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Kogan has it on special. Overseas stock. Good buy for Samsung lovers. 1 Year Kogan warranty.
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Kogan do grey imports… 1 year back to kogan warranty.
Kogan warranty service is absolutely atrocious. Will not purchase from Kogan again
Not oz stock
It's Dual Sim, which makes it Grey Imports.
Also if you click "Overview" for the phone, it has:
Direct Import (International Model)
Direct Import (International Model)
What's so bad about grey import models. Are certain features restricted in Australia? Surely all models can be rooted as well once they are later unsupported right?
The need to send it overseas, 1 year warranty and Samsung Australia will not touch it if you need something like a screen replacement.
At least amaysim offers a 2 year warranty on their imported models
So is warranty the main issue? Rooting the phone, 4g bands and all other technical stuff apart from maybe the processor is the same though?
@pmonty: the processor should be the same. USA uses the Qualcomm,
@Superannuation: thanks sounds good. Might wait for a better EOFY deal though. Surely will be some closer to $850~.
Thanks for clearing up worries about rooting and other differences guys. Those are what really concern me. But warranty is also important I guess.
Warranty and also support.
If you drop the phone and crack the screen Samsung will not fix it for you. You need to use someone else so you may not get genuine parts or a waterproof phone back.
4g bands are the same.
The processor is the same (you can even install Australian firmware to the international models. This includes carrier versions if you want)
@spaceflight: yeah that's fair enough. Strange too though… the phone is still a "Samsung". Find it strange they wouldn't touch their own phone…
I guess it is to discourage people importing phones. Which might not work as most people probably won't find out until they need a service.
It's also an issue for tourists as they can't get support while they are here.
I've had Samsung Au replace two imported cracked S7 Edge phones, no problem.
With kogan., you don't have to send international you can post it to local address and I think postage fee is covered if or not paid thru PayPal.
Thanks post updated. But they are two models for S9 listed. One single and the other dual sim both at $899.
If you click "Overview" for the phone, it has:
https://www.kogan.com/au/buy/samsung-galaxy-s9-64gb-midnight... Single Sim under Specs . Samsung S9.
Still Grey Import
Yes I know. Updated the thread as "overseas stock"
https://www.kogan.com/au/buy/samsung-galaxy-s9-dual-sim-64gb... and this link for Dual Sim.
Note 8 price isn't really great the recent eBay deal (9 days ago) had it around $796 @amaysim https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/382233
Best to wait for the next deal.
just pay an extra 50 at TGG for local
With bonus $100 Eftpos Card
So its even cheaper in TGG after the Eftpos Card
Is the cashback card deal for the note 8 too?
Unless you really want S9 Dual Sim
Otherwise better buy from TGG eBay
$956.8 with $100 EFTPOS GiftCard ~= $856.8
Eftpos promo: https://www.thegoodguys.com.au/cons/groups/public/documents/...
Local stock and Samsung Australia Warranty
Or else wait another six hours for Oppo Find X launch, I guess The Verge has already done a video review before its launch here https://youtu.be/Z2Uu2rYFlPQ my next phone :-D
Thanks for sharing that link. I never would have found out otherwise. Interesting idea. Now that's one way to go bezel-less without a notch.
six hours? more like 60 days before it even ships according to this link?? https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/6/19/17480360/o...
It's a decent price if you're not worried about the 1 years warranty. If you are worried then get the Australian version from Good Guys eBay for an extra $52
Noting JB's deal of the S9 for $699 on the $49 Telstra plan for 12 months - that could be a better deal:
- Depending on what your plan situation is - the JB Telstra offer is essentially $388 for 12 months (i.e. $32.2 per month) of 15GB data per month on top of this $899 deal.
- The JB deal is local stock and has 2 years Samsung warranty.
If you combine TGG Samsung S9 $856.80 ($956.8 with $100 EFTPOS giftcard) + Jenee mobile has 15GB for 12 month plan $30/mo + $10 setup fee = $1226.80 over 12 months.
Isn't this better than the JB Telstra offer ($699 phone + $49/mo = $1287.00 over 12 mo)?
I tend to look at 24mo contracts, so TGG + Jenee over 24mo = $1586.80 vs JB Telstra offer = $1875.00.
Main difference is Telstra coverage vs Jenee using the Optus network.
Jenee gives back to the community though.
I agree, Jeenee is cheaper but the trade off (or win due to recent outages?) is Optus (with no intl roaming).
Given the rate at which plans are changing in recent years, I think the better option is to look at 12 month plans though.
And finally, Jeenee's community work is great, but remember it's marketing. Telstra does too. We don't have a clear picture of what % of their revenue's go back to community initiatives. That's the important bit.
Tl;dr - both options are good. TGG if you want Optus network (and don't need international roaming), JB if you want Telstra (and ability to roam internationally).
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