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Topic # 114542 22-Feb-2013 20:28
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I really want a Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 on Vodafone however the only stores near me stock a Telecom only version which means I have to buy it online.

Can you guys recommend any good online retailers? I was about to get it from Expert Infotech but their reviews on pricespy seem fishy and from another thread I stumbled across (which pretty much confirmed they were fake reviews) their after sales support seems pretty crap as well.

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  Reply # 767899 22-Feb-2013 20:32
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I bought my Galaxy Note 1 at Expert Infotech in North Shore Glenfield and they were not bad! At least they have a physical store.... not like "TechBrands LTD" which ...............

An online retailer I would recommend is mobicity. They do quite good deals and are quite nice to deal with!




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  Reply # 767907 22-Feb-2013 20:47
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sonyxperiageek: I bought my Galaxy Note 1 at Expert Infotech in North Shore Glenfield and they were not bad! At least they have a physical store.... not like "TechBrands LTD" which ...............

An online retailer I would recommend is mobicity. They do quite good deals and are quite nice to deal with!


+1 for Mobicity, especially now that they've cleared up their dodgy GST practices.

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Here's the one you're after.






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  Reply # 767913 22-Feb-2013 20:59
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I picked up a few bits and pieces over the Xmas period from Expert Infotech and have just gotten an HTC One X for Dad from them.  No issues at all.



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  Reply # 768644 24-Feb-2013 22:15
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Thanks for the responses. I spoke with the Brother in law who said he'd got his phone through Expert Infotech and hadn't had any problems so I might just give them a shot.

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  Reply # 768646 24-Feb-2013 22:25
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Why not the Vodafone online store?

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  Reply # 768744 25-Feb-2013 10:01
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I've bought 3 phones from Expert Info Tech and they have been fantastic.  Overnight delivery on two phones and two days on the other.  Also, on all three phones they had the best price available.

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  Reply # 768770 25-Feb-2013 10:47
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rp1790: I've bought 3 phones from Expert Info Tech and they have been fantastic.  Overnight delivery on two phones and two days on the other.  Also, on all three phones they had the best price available.


expert INFO tech advertise handsets that only support 2G/3G as supporting 4G / LTE I pointed this out to them on trademe so they blocked me!



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  Reply # 768800 25-Feb-2013 11:20
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johnr: Why not the Vodafone online store?


Because VF don't stock it. In fact no major retailer in NZ stock a Vodafone version of this phone.

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  Reply # 768825 25-Feb-2013 12:07
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I purchased a phone from Expert Infotech a few years back and they were great. We've also purchased a camera from them and they were really good.

I have heard good things about Mobicity too, tho I haven't used them myself (Other than for an accessory)




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  Reply # 768835 25-Feb-2013 12:20
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I've made several purchases at both Mobicity and E-Infotech, nil problems with either.




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  Reply # 781638 14-Mar-2013 13:54
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Just in case anyone stumbles across this in the future, I got the phone from einfo in the end. They fumbled the order and forget to dispatch it initially (wasn't till I called up for a courier number the next day that they said they hadn't filled the order) then then sent me the wrong colour. Once I had proof that it was being sent back such as the courier track and trace, they sent out the proper phone.

Interestingly it was a polish phone, and the box appeared to have been slightly knocked around and had even been opened up but everything looked to be in place. Most importantly the IMEI number matched that of the box. Everything seems to work fine.

One minor gripe, their postage to Wgtn was around $24 and yet it only cost me $8.50 to send it back via a single pre-purchased track/trace/Signature Required courierpost bag.


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  Reply # 781643 14-Mar-2013 14:00
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Last phone I got from them they had opened the box to put in an adapter as it has an overseas charger




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  Reply # 781663 14-Mar-2013 14:17
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The first phone box they sent looked less beat up but didn't have a broken factory seal. The second one was more beat up and was clearly opened. Both times they added the powered plug adapter separately in the courier bag.

I'm not really sure why they'd need to open some boxes however I'm not going to stress too much about it. I'm pretty picky with stuff like this so after looking over the phone for any smudges or scratches, it seemed new.

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  Reply # 781697 14-Mar-2013 15:32
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Bought my S3 from them in person, Opened the box with them on the spot, Little stuffing around stuffed the adapter in it but all seemed fine. I have now bought 2 phones and a PSU from them myself, S3 and my HTC Desire with no issues, A number of friends have bought from them also without issues.

In saying that I don't trust them at all when it comes to support, I've been messed over with them over RAM a number of years ago before they moved to their current location and expanded.




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  Reply # 781707 14-Mar-2013 15:45
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tigercorp: I picked up a few bits and pieces over the Xmas period from Expert Infotech and have just gotten an HTC One X for Dad from them.  No issues at all.


+1 expert infotech

bought a couple from them





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