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  Reply # 142511 3-Jul-2008 13:13
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This is turning into dog eat dog!  

The information we need to know is what stores are going to have stock for July 11.  That way we at least know where to take our chances.  Then it is a matter of how desperate you are and how long you are prepared to line up.  I can see some people beginning to line up from early next week.  

And can anyone enlighten me as to the etiquette for 'lining up, retaining your place (for toilet stops) etc.

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  Reply # 142515 3-Jul-2008 13:19
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aimsy007:  On the iphone front he said that there is low stock numbers meaning that only specific stores will have them for release on 11 July. 
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The other piece of information I was able to gather from him/her (must protect their identity) ....

OK was that s/he said on the phone?




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 142516 3-Jul-2008 13:23
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aimsy007: This is turning into dog eat dog!  
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And can anyone enlighten me as to the etiquette for 'lining up, retaining your place (for toilet stops) etc.

Hopefully your first comment does not give the answer to lining up in NZ! Undecided

Have not resorted to a line up sine 1989 when lining up overnight for U2 concerts in Australia.. only to finally reach the front of line to hear announced that a second concert had now been scheduled...   
Back then no Internet sales, and were not offering phone orders!

Then again winter over there was no where near as cold.. more like a summer Christchurch evening!

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  Reply # 142518 3-Jul-2008 13:28
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Yeah how do you keep your place? How early do you think people will be????
:)

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  Reply # 142519 3-Jul-2008 13:28
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i once  lined up outside a shop for over a 24hour period.. i wasnt going to queue that early but i drove past and people were queueing so i decided to join em.. It was for the grand opening of bond and bond in nelson in about 1997 i was all of 16 at the time.. They had $1 specials, discmans, a few tvs, gameboys.. basically you had to be in quick to get the $1 specials as they only had a certain amount at that price.. i ended up about 5th in the queue (grew to about 25 during the night/early morning, then to over a hundred b4 the doors opened) we had the radio station down, macca's bringing us breakfast etc etc, and i landed on the front page of the paper.. was an awesome night and an experience i wont forget.. cant really see it hapening for the iphone tho. Didnt have any problems with food breaks or toilet breaks, most people arn't complete ass's and would let you goto the toilet!

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  Reply # 142520 3-Jul-2008 13:30
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alsta: Good table with international comparisons. Should provide some indication of what Vodafone may offer.
http://forums.mactalk.com.au/47/52002-constantly-updated-international-iphone-price-rundown.html

Continuously updated.  Just keep checking the last pages



So in summary, over two years we can expect the TCO of ownership for an iPhone in NZ is likely to be in line with what that table indicates.
Now with the horrendously expensive cost of plans in NZ, would that bring the upfront cost much lower!

One piece of info I was informed from VFNZ customer service was that the phone will be offered to those already on account without the need to break the contract and then lock into a new 24months. She used the term 'handset upgrade'.
That may have a different cost, but had no information on the prices.

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  Reply # 142522 3-Jul-2008 13:36

C'mon Paul, out of the bunker :P

I have a lovely bottle of white sitting here... Innocent

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Reply # 142523 3-Jul-2008 13:41
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Yeah Paul, we know you're watching. 

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  Reply # 142528 3-Jul-2008 14:02

soon my precious... soooooon.




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  Reply # 142533 3-Jul-2008 14:14
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LMAO he was watching.. Now my definition of "soooooon" (note the amount of o's) means pretty damn soon! as in within a few hours! however ill give you a little longer.. 24hours! Wink

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  Reply # 142535 3-Jul-2008 14:20
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PaulBrislen: soon my precious... soooooon.


one phone to rule them all
one phone to excite them
one phone to reel them in
and to our contracts bind them

Now enough of the LOTR catch phrases and just give me the details or I'm disptaching the orcs....

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  Reply # 142547 3-Jul-2008 14:42
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garvani: LMAO he was watching.. Now my definition of "soooooon" (note the amount of o's) means pretty damn soon! as in within a few hours! however ill give you a little longer.. 24hours! Wink
I reckon tomorrow.  That'll give them 7 days of hype before release.  I just hope they don't do some cheesy 4th of July promotion.




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  Reply # 142552 3-Jul-2008 14:56
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Watch Television between 7-8.30pm tonight, and tomorrow night...

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  Reply # 142559 3-Jul-2008 15:15
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macuser: Watch Television between 7-8.30pm tonight, and tomorrow night...


Hmm... do you know something that we don't? Undecided

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  Reply # 142560 3-Jul-2008 15:17

bonkiebonks:
macuser: Watch Television between 7-8.30pm tonight, and tomorrow night...


Hmm... do you know something that we don't? Undecided


What am I watching for?

Curious Paul




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