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# 81226 9-Apr-2011 20:47
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I'm looking to buy a couple of HTC Desire S phones. My natural inclination is to buy from Clove in the UK as it has a good reputation. The cost delivered is £343 per phone delivered - which equates roughly to $730. I assume on top of this I expect I will need to pay GST of approx $110 per phone. Looking on Pricespy, I see the phone is available locally from for $736 delivered - presumably this is GST inclusive? If it is GST inclusive, it is the better deal by $110, or $220 for both phones. Does anyone know anything about techbrands? I am a bit wary about handing over $1400 to a company I am not familiar with? Any advice appreciated, thanks.

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  # 457079 9-Apr-2011 20:48
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i was having a moment, ignore me

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  # 457083 9-Apr-2011 21:07
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The Techbrands site does say that is an inclusive price ($ 729.00 GST incl.). Shipping adds $7.50. It also sates that it's in stock with 5-7 days shipping (seems slow doesn't it...?). $736.50 seems a good deal doesn't it? Especially if you have any problems and need to contact them.

No idea on how good they are though.


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  # 457372 11-Apr-2011 09:01
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In stock at their suppliers in Hong Kong I bet....

For me one big thing to consider is where the phones will be sourced from. Cloves are pure unbranded straight from HTC.
All importers, the best of my knowledge, on sell Hong Kong or in some cases German sourced phones branded with another carriers ROMs. So you you need to wait for that source companies updates, and also may have foreign language stuff on it.
Not an issue if you intend to root though.

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