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  # 470615 18-May-2011 16:25
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I wouldn't deal with einfo any more. Once was more than enough.

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  # 470959 19-May-2011 09:55
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Hi,

Has anyone received their order from Unlocked Mobiles . com yet? Did it get assessed by cu$tom for G$T?

Seemingly the 2 year warranty (if that is the case) is perhaps worth the extra shipping if you need to send it back to the UK (provided you don't get stung GST on the phone in the first place).

Cheers,

Mark

 
 
 
 


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  # 471122 19-May-2011 14:41
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ancalag0n:
Spong: I'm gutted that my Clove sourced SGSII remains at the International Mail Centre while I'm desperately attempting to pay the GST due, but getting through to the right people is virtually impossible. What a nightmare. I have my NZ Tracking number, which is then linked to a "Notice number" and the next step I believe is getting a Customs notice number, (this is the hard part where they don't answer the phone) and then I maybe able to pay the GST etc. How hard can it be? All this drama, then I'll be claiming the GST back in my next GST return.
I managed to get the GST all paid for just now. Called 0800-478-278, option 1, and spoke to a guy there who informed me that the tracking number (NZ post provided number) had been processed. He then gave me the amount to pay, the entry number and the 0800 number to pay the GST. I then called 0800-388-437, they asked for the entry number and the amount, I then gave my credit card details and paid the amount in full.

Now I just have to wait for payment to be processed and NZ post to be informed so that it can then be released.

Here's hoping for a delivery tomorrow /crosses fingers.


When I bought my SGS from Clove last year I went with DHL and it couldn't have been easier. When the phone arrived here, DHL rang me with the GST amount, I paid over the phone and it was delivered the next day.

This time, with the SGS2, I went with Royal Mail/Airsure, hoping that the GST would get overlooked. Not so good. The phone gets to NZ, NZ Post give it a new tracking number and send it Customs. Customs give it a Notice Number today and an Entry Number tomorrow. Then I have to ring them to pay the GST over the phone. Goes on and on. The phone physically arrived in NZ on Tuesday morning this week and I'll be lucky to have by Tuesday next week. In the past three days I have made a total of about 10 phone calls to NZ Post or Customs.

Moral of the story: If you're going to have to pay GST anyway, go with a courier company - not Royal Mail/Airsure. Way quicker and easier.




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  # 471133 19-May-2011 14:52
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eracode:

When I bought my SGS from Clove last year I went with DHL and it couldn't have been easier. When the phone arrived here, DHL rang me with the GST amount, I paid over the phone and it was delivered the next day.

This time, with the SGS2, I went with Royal Mail/Airsure, hoping that the GST would get overlooked. Not so good. The phone gets to NZ, NZ Post give it a new tracking number and send it Customs. Customs give it a Notice Number today and an Entry Number tomorrow. Then I have to ring them to pay the GST over the phone. Goes on and on. The phone physically arrived in NZ on Tuesday morning this week and I'll be lucky to have by Tuesday next week. In the past three days I have made a total of about 10 phone calls to NZ Post or Customs.

Moral of the story: If you're going to have to pay GST anyway, go with a courier company - not Royal Mail/Airsure. Way quicker and easier.


Wicked good information! Thanks for that. I have often wondered what delays there would be with Royal Mail if you had to pay GST.   Would rather pay a bit extra to know it will arrive faster :)

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  # 471260 19-May-2011 19:13
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eracode:
ancalag0n:
Spong: I'm gutted that my Clove sourced SGSII remains at the International Mail Centre while I'm desperately attempting to pay the GST due, but getting through to the right people is virtually impossible. What a nightmare. I have my NZ Tracking number, which is then linked to a "Notice number" and the next step I believe is getting a Customs notice number, (this is the hard part where they don't answer the phone) and then I maybe able to pay the GST etc. How hard can it be? All this drama, then I'll be claiming the GST back in my next GST return.
I managed to get the GST all paid for just now. Called 0800-478-278, option 1, and spoke to a guy there who informed me that the tracking number (NZ post provided number) had been processed. He then gave me the amount to pay, the entry number and the 0800 number to pay the GST. I then called 0800-388-437, they asked for the entry number and the amount, I then gave my credit card details and paid the amount in full.

Now I just have to wait for payment to be processed and NZ post to be informed so that it can then be released.

Here's hoping for a delivery tomorrow /crosses fingers.


When I bought my SGS from Clove last year I went with DHL and it couldn't have been easier. When the phone arrived here, DHL rang me with the GST amount, I paid over the phone and it was delivered the next day.

