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Apple iPhone 5C 16GB $571.99 Shipped @ Kogan

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I just came across this deal whilst on Kogan. It seems the price has dropped again.

Iphone 5C is listed for $559 + $22.99

Pink, white, green and blue are all the same price.

NOTE: To all the fan boys wanting to sell their iPhone 5 to 'upgrade' to a 5C, keep in mind that these phones are essentially identical. The main difference is the 5 has an aluminium shell where as the 5C is plastic and colourful. I'm not an iPhone user, so please correct me if I'm wrong.

17/10: $572

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  • +1 vote

    Will Apple Warranty be valid for these ??? or do you have to go through Kogan and send them back to China ?

    • Not sure. This is the generic message attached to the listing on Kogan:

      "This product may contain warranty documents on or inside the packaging provided by the manufacturer of the product. Any such warranty documents are not given by Kogan, and are separate from the Kogan warranty. Some warranty documents provided by manufacturers of imported goods may not apply in Australia. You should contact the manufacturer identified on the warranty document to determine whether or not the warranty applies to the goods in Australia and if so, how you should go about making a claim under such a warranty."

      • Not sure. This is the generic message attached to the listing on Kogan:

        "This product may contain warranty documents on or inside the packaging provided by the manufacturer of the product. Any such warranty documents are not given by Kogan, and are separate from the Kogan warranty. Some warranty documents provided by manufacturers of imported goods may not apply in Australia. You should contact the manufacturer identified on the warranty document to determine whether or not the warranty applies to the goods in Australia and if so, how you should go about making a claim under such a warranty."

        I have contacted Apple Australia regarding warranty support on iP5c and iP5s phones from the Hong Kong, Macau, and/or China marketplace.

        Apple Australia's policy is that these phones must be returned to the market (county) in which they were first purchased in order to obtain warranty support and 'out of warranty' support.

    • Will Apple Warranty be valid for these ??? or do you have to go through Kogan and send them back to China ?

      Of course the Apple Warranty is valid

      However, these iP5c handsets would have to be returned to the country (market) from which they were first purchased - in order to claim on the Apple warranty (or obtain any out of warranty service/support).

      As they are being re-sold by Kogan HK Limited this MAY be Hong Kong, Macau, or China. However, it could be some other market (country) where iP5c handsets are sold 'unlocked', or can be 'unlocked' after sale.

    • From my own personal experience (not with Apple, but with a previous HTC phone I purchased); I contacted Kogan, they emailed all the delivery details (attached as a pdf), all I had to do was pack the phone. Postage was also paid for, they didn't bother repairing the phone & sent out a brand new one within a week of me sending it to them. Not sure what other people say about their customer support, but from my experience it was awesome.

      • From my own personal experience (not with Apple, but with a previous HTC phone I purchased); I contacted Kogan….

        Good to know that you were satisfied with the warranty support. However, you do not say if your purchase was made from Kogan HK Limited or if it was from Kogan (Australia) Pty Ltd. Also, if it was from Kogan Australia, your phone may have been an Australian market model with a warranty that was valid in Australia.

        • Sorry, forgot to add that. Purchased it from Kogan (Australia). I highly doubt the model was from the Australian market though, I could not find any cases etc. for it, nobody had heard of my phone during the time I owned it. When I used the TOLL "Track & Trace" service, it had departed from Hong Kong.

        • Sorry, forgot to add that. Purchased it from Kogan (Australia). I highly doubt the model was from the Australian market though, I could not find any cases etc. for it, nobody had heard of my phone during the time I owned it. When I used the TOLL "Track & Trace" service, it had departed from Hong Kong.

          That is confusing. Did you receive a Tax Invoice? I doubt it.

          I think you actually purchased this phone from Kogan HK Limited, NOT from Kogan Pty Ltd. You may have thought that you were purchasing from an Australian business/company because you were 'on' the Kogan.com.au website at the time of your purchase and payment.

          The fact that your phone was dispatched from Hong Kong directly to your Australian address means that you were the importer.

