UK buyers: dont buy your 3G from Carphone Warehouse!!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by PowerFullMac, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

    PowerFullMac

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    I just went to Carphone Warehouse to get my iPhone 3G, and they tried to automatically sign me up for there "lifeline" insurance thing! The worst thing is, they wouldnt even sell the the phone without it!

    I went to the O2 shop and they sold me the iPhone 3G and guess what they did - they asked me if I wanted the insurance! And actually sold me the phone without it!

    Also, CPW asked for my address etc. whereas O2 just asked for my name.
     
  2. justbrowsing macrumors newbie

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    Or, do what I did and cancelled the insurance within the allotted time.
     
  3. PowerFullMac thread starter macrumors 601

    PowerFullMac

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    But it still charges for the first few months...
     
  4. Psyxologos macrumors regular

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    Pop in your nearest Apple store. This is what I did. Much better altogether!
     
  5. BergerFan macrumors 68020

    BergerFan

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    I upgraded my original iPhone to the 3G, via CPW, over the phone, Nearl 3 months ago.
    Yes they asked for insurance, all you have to say is yes or no, lol.
    My 3G was delivered the next day. :D
     
  6. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    Wonder if this is something new they are doing

    I bought my 3G from CPW and they asked if I wanted insurance, I said no and that was it, came out with a new phone
     
  7. cjbryce macrumors 6502

    cjbryce

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    +1
     
  8. Ori macrumors 6502

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    Oh yes....They tried the hard sell on me. I had to say NO about 6 times before they gave up. I told them that the O2 insurance is cheaper....they argued that it isn't!! I also told them that I already have insurance and they still tried to flog it to me!! gits!
    ~£12 a month from CPW
    £7.50 per month on O2

    ermmm.......??

    The problem is that the sales team make most of their commission on accesories.
     
  9. Stepper macrumors regular

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    I bought mine from CPW....although when i went up to the counter i said to the guy "All I want is a white 16gb iPhone 3G, no cases, no accesories, no insurance, just give me the phone and the contract"....he didn't offer me insurance :)
     
  10. capoeirista macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I bought mine in O2 shop and declined the insurance. I asked the sales rep if anybody actually took it up and she said "all the time". I've put mine on the household insurance instead.
     

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