I wanted to buy from a Telecom retail, but none in my area (Wellington) had any in stock, although Lambton Quay was supposedly getting some in later today.
I got mine from Dick Smith, they said what we all know, it was the hardest phone to stock out of the 3 biggest hitters right now, GS4, HTC One and Xperia Z. They were also implying (I think) that Telecom was a bit iffy about them selling them.
Anyway, the good and surprisingly part was, I got a sim free and $50 credit. Im on 2Degrees but might just use the data or something.
Asked to open the box up in store so I could look at the gap problem, maybe a slight gap, but nothing to worry about.