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I picked up an Essential black 128GB phone over Christmas (thanks to a friend coming over from the US). Had planned to switch over to it but on reflection, given all my investment in Moto Mods (I have a Moto Z with the battery mod, JBL speaker and courtesy of a GZ member, the projector), I thought I would not use the Essential phone.

 

 

 

Before I consider sticking it on Trademe, just wondering if any GZ members were interested in the phone. It's new in box but of course but would not have a warranty apart from possibly shipping it back to Amazon who are pretty good with these sort of things.





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  #1928190 2-Jan-2018 20:12
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ARGGHHH... Damn xmas!!!


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  #1928288 2-Jan-2018 22:20
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How much were you thinking of?

 
 
 
 




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  #1928357 3-Jan-2018 09:25
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I saw a couple on Trademe same model for $1010 so $875 or make me a reasonable offer.





Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

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System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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  #1931030 5-Jan-2018 20:20
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I would go $700 which is what I assume it cost given the exchange rate.




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  #1938178 13-Jan-2018 16:26
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Actually I was thinking of about $850. Still available for anybody who is interested.





Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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  #1939762 16-Jan-2018 14:38
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I'd be keen to buy for $800.

 

Interested? :)




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  #1941574 17-Jan-2018 15:20
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As I said $850 and I'll throw in tracked shipping if required.




Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #1941635 17-Jan-2018 17:39
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So near yet so far!




Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


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  #1941647 17-Jan-2018 18:44
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  #1941651 17-Jan-2018 19:01
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Coil:

 

$499 USD currently (690 NZD @ 17/01) , https://www.amazon.com/Essential-Phone-Unlocked-Display-Camera/dp/B074BWGRKH/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1516167605&sr=8-1&keywords=essential++phone+128

Get it sent to youshop, set the value at $1. 
Profit. 

 

 

 

 

I am sure Youshop would question the $1 value since they open all items. Then you might just lose it there.

 

And if you declare it correctly there is GST to pay plus customs clearance.

 

I am just offering to remove all that hassle but it's up to the buyer.

 

 

 

But I will take $840





Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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  #1941868 18-Jan-2018 10:09
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can get it brand new landed for $846.92 directly from amazon, plus $142 of that is the customs deposit which they usually over state and get some refunded.

 

 




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  #1941985 18-Jan-2018 12:57
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We must be looking at different pages.

This is what I got when I tried to purchase from amazon.



$639US is about $925NZ

Anyway since I didn't receive any reasonable offers I'll probably just keep the phone and use myself.






Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 




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  #1941987 18-Jan-2018 12:57
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We must be looking at different pages.

This is what I got when I tried to purchase from amazon.



$639US is about $925NZ

Anyway since I didn't receive any reasonable offers I'll probably just keep the phone and use myself.






Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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  #1941991 18-Jan-2018 13:09
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Yep I got roughly the same price, OP price is a good deal, however most people never want to pay advertised price as if it's not a good price when it clearly is



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  #1942053 18-Jan-2018 15:39
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these are the numbers when i checkout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By placing your order, you agree to Amazon's privacy notice and conditions of use.

 

 

 

 

 

Amazon Currency Converter is Enabled. 

 

  Learn more

 

 

 

Order Summary

 

 

 

 

 

 

Items:

 

NZD 691.51

 

 

 

Shipping & handling:

 

NZD 13.33

 

 

 


 

 

 

Total before tax:

 

NZD 704.84

 

 

 

Estimated tax to be collected:

 

NZD 0.00

 

 

 

Import Fees Deposit

 

NZD 142.08

 

 

 


 

 

 

Order total:

 

NZD 846.92

 

 

 

 

 

 


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