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Master Geek


# 38029 23-Jul-2009 13:02
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New stock has arrived at DSE Powerhouses. DSE website shows Sylvia Park Powerhouse with stock, but I also called Palmerston North and they have 4 Black 32GB iPhone 3GS's

I suggest those who have been waiting call thier local and high tail it in there.


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Ultimate Geek


  # 238271 23-Jul-2009 14:25
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Be prepared to not be allowed to buy the handset by itself as they are contracted through vodafone so you will probably only be able to get them on contract




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  # 238306 23-Jul-2009 15:51
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After speaking to Michael (Apparently the Cellphone specialist) at DSE Powerhouse Palmerston North, Vodafone prepay customers can also purchase outright. They just need you to sign a form to state that you have been advised of the iPhone plans and have requested not to go on one.

 
 
 
 


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  # 238319 23-Jul-2009 16:34
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Just called them, looks like Tohe was correct. You do have to sign a decleration. Going to hopefully go in tonight to get one! :D

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  # 238378 23-Jul-2009 18:53
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Probably a good idea to buy from DSE than from Vodafone shops, that way if there's anything wrong with the phone you may be able to take it back and exchange for a new one on the spot. At Voda shop they'll sent it back to Apple and you gotta wait 4 days to get a replacement.



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Master Geek


  # 238385 23-Jul-2009 19:09
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DSE also have their own extended warranty plan which is cheaper than applecare

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Ultimate Geek


  # 238396 23-Jul-2009 19:21
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Tohe: DSE also have their own extended warranty plan which is cheaper than applecare


Yes it definatly is more money for value, the only thing about applecare is that you get phone support from apple which a standard extended warranty dosn't cover. If you just wanting the hardware cover then the DSE warranty is a good choice

About a replacement phone if it breaks down no matter where you get it from if it is outside of the "Early Failure Period" which is normally 7-14 days for most manufacturers, then it will be required to be sent away. This will most likely be the same for the iPhone whether you get it from Vodafone or DSE




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  # 238484 24-Jul-2009 00:43
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About a replacement phone if it breaks down no matter where you get it from if it is outside of the "Early Failure Period" which is normally 7-14 days for most manufacturers, then it will be required to be sent away. This will most likely be the same for the iPhone whether you get it from Vodafone or DSE



I got my 3GS from Vodafone shop and took it back after 2 days coz of a dead pixel, it was sent away :( At DSE if inside 14 days I hope you can get a replacement straight away.

 
 
 
 


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  # 238531 24-Jul-2009 09:17
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Got my 3G S 16gb at DSE Powerhouse Sylvia Park yesterday. They got stock in that afternoon and I got the very last one at 6:30pm. I spent nearly an hour there due to ridiculous Vodafone regulations.

I first went there, asked for an iPhone on prepay. The lady got it and I paid for the phone and two year extended warranty. She then brought out a lengthy form I had to sign, I signed it. I then had to show ID and she had to photocopy it. After that I had to give her my SIM card and the number. Still, after that I had to sign another lengthy form about being a Vodafone customer for more than a month and topping up within the past month. Much to my dismay, after that she had to open up the box, take the protective cover off, unpackage the box and stick my sim in the iPhone. We then waited for 25 minutes white 8.2 version of iTunes downloaded as the store didn't have it. After waiting that song we activated my iPhone, repackaged the box and I left.

I had to do all of this just because I wanted the iPhone on prepay, DSE was also very unhappy they had to do this long and ardous process. 



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Master Geek


  # 238539 24-Jul-2009 09:38
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Sheeeesh!
I didn't have to go through all that.
They sighted my sim number. I signed the form and that was it.

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  # 238574 24-Jul-2009 11:11
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Also whenever something new gets introduced like that the staff have to learn what they have to do so if it was the salespersons first time going through that process then that will slow things down also.




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  # 238610 24-Jul-2009 13:23
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System: Also whenever something new gets introduced like that the staff have to learn what they have to do so if it was the salespersons first time going through that process then that will slow things down also.

Sales person knew what they were doing and complained and said how much time this takes with each customer. Most iPhones, she said bought from DSE were put on prepay not onaccount.

Will also post my frustrations in the Vodafone forums to get my voice heard.

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