Iphone 3GS sim free 32Gig Play.com (UK) £999.99

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  1. nwlondonlad macrumors 6502a

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    Link i doesn't work. And boy, that's a decent cut on something that's PAYG for a few hundred less.
     
  3. jimlyonsie macrumors member

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    Link is dead.

    I don't understand how play are selling these. I am guessing that they are importing from HK, but they also claim they have UK warranty with apple. Can't see many paying that price though.
     
  4. nwlondonlad thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Really weird price considering Play.com normally have 'fair' prices :rolleyes:
     
  5. jimlyonsie macrumors member

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    This is not PAYG it's factory unlocked which is supposed to be illegal in the uk isn't it
     
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    Yeah, that's a very high price. Voda NZ has the 16 GB 3G for £440 and I suspect that the 32 GB 3GS will be a similar price when it launches here next month.
     
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    are they sold as factory unlocked in NZ?
     
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    Yes. Lots of people are buying them from Vodafone and putting a Telecom SIM in there because Telecom's network is faster :)
     
  10. jimlyonsie macrumors member

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    how do you fancy selling me a few for a profit share exercise in the UK market.

    I will pay you the face value + shipping, then you can watch them selling on ebay and we can split the profit 50/50.... what do you say?
     
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    £1000 for something that will be out of date by WWDC 2010
     
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  13. nwlondonlad thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh yes how could i have missed that :D One of my workmates is kiwi as well, but sadly he's here so no use
     
  14. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    So is the lad I work with. I'm trusting that he may know someone back home with enough brains to be able to buy said item and pop it in a Jiffy (marked GIFT).

    Fingers crossed...
     
  15. drpellypo macrumors 6502

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    Doesn't make any difference whether it's marked gift or not. Customs will see it's an iPhone on the xray and charge you the VAT/Duty on it. I know this, cos it happened to me! I didn't ask for the item to be sent as gift, but the seller did anyway, and I was stung.
     
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    I think it's down to luck whether they catch you or not - I've avoided their clutches a few times...

    Then again, maybe a lead-lined Jiffy may be in order! :rolleyes:
     
  17. drpellypo macrumors 6502

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    Absolutely. I shipped 2 grands worth of stuff over a while back, all marked with full value, and didn't pay a penny! They were big ass boxes too. Think it just depends whether your shipment goes through in the morning or near clocking off time for the customs chaps. lol.
     
  18. wpc macrumors regular

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    Hi. Has anyone received an iPhone 3GS from Play.com? Are they UK or European iPhones? I have a 16GB on order and just wondering what to expect.
     
  19. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    Why not try Belgium or Italy?
     

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