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  #2417584 13-Feb-2020 19:33
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I put my pre-order in for the PBTech Sennheiser bundle. Will likely flip the sennheisers as already have to many headphones - a number of which came from other pre-order deals - Bose headphones with mate 20, JBL headphones with P30, galaxy buds with S10 etc

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  #2417591 13-Feb-2020 19:54
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sm250:

heavenlywild:
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heavenlywild: Is the $200 off with 2Degrees the same deal as other years where you can cancel straight away and keep the discount?


 


 


 


Pbtech's Website says "phone balance repayable if you end your eligible plan". So I think not.


 


 


 


Stefan




Well of course the phone balance needs to be paid off but if it is like previous offers you still get to keep the $200 phone discount.


Fair Point. I'll need to check the terms and conditions futher because it would be a good opportunity for me to change to 2°.


I used to use the 2d deals all the time. $200 off iphone xs, $200 off iphone xr, $200 off s10 x2, $400 of p30. I wouldnt be surprised if they put limitations in, i see they now require you to join the $55 plan when in the past it was the $40 plan. I didnt look into it this time as they gave me a discounted monthly plan which i dont wanna give up.

 
 
 
 


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  #2417595 13-Feb-2020 20:16
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I'm having second thoughts now. I may just hold off until April. For S10 there was a buy 1 get a S10e free last year in late April so...

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  #2418606 13-Feb-2020 21:49
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heavenlywild: Is the $200 off with 2Degrees the same deal as other years where you can cancel straight away and keep the discount?

 

That's a nice way of saying: Can I con a retailer by signing up to an term commitment I have no intention of honoring and still pocket the savings?

 

Customers like you, retailers don't need.


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  #2419614 13-Feb-2020 22:23
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heavenlywild: Is the $200 off with 2Degrees the same deal as other years where you can cancel straight away and keep the discount?


That's a nice way of saying: Can I con a retailer by signing up to an term commitment I have no intention of honoring and still pocket the savings?


Customers like you, retailers don't need.



Look back to the threads from previous launches... it's more common than you think. If it is within the T&Cs then there's no issue.

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  #2419634 14-Feb-2020 00:38
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NikT:

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Does anyone know if there's going to be a Galaxy S20e variant? As much as I'd like to upgrade my aging and somewhat dying Galaxy S7, my employer will never fork out $1500 on a phone, nor should they.



Nope :(


The very-nearly-here Galaxy A71 might be worth a squiz though.



Interesting! Samsung are all over the place with their phones.

S10e, S10 Lite, A51 and A71 are all second or third tier phones, with the cheaper ones having higher res cameras and bigger batteries.

Will probably go S10e as it's still got wireless charging... but looks to have a dated canera. It seems a bit like a relaunched S9.

Wish they would just keep last year's flagship and significantly drop the price and skip these silly watered down versions.


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  #2419655 14-Feb-2020 06:56
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How much of Samsung’s production is sourced from China?

 

I’m wondering if there might be an ongoing shortage after the initial launch batch of the S20 if the anti-virus shutdown affects parts/production.





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  #2419671 14-Feb-2020 08:05
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Dingbatt:

 

How much of Samsung’s production is sourced from China?

 

I’m wondering if there might be an ongoing shortage after the initial launch batch of the S20 if the anti-virus shutdown affects parts/production.

 

 

 

 

I think historically their flagships are assembled in Vietnam but not sure about where their parts come from, likely from China.


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  #2420775 14-Feb-2020 10:33
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Harvey Norman's

PRE-ORDER NOW & GET BONUS GALAXY BUDS+, JBL LINK MUSIC & 200 6X4" PHOTO PRINTS!

Pbtec looks the best unless can cancel from 2 degrees plan....




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  #2420781 14-Feb-2020 10:50
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IronH: I put my pre-order in for the PBTech Sennheiser bundle. Will likely flip the sennheisers as already have to many headphones - a number of which came from other pre-order deals - Bose headphones with mate 20, JBL headphones with P30, galaxy buds with S10 etc

 

 

 

Yes I know what you mean, they really need to mix these bundles up a bit and offer different stuff...PB Tech have a really good offer for a free electric Scooter with the Note 10+ currently, as well as a free fitness watch with others...its a shame these aren't bundled instead of the usual wireless headphones/bluetooth speaker.


