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  # 470056 17-May-2011 12:19
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stevenz:
Debin: Not going to lie, haven't heard the greatest stuff about expert infotech (I presume that is einfotech?) over the years. I've worked in a parallel importer (one that has gone bust, but was fairly big in Auckland, had a store in a very busy shopping area traditonally seen as somewhat upmarket) and, to be honest, I'd never buy parallel anymore. Warranty issues etc are too much of a PITA. Just import or wait - you'll get better service from clove/handtec than you would pretty much any parallel importer, apart from maybe Parallel Imported.


I've dealt with them once. That was the last time I'll ever deal with them.


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  # 470068 17-May-2011 12:39
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For those who have ordered overseas, I received an email last night from Unlocked Mobile's saying Samsung had delayed the shipment which was due the 16th (last night my time) and they would receive the shipment now on the 19th.

Most here have not bought from Unlocked Mobile but I'm hoping they'll end up being a good company should I need to deal with them for warranty issues.

Having said that, we're talking 12 months.  In 12 months I'd be very annoyed if there was a problem.  Yes I've seen it happen.

My current SGSI was purchased from overseas and I took that risk knowing it would get messy if I needed to return my phone for repairs etc.  As soon as I rooted and flashed a custom ROM I accepted there was minimal chance of claiming against a warranty anyway.

I expect to root and flash a custom rom on the SGSII too, so again, my own expectations of claiming under warranty will be slim.  But then if you're not going to muck about voiding your warranty then the whole warranty expectation is important.

You need to weigh it up with what your chances (bad luck) are of needing to return the phone within the 12 months. 




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  # 470078 17-May-2011 12:52
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Buying from Clove/Handtec means that you actually get a 2year warranty valid in the UK,  rather than the 1year you'd get from the local PIs.

Clove have advised me that I could return my phone to them, and they would handle sending it to Samsung if required. To some extent this maybe a good trade off against the additional costs of freighting it to the UK.




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  # 470085 17-May-2011 13:07
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Neets: For those who have ordered overseas, I received an email last night from Unlocked Mobile's saying Samsung had delayed the shipment which was due the 16th (last night my time) and they would receive the shipment now on the 19th.

Most here have not bought from Unlocked Mobile but I'm hoping they'll end up being a good company should I need to deal with them for warranty issues.

Having said that, we're talking 12 months.  In 12 months I'd be very annoyed if there was a problem.  Yes I've seen it happen.

My current SGSI was purchased from overseas and I took that risk knowing it would get messy if I needed to return my phone for repairs etc.  As soon as I rooted and flashed a custom ROM I accepted there was minimal chance of claiming against a warranty anyway.

I expect to root and flash a custom rom on the SGSII too, so again, my own expectations of claiming under warranty will be slim.  But then if you're not going to muck about voiding your warranty then the whole warranty expectation is important.

You need to weigh it up with what your chances (bad luck) are of needing to return the phone within the 12 months. 


Pretty sure I got a 24 month warranty on my SGS from Unlocked Mobile.




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  # 470127 17-May-2011 14:55
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n4:
Neets: For those who have ordered overseas, I received an email last night from Unlocked Mobile's saying Samsung had delayed the shipment which was due the 16th (last night my time) and they would receive the shipment now on the 19th.

Most here have not bought from Unlocked Mobile but I'm hoping they'll end up being a good company should I need to deal with them for warranty issues.

Having said that, we're talking 12 months.  In 12 months I'd be very annoyed if there was a problem.  Yes I've seen it happen.

My current SGSI was purchased from overseas and I took that risk knowing it would get messy if I needed to return my phone for repairs etc.  As soon as I rooted and flashed a custom ROM I accepted there was minimal chance of claiming against a warranty anyway.

I expect to root and flash a custom rom on the SGSII too, so again, my own expectations of claiming under warranty will be slim.  But then if you're not going to muck about voiding your warranty then the whole warranty expectation is important.

You need to weigh it up with what your chances (bad luck) are of needing to return the phone within the 12 months. 


Pretty sure I got a 24 month warranty on my SGS from Unlocked Mobile.


Yes, you're right, it does say 24 months on the product page.  The FAQ page says:
Q. What type of Guarantee comes with an Unlocked Mobile Phone.
A. All phones are brand new and come with a standard 12 month manufactures warranty.

