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# 36700 30-Jun-2009 11:02
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Will you be buying a iPhone 3GS on the 10th of July?

If so, Why? If Not, Why?


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  # 229501 30-Jun-2009 11:35
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I was going to buy one on the 10th but im going to aussie on the 18 so will wait untill then
apple is selling them unlocked at there stores for $879 AUD for 16GB or $1040 AUD for 32GB
plus I can claim the gst back at the airport



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  # 229502 30-Jun-2009 11:38
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Fair Call, i wonder if you wil be able to buy them at Midnight?

 
 
 
 


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  # 229506 30-Jun-2009 11:48
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well it would be just rude if you couldnt, im usure though
I guess they will release more info closer to the time
they must be going to have new iphone plans by the sound of it

Will you be using on vodafone or XT?
if the iphone was hsdpa 900mhz I would of stayed with vodafone
but having it drop from 3G to 2G all the time Ive gone with XT

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  # 229509 30-Jun-2009 11:54
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Hey Zalman

How do you claim the GST back? Is it a pain? and what is the price after you've got the cash off?

Sorry for all the questions i'm looking to get 3GS on XT too and just emmigrated to NZ from UK so not aware of all the tax rules.

Cheers

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  # 229514 30-Jun-2009 12:30
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was going to buy one, but now having second thoughts due to VF 3G speeds being very poor. If no substantial improvement soon or no public announcement about a substantial improvement, then I'll probably try to head to Telecom if they bring it out.



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  # 229517 30-Jun-2009 12:35
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ZALMAN: well it would be just rude if you couldnt, im usure though

I guess they will release more info closer to the time

they must be going to have new iphone plans by the sound of it



Will you be using on vodafone or XT?

if the iphone was hsdpa 900mhz I would of stayed with vodafone

but having it drop from 3G to 2G all the time Ive gone with XT


Yea i think i will Buy it outright and go on Xt but that depends on how good the subsidys plans turn out to be.

If you can Buy them at Midnight i think i will, never done anything like that before could be good to make it more exciting i have been waiting a while.



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  # 229520 30-Jun-2009 12:37
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I don't think Xt will be getting the iPhone any time soon motorwayne ?

But if so what makes you say that?

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  # 229528 30-Jun-2009 12:50
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ZALMAN: I was going to buy one on the 10th but im going to aussie on the 18 so will wait untill then

apple is selling them unlocked at there stores for $879 AUD for 16GB or $1040 AUD for 32GB

plus I can claim the gst back at the airport


I've said this in a couple of places. There is no NZ accessible warranty for an Australian purchased iPhone. If something goes wrong you will have to go back to an Apple Store in Sydney or Melbourne to get it assessed.

They don't accept couriers either, so you (or a friend) will literally have to get on a plane.

Is that risk worth the $200???




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  # 229529 30-Jun-2009 12:53
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Not to me, i will be buying from the local store and not threw Vodafone Website, unless you can pre order and Pickup from the Store like in the US?

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  # 229545 30-Jun-2009 13:38
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getting back GST from aust is so easy.. you just show them the receipt and your goods.. and swipe your credit card.. and they will credit back...
its that easy...
and as for apple product.. i think you can get it warranty at any place...
apple usually has international warranty...
i bought my macbook pro there.. and got it serviced it here no prob... so i dont see any worries you guys have... :P

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  # 229547 30-Jun-2009 13:39
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motorwayne: was going to buy one, but now having second thoughts due to VF 3G speeds being very poor. If no substantial improvement soon or no public announcement about a substantial improvement, then I'll probably try to head to Telecom if they bring it out.


Australia have a tourist tax refund scheme where you can claim back the GST component of your purchase at the airport when you leave the country.

I'm not overly sure of the exact requirements for this, but they used to be something like you had to purchase at least AUD$300 of goods from the one store, and all goods had to be on the same store receipt (totally AUD$300+).  You also have to take the goods with you as carry on luggage so you can present them to the TRS if requested.

So if your purchased a mohair cardigan (AUD$119.95), a pair of corduroy strides (AUD$179.95) and a lollipop (AUD$0.25) total (AUD$300.15), as long as they were purchased from the same store and appear on the same receipt (could have been purchased at two separate times and had the retailer issue a new combined receipt), then you would get the GST back across the entire purchase.

An iPhone purchase would be much simpler than this.  Snap up some accessories at the same time too and you save the GST on them as well.

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  # 229549 30-Jun-2009 13:41
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satch has got it exactly right... thats how it is... :)
i go there frequently.. and it still is the case..
hope that helps everyone..

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  # 229550 30-Jun-2009 13:41
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You would also need to, some how, make sure you will not being paying import duty, and tax when you bring it into the country.
I guess that will come down to how the product is presented and packaged when you come through customs.

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  # 229552 30-Jun-2009 13:47
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if you buy it for yourself.. and have it all unwrapped... then you have nothing to worry about..
but however if you were to bring an additional one... then yes.. you might get asked...

in my own experience.. when it was just for myself.. ive never had problem....
my 2 cents for those interested :)

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  # 229555 30-Jun-2009 13:50
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scho047: getting back GST from aust is so easy.. you just show them the receipt and your goods.. and swipe your credit card.. and they will credit back...

its that easy...

and as for apple product.. i think you can get it warranty at any place...

apple usually has international warranty...

i bought my macbook pro there.. and got it serviced it here no prob... so i dont see any worries you guys have... :P


For Laptops and portable computers yes, for iPhones, NO!

http://www.apple.com/support/iphone/service/faq/#repair3

Can I get my iPhone serviced outside the country of purchase?
No, service for eligible repairs is only available in the country where your iPhone was originally purchased.

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