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# 20891 9-Apr-2008 09:34
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8GB iphone, new, still has protective film on screen.

Brought back from US last week by a mate, box ditched before coming through customs but all acessories/manual etc are supplied, still in original packaging.

Running 1.1.4, fully unlocked and compatible with vodafone.

$625 inc free overnight courier in New Zealand.

Also listed on trademe so may sell there first.

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  # 122259 9-Apr-2008 10:04
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 . .. keeps tapping fingers thinking one day I'll buy an iphone Smile

Curious, have TM allowed the listing ? I thought they didn't permit stuff you couldn't yet buy in NZ - set when the PS3 was launched but folks couldn't buy one in NZ. Best of luck with the sale too.

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  # 122266 9-Apr-2008 10:26
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it's definitely against Trade Me terms to sell an iPhone, they have staff checking for this kinda thing so you might find your listing will get taken down.  They made that decision last year when it was released.  Pain really because a lot of people legitimately have one in their possession that they want to sell, but Trade Me didn't want to open the flood gates to scammers and others that don't have one in their possession but can still get them to sell - to sell on trade me you have to actually have the item in your possession.

that said, i'm keen....i'll pm you

 
 
 
 




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Yeah I was aware about the trademe rules, I listed it as a iph0ne, instead of iphone. If you do a search for iphone it won't come up because of the zero.

Not sure how trademe monitor the auctions but if they rely on a simple search they won't find it.Laughing

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  # 122273 9-Apr-2008 10:55
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There's automated systems but they also have people trolling the site for that kinda thing.  I know someone who works in CS there so I hear some wicked stories on things people try to sell.  And I often get a call when they aren't sure if something like OEM software is legal or not :)

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marmel: Yeah I was aware about the trademe rules, I listed it as a iph0ne, instead of iphone. If you do a search for iphone it won't come up because of the zero.

Not sure how trademe monitor the auctions but if they rely on a simple search they won't find it.Laughing

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  # 122278 9-Apr-2008 11:11
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tonyhughes: 3 words: Community watch


I can only count 2 words there tony.




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tonyhughes: 3 words: Community watch




I can only count 2 words there tony.

3 words for ya: I know

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I think it's crazy anyway that trademe won't let users sell iphones. How many other GSM phones that are not available in NZ are sold? Heaps. What about all of the iphone "copies" that get sold, they aren't official NZ phones either but they don't get pulled by the admin. How many N95's were sold before they were released here, quite a few if I recall.

I suspect that there has to be something else going on here.

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  # 122309 9-Apr-2008 13:57
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marmel: I think it's crazy anyway that trademe won't let users sell iphones. How many other GSM phones that are not available in NZ are sold? Heaps. What about all of the iphone "copies" that get sold, they aren't official NZ phones either but they don't get pulled by the admin. How many N95's were sold before they were released here, quite a few if I recall.

I suspect that there has to be something else going on here.

I think its a legitmate strategy. N95s appeal, but not the 'mass market' appeal that the iPhone has. Therefore, in my opinion, Non-savvy iPhone buys *could* be more susceptible to being ripped off with fakes, phoneys, or outright cons (no product).

Though I do know a number of people who bought touch-screen N95s with 2MP cameras from Trademe for about $300/$400. When will people learn??







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  # 122311 9-Apr-2008 14:04
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tonyhughes:
Though I do know a number of people who bought touch-screen N95s with 2MP cameras from Trademe for about $300/$400. When will people learn??


I bet they called Trade Me to complain about it all too :)  They get so many calls for that type of thing.  How they don't realise that Trade Me are an impartial meeting place for people to sell and buy is beyond me.  If you were ripped off by a classified in the newspaper would you call the paper to demand your money back?  Not likely.

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  # 122478 10-Apr-2008 09:34
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Just a quick thank you to Marmel - iPhone arrived this morning in wonderful condition and I'm extremely happy with it.  Certainly Marmel is a man to be trusted!  Thank you again!!

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