar amount to what they spend on a laptop. I can’t imagine going for a cheaper android device for a device I easily spend a 1000 hours using annually, and where I want the maximum security possible of my private info.

 

That is true of some people, but not for others. For certain use cases it might make sense to drop $2k on a phone if, and only if, you don't spend another $2k on a laptop. 

 

I can't justify the cost of an iPhone X but I was happy with the value proposition of the iPhone 8. It seems a bit extreme to abandon the whole platform just because the latest top of the line model is too expensive.


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  Reply # 1891971 28-Oct-2017 21:20
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Benjip:

 

If anyone is after a fairly cheap wireless charger, I'm selling the Choetech ones on my online store (a side project for me to up-skill in Shopify development) – https://soda.co.nz/discount/Geekzone?redirect=/products/choetech-wireless-charger-for-iphone-8-iphone-x

 

Use the code Geekzone for 15% off too (the link above will automatically apply the code for you at checkout).

 

Mods, I apologise if that's not ok to paste here – please go ahead and edit/delete if so!

 

The charger works great with the iPhone 8 (including with the Apple leather case) so I'm assuming it'll be just as good with the X.

 

 

 

 

Nice - they get great reviews on Amazon, and I just picked up two from your store. Thanks!


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  Reply # 1892032 28-Oct-2017 22:36
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Thanks @Benjip, have ordered a couple.




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  Reply # 1892327 30-Oct-2017 06:21
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I am interested to see that the 5-6 week lead time still applies. Maybe the backlog wasn't as bad as reported.

 

This will be the first time I am getting an iPhone on release day.

 

The next closest was the iPhone6 the day after as a my account manager ended up with a iPhone6 128gb Gold spare that he let me have after the important people had theirs, the same day I swapped it for a white iPhone6+ with someone here that found it was too big!

 

I am actually quite excited to be caught up in the hype!





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  Reply # 1892539 30-Oct-2017 12:18
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So I've had contact from Spark on one of my iPhone X orders regarding whether to proceed with the purchase and paying off my previous iPhone 7 Plus in the next billing cycle. So I let them go ahead with the process but I never got contact from Spark with my other iPhone X preorder which is under the similar plan/situation.

 

The orders were completed within 20 seconds of each other at 8:03PM Friday, only with a difference of 9 in the order number. Could that be the cut off point for first wave and second wave at Spark?


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  Reply # 1892554 30-Oct-2017 12:35
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jeeg:

 

So I've had contact from Spark on one of my iPhone X orders regarding whether to proceed with the purchase and paying off my previous iPhone 7 Plus in the next billing cycle. So I let them go ahead with the process but I never got contact from Spark with my other iPhone X preorder which is under the similar plan/situation.

 

The orders were completed within 20 seconds of each other at 8:03PM Friday, only with a difference of 9 in the order number. Could that be the cut off point for first wave and second wave at Spark?

 

 

Spark's online chat team are still saying they have stock available for November 3rd – as in, you could order today (well at least this morning at around 10am) and still get it delivered on Day 1. Not sure how much faith I put in that though…


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  Reply # 1892555 30-Oct-2017 12:37
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Benjip:

jeeg:


So I've had contact from Spark on one of my iPhone X orders regarding whether to proceed with the purchase and paying off my previous iPhone 7 Plus in the next billing cycle. So I let them go ahead with the process but I never got contact from Spark with my other iPhone X preorder which is under the similar plan/situation.


The orders were completed within 20 seconds of each other at 8:03PM Friday, only with a difference of 9 in the order number. Could that be the cut off point for first wave and second wave at Spark?



Spark's online chat team are still saying they have stock available for November 3rd – as in, you could order today (well at least this morning at around 10am) and still get it delivered on Day 1. Not sure how much faith I put in that though…



I’d be amazed!




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  Reply # 1892626 30-Oct-2017 14:30
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alasta:

 

kbkiwi: 1) Apart from a house, a smartphone is generally the most used item in a persons life, yet I see many objecting to spending less or a similar amount to what they spend on a laptop. I can’t imagine going for a cheaper android device for a device I easily spend a 1000 hours using annually, and where I want the maximum security possible of my private info.

 

That is true of some people, but not for others. For certain use cases it might make sense to drop $2k on a phone if, and only if, you don't spend another $2k on a laptop. 

 

I can't justify the cost of an iPhone X but I was happy with the value proposition of the iPhone 8. It seems a bit extreme to abandon the whole platform just because the latest top of the line model is too expensive.

 

 

It is good that you are happy, but a lot of people do not have disposable incomes like some and the jump from an iphone 7 to an iphone 8 just doesnt make sense.

 

There are a lot of smart phones out there a lot cheaper considering a lot of us only use them to text and make calls rather than have them as a fashion accessory.

 

Different strokes for different folks.




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  Reply # 1892627 30-Oct-2017 14:30
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alasta:

 

kbkiwi: 1) Apart from a house, a smartphone is generally the most used item in a persons life, yet I see many objecting to spending less or a similar amount to what they spend on a laptop. I can’t imagine going for a cheaper android device for a device I easily spend a 1000 hours using annually, and where I want the maximum security possible of my private info.

 

That is true of some people, but not for others. For certain use cases it might make sense to drop $2k on a phone if, and only if, you don't spend another $2k on a laptop. 

 

I can't justify the cost of an iPhone X but I was happy with the value proposition of the iPhone 8. It seems a bit extreme to abandon the whole platform just because the latest top of the line model is too expensive.

 

 

It is good that you are happy, but a lot of people do not have disposable incomes like some and the jump from an iphone 7 to an iphone 8 just doesnt make sense.

 

There are a lot of smart phones out there a lot cheaper considering a lot of us only use them to text and make calls rather than have them as a fashion accessory.

 

Different strokes for different folks.


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  Reply # 1892648 30-Oct-2017 15:25
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kbkiwi: 1) Apart from a house, a smartphone is generally the most used item in a persons life, yet I see many objecting to spending less or a similar amount to what they spend on a laptop. I can’t imagine going for a cheaper android device for a device I easily spend a 1000 hours using annually, and where I want the maximum security possible of my private info.

 

My mobile is a portable companion to my laptop. It is convenience when I don't have the laptop, but it definitely is the 'lesser' device. It's also much more prone to loss or breakage, so for these reasons I wouldn't want to drop around $2k to purchase one.

 

Or put another way, why drop $2k on a mobile when $700-1,000 will get you exactly the same functionality.

 

As noted above, different strokes.


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