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10% off GelaSkins

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OZBARGAINS

Thanks to Jamie of GelaSkins for posting the discount code.

Some information explaining why people will not be receiving their free GelaSkin can be read here http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/31462?page=2#comment-277343

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  • +3 votes

    Thanks to GelaSkins for offering a discount to OzBargain. Hopefully processing all the ineligible orders won't be too much of an administrative nightmare for them! :)

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    ahh, I bought 3 items for around $36

    Would have if it wasnt for the publicity they got!

    Oh well, still a nic edeal i suppose

  • +47 votes

    Now here's a good lesson of a company taking the opportunity to swiftly turn a bad situation round to its advantage and winning new customers
    (instead of pointing an accusative finger at ozbargainers who had abused their clearly stated limited offer, and justifiably so).

    Compare and contrast this case with the Grill'd free burger offer fiasco, when Grill'd wrongly accused (and humiliated) customers of abusing its offer which did not state that reprinted coupon would not be accepted.

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    How do these compare to decalgirl skins? Is the premium for Gelaskins worth it?

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      I have bought a few Gelaskins and they are great quality. not sure how they compare to decalskins though. I bought one for my laptop and then when I upgraded a year later, I was able to remove it from the old one and put it on the new laptop. still on there after 2 years now. Sticks really well, but if you want to remove them, leaves no residue and you can easily reapply elsewhere.
      hope this helps.

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        Did more research on this. Apparently quality is similar but the designs for Gelaskins are better. I'm quite attracted to the matte option for Decalgirl skins though.

  • +1 vote

    i think i bought one last week and there is another code for 10% off.

    Code:couponrefund

  • +23 votes

    Are people voting because this is a good deal, or because of the nice gesture by Gelaskins?

    Because 10% off is like $1.50 on a $15 skin… so it aint much of a discount, unless if I'm mistaken?

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    I voted because I used it.

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    instead of getting a free gelaskin for my phone i paid an extra $5 and got a netbook one. Just wondering what happens with the $5??

  • +8 votes

    $13.50 isn't really a bargain considering u can get a plain 1 on ebay for like $4. If they were 2 for 15$ I'd consider buying some

  • +7 votes

    i thought there was a mutual agreement in ozbargain that 10%off is barely a deal to post but an ad

  • +2 votes

    Not really a bargain. like some one already said decalgirl is half the price and same quality. but if you want to design your own then i guess $15 isnt that bad.

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    Anyone know how long it takes for these to get to Aus? I ordered some nearly 4 weeks ago and they still haven't arrived.

    • +2 votes

      Mate, I'm in the same boat as you.
      I bought one on the 24th August.
      Haven't received it yet.
      Contacted Gelaskins and this is the list of events that followed:

      14th Sep- Was told to wait 1 more day before contacting them again.
      15th Sep- Automated email response: "we are currently experiencing a higher than normal volume of emails"
      16th Sep- Automated email response: "we are currently experiencing a higher than normal volume of emails"

      Up till today and still no response from Gelaskins.
      (Boy, were they quick when it was pre-sales enquiries.)

      BTW I've had 5 parcels arrived during the month. All from either US or HK and all arrived. I've even been to the PO to ask several times but it wasn't left there either.

      Quite disappointed as I was really looking forward to it.

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        Yeah mine was shipped on the 23rd. I also have no replies from Gelaskins.

        Received my free Bumper for the iPhone 4 today. I was hoping I would get the skin before or at the same time so I could put them both on.

        Oh well, need to wait I guess.

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        I am annoyed at gelaskins for not replying to my inquiry from a couple of days ago. Also the whole fiasco of not sticking to the receipts sent for orders. If rogers stuffed up they should make them pay and not cancel orders. Time to take this to nandos and get them to sort it for us :P

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      I remember mine took around 6-7 weeks. I gave up after a month thinking they were lost and then one day they just arrived out of the blue. So yeah it was a REALLY long wait

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        Thanks for letting us know!
        Appreciated.
        Probably should have gone with UPS option but it was US$20 and I only wanted 1 Gelaskin.
        At the time I was thinking, hardly worth the delivery cost to get it a week earlier.