This time, with the SGS2, I went with Royal Mail/Airsure, hoping that the GST would get overlooked. Not so good. The phone gets to NZ, NZ Post give it a new tracking number and send it Customs. Customs give it a Notice Number today and an Entry Number tomorrow. Then I have to ring them to pay the GST over the phone. Goes on and on. The phone physically arrived in NZ on Tuesday morning this week and I'll be lucky to have by Tuesday next week. In the past three days I have made a total of about 10 phone calls to NZ Post or Customs.

Moral of the story: If you're going to have to pay GST anyway, go with a courier company - not Royal Mail/Airsure. Way quicker and easier.


Based on your experience I've just emailed Unlocked Mobiles to see if there's a chance to pay the extra for UPS.  Not sure if it'll be possible as the shipment is due today and they may not respond to email immediately, nor have the facility to charge the credit card without going through their usual online system.  Time will tell.




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  # 471294 19-May-2011 20:45
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eracode: When I bought my SGS from Clove last year I went with DHL and it couldn't have been easier. When the phone arrived here, DHL rang me with the GST amount, I paid over the phone and it was delivered the next day.

This time, with the SGS2, I went with Royal Mail/Airsure, hoping that the GST would get overlooked. Not so good. The phone gets to NZ, NZ Post give it a new tracking number and send it Customs. Customs give it a Notice Number today and an Entry Number tomorrow. Then I have to ring them to pay the GST over the phone. Goes on and on. The phone physically arrived in NZ on Tuesday morning this week and I'll be lucky to have by Tuesday next week. In the past three days I have made a total of about 10 phone calls to NZ Post or Customs.

Moral of the story: If you're going to have to pay GST anyway, go with a courier company - not Royal Mail/Airsure. Way quicker and easier.
Now that I have the phone I would tend to agree with you. I would sooner pay GST with DHL than have to deal with NZ Post and customs, such a farce.

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  # 471313 19-May-2011 21:18
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I received an email from ezishopping today saying that my phone arrived a day earlier then expected and that its been posted.
it included a track and trace number, I had a look at the courier post website and on there it says its down as an 'overnight delivery, 9am next working day target'
so hopefully this time tomorrow ill be posting int he sgs2 owners tread!
Its being sent to my work, hopefully it arrives tomorrow as we arnt open on Saturdays

 
 
 
 


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  # 471415 20-May-2011 07:23
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eking nz has just put up the sgs 2 on there website for $1,119.00 with 29 units in stock ,shipping direct from hong kong  with $30 postage hmmm ...

http://eking.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10&products_id=300

and techbrands at $ 1,129.00 GST incl.  with $7 postage seems to be the win

http://techbrands.co.nz/product.php?id_product=788&referer=prisjakt




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  # 471561 20-May-2011 13:22
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cokeman2: eking nz has just put up the sgs 2 on there website for $1,119.00 with 29 units in stock ,shipping direct from hong kong  with $30 postage hmmm ...

http://eking.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10&products_id=300

and techbrands at $ 1,129.00 GST incl.  with $7 postage seems to be the win

http://techbrands.co.nz/product.php?id_product=788&referer=prisjakt


Nice price. Has anybody had any previous experience with either Eking or techbrands before in regards to phones? Good/bad process? Did it arrive on time etc

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  # 471565 20-May-2011 13:30
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M_I_C_H_A_E_L:
cokeman2: eking nz has just put up the sgs 2 on there website for $1,119.00 with 29 units in stock ,shipping direct from hong kong  with $30 postage hmmm ...

http://eking.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10&products_id=300

and techbrands at $ 1,129.00 GST incl.  with $7 postage seems to be the win

http://techbrands.co.nz/product.php?id_product=788&referer=prisjakt


Nice price. Has anybody had any previous experience with either Eking or techbrands before in regards to phones? Good/bad process? Did it arrive on time etc


i have used eking when i brought my sgs  was at my doorstep with in a week ,the wall charger stoped working sent me a free one with out charge .

i just placed a order with tech brands . now should be here next Tuesday Wednesday , hopes




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  # 471582 20-May-2011 14:05
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I'm looking at buying a SGS2 as well.  like the person above I looked at Eking and techbrands I've never purchased off either but 2 of my mates have and haven't had any issues.  That plus the fact that they work out cheaper (factoring in the price of shipping) it just seemed like a win win.

I've been waiting for the SGS2 for what seems like forever!!!  SO CLOSE!!!

