kyhwana2:grantls: Fwiw, I bought my desire from clove last month at Â£330 and selected the royal mail option. It arrived just 1 or 2 days after other orders shipped via dhl, and I didn't have to pay gst for some reason. Landed price nz$791. Great phone, luvin it.
Really? I've chosen that option too. Guess customs let it through without imposing GST on it! Lucky!
Wont get mine till the end of the month probably, don't mind paying GST on it as long as they clear it quickly..
Mine was part of the backlog that was held up due to the Iceand erruption. So maybe they all left the UK together when the dust cleared, I don't know.
However, I was following this forum and reading comments from other people that had ordered their Desires at the same time I did, and they all selected the more expensive DHL freight option (I wanted to do the same at the time, but selected the Royal Mail option by mistake). As it turned out, all of their Desires were delivered via FedEx, only 1 or two days before I received mine, and they all had to pay GST, while I did not.
A bit of serendipity in the end, as $791 delivered is probably the cheapest Desire around.