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Topic # 23761 8-Jul-2008 16:57
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Well now that Vodafone led me completely down the garden path in making me believe that I might actually be able to afford an iPhone....

How can I safely buy a 2.5G iPhone in New Zealand?

I've contacted ToshComputers and they say that they cannot/will not be bringing in any more stock of 2.5G phones and suggested www.sellmefree.co.nz as a possible avenue.

But many phones on auction sites are 2nd hand (I'd prefer "new"), and also a lot of the sellers seem to be quite dodgy (prices seem extraordinarily cheap, and one was a new seller encouraging contact by hotmail *alarm* *alarm*).

So any suggestions on where I could look to buy a "real McCoy" 2.5G iPhone in New Zealand? I'm in the South Island but could probably get someone to pickup for me in Auckland and ship rather than take risks with scammers.

Also given today's announcement what are people's thoughts on what the value of a 2.5G iPhone new and 2nd hand "should" be?

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  Reply # 144870 8-Jul-2008 19:01
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keep checking zillion every now and then. New unlocked 16gb iphones seem to go for around 600. And theyr not a shady bunch like at sellmefree.

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  Reply # 145019 8-Jul-2008 20:52
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They still have some on www.mob.co.nz.  Both 8gb and 16 gb available but it all depends whether you want to pay the price.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 145040 8-Jul-2008 21:20
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This place had the best pricing I had seen!
http://www.i-store.co.nz/product.php?id_product=49

Yeah the sellmefree people look SO dodgy, who know's what's up there!
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  Reply # 145048 8-Jul-2008 21:33
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Sellmefree might appear dodgy but that website you put up is not far behind!



16Gb model is same price as 8Gb, and there is no contact information apart from the web-based contact form!

I find it difficult to deal with online e-tailers without having phoned and spoken to someone first, especially for high value items!

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  Reply # 145051 8-Jul-2008 21:42
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How do you know I Store isn't dodgy? I looked at their site and can't find any physical address or contact details apart from email. Has anyone bought from them?

Peter

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  Reply # 145053 8-Jul-2008 21:44
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Yeah the prices are pretty full-on. I emailed them about something else and they talked the talk about the product though, they knew who the guarantee was with etc and that was a big sticking-point for the non-legit.
Don't be put-off by the pic lol it's from a legit advertising campaign for a hair-straightener! :P

See if they offer pick-up?
:)

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  Reply # 145056 8-Jul-2008 21:45
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What is the general consensus on the value of second hand 1st gen iPhones?

I have a mint (virtually as new) 8Gb iPhone I'll look to sell sometime after Friday -- I've been asked by what I want for it, the problem I'm not too sure of it's value.

Any ideas?



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  Reply # 145059 8-Jul-2008 21:46
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rocktap: How do you know I Store isn't dodgy? I looked at their site and can't find any physical address or contact details apart from email. Has anyone bought from them?

Peter


A simple whois will tell you a bit more about them.

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  Reply # 145062 8-Jul-2008 21:47
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Sold my 8GB for $420 a few weeks ago.

:)

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  Reply # 145063 8-Jul-2008 21:48
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rebeltrousers: Sold my 8GB for $420 a few weeks ago.

:)

That's a good price! Given todays announcements I'm expecting values will hold fairly well. What kind of condition was your one?

I only paid about NZD$500 for mine, new.

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  Reply # 145065 8-Jul-2008 21:49
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Damn is i-store legit. That looks like sweet deal.
Wonder if its 8GB price.


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  Reply # 145067 8-Jul-2008 21:50
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No scratches or dents etc. Had a screen protecter on it since before I took it out of the box haha!
:)
I was pleased with $420

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  Reply # 145068 8-Jul-2008 21:50
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i-store.co.nz registered 12th June 2008.

Registrant Contact Nameyi fang
Registrant Contact Address119a quona ave ,mt roskill
Registrant Contact Cityauckland
Registrant Contact CountryNZ (NEW ZEALAND)
Registrant Contact Phone+64 9 8892689
Registrant Contact Emailbrandszoon [at] hotmail.com




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  Reply # 145069 8-Jul-2008 21:52
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So does that make it legit or not? lol
:)

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  Reply # 145098 8-Jul-2008 22:29
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Hell yea, I'd be all about that i-store deal. Seems to good to be true though.
So has noone bought anything from them?

Any way we can verify them?

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