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  Reply # 1625050 7-Sep-2016 13:19
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Mmm I'm pretty close in deciding on getting a refund and waiting next year. The force is strong with this one.


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  Reply # 1625053 7-Sep-2016 13:25
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sep11guy:

 

now my question here is a bit off track but still note 7 related

 

 So the big guys NL, spark, Voda and so on will all def get the product changed and swapped with new inventory no doubt, so that they comply etc.

 

 But what about these smaller players , the parallel imported - will they be doing the same?

 

 will they also take all these efforts to get this changed with new units ?

 

 As a consumer how does one know ?

 

 Say if i wanted to wait till xmas and get it parallel imported, how do i know its not the old stock , but its actually the new stock with battery replaced.

 

 Thats one of main things going thru my head right now, and also for everyone else who is planning to buy note 7 in future.

 

 any thoughts ? :) 

 

 

My thoughts are that it is for these very reasons I don't buy parallel imported phones.


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  Reply # 1625056 7-Sep-2016 13:34
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agree but as time passes by and the phones get older, the problem is the big retailer still maintain the RRP pricing

 

 

 

whilst the parallel imported one's compete with each other and provide international pricing.

 

 

 

And that can save one $150-$500 ++ given a product.

 

 

 

 

 

But with Note 7 battery issue now, its opened a whole new can of worms and i wouldnt be comfortable to buy one, unless samsung releases some sort of a new packging with some unique watermark which says that the product has been changed with new battery and new firmware etc.

 

 

 

I doubt if samsung will go to that lengths but that will only be the right way to do. And on top of that MARKET it so that there is consumer awareness around it - which will eventually force parallel importers to get their units changed.

 

 

 

I wish if we had a samsung exec on geekzone! 




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  Reply # 1625062 7-Sep-2016 13:45
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@sep11guy: So it boils down to either (a) save money and be exposed to more risk via parallel sources, or (b) pay more for less risk via mainstream. As others have said above, I know which route I prefer.


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  Reply # 1625065 7-Sep-2016 13:48
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eracode:

 

@sep11guy: So it boils down to either (a) save money and be exposed to more risk via parallel sources, or (b) pay more for less risk via mainstream. As others have said above, I know which route I prefer.

 

 

 

 

Some of us who have had the bad experiences with the parallel import have quit buying from them already. 




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  Reply # 1625069 7-Sep-2016 13:51
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ibuksh:

 

eracode:

 

@sep11guy: So it boils down to either (a) save money and be exposed to more risk via parallel sources, or (b) pay more for less risk via mainstream. As others have said above, I know which route I prefer.

 

 

 

 

Some of us who have had the bad experiences with the parallel import have quit buying from them already. 

 

 

The old cliché - 'you get what you pay for'.


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  Reply # 1625071 7-Sep-2016 13:53
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Some of us who have had the bad experiences with the parallel import have quit buying from them already. 

 

 

 

 

i have nothing but (touchwood) very good exp ( 5-6+ phones) so far with parallel import.

 

 

 

so for me its quite a biggie


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  Reply # 1625086 7-Sep-2016 14:24
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sep11guy:

 

agree but as time passes by and the phones get older, the problem is the big retailer still maintain the RRP pricing

 

 

 

whilst the parallel imported one's compete with each other and provide international pricing.

 

 

 

And that can save one $150-$500 ++ given a product.

 

 

 

 

 

But with Note 7 battery issue now, its opened a whole new can of worms and i wouldnt be comfortable to buy one, unless samsung releases some sort of a new packging with some unique watermark which says that the product has been changed with new battery and new firmware etc.

 

 

 

I doubt if samsung will go to that lengths but that will only be the right way to do. And on top of that MARKET it so that there is consumer awareness around it - which will eventually force parallel importers to get their units changed.

 

 

 

I wish if we had a samsung exec on geekzone! 

 

 

 

 

It's interesting to see that often in the USA, RRP bears not the slightest resemblance to what the consumer is charged for anything. Americans often refer to the 'street price' for items, being the discounted amounts that goods are usually sold to them at!






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  Reply # 1625100 7-Sep-2016 15:05
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Hmmmm ....... after 10 days of (I thought very careful) use of this Note 7, I have noticed a hairline fracture at the bottom end on the back of the phone. As much as I love this phone, I am beginning to have more and more concerns.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1625145 7-Sep-2016 16:04
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DaveB:

 

Hmmmm ....... after 10 days of (I thought very careful) use of this Note 7, I have noticed a hairline fracture at the bottom end on the back of the phone. As much as I love this phone, I am beginning to have more and more concerns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh. Will you be seeking redress for that over and above any battery-related issues?






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  Reply # 1625147 7-Sep-2016 16:07
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Geektastic:

 

DaveB:

 

Hmmmm ....... after 10 days of (I thought very careful) use of this Note 7, I have noticed a hairline fracture at the bottom end on the back of the phone. As much as I love this phone, I am beginning to have more and more concerns.

 

 

 

 Oh. Will you be seeking redress for that over and above any battery-related issues?

 

 

Now would be a good time to return it for the recall and get a new one in few weeks time


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  Reply # 1625189 7-Sep-2016 17:00
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Geektastic:

 

DaveB:

 

Hmmmm ....... after 10 days of (I thought very careful) use of this Note 7, I have noticed a hairline fracture at the bottom end on the back of the phone. As much as I love this phone, I am beginning to have more and more concerns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh. Will you be seeking redress for that over and above any battery-related issues?

 

 

 

 

I don't think I have any reason to seek redress for what I assume is my own fault. The phone is listed for replacement when new stocks arrive, but I think a case will definitely be needed, which is a shame. It's a little strange because the phone has not been dropped at all. I haven't even tested it submerged in a pint of Old Speckled Hen yet!


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  Reply # 1625221 7-Sep-2016 18:40
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DaveB:

 

Geektastic:

 

DaveB:

 

Hmmmm ....... after 10 days of (I thought very careful) use of this Note 7, I have noticed a hairline fracture at the bottom end on the back of the phone. As much as I love this phone, I am beginning to have more and more concerns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh. Will you be seeking redress for that over and above any battery-related issues?

 

 

 

 

I don't think I have any reason to seek redress for what I assume is my own fault. The phone is listed for replacement when new stocks arrive, but I think a case will definitely be needed, which is a shame. It's a little strange because the phone has not been dropped at all. I haven't even tested it submerged in a pint of Old Speckled Hen yet!

 

 

Well, you could always try Wadworth's 6X?

 

 

 

Surely not your fault if you have been careful - it ought not to crack in the first 10 days (or ever ideally!).






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  Reply # 1625228 7-Sep-2016 18:55
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A phone will not crack itself..... The amount of times customers try this on is amazing, yea I get it they never intended to damage their phone, but that's what insurance is for (if they payout that is).

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  Reply # 1625241 7-Sep-2016 19:21
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johny99: A phone will not crack itself..... The amount of times customers try this on is amazing, yea I get it they never intended to damage their phone, but that's what insurance is for (if they payout that is).

 

Hmmm ... we have gone from a hairline facture which is (upon closer inspection) just a scratch to a full blown crack in just a few posts. I am questioning the resilience of this new Gorilla Glass 5 and acknowledge that quite possibly a naked Note 7 will not stand up to the wear and tear that maybe my Note 2, 3 and 4 did. So maybe a full case when my new one arrives.

 

But yeah, people try it on. I work in an industry closely related to insurance and just when you thought you had seen it all .......... along comes another bright inventive soul lol.


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