Anyone fluent in Cantonese?

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  1. RichardF macrumors 6502a

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    Need someone to help me out on conversations (conference call) with local iPhone resellers in Hong Kong.

    Looking to identify a few of those and calling them up to offer them to buy 4 S phones from me.

    Please PM.
     
  2. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    I think that this belongs in the community discussion.. not the iPhone area
     
  3. RichardF thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do you speak Cantonese?

    The topic of discussion is the iPhone and I need visibility. When was the last time you were in the community sub-forum?
     
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    I also need help telling a girl she looks pretty in Cantonese.

    I'm just a slacker from Aurora, IL. Which is a suburb of Chicago.
     
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    Please don't do that. It's really cheezie. Speak to her in English.
     
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    Let me get this straight - you're looking to buy a ton of iPhones in the US where supply is low to resell them on the Chinese black market. This in turn will deny many people on the forum a chance to walk into their local Apple or AT&T/VZW/Sprint store to buy an iPhone for quite some time due to low supply thanks to said black market, and you're looking for someone here to assist you with that?

    Good luck.
     
  8. RichardF thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Does Google Translate speak?

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    +1 - usually they don't like it. Particularly if they are not Cantonese speakers or even Chinese.
     
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    Yes google translates does speak although it sounds really monotone.
     
  10. RichardF thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, the first sentence is right. I didn't meant to offend anyone. I also doubt my buying 20-30 phones will have any significant impact on the forums/ stores goers.
    The same way my not doing this will change much for anyone anyway.

    In the grand scheme of things...

    Looking to make some $$$. Isn't this America? Window of opportunity? Make money etc.?
     
  11. sigo macrumors newbie

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    You know that in HK they already have iPhone 4S for sale now.
     
  12. RichardF thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I do. They still need more. A lot of people are buying them in HK and reselling in mainland.

    The resellers in HK can use more supply.

    Do you know any resellers on the ground there?
     
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    I could help, but it won't be free.

    This is America, as you mentioned. I translate at 200/hour.
     
  14. RichardF thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How do you say "how busy are you @ $200/ hour"?

    :D
     
  15. sigo macrumors newbie

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    Sorry I don't....

    I hope you have business account sort of type setup, because to purchase mass amount of iPhone, business entity need to exist. My friend in Taiwan already sought of this when iPad first came out, I called Apple and they said to buy more than 2 unit it needs to be under a business name.
     
  16. RichardF thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't do it that way. I would just go around and buy-up 20 to 30 phones.

    Are you in Hong Kong? Isn't there a place called the "iPhone Plaza" where everyone goes to buy phones?
     
  17. koruki macrumors 6502a

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    It's Hong Kong, they were still under British rule not too long ago. Everyone can read English, an e-mail would be good. I know friends born in native English speaking countries that can outclassed by HK locals written English skills. It's just pronunciation that causes them issues. Bit of advice, HK is cut throat, tread carefully.
     
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    Good luck bro, as long as there is nothing illegal about what you're doing I wish you best of luck. Nothing wrong with someone trying to make a little bit of cash. Again, I don't know the legality of it, and that's the only place I'd be wary.

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    I think it was 1999 or 2000 they went back to Chinese rule...yet I think most people from HK still feel, or try to feel separate.

    Edit...looks like 1997

    according to wiki: English is also an official language, and according to a 1996 by-census is spoken by 3.1 percent of the population as an everyday language and by 34.9 percent of the population as a second language
     
  19. RichardF thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am sure reselling is covered by the fine print. Need to read that.



    I called a couple of stores there this AM and could not get the message across. Maybe better luck in writing... but then again, who reads emails? I much prefer picking up the phone.

    Thank you for the advice, I could see that. Are you in Hong Kong?
     
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    This falls under the solicitation rules of MR

    SOLICITING
    From the Forum Rules:

     
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