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  1. username27

    username27 Well-Known Member
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    Know any US website that sells HTC Desire unlocked or with no subscription?

    i recently saw:
    expansys.us - a little expensive
    cellhut.com - cheaper but reviews doesn't look good, also does not
    allow billing address to be diff with shipping address if credit card

    any trusted website you know of?

    regards,
     

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  2. Lukehluke

    Lukehluke Well-Known Member
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    Could you not buy it from a UK site and import it?
     
  3. dancedreamfly

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    If you're in Manila try this guy named Longbeard. His website is longbeard.info. Basically he can order for you from Expansys HK and ship it to your doorstep. People over at the Philippine Macintosh Users Group recommend him.
     
  4. username27

    username27 Well-Known Member
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    I could and it's much cheaper from the UK but I didn't like what I've heard about our Bureau of Customs (PH).

    I have a friend that uses a US mail forwarding service that sends the item to his Philippine address without the hassles caused by customs.
    I don't mind paying our taxes (as long as its computed correctly), I just want it to be delivered to my address. :)

    ...although I might buy it from clove
     
  5. username27

    username27 Well-Known Member
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    thanks,
    but if its from Expansys HK, it's still a bit expensive compared to the UK price + UK tax?
     
  6. dancedreamfly

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    Yeah but if you order from Clove/Expansys UK you will get taxed here, since they both use DHL. From experience, I got charged more than 5k worth of taxes for my Milestone shipped via FedEx, and DHL charges similarly from what I've heard. If that's alright with you then you can go with Clove. I'm going to go the Expansys HK + Longbeard route because I feel it will be cheaper anyway.
     
  7. lazarus101

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    if you order from handtec you won't have to pay the VAT for UK, you will only have pay the taxes for your country.
     
  8. username27

    username27 Well-Known Member
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    yes, even from clove.
    it's ok for me to pay UK tax since its clearly stated already on the price, its the taxes from our country that I doubt. :)
     
  9. username27

    username27 Well-Known Member
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    It's my last resort. :)

    but I'm not sure I can trust someone I don't know with the money, it's my first time buying online.
     
  10. username27

    username27 Well-Known Member
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    Are you guys cool with no 3g or am I missing something? My understanding is that there is no 3G US version support at this time and the closet we may get is the Telstra version since it will need to run on 850 Mhz.
     
  12. dancedreamfly

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    ^ Hi, we're from the Philippines, and we share the same 3G bands as the UK and most of Europe.
     
  13. halfsjj

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    Sorry man. My bad as I didn't pay attention to the locations.

    Thanks for letting me know.
     
  14. username27

    username27 Well-Known Member
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    how much will it cost if you'd go Expansys HK + Longbeard route?
    how much does Longbeard charge?
     
  15. dancedreamfly

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    He will charge you just the price of the phone plus shipping of PhP1500. He uses the BPI exchange rate though, when I asked it was 1 HKD = 5.99 PHP. I guess it depends. I'm still saving up for it.
     
  16. username27

    username27 Well-Known Member
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    I finally got HTC Desire here in the Philippines! :D
     
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