Importing Desire from Asia


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  1. kiniki

    kiniki Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi guys

    I am looking to buy a Desire, at the moment the cheapest unlocked handset I can find is from an imported batch from Asia...

    I live in the UK..

    Can anyone tell me if there are any differences between the models I should know about? Will the Asia model work fine in Europe?

    Thank you in advance
     

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  2. Shofar

    Shofar Well-Known Member

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    Remember to add Customs and VAT to the price - shipping too.
    Is it still cheaper?
     
  3. kiniki

    kiniki Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok well technically, it's from ebay, where they have already imported it... And yes... far cheaper...

    That's why I want to know if there are any differences that might make me reconsider
     
  4. solrac13

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    I can answare your question because I just bought mine in HK 2 days ago
    Price in Hong Kong is 4300 hong kong dollar = 370.22 british sterling pouds
     
  5. damuffinman

    damuffinman Well-Known Member

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    Bear in mind that the pound is still going up and down, might end up being close to 400 pounds, maybe it's cheaper to get it on contract here? :rolleyes:
     
  6. nx1977

    nx1977 Well-Known Member

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    And most likely a fake, or after waiting your 7-14 days find you have an empty box.

    Hong Kong + ebay = almost certain fail on tech stuff.
     
  7. deepdevil

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    Hi, can you tell me where in HK did you buy the Desire from? I might be heading there, and since we do not have a launch date on the Desire in India yet, I will try and buy one from there. Thanks
     
  8. TheTrueSpin

    TheTrueSpin Well-Known Member

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    Why risk importing it from asia to save
     
  9. DCFC79

    DCFC79 Well-Known Member

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    Is it worth it buying 1 from ebay, in the end its your choice but id feel more secure with buying 1 from a business over here than buying 1 from ebay from hong kong and find the phone is a fake or is faulty and it takes some time to get a swap sorted
     

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