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  # 1869220 20-Sep-2017 11:56
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My Spark preorder has now been delivered and I'm setting it up as I type.

 

 

 

Beautiful device, the case I have appears to render the fingerprint scanner totally useless unfortunately, oh well, was only about $5.

 

 

 

 

 



Pics with today's news paper or it didn't happen

 

Seconded. 

 

 


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  # 1869256 20-Sep-2017 12:12
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I don't really mind waiting till friday.  My case has just turned up at home for it so that is a bonus :)  I got the Samsung Alcantara in green :)


 
 
 
 


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  # 1869262 20-Sep-2017 12:15
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Ohh how's the Alcantara? I bought the Samsung LED case and I just received my skin for the phone but I've been eyeing up a black Alcantara case

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  # 1869266 20-Sep-2017 12:19
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MissyMoo: Ohh how's the Alcantara? I bought the Samsung LED case and I just received my skin for the phone but I've been eyeing up a black Alcantara case

 

Don't know.  I am at work and the case is at home :(

 

I will post some photos a little later when i get home :)


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  # 1869313 20-Sep-2017 12:57
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stevenz:My Spark preorder has now been delivered and I'm setting it up as I type.

 

Beautiful device, the case I have appears to render the fingerprint scanner totally useless unfortunately, oh well, was only about $5.



Glad you've got your note! That's awesome.

One thing I never understood is how people reason spending $1000 or more on a phone but won't spend more than $20 on a case... If you're going to use a case, why not protect it with a good quality case. No offense intended just something I don't understand.

 

I didn't realise it shipped with a case anyway. The other transparent case I got from ALiExpress for $3 appears to be virtually identical in design and quality to the "genuine" Samsung one that the phone ships with. The difference being that the Samsung one is hard plastic whereas the cheap one is rubber and covers the ports a bit better so probably actually more protective.

 

 





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  # 1869314 20-Sep-2017 12:59
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networkn:
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networkn:Called HN, they know nothing about an early release. The guy said devices hadn't arrived in store yet! He is going to call around and call me back. Said he would do his best to sort my phone today if it were possible. 

 

Can you sort mine too hahaha. Let me know how you get one as I had the exact same response on Monday

 

The guy called back. I can't tell if he is being truthful but his response is that Brightstar don't have their stock yet, and will get it tomorrow, ship it tomorrow for Delivery Friday, might be able to pick up Friday, Saturday or Monday.

 

I asked him how Spark customers are getting devices today, he said Brightstar told him that wasn't possible as they hadn't released any stock.

 

Really disappointed. 

 

FWIW mine shipped direct from Ingram Micro.





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  # 1869320 20-Sep-2017 13:01
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stevenz:

 

FWIW mine shipped direct from Ingram Micro.

 

 

 

 

Who did you purchase through? I thought they were a wholesaler? Their site doesnt show Note 8 for sale? Just curious


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  # 1869411 20-Sep-2017 14:32
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Samsung finally got back to me. I can't attach images any more but this is what they said.


Hi Carly, our retail partners & mobile operators run their own launch deals ... so final pricing, bundles & specials as well as delivery dates are decided by them. Thanks for your enthusiasm. It's only a matter of days now. Not too long to go~

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  # 1869412 20-Sep-2017 14:34
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So here is the case

 

 

 

Depending on the lighting it can look a bit lighter than the image.

 


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  # 1869459 20-Sep-2017 15:02
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Mine just arrived by courier from 2 degrees!

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  # 1869463 20-Sep-2017 15:05
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Ropata: Mine just arrived by courier from 2 degrees!

 

I hate you a little right now lol

 

 


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  # 1869468 20-Sep-2017 15:08
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Ropata: Mine just arrived by courier from 2 degrees!

 

I hate you a little right now lol

 

 

 

 

HAHA, yeah I was thinking the same. 

 

 

 

As I have gotten older, my ability to be patient has been much improved. Gadgets are the exception. I find myself barely able to contain myself from visiting Harvey Normans and demanding they sort me a phone today.

 

 


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  # 1869470 20-Sep-2017 15:09
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networkn:

 

tripp:

 

Ropata: Mine just arrived by courier from 2 degrees!

 

I hate you a little right now lol

 

 

 

 

HAHA, yeah I was thinking the same. 

 

 

 

As I have gotten older, my ability to be patient has been much improved. Gadgets are the exception. I find myself barely able to contain myself from visiting Harvey Normans and demanding they sort me a phone today.

 

 

 

 

You and me both, but it's only a couple more days.  Not a major


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  # 1869471 20-Sep-2017 15:10
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tripp:

 

 

 

but it's only a couple more days.  Not a major

 

 

Feels Major. 

 

For everyone else in the rest of the thread, please don't post about receiving your item until I post that I have mine. Thanking you kindly. 

 

 

 

Upon consideration, I think it's only reasonable that you who have them, return them till Friday.


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  # 1869473 20-Sep-2017 15:12
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Ropata: Mine just arrived by courier from 2 degrees!


Called my 2D store again after seeing this and demanded my phone. Well not quite, but the guy was shocked that people were receiving them especially from 2D. He confirmed definitely Friday. Bugga.

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