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# 41363 14-Sep-2009 19:05
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I'm looking at getting an iPhone and came across phonesdirect.co.nz


http://www.phonesdirect.co.nz/Apple-s/604.htm


Does anyone know why these are so expensive? I've got no idea, does Phones Direct sell them with some sort of extras?


Thanks

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  # 255702 14-Sep-2009 19:08
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Don't like the price purchase somewhere else its that simple

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  # 255703 14-Sep-2009 19:12
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here is my 2 cents, I would not touch them with a ten foot barge pole!
Their website is terrible, and the ssl cert cannot be verified.

You have to pay for all shipping costs on repairs, even if it is in warranty.

It seems that they do the repairs themselves, so you cannot guarantee they will use genuine parts. Also, I thought you had to be approved by apple to sell apple? I see nothing to say they are an authorised reseller and repairer.

 
 
 
 


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  # 255705 14-Sep-2009 19:14
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Might be fakes plus there prices are crazy!! WTF

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  # 255725 14-Sep-2009 20:07
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Yep that place looks VERY dodgy!

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  # 255733 14-Sep-2009 20:48
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Send them some feedback (contact us)


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  # 255752 14-Sep-2009 21:55
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Very dodgy, front page say the accept credit card, paypal etc but on check out all they accept is "direct bank transfer". That way you will nevr see your money again.

Stay away!

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  # 255756 14-Sep-2009 22:11
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I bought my phone 2 months ago from them. Use to operate from Cambridge then. Now it's showing Tauranga.




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

 
 
 
 


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  # 255760 14-Sep-2009 22:37
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http://www.phonesdirect.co.nz/aboutus.asp

Lol, each phone is taken out of the box before being sent, ie the tech takes it out, uses it for a few weeks himself, and sends it of as "tested" to justify it already been open.

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  # 255847 15-Sep-2009 13:21
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A guy from my work reversed a bank transaction the other day... this wasn't a credit card transaction either. So they will do it.

Wonder if they make money. Sounds pretty funny to me. Cant see any benefit at all from buying from them?




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  # 255864 15-Sep-2009 13:52
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It's cheaper to buy from Apple NZ or Vodafone. Why would you buy from these guys??

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  # 255866 15-Sep-2009 13:56
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rp1790: It's cheaper to buy from Apple NZ or Vodafone. Why would you buy from these guys??


Thats what were trying to work out :)




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  # 255927 15-Sep-2009 18:18
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No idea why the prices are as they are, since they are ridiculously high.

However, I have purchased from Paul before (assuming he still runs the company)

he was good when I purchased my TyTN II from him, however, did have issues with it and it did take quite some time to get sorted.

As far as the iPhone is concerned - Stay away, go get one locally if you are determined.
Especially since the iPhone warranty is only valid within the purchased country.

So if it ships from HK, then it would in theory, be a HK warranty.



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  # 255935 15-Sep-2009 19:16
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Think Paul has gone:


Phones Direct, which you were a customer of mine at, has been sold.

I am now CEO of Global Communications where our aim is to provide a range of VoIP telecommunication services, smart phone and rugged & ultra mobile products that will not only provide excellent service but gives you a total solution for all your communication needs.

...

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GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS LTD
http://www.globalcommunications.co.nz/main.html





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  # 255990 16-Sep-2009 05:56
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>_>

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Why is a company that is meant to be 100% NZ owned have a website operating out of California ? And the domain is registered to a company called "Volusion" in California :(

http://whois.domaintools.com/phonesdirect.co.nz
http://whois.domaintools.com/69.162.243.166




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  # 255991 16-Sep-2009 06:31
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Umm.. Learn to Read a whois ... :-)

See below.


Volusion is their name servers...

The Owner is..

registrant_contact_name: Paul Scoble
registrant_contact_address1: 19 Vogel Street
registrant_contact_city: Cambridge
registrant_contact_country: NZ (NEW ZEALAND)
registrant_contact_phone: +7 82 79502
registrant_contact_email: paulscoble@ihug.co.nz


Anyway.. maybe Paul wants to comment on his prices of iPhone's alot higher than retail in New Zealand ?

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