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# 81265 10-Apr-2011 12:20
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Hey guys..

About to pre order my Galaxy S II. Have you already pre ordered it from somewhere?

How much you pre order it for? From where? And total cost with shipping etc...?


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  # 457212 10-Apr-2011 12:40
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Clove UK is most likely to be the cheapest way of acquiring this phone, plenty of threads on costs etc already.




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  # 457237 10-Apr-2011 15:32
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If someone else is about to preorder, let me know. I will pay you, and you can order 2. Then you can courier it down when it arrives.

Of course I would pay you for shipping AND HANDLING.

 
 
 
 


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  # 457244 10-Apr-2011 16:34
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I'd be interested in 2 done the same way.



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  # 457249 10-Apr-2011 16:53
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networkn... Would you like to order 2? You can get it shipped to urs. Then you can ship to mine??

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  # 457412 11-Apr-2011 11:23
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Is there much saving involved in combining orders? I thought that once you factor in the NZ courier price you might only save $10-20? or am I wrong?




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  # 457417 11-Apr-2011 11:41
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Shipping through Mobicity.co.nz is only $20. Not really going to save a lot there.






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  # 457463 11-Apr-2011 12:47
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mobicity is a deal breaker for me as they don't repair locally, they have a standard 3-4 week repair time. I am waiting for techbrands to get an eta and then I will buy from them.

 
 
 
 


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  # 457556 11-Apr-2011 16:30
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Mobicity have an auckland service centre according to their website last time i checked




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  # 457558 11-Apr-2011 16:31
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I checked with them in person and they said 3 weeks is the expected time for fixing. I wouldn't take the risk personally.

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  # 457560 11-Apr-2011 16:34
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Keep in mind though: order in larger quantity may result in the shipment being commercial import and could be liable for duty fee charges...

It is largely assumable that for single-item (private) import is fine.




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  # 457562 11-Apr-2011 16:36
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Anything over $50 CAN attract a duty, 1 phone could easily be tagged. I have had some items tagged and others not.

Almost certainly it would be tagged if it was a multi phone purchase.

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  # 457615 11-Apr-2011 20:56
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networkn: Anything over $50 CAN attract a duty, 1 phone could easily be tagged. I have had some items tagged and others not.

Almost certainly it would be tagged if it was a multi phone purchase.



Are you mixing up GST with Import Duty????  Wasn't aware that we had such a thing as import duty on mobile fones only GST over a certain amount..




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  # 457618 11-Apr-2011 21:06
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I have a bill from the New Zealand Customs Service in front of me right now. This was for a wiring loom from the US, valued at USD546.30 (NZD742.43).

I was charged:
GST
Import Transaction Fee
GST on Import Transaction Fee
Biosecurity Levy
GST on Biosecurity Levy

The total fee was $136.77, payable before they would release the package.



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  # 457647 11-Apr-2011 22:06
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I will probably be getting mine sent to my sisters place in Edinburgh from Clove, and picking it up while I am there.

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  # 457649 11-Apr-2011 22:07
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Ambrose, when will you be there, interested in picking up another 2 and I'll pay you for your trouble?

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