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  Reply # 356928 27-Jul-2010 09:26
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I got my Desire from Clove via Royal Mail and didn't get pinged for GST, total was $800NZ (incl postage + leather flip case)

I think VFNZ are still going to sell the Desire, although they only have a few days left to get it out in July ;)

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  Reply # 356990 27-Jul-2010 10:40
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When people say Royal Mail is that the Airsure Delivery option on the Clove website?

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  Reply # 357026 27-Jul-2010 11:34
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Yes, be warned that at the NZ end it is not signed-for delivery, just recorded, so the postie may just leave it on your doorstep like ours did.

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  Reply # 357027 27-Jul-2010 11:36
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I'll be sure to use a work address then, would hate for it to be sitting outside my house /freak.

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  Reply # 357028 27-Jul-2010 11:37
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numfarr: Yes, be warned that at the NZ end it is not signed-for delivery, just recorded, so the postie may just leave it on your doorstep like ours did.


You should be able to get around that by putting a business address on it, then they'll usually come within business hours to drop it off. 

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  Reply # 357075 27-Jul-2010 12:59
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Or Buy it from notebook city NZ ! $772.50 incl GST and shipping! Just saw it now.

http://www.notebookcity.co.nz/HTC-Desire


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  Reply # 357077 27-Jul-2010 13:01
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siimo2005: Or Buy it from notebook city NZ ! $772.50 incl GST and shipping! Just saw it now.

http://www.notebookcity.co.nz/HTC-Desire




pity it's the Vodafone version only..




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  Reply # 357241 27-Jul-2010 17:29
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Huh was that a mistake price? Just went to the link and its $1001.81 Inc?

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  Reply # 357246 27-Jul-2010 17:39
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TheRich: Huh was that a mistake price? Just went to the link and its $1001.81 Inc?


They've obviously put the price up during the day - I saw it for $772.50 inc GST this morning as well.

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  Reply # 357265 27-Jul-2010 18:07
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That might've been my bad.  I emailed them asking how long they were offering them at that price for and a few other questions.

Well I now know who I'm NOT buying off.  Bastards lol.

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  Reply # 357908 28-Jul-2010 19:22
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Hi all,

Long time lurker, first time poster.

Chomping at the bit to buy a smartphone. The Vodafone price plans for the Iphone and Nexus one are ridiculous so I'm looking at doing the import thing as well.

The HTC desire hardware and UI enhancements make it more appealing than the Nexus One but I'm a little put off by the need to wait for HTC to release their custom version of each new base OS update. I read somewhere that Android 3.0 will supposesly be hardware-independant. Hopefully the HTC desire can be flashed with the vanilla OS and then the addtional UI goodies downloaded. Last thing I want to do is fork out a grand on a new phone only to find the OS is no longer updatable (The joys of living in the Antipodes).

Curious about posting regarding FM radio on the NExus One. Does the hardware actually have a dormant receiver? There was some speculation the same thing could be done with the ITouch (great little device but severely handicapped by the lack of public wi-fi in NZ) but what I gather the hardware just can't do it.

How does the HTC Desire perform on Vodaone pre-pay? A semi-techy work colleague is under the impression the smartphone features are only usable on a contract but this seems absurd. My current "dumb"phone doesn't seem to have any problems.


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  Reply # 357916 28-Jul-2010 19:43
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You can totally use the Desire on VF prepay.. just buy the prepay data bundles.. it's what I do :)

You can flash the Desire with cooked roms. There's a few out now with 2.2 (without sense) and even some leaked 2.2's with sense and 2.1 that's been tweaked etc. There's a bunch of them out there.

I wouldn't worry about not being able to get new ROMS for it. The community will see to that :)

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  Reply # 357946 28-Jul-2010 20:49
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jcerecke: That might've been my bad.  I emailed them asking how long they were offering them at that price for and a few other questions.

Well I now know who I'm NOT buying off.  Bastards lol.


I ordered one off them yesterday at $796. I paid by cc rather than bank transfer in the hope of getting it before the weekend.
I had not received any tracking info from them by this afternoon so I rang to see what was going on.
Turns out down the bottom of the screen there is a line that says "delivery in 3-5 working days"
That is THEY expect delivery to them in that time, they do not have the Desire in stock despite saying "in stock" on the page....

I did not ask about the price increase, my guess is their cost price has gone up and I was lucky enough to score one of the last ones at that price.
It was about 30 mins after my order that I saw they were now 1k!


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  Reply # 357949 28-Jul-2010 20:54
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The current rumour is that android 2.2 ("froyo") will be out in the first half of August

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  Reply # 368636 17-Aug-2010 13:39
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Hi All,

Hoping to order my Desire in the next week and I was just wondering if anyone had anymore reviews of Mobicity and their service, etc?
Do you have to pay extra GST (like you do with Clove)?
Something I'm slightly suspicious of is that their prices go up and down daily, depending on when you look.

I have been planning to buy one from Clove, but their stock keeps disappearing as soon as it comes in again!

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