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  Reply # 314077 2-Apr-2010 00:02
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well I guess any mini usb power adapter  should do the trick. I recon I
ll be finding out soon enough :)



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  Reply # 314089 2-Apr-2010 07:05
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I occasionally charge my HD2 with the spare that I got from Harvey Norman (came with a car charger), works fine. Go the EU and forcing standards on companies for the consumer good!




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  Reply # 314118 2-Apr-2010 11:06
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Hi guys, first post here :)

Wow, I just went to Clove, and that price really cannot be beaten! I'll most probably order one from them!

Just a few questions. Do you guys know if this is the fully unlocked version (and not one branded by T-Mobile UK etc.)?

Thanks! I really can't wait for this phone. Been eyeing it ever since it was rumoured. I went from wanting the Xperia X10 to this :D

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  Reply # 314130 2-Apr-2010 11:58
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I ordered mine from Clove a couple of weeks ago.  It's my first order from them and I'm 99.9% sure it's a fully unlocked phone (that's what it says on their site).

The NZD/GBP exchange rate is great at the moment and when you order from UK sites like clove and Amazon they knock off the VAT.  It's a great time to import things like the HTC Desire :-)  Compare the price of the Desire to the price of an iphone 3gs in NZ and it's a no brainer :-)
 

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  Reply # 314135 2-Apr-2010 12:14
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What was the final price of yours in Kiwi dollars? About $750 inc all conversion and shipping etc?

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  Reply # 314139 2-Apr-2010 12:28
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I was playing around with their shipping options, and it comes to around $760NZD incl. shipping via DHL :)

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  Reply # 314233 2-Apr-2010 19:28
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Mine came to $749 via regular tracked airmail.

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  Reply # 314302 2-Apr-2010 23:03
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Just pre-ordered mine from Clove. According to the exchange rate as of now at xe.com, mine will come to $790NZD incl. DHL courier :)

Stock is due to be released on the 7th April, which I'm assuming will be the 8th for us in Kiwiland :D Counting down the days!! Not long now!!

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  Reply # 314469 3-Apr-2010 19:31
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RevoWution: Just pre-ordered mine from Clove. According to the exchange rate as of now at xe.com, mine will come to $790NZD incl. DHL courier :)


+ tax





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  Reply # 314472 3-Apr-2010 19:52
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+tax? Tax as in GST or VAT?

Because VAT was knocked off my price as soon as I selected New Zealand as my delivery address.

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  Reply # 314475 3-Apr-2010 20:06
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RevoWution: +tax? Tax as in GST or VAT?

Because VAT was knocked off my price as soon as I selected New Zealand as my delivery address.


I believe it's quite normal for that to happen, if the item is being shipped outside of the country of origin, the purchase price will be less the local VAT. Which means you'll have to pay NZ GST upon the item being picked up by customs.

Can someone confirm that this is correct? 




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  Reply # 314492 3-Apr-2010 21:22
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Anything over $400 attracts GST on arrival, quite correct that this will apply here.




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  Reply # 314503 3-Apr-2010 23:05
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NZtechfreak: Anything over $400 attracts GST on arrival, quite correct that this will apply here.


Yes....because they (usually) collect if it is $50 or more. Bear that  in mind if this government increases the rate of GST. 

Also, the GST is levied not just on the price of the goods, but also the shipping charges as they also represent a "good or service" being consumed in New Zealand.

I used to import running shoes as the quality and selection in my size (US 14) was crap for a long time....and they wanted NZ$300 for shoes I knew to be much cheaper.

I once tried to import several pair at once...and paid GST on the lot - including the shipping.

It proved to be much cheaper to have them send US Post one pair at a time. They took two weeks to arrive, but the postage was less than US$10 / pair...and the cost of the shoes themselves never attracted GST.....and I saved about NZ$100 / pair.  




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  Reply # 314948 5-Apr-2010 14:05
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Anyone from Dunedin thinking of ordering one from Clove (or has?)  Would like some advice on what to do about the DC charger...

While the EVO looks tempting, I'm thinking that holding out for that isn't really worth while at this point as (and correct me someone if I'm wrong) but a lot of its cost will be tied up in its 4G capabilities which we won't be able to exploit yet on our networks.  So looks like the Desire may be the right time to go Android - fed up waiting for VP and XT to do anything helpful in that department.

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  Reply # 314968 5-Apr-2010 15:18
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guys any one know of where i could import an unlocked aussie desire when it goes on sale over there?

do telstra sell unlocked ?

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