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  # 471589 20-May-2011 14:14
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cokeman2:
M_I_C_H_A_E_L:
cokeman2: eking nz has just put up the sgs 2 on there website for $1,119.00 with 29 units in stock ,shipping direct from hong kong  with $30 postage hmmm ...

http://eking.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10&products_id=300

and techbrands at $ 1,129.00 GST incl.  with $7 postage seems to be the win

http://techbrands.co.nz/product.php?id_product=788&referer=prisjakt


Nice price. Has anybody had any previous experience with either Eking or techbrands before in regards to phones? Good/bad process? Did it arrive on time etc


i have used eking when i brought my sgs  was at my doorstep with in a week ,the wall charger stoped working sent me a free one with out charge .

i just placed a order with tech brands . now should be here next Tuesday Wednesday , hopes


Nice one, I hope it arrives soon :). Im also tempted to buy one off Tech Brands but just dont want to wait for it! lol

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  # 471604 20-May-2011 15:04

cokeman2: eking nz has just put up the sgs 2 on there website for $1,119.00 with 29 units in stock ,shipping direct from hong kong  with $30 postage hmmm ...

http://eking.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10&products_id=300

and techbrands at $ 1,129.00 GST incl.  with $7 postage seems to be the win

http://techbrands.co.nz/product.php?id_product=788&referer=prisjakt


Here is my Techbrand experience time span 4 months.....




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networkn: I was surprised to read about someones techbrand experience. I purchased a Motorola Defy and other than a delay in shipping which they sent me a voucher to cover, everything was excellent.



That was me: 
Overview;
Purchased SG1 Dec 1 2010,  arrived after 5-6 days. 
Wouldn't work on XT as it was supposed to.
Sent it back
Got rung by owner saying nothing wrong with phone.
Got it back 3rd week of Dec.
Still not working.
Sent it back - hinted at by techbrands that I was not setting it up right and that telecom not supporting phone yet but they will by 22 Jan 2011.  Sounded suspicious, so did some research - what they had said was bollock's but now it was Xmas....
22nd Jan came and went phone still a brick.
Techbrands had me send it to repair company in Auckland. 
Result phone has non-repairable factory fault!.
Yeah vindicated...
Techbrands sent me a new phone early March...
Unwrap it, put in sim yes! finds XT network, texting works. 
Phone my son ARRRRGGHHH he can't hear me and I can't hear him. 
Another bleeding Brick.
At this demanded my money back, techbrands did honour that.
But by now SG2 not far away so decided to spend a few extra hundy and get the latest...

So use Techbrands if you wish, but I never will again.  Their support is shocking and horrendous!





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  # 471606 20-May-2011 15:06

M_I_C_H_A_E_L:
cokeman2:
M_I_C_H_A_E_L:
cokeman2: eking nz has just put up the sgs 2 on there website for $1,119.00 with 29 units in stock ,shipping direct from hong kong  with $30 postage hmmm ...

http://eking.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10&products_id=300

and techbrands at $ 1,129.00 GST incl.  with $7 postage seems to be the win

http://techbrands.co.nz/product.php?id_product=788&referer=prisjakt


Nice price. Has anybody had any previous experience with either Eking or techbrands before in regards to phones? Good/bad process? Did it arrive on time etc


i have used eking when i brought my sgs  was at my doorstep with in a week ,the wall charger stoped working sent me a free one with out charge .

i just placed a order with tech brands . now should be here next Tuesday Wednesday , hopes


Nice one, I hope it arrives soon :). Im also tempted to buy one off Tech Brands but just dont want to wait for it! lol


Good luck with your techbrands order. Hope phone works when you get it.

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robinlilac:
M_I_C_H_A_E_L:
cokeman2:
M_I_C_H_A_E_L:
cokeman2: eking nz has just put up the sgs 2 on there website for $1,119.00 with 29 units in stock ,shipping direct from hong kong  with $30 postage hmmm ...

http://eking.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10&products_id=300

and techbrands at $ 1,129.00 GST incl.  with $7 postage seems to be the win

http://techbrands.co.nz/product.php?id_product=788&referer=prisjakt


Nice price. Has anybody had any previous experience with either Eking or techbrands before in regards to phones? Good/bad process? Did it arrive on time etc


i have used eking when i brought my sgs  was at my doorstep with in a week ,the wall charger stoped working sent me a free one with out charge .

i just placed a order with tech brands . now should be here next Tuesday Wednesday , hopes


Nice one, I hope it arrives soon :). Im also tempted to buy one off Tech Brands but just dont want to wait for it! lol


Good luck with your techbrands order. Hope phone works when you get it.


too late now we just have to see ,if the seals been broken of the box etc .......




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