          HTC Australia do not offer warranty support to HTC phones meant for other markets - I checked with them in Australia and in Taiwan. So, Kogan Pty Ltd must have acted as a service/replacement agent for the overseas company Kogan HK Limited (I am guessing that you sent your phone to an Australian address, and not to a Hong Kong address - you did not say in your comment).

        • That is correct, I did purchase it whilst on the "kogan.com.au" site, although I did receive a tax invoice (god knows where it is now, it was nearly 2 years ago & have since moved on to a different phone.

          That sounds better than what I previously thought. Fair enough about HTC Australia, but when I was sending it back for warranty purposes, the destined address was somewhere in South Australia (I believe). But from my own personal experience (and not those complaints you read on facebook etc.) I can vouch for Kogan honoring warranty claims & being very swift in the replacement of a new one.

          P.S I apologise for the late reply, been caught up with uni lately.

  • Iphone 5 to a 5c would be a downgrade. A aluminium iphone 5 is actually lighter than the cheap plastic iphone 5c

    • not sure what was apple thinking bringing out a 5c anyways…

      • to create a fake base for comparison in between 5c ans 5s so that you would think 5s is better valued than 5c ;)

      • Maybe they had left over plastic from the latest ipod Nano's

      • It really emphasises the notion that iPhone users are easily dazzled by bright and colourful things…

      • To try iand take userbase from Samsung with their Galaxy and Nokia with their Lumias. Not that Nokia's better unibody polycarbonate is the reason buy their phones solely (better build quality, they probably like Windows Phone over iOS).

      • to compete with another flagship plastic phone aka samsung?

    • Totally agree with you

    • yes but the cheapest new 5 was $648 whereas 5c is only $582. i will pull the trig when the price drop a little further.

    • Iphone 5 to a 5c would be a downgrade. A aluminium iphone 5 is actually lighter than the cheap plastic iphone 5c

      I thought the same thing. And, I agree that the 5c is basically the same features, performance, etc. as the 5, but at a higher price.

      However, after picking up a 5c, and handling it, I must say that it is a delightful phone to hold. Much nicer than the 5. It just felt 'right'. Not like I had to hold it tight in order not to drop it. Not uncomfortably sharp edges. Not at all like the 5.

  • Apple, where is your 5 inch phone?

  • Reports out of China (translated via Google) are claiming that 'grey market' iP5c are selling for as low as AU$500.

    No explanations about just why this is, or from where the phones are obtained.

    • Because no body wants it.

      • Because no body wants it.

        Your explanation does not explain anything/everything.

        As Apple controls distribution - both as the manufacturers and the distributors - there is no way 'new' iP5c could get sold for such low prices (AU$250 under HK retail).

        The only explanation I can think of is (and this somewhat goes along with your statement) that many HK residents have renewed their phone contracts and accepted a iP5c as part of the deal. Then they keep their present phone and sell the (now 2nd hand) iP5c to some HK store.

        I do agree with you - if the iP5c were more popular (more in demand), it would be re-selling for a higher price.

        • I have a better explanation. Many retailers and distributors have quota. To order 5s they have to order certain number of 5c. 5c is sold at a discounted price to maintain their working capital whereas 5s is selling at a premium price which will compensate the loss they incurre due to cheap 5c.

          I am not sure this situation will last when the supply of 5s meets the demand.

        • I have a better explanation. Many retailers and distributors have quota. To order 5s they have to order certain number of 5c. 5c is sold at a discounted price to maintain their working capital whereas 5s is selling at a premium price which will compensate the loss they incurre (sic) due to cheap 5c.

          I do not agree that your premiss is 'better' or even plausible.

          There are not a lot of Apple re-sellers in Hong Kong (where Kogan HK Limited source most if not all of their 5c phones). There are the carriers, and Fortress etc. However, under AU$500 when the phone retails at Apple for AU$650 is not feasible.

  • Apple introduced iPhone 5c to increase iPhone 5s sales because its worth spending a few more dollars to get iPhone 5s rather than 5c.
    This is apple's tactic-full marketing. Even if 5c is a fail, that was/could be apple's part of plan.

    *The rumour says apple has cut the iPhone 5c production to half.