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wellyg33k
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  #534872 18-Oct-2011 18:09
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codyc1515:
johnr:
mattbush: Keep calling the 0800 APPLE number and asking them why NZ customers are being treated in a shabby fashion.


What is the point of this?

Agreed, the only thing that will result from this is making other people have to wait longer in the "queue" while some person rants about not being able to get a phone. 


And having rung Apple recently I'd be pretty pissed if someone was doing that

 
 
 

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  #534910 18-Oct-2011 19:28
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This sort of price gouging comes around with every new product. I remember when the SGS2 first came out there were people on TM selling them for $1600+ now that can be picked up for half that price..




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oxnsox
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  #534988 18-Oct-2011 22:37
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This sort of 'why-do-we-pay-soo-much-here' post comes up every time Apple release a new product.....
And not surprisingly (the informed) comments are always the same.



codyc1515

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  #534989 18-Oct-2011 22:40
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oxnsox: This sort of 'why-do-we-pay-soo-much-here' post comes up every time Apple release a new product.....
And not surprisingly (the informed) comments are always the same.

Then pin the thread? 

mackiwi
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  #535462 20-Oct-2011 09:47

wellyg33k:
codyc1515:
johnr:
mattbush: Keep calling the 0800 APPLE number and asking them why NZ customers are being treated in a shabby fashion.


What is the point of this?

Agreed, the only thing that will result from this is making other people have to wait longer in the "queue" while some person rants about not being able to get a phone. 


And having rung Apple recently I'd be pretty pissed if someone was doing that


If it wasnt for vodafone jacking up the price of iphones this year, we would have likely been included in the 2nd round of the launch. (Really? Lichenstein gets it before NZ, REALLY?)

Not to fear though, on yesterdays earnings call, Tim Cook explained that they delayed adding additional international carriers until after the iphone 4s launch - so its very likely we will see the iPhone heading to Telecom in December.

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  #535467 20-Oct-2011 10:00
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mackiwi:
(Really? Lichenstein gets it before NZ, REALLY?)
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Why is that hard to understand? UNLESS they've moved their country to be at least 3 hours away from the nearest continent....

mackiwi
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  #535474 20-Oct-2011 10:14

blakamin:
mackiwi:
(Really? Lichenstein gets it before NZ, REALLY?)
.


Why is that hard to understand? UNLESS they've moved their country to be at least 3 hours away from the nearest continent....


Its hard to understand given that NZ was the first country to get the iphone 3G, and the fact that lichtenstein has a popualtion of just 38,000 people.



Mark
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  #535487 20-Oct-2011 10:27
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mackiwi:
Its hard to understand given that NZ was the first country to get the iphone 3G, and the fact that lichtenstein has a popualtion of just 38,000 people.


Well with such a low population that probably just makes it even easier!  Sounds like a single pallet of iphones will do for the whole country, don't even have to bother setting up a distribution channel just sell them to a single shop :-)

JimmyC
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  #535541 20-Oct-2011 11:56
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Mark:
Well with such a low population that probably just makes it even easier!  Sounds like a single pallet of iphones will do for the whole country, don't even have to bother setting up a distribution channel just sell them to a single shop :-)


Why bother taking it to a shop, just sell it straight from the airport or wharf! :-)

People will always pay premium for any new tech. Anyone remember the story of the guys that bought a PS3 and then proceeded to smash it right infront of others who'd been in a queue for days to get their own... it's all madness I tellz ya.



mackiwi
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  #535567 20-Oct-2011 12:30

Mark:
mackiwi:
Its hard to understand given that NZ was the first country to get the iphone 3G, and the fact that lichtenstein has a popualtion of just 38,000 people.


Well with such a low population that probably just makes it even easier!  Sounds like a single pallet of iphones will do for the whole country, don't even have to bother setting up a distribution channel just sell them to a single shop :-)


Good point.

Actually, looking at the list below it seems its bascially all of europe getting it later this month (+ mexico), whereas every english speaking country (except NZ) already has it: US, Canada, Australia, UK.
"iPhone 4S will roll out worldwide to 22 more countries by the end of October including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland."

Mark
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  #535589 20-Oct-2011 13:21
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mackiwi: 

Actually, looking at the list below it seems its bascially all of europe getting it later this month (+ mexico), whereas every english speaking country (except NZ) already has it: US, Canada, Australia, UK.
"iPhone 4S will roll out worldwide to 22 more countries by the end of October including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland."


Makes a person wonder if our local telcos have done something to nark off Apple ?

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