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Topic # 226336 2-Jan-2018 19:55
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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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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. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


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


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



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  Reply # 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.





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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. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


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https://plus.google.com/+laurencechiu

 

 


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





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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. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


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https://plus.google.com/+laurencechiu

 

 


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

 

Interested? :)




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




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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. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


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

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  Reply # 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





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. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


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  Reply # 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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  Reply # 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.






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. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


My Google+ page 

 

 

 

https://plus.google.com/+laurencechiu

 

 




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  Reply # 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.






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. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


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https://plus.google.com/+laurencechiu

 

 


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  Reply # 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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  Reply # 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. 

 

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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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