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  #2420799 14-Feb-2020 11:21
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IronH: I put my pre-order in for the PBTech Sennheiser bundle. Will likely flip the sennheisers as already have to many headphones - a number of which came from other pre-order deals - Bose headphones with mate 20, JBL headphones with P30, galaxy buds with S10 etc

 

 

 

Yes I know what you mean, they really need to mix these bundles up a bit and offer different stuff...PB Tech have a really good offer for a free electric Scooter with the Note 10+ currently, as well as a free fitness watch with others...its a shame these aren't bundled instead of the usual wireless headphones/bluetooth speaker.

 

 

Hahaha good on ya, always wonder if folks are amassing a solid collection of bundle bonuses. Did once hear of a chap who ended up with 3x first-gen PXC 550.

 

It's a lot of fun building them and we try to shake it up with a variety rather than same-old-same-old. My favourite to date is still the Executive Bundle with the Galaxy Note8, buy a phone, get a chair, although LG V30+ with Sennheiser HD 599 and Mate 20 Pro with Bose QC35-II were up there too.

 

The constructs, logistics, and politics for these offers are complex and delicate. It has changed the market a lot in the past few years, and I often think of folks in small towns who might only have a Spark store or similar and will get phones with bonus TV offers etc. that wouldn't have happened if the market hadn't become so competitive.

 

This year it's a very recently released set of high-end headphones and a very large Bluetooth speaker (with built-in powerbank and bottle opener of all things), plus a high-end router, against last year's S10 Arlo/headphones/speaker+charger sets. Compares fairly favourably to my mind, but good to know scooters and wearables are of interest.





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  #2420866 14-Feb-2020 11:45
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NikT:

ettexor:


IronH: I put my pre-order in for the PBTech Sennheiser bundle. Will likely flip the sennheisers as already have to many headphones - a number of which came from other pre-order deals - Bose headphones with mate 20, JBL headphones with P30, galaxy buds with S10 etc


 


Yes I know what you mean, they really need to mix these bundles up a bit and offer different stuff...PB Tech have a really good offer for a free electric Scooter with the Note 10+ currently, as well as a free fitness watch with others...its a shame these aren't bundled instead of the usual wireless headphones/bluetooth speaker.



Hahaha good on ya, always wonder if folks are amassing a solid collection of bundle bonuses. Did once hear of a chap who ended up with 3x first-gen PXC 550.


It's a lot of fun building them and we try to shake it up with a variety rather than same-old-same-old. My favourite to date is still the Executive Bundle with the Galaxy Note8, buy a phone, get a chair, although LG V30+ with Sennheiser HD 599 and Mate 20 Pro with Bose QC35-II were up there too.


The constructs, logistics, and politics for these offers are complex and delicate. It has changed the market a lot in the past few years, and I often think of folks in small towns who might only have a Spark store or similar and will get phones with bonus TV offers etc. that wouldn't have happened if the market hadn't become so competitive.


This year it's a very recently released set of high-end headphones and a very large Bluetooth speaker (with built-in powerbank and bottle opener of all things), plus a high-end router, against last year's S10 Arlo/headphones/speaker+charger sets. Compares fairly favourably to my mind, but good to know scooters and wearables are of interest.


If there was a scooter deal i definately wouldve taken it. But not complaining about what we get, a mate in aus told me they get the buds and thats all, so we are very fortunate here in nz to get such high value extras

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  #2420940 14-Feb-2020 12:22
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Wonder if its still possible to immediately cancel the 2degrees and pay the phone back whilist keeping the $200 discount credit. I did it last year at Noel Leemings with the P30 Pro and I'm interested in S20 but I need Spark coverage.


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  #2420948 14-Feb-2020 12:36
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jeeg:

Wonder if its still possible to immediately cancel the 2degrees and pay the phone back whilist keeping the $200 discount credit. I did it last year at Noel Leemings with the P30 Pro and I'm interested in S20 but I need Spark coverage.


I did the same as well but 2 degrees covreage is hopeless in my area




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  #2420949 14-Feb-2020 12:39
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jeeg:

 

Wonder if its still possible to immediately cancel the 2degrees and pay the phone back whilist keeping the $200 discount credit. I did it last year at Noel Leemings with the P30 Pro and I'm interested in S20 but I need Spark coverage.

 

 

 

 

One of my friend did this for his Iphone XS. According to him, It is mandatory to keep the 2D package for at-least 3 months to avail the 200$ discount.

 

 


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