Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | ... | 23
48 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 394762 22-Oct-2010 14:29
Send private message

I am thinking of picking up a Desire Z. Now I can either get it from mobicity (NZ$ 1119) or expansys.co.nz ($1042 incl shipping). But I am also going to Singapore/Greece/London in December. Would I be better to buy it from NZ or wait and get it in the UK/Singapore?

I am new to buying phones from overseas.

4123 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 842
Inactive user


  Reply # 394763 22-Oct-2010 14:31
Send private message

Greekiwi: I am thinking of picking up a Desire Z. Now I can either get it from mobicity (NZ$ 1119) or expansys.co.nz ($1042 incl shipping). But I am also going to Singapore/Greece/London in December. Would I be better to buy it from NZ or wait and get it in the UK/Singapore?

I am new to buying phones from overseas.


Check out whether you can get the VAT refunded at the airport when you leave the UK, might be a good option.

EDIT: Try here http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/vat/sectors/consumers/overseas-visitors.htm

 
 
 
 


1301 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 270


  Reply # 394812 22-Oct-2010 16:36
Send private message

Greekiwi: I am thinking of picking up a Desire Z. Now I can either get it from mobicity (NZ$ 1119) or expansys.co.nz ($1042 incl shipping). But I am also going to Singapore/Greece/London in December. Would I be better to buy it from NZ or wait and get it in the UK/Singapore?


I am new to buying phones from overseas.


I'm biased against Mobicity after a not-so-good experience with them but I'd recommend waiting anyway. You may be able to pick one up duty-free in Singapore at a good price although you will need to check the warranty status. London is a good option, especially with the way our exchange rate seems to be holding steady against the GB Pound. You will need to ask for documentation for a VAT refund, which you can get after getting the documentation processed at the airport on departure from either the UK or EU.

UK online-only stores are not generally able to provide VAT refund documents so don't try to buy through an online store if you want it delivered to a UK or EU address. If the store has a retail presence this shouldn't be an issue as retailers do provide the documents when you tell them you need a VAT refund.

Picking a phone up in the UK and getting VAT refunded will be considerably cheaper than importing it into NZ & having to pay GST etc.

3574 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 680

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 394817 22-Oct-2010 16:51
Send private message

Elpie:
Greekiwi: I am thinking of picking up a Desire Z. Now I can either get it from mobicity (NZ$ 1119) or expansys.co.nz ($1042 incl shipping). But I am also going to Singapore/Greece/London in December. Would I be better to buy it from NZ or wait and get it in the UK/Singapore?


I am new to buying phones from overseas.


I'm biased against Mobicity after a not-so-good experience with them but I'd recommend waiting anyway. You may be able to pick one up duty-free in Singapore at a good price although you will need to check the warranty status. London is a good option, especially with the way our exchange rate seems to be holding steady against the GB Pound. You will need to ask for documentation for a VAT refund, which you can get after getting the documentation processed at the airport on departure from either the UK or EU.

UK online-only stores are not generally able to provide VAT refund documents so don't try to buy through an online store if you want it delivered to a UK or EU address. If the store has a retail presence this shouldn't be an issue as retailers do provide the documents when you tell them you need a VAT refund.

Picking a phone up in the UK and getting VAT refunded will be considerably cheaper than importing it into NZ & having to pay GST etc.


Just be aware that if you bring goods into NZ that have a total value of > $700NZ then you are liable for the payment of GST.  It states it on the arrival customs declaration, and you wouldn't want to falsify that.....




Areas of Geek interest: Home Theatre, HTPC, Android Tablets & Phones, iProducts.

924 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 35
Inactive user


  Reply # 394819 22-Oct-2010 16:53
Send private message

Post the box and guff back to yourself.
Carry your phone with you.... EASY



3609 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 170

Trusted

  Reply # 394829 22-Oct-2010 17:15
Send private message

You would very unlucky to be pulled up for it at customs really, especially if you are using the phone already or have it out of the box.

Update: although the law is the law I suppose! 

2450 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 147


  Reply # 394902 22-Oct-2010 22:27
Send private message

Greekiwi: I am thinking of picking up a Desire Z. Now I can either get it from mobicity (NZ$ 1119) or expansys.co.nz ($1042 incl shipping). But I am also going to Singapore/Greece/London in December. Would I be better to buy it from NZ or wait and get it in the UK/Singapore?

I am new to buying phones from overseas.


Clove sells it as well.. I just placed my pre-order, it'll be ~$840NZ (ex gst, inc shipping and a flip case)

2077 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 24

Subscriber

  Reply # 394911 22-Oct-2010 22:45
Send private message

Good review. I check every day for decent video reviews and this is a good one :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-gZO606Wmw





- Telstra HTC Touch Pro2 - Energy ROM WM6.5.5 20 Oct/Cyanogen Mod Froyo 2.2 - R.I.P
- AT&T Galaxy S Captivate 16GB on XT (now with brother)
- Samsung Galaxy S2 on XT- Runs ICS 4.0.3 Resurrection Remix 9.2
- Business Hours - Work In The Electricity Industry, After Hours - DJ/Turntablist - Will Scratch Vinyl For Free'
- What's next??? S3?

35 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 395303 24-Oct-2010 18:46
Send private message

Here's the most concise review I've found so far... it's got me convinced

http://hemorrdroids.net/htc-desire-hd-review/

Circumspice
516 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 119

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 395305 24-Oct-2010 18:50
Send private message

kyhwana2:
Greekiwi: I am thinking of picking up a Desire Z. Now I can either get it from mobicity (NZ$ 1119) or expansys.co.nz ($1042 incl shipping). But I am also going to Singapore/Greece/London in December. Would I be better to buy it from NZ or wait and get it in the UK/Singapore?

I am new to buying phones from overseas.


Clove sells it as well.. I just placed my pre-order, it'll be ~$840NZ (ex gst, inc shipping and a flip case)


Did they say when they'd have it dispatched?

120 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 395309 24-Oct-2010 19:02
Send private message


3609 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 170

Trusted

  Reply # 395312 24-Oct-2010 19:20
Send private message

Not sure if this has been posted but a review of the device:
http://hemorrdroids.net/htc-desire-hd-review/

The two things concerned me:
1) Poor speakers
2) Washed out screen

I could do with a slightly washed out screen but maybe not poor speakers - especially when I like playing music around the house via the phone's in-built speakers (coming from an iPhone user "at the moment").

35 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 395315 24-Oct-2010 19:31
Send private message

heavenlywild: Not sure if this has been posted but a review of the device:
http://hemorrdroids.net/htc-desire-hd-review/

The two things concerned me:
1) Poor speakers
2) Washed out screen

I could do with a slightly washed out screen but maybe not poor speakers - especially when I like playing music around the house via the phone's in-built speakers (coming from an iPhone user "at the moment").


a youtube review I saw has a guy raving that the speakers are awesome... he got very excited about the speakers, so not sure who's got it right!

2450 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 147


  Reply # 395317 24-Oct-2010 19:32
Send private message

paulchinnz:
Did they say when they'd have it dispatched?


29th of October is the current arrival-at-clove date..

32 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 7


  Reply # 395349 24-Oct-2010 22:17
Send private message

just ordered mine from clove, hopefully I made it in time for next shipping batches... " More stock due 24th and 26th October" is what i read.

I'll let you know when it arrives and if im charged gst etc. b interesting to know what difference in shipping is when you order yours krullos :P

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | ... | 23
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Geekzone Live »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.