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  #2425065 21-Feb-2020 15:34
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mahdibassam:

techocrazy:


There was a post a while back that mentioned that the Samsung Education Store Discount had increased.  Here they are for anyone curious.

S20 --- $1124.25 (25% discount)
S20+ --- $1424.25 (25% discount) 
S20 Ultra --- $1649.25 (25% discount)

Something of interest is that the devices seem to be "unbranded" in that the model number doesn't end in the usual VNZ / TNZ / NZC.  For example the S20 Ultra has the code SM-G988BZKDNZO.  Yet they still make you choose a carrier at checkout.  So maybe I'm just confused.

Also the website seems a little broken for me at the moment, as I get "too many redirects" when trying to view the specs page for any of the S20 phones.  (I was keen to see if these models were still dual sim)



 


What is the website URL ? i cant find a samsung education store. thanks :)


U need to be a university student to get that discount I take it??. My sons starting uni this year he to slow to make his ID etc flipping hopeless lol




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  #2425087 21-Feb-2020 16:19
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If he's enrolled and confirmed his timetable he should automatically have those details already lmao

 
 
 
 


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  #2425096 21-Feb-2020 17:27
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Cherios:
If he's enrolled and confirmed his timetable he should automatically have those details already lmao

 

By the time he starts, the phones will have been available to the general public for a similar price - discounts are plenty for Galaxy phones several months after launch.

 

Had a look at a S20 in the flesh yesterday. Great that Samsung have finally minimised the edge curve so that it no longer distorts images on screen.


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  #2425180 21-Feb-2020 21:15
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can confirm can get 25% of Samsung products using mates ID he's at Wintec .... 





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#2425320 22-Feb-2020 11:18
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Hi all, do people recommend purchasing it off the Samsung Website (through EPP) program for the greatest reduction in price?

 

I'm contemplating between getting the phone (S20 Ultra) off PBTECH or through Samsung. Obviously I would sell the pb tech bundle but I feel like everyone is going to do that and not sure if I can break even with Samsung's discount of 25% ($550).

 

It also seems like Australia gets some further discounts alongside the EPP program which is a pity 😭; I've been following this thread - https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/518177 and they seem to get a bonus battery pack and also they can reduce the price by a further $50 if they sign up to some newsletter. 

 

Also on a side note, does Samsung accept AMEX? I see on their FAQ page (https://shop.samsung.com/nz/faq#tab2) they do but in the list of payment methods, AMEX isn't listed. I have an Amex Platinum airpoints card and would like to take advantage of the cashback + screen protection insurance.

 

 


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  #2425325 22-Feb-2020 11:32
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I also have a question around EPP. Would you get the 12 month screen replacement warranty?

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  #2425330 22-Feb-2020 11:52
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heavenlywild: I also have a question around EPP. Would you get the 12 month screen replacement warranty?

 

 

 

When I messaged the live chat, they said they didn't include that as part of the EPP program (along with Galaxy buds not being included). It's also shows up as a item in your checkout on the regular Samsung site when you attempt to purchase an S20 phone but when you purchase it through EPP, only item that shows up in your checkout is the phone itself. 


 
 
 
 


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  #2426280 24-Feb-2020 13:01
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Why is a pre order able to distort time? Once the pre order is placed all time slows and what should be just 3 weeks slows to feel like about 6 months.

 

 

 

This needs a scientific study I think 🤡





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  #2426294 24-Feb-2020 13:25
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sittingduckz:

 

Why is a pre order able to distort time? Once the pre order is placed all time slows and what should be just 3 weeks slows to feel like about 6 months.

 

 

 

This needs a scientific study I think 🤡

 

 

I believe you are experiencing "Time Dilation" from Einstein's theory of special relativity. Match your relativistic velocity to the S20, problem solved haha. Or stop observing clocks, apparently.


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  #2426821 25-Feb-2020 11:54
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Anybody worried about getting the back camera glass scratched on the Ultra? I'm weighing up the pros/cons of putting some sort of protector on it, especially as its not sapphire.  


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  #2426842 25-Feb-2020 12:24
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iceteap3:

 

Anybody worried about getting the back camera glass scratched on the Ultra? I'm weighing up the pros/cons of putting some sort of protector on it, especially as its not sapphire.  

 

 

 

 

Yes, surely there are cases that can be thick enough to protect it?


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  #2426853 25-Feb-2020 13:02
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ShinyChrome:

 

sittingduckz:

 

Why is a pre order able to distort time? Once the pre order is placed all time slows and what should be just 3 weeks slows to feel like about 6 months.

 

 

 

This needs a scientific study I think 🤡

 

 

I believe you are experiencing "Time Dilation" from Einstein's theory of special relativity. Match your relativistic velocity to the S20, problem solved haha. Or stop observing clocks, apparently.

 

 

 

 

I have the S20 Ultra phone case already... it's not the same by itself, it seems empty inside. Like a black hole





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  #2427105 25-Feb-2020 19:19
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Hey guys, just been in Australia and saw they had the s20 ultra leather case in blue, does anyone know how to get a hold of them in NZ as I've seen we only have the leather case in black.


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  #2427200 26-Feb-2020 08:20
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LGSAM:

 

Hey guys, just been in Australia and saw they had the s20 ultra leather case in blue, does anyone know how to get a hold of them in NZ as I've seen we only have the leather case in black.

 

 

 

 

Check with @NikT I think. PB may get more of these cases hopefully :)





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#2427254 26-Feb-2020 10:02
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My biggest issue across the board with the nz market is no one is having a 512gb variant but Australia its available, i cant understand that why in 2020 there is such a market gap , its kinda disappointing. 


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