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nzgeek
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  #467081 9-May-2011 12:34
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I just checked the Customs declaration on my Mobicity phone. It's listed as a Samsung S5230 with a value of $NZD200. Looks like they're still playing dodgy games.

I think I might steer clear of Mobicity in the future, unless they're the only ones who have the phone (and who I get some sort of local warranty with).

 
 
 

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  #467083 9-May-2011 12:37
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nzgeek: I just checked the Customs declaration on my Mobicity phone. It's listed as a Samsung S5230 with a value of $NZD200. Looks like they're still playing dodgy games.

I think I might steer clear of Mobicity in the future, unless they're the only ones who have the phone (and who I get some sort of local warranty with).


So you are paying them GST but they are not the GST.

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  #467084 9-May-2011 12:38
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At least you got your phone from Mobicity, i've just had confirmation that they have no stock to fill the pre-orders and won't be shipping till thursday and friday the 12th and 13th.
So I have to wait till next week at the earliest :( NOT IMPRESSED!!!!



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  #467086 9-May-2011 12:46
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nzgeek:I might steer clear of Mobicity in the future


You won't be the only one. I was tossing up between Clove and Mobicity to start with, but won't use Mobicity again.
Mine is due to arrive tomorrow as I'm not in a main centre...

nomiss7
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  #467089 9-May-2011 12:49
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K1000716:
nzgeek:I might steer clear of Mobicity in the future


You won't be the only one. I was tossing up between Clove and Mobicity to start with, but won't use Mobicity again.
Mine is due to arrive tomorrow as I'm not in a main centre...


This will be the one and only time I deal with them also!

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  #467092 9-May-2011 12:52
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Could i please get some info on where you got the phone from, how much and what tax you have to pay to import it?

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  #467096 9-May-2011 13:03
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Spong:
Ambrose_1:
ancalag0n: Called customs 0800 number this morning to see if I could speed things up as my item is "Held for clearance" on the NZ Post track and trace site (Royal Mail). The person I spoke with wasn't that forth coming with information and I was initially told to wait for the letter to arrive (5-6 days he told me). After some pushing managed to get a phone number to call in the afternoon. I'll see what happens next. Screw waiting another 5-6 days for a letter to arrive. Frown


Same here, I'm going to ring back about 430 though. So jealous of you guys that used royal mail and got them today with no gst


I phoned NZPost International and obtained my NZ tracking number, then phoned the Customs International Mail Centre at Auckland on 09-2567287. The officer told me that the Tracking No was no use and NZ Post have to produce a Notice Number which they post out to you (a couple of days) and by then that number should be entered into the Customs System. Once that number arrives by mail, I was told I could call customs back, quote the number with a credit card and have it processed for delivery.

If anyone here knows how this process can be expedited I'd be most grateful. It seems my NZ Post tracking number was no use at all.


Nz post gave me the notice number, I rung 0800 501501, waited ten minutes, got transfered, waited 10 minutes got the notice number transfered to customs, rung for 3 minutes then tried again later and the guy pretty much told me they haven't worked out how much to pay and to wait for the letter. But I'm gonna ring around 4 to see what happens. Since you also seem to be on the same boat as me, if say that it be the case with yours as well



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  #467097 9-May-2011 13:05
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nzgeek: I just checked the Customs declaration on my Mobicity phone. It's listed as a Samsung S5230 with a value of $NZD200. Looks like they're still playing dodgy games.

I think I might steer clear of Mobicity in the future, unless they're the only ones who have the phone (and who I get some sort of local warranty with).


Clearly fraud. They charge a price that effectively would give them around $115 profit over what it will cost for me to land mine from Clove with GST payable but as they evade paying GST on entry, their profit becomes approx $260.





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  #467100 9-May-2011 13:09
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Yeah I agree, couldn't you report it to customs?

nomiss7
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  #467101 9-May-2011 13:10
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Ambrose_1: Yeah I agree, couldn't you report it to customs?

Not until my phone arrives :)

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  #467103 9-May-2011 13:22
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th3r3turn: Could i please get some info on where you got the phone from, how much and what tax you have to pay to import it?

Read back through the previous pages, the info is all there for you Smile

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  #467110 9-May-2011 13:34
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nzgeek: I just checked the Customs declaration on my Mobicity phone. It's listed as a Samsung S5230 with a value of $NZD200. Looks like they're still playing dodgy games.

I think I might steer clear of Mobicity in the future, unless they're the only ones who have the phone (and who I get some sort of local warranty with).


Wow, I wondering if that would happen again.  That is really dodgy!  My Clove order was listed properly, 440 pounds and Mobile computing device(same as last year).  

But for some reason mine didn't go through customs at all.  Straight through on the plane to Wellington overnight and then found it(without signature, but it's here so I don't mind) on my doorstep really early this morning(possibly actually too early, I did hear the courier van round 6.45, but didn't get up due to no knock on the door, just thought it was for next door).

Don't know how Royal Mail shipped 1 day later than DHL managed to beat the DHL parcels either!  Must have some really efficient people working at the post these days :)


 




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  #467114 9-May-2011 13:45
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nzgeek: I just checked the Customs declaration on my Mobicity phone. It's listed as a Samsung S5230 with a value of $NZD200. Looks like they're still playing dodgy games.

I think I might steer clear of Mobicity in the future, unless they're the only ones who have the phone (and who I get some sort of local warranty with).


Did your package require a signature or was it just left at the door?

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  #467119 9-May-2011 14:16
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Don't upset the applecart till my mobicity order comes in.

I have been updated my order will ship from Thursday or Friday this week and be here middle of next week, free accessory pack. I am not sure why, but I am just not that worried, normally I'd be climbing the walls waiting for it.

nzgeek
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  #467122 9-May-2011 14:29
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K1000716:
nzgeek: I just checked the Customs declaration on my Mobicity phone. It's listed as a Samsung S5230 with a value of $NZD200. Looks like they're still playing dodgy games.

I think I might steer clear of Mobicity in the future, unless they're the only ones who have the phone (and who I get some sort of local warranty with).


Did your package require a signature or was it just left at the door?

The FedEx man called my desk from reception, and I had to go out and sign for the phone. You'll probably find that most (if not all) FedEx deliveries require signatures.

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