A little confusing then.





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  # 470136 17-May-2011 15:16
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Debin:
stevenz:
Debin: Not going to lie, haven't heard the greatest stuff about expert infotech (I presume that is einfotech?) over the years. I've worked in a parallel importer (one that has gone bust, but was fairly big in Auckland, had a store in a very busy shopping area traditonally seen as somewhat upmarket) and, to be honest, I'd never buy parallel anymore. Warranty issues etc are too much of a PITA. Just import or wait - you'll get better service from clove/handtec than you would pretty much any parallel importer, apart from maybe Parallel Imported.


I've dealt with them once. That was the last time I'll ever deal with them.


Expert infotech, or Parallel?


Expert. I've never managed to deal with Parallel as they've never answered any query I've asked of them.





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  # 470380 18-May-2011 08:03
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Top-10.co.nz has them today until 10am, but they often list things a few days in a row.

$1149 incl GST. I've bought a few things from them over the past 6 months and haven't struck any issues.

http://www.top-10.co.nz/samsung-i9100-galaxy-s-ii-16gb.html?SID=49df636cf3d8ad2a38d7d52d58a1bd8b
 

 
 
 
 


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  # 470445 18-May-2011 12:02
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Well my phone is in Auckland, ordered from Mobicity. I am just waiting for it to be delivered to me which they said by 6pm!
Hope it doesn't get pinged for GST, but I'll just claim it anyways, so it's not the end of the world.

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  # 470448 18-May-2011 12:11
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Stuff it, now hearing vodafone might not get it until the end of next month. And to be honest, if they are selling the Nokia E7 for 1400$ off contract, don't have much hope. Just going to import, I think.

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  # 470450 18-May-2011 12:18
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Debin: Stuff it, now hearing vodafone might not get it until the end of next month. And to be honest, if they are selling the Nokia E7 for 1400$ off contract, don't have much hope. Just going to import, I think.


There are now plenty of places in nz getting it in stock, maybe wait a couple more days, or monday next week and i many more import stores will have some physically in stock. 

Check pricespy to get an indication of which places, ive seen 3 more pop up over last 24 hours 

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  # 470452 18-May-2011 12:20
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edenLOL: Top-10.co.nz has them today until 10am, but they often list things a few days in a row.

$1149 incl GST. I've bought a few things from them over the past 6 months and haven't struck any issues.

http://www.top-10.co.nz/samsung-i9100-galaxy-s-ii-16gb.html?SID=49df636cf3d8ad2a38d7d52d58a1bd8b
 


I think that is quite a good price. Cheapest I have seen on Trade Me is about $1250.

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# 470491 18-May-2011 13:23
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I could see myself buying one from Parallel Imported, though that depends on when they are getting them I guess. Starting to get impatient

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  # 470558 18-May-2011 15:20
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I got it! No GST.

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  # 470563 18-May-2011 15:32
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networkn: I got it! No GST.


From mobicity?

I can see a few people  on their FB page have also received theres. No one complaining its been stopped by customs yet.

What did they write on the declaration?

I ended up ordering from gadgetsonline, its available for me to pick up now from there physical store. (overall price was same, in that mobicity were going to send me accessories for free, which im now purchasing elsewhere, eg screen protect/car charger)
 

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  # 470613 18-May-2011 16:23
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Dingbatt:
UnrealWarCheek:
cokeman2: spoke to gadgets online will have them in-store on Wednesday only getting 10 units in . 4 units have been already pre ordered...


Not a bad deal: $1,200.00 + 12 month warranty 


Just browsed the einfotech website.  They have added the SGSII to their inventory as of today.  Bricks and mortar shop on North Shore, Auckland.  Price $1150, which seems to be about $50 more than the price from Clove landed incl GST and shipping but still pretty sharp for a newly released phone like the SGSII.


I have found that einfotech will add something to their website and will state "low stock" but they don't actually have it in stock at all. I think they just order it from their overseas supplier once you place your order with them. I have bought stuff from them over the years, including phones, but I find the whole experience totally underwhelming and have stopped dealing with them. Once bought a phone for my son and it appeared to be all sealed up but when he opened it, no battery.




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