      • +1 vote

        Damn. I wonder why it is so slow. BestSkinsEver just sends it via normal post in an envelope and that only takes 1 week to get to Australia.

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          I know.
          Even BodyGuardz uses USPS and takes 7-10days for me.
          Threadless tees are just as quick.

  • +6 votes

    Not really a deal only saving $1.40 on a skin, I'd rather use my iPhone naked!

  • +7 votes

    well played gella skins but hardly a discount

  • +2 votes

    "couponrefund" offers a better deal than the coupon above, If not the same. It's listed as 10% but I got more when I ordered something last night.

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    very nice

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    I am sure when I was looking a while back they only had a $19.95 shipping option which I wasn't prepared to pay (might be wrong though) but I am more than happy to pay $5.95 and wait a couple of months seeing as I already have one for my ereader (brought here but very limited designs). 10% off if better than nothing.

  • +1 vote

    10% off? Another case of people misinterpreting the name ozBARGAIN.
    These guys may as well turkey slap us while their at it, hell even 20% would make me buy one.

    • +3 votes

      Most companies would simply ignore the illegitimate orders and move on. Instead, they're making a nice gesture by giving us a discount, and you're whinging that it's not enough?

  • +1 vote

    i jsut recieved an email notification that my order has been sent and to expect it in 15 days. wonder what's happening there.

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    The shipping takes forever. Any australian company sell these or similar?

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    There are locals stores which stock Gelaskins. I've seen them at JB Hi-Fi and at some Optus stores. The ACMI at Fed Square in Melbourne currently stock a Tim Burton gelaskin for iphone 3 and also MBP.

    Prices vary (some places are OVERPRICED!) and choices are limited.

    If you want to order, pool together with mates and do the buy 3 get 1 free offer. These things are built to last and mine is OK after 15 months of use! Amazing.

    Custom orders from Gelaskins tend to be slower and if they use regular first-class mail, it sometimes takes up to a month or so to get here.

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    Looks like Gelaskins' little gimmick worked.

    Free publicity and all it took was to 'accidentally' allow a loophole to be 'found'. Well played Gelaskins :)

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    No reply from them.
    I'm pretty sure they just ignore you after you've purchased your item.

    • -1 vote

      I finally got a reply and they said:

      Hi There!
      Thank you for your email! We apologize for the delay in response. Have you still not received this item? Please let me know at your convenience. Thank you again!

      Seriously? I can see the next email being the same thing.

      I've submitted a PayPal dispute.

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        Thanks exactly the same email I received this morning around 4AM.

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          Such a shame. They seemed like a great company. Definitely won't be purchasing from them again.

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          Hey mate, you should submit a paypal dispute if you paid with paypal.

          Thank you for your messages, and your patience! You definitely should have received your GelaSkins order by now. I will have this (and your other order) re-produced and re-shipped as soon as possible with upgraded UPS shipping. Re-prints take a few business days, but you will receive an email from UPS with your tracking information when the order ships out again. Thank you again!

          They finally respond after I try and get my money back.

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        So they ask you a question trying to help you out after you asked for help but you decide to ignore it.

        Well done!

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    "Thank you for your email, and your patience! You definitely should have received this by now. We will have this re-produced and re-shipped as soon as possible with upgraded UPS shipping. You will receive a tracking number from them upon shipping. Thank you again, Li. Have a great day!"

    This is what I got from them today.

    Seems like everyone's getting the same message.

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    Anyone who did engage in this deal in the first place was engaging willingly in fraud. I am probably going to buy a skin or two just because of the way they handled the situation, absolutely fantastic marketing and customer focus.

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    I received my Gelaskins yesterday.

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    I bought them last month 24th August.

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