expired Samsung Galaxy Fold 512GB $3899.99 Delivered @ Region Free Gamez eBay

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PURPLE

Not sure they actually got the stock but they are selling it.

Original PURPLE 10% off Sitewide on eBay Deal Post

Important Note: Be advised that this is a pre-order and the seller may not ship until much later. The release date of this product has not been officially announced.

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  • +11 votes

    Okay I just got a reply from the seller. It is Australian stock, but this is pre-order and he said at this stage he would be shipping the purchased phones out on the 1st of May but that date may be subject to change. So, probably best to wait until late April or even May 1st or later to see if there's better deals going as you're not going to have the phone before then. Not me though, I'm the kind of person who couldn't justify having a phone that cost more than the market value of my car.

    • +15 votes

      Imagine how I feel,
      That damn phone is worth two of my cars

      • +22 votes

        I just sold my car for $200 so this is nearly 20 times the value

      • -8 votes

        Not sure where there's a law that says your phone has to be cheaper than your car.

        The amount of use and functionality you get from a phone might actually be more useful than a car.

        I'd be curious survey results that ask whether people would prefer to give up their car or their phone.

        • +5 votes

          ok

        • +5 votes

          I think it’s a valid point, not sure why you’ve been downvoted so much.

          Also, it’s first generation, it’s tech that would have taken a lot of R&D, it’s got to be difficult to manufacture and there’s probably a lot of written off components during building and QC, it’s understandable it’s so expensive

          • +1 vote

            @Skramble: I'd say the down votes are purely from their first paragraph about the law.

            If that part was left out then it would probably have been upvoted instead.

        • +4 votes

          Nice straw man there. Nobody claimed it was against the law. Do you have trouble with reading comprehension?

        • +4 votes

          mobile vs mobile

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          Looks like people don't like it as soon as you raise the possibility that they might have to part from their phone. Withdrawal symptoms are already appearing, thus the neg frenzy. Lol

      • -1 vote

        Sydneysiders can afford $1m house. $3k phone is peanut.

        • +1 vote

          But the house probably could last you 30+ years and you probably could be 2+ million in that time. But there phone lucky to last 2 for first gen tech and won't be worth half you pay for in 2 years time…

    • +3 votes

      This would mean you'd possibly get it sooner (and maybe cheaper) at more official outlets. I wouldn't touch this if it were me.

    • +2 votes

      That price, son. Holy actual balls.
      looks like I'm keeping my market valued car.

    • +9 votes

      Then how the hell is this even a deal considering it's not even available (product and pricing wise).

      • +2 votes

        That's what I thought too. What if Samsung did their own 15% off preorder deal, or they decide to reduce the RRP?

  • +66 votes

    Wooo, what a price….

  • +63 votes

    Rather get the Huawei foldable phone, looks way better.

    • +21 votes

      Samsung's small display in the folded mode looks much less appealing compared to huawei's.

      • +9 votes

        Yea looks like the first gen of smart phones lol.

      • +2 votes

        I agree with you there but i also think that the samsung looks a lot more robust. Obviously there havnt really been any actual reviews out yet but thats just the feel that i get looking at both of them.
        In the huawei you can also see the crease where it folds when its fully unfolded (at least in the demo models they had you could) which would annoy the hell out of me.

    • +4 votes

      without a real RRP and based solely on conversion rates + GST you are looking at around $4500~ for the Huawei Fold X…with the horribly creased screen….Huawei Fold X does look better though lol….and theres no better name for any Phone-related movement than the Falcon Wing lol.

    • -15 votes

      I'd rather just laugh at people buying foldable phones.

      I got flip phones out of my system many years ago. If I need a larger screen, I'll grab my tablet.

      • +18 votes

        Do you carry your tablet in your pocket everywhere you go?

        • -8 votes

          It's rarely from me. If I'm somewhere I don't have a tablet near me, chances are I won't want to be doing anything which a tablet would benefit.

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          Do you need to carry a tablet in your pocket?

          • +3 votes

            @134679: You don't need to but if you could how is that a bad thing? You don't need a lot of things in life that we use/consume daily. If you can't see the benefit in having a large screen with you all the time then you are very narrow minded.

            • +1 vote

              @F-22:

              If you can't see the benefit in having a large screen with you all the time then you are very narrow minded.

              Nice!

            • -7 votes

              @F-22:

              You don't need to but if you could how is that a bad thing?

              You mean aside from the obvious negatives like… oh, price? Size?

              OzBargain's collective intelligence always seems to be both disappointing and entertaining. I suppose that relates to the mass, in general.

              • +4 votes

                @O15: Again, very short sighted in thinking this will be the only model of foldable phone. You only have to like the concept not the exact model. In the future you will have thin affordable foldable phones.

                It's a good thing not everyone thinks like you otherwise there would be no innovation in the world.

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              @F-22: Depends on how heavy the thing weighs, and if you are happy with having a 4.6" phone screen just for the benefit of having a large screen with you at all times which you might not use as often.

              • +1 vote

                @RohBoat: Of course and to clarify i'm not buying this model at all, i'm simply defending the concept of foldable screens and the benefits a portable large screen could bring. O15 was saying he would never get a foldable phone (in fact they would laugh at people that do) and a tablet is a sufficient substitution to a foldable screen which it's totally different use case.

      • +5 votes

        Folding phones are the future, at least according to the movie Her

    • +4 votes

      Rather just get any other phone and enjoy the spare cash on other things..

  • +83 votes

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  • +43 votes

    Is this a bargain?

  • +16 votes

    Wtf 4k for phone? Damn

    • +5 votes

      Google "most expensive phones" and see what idiots pay for status symbols. Or just jump on public transport and see the derros with $1500 phones they can't really afford, people want to look rich and use their phones to do it. It wouldn't surprise me if Samsung only ever makes a few thousand of these and they sell out, sold to rich kids who want to have the latest and greatest.

      • +6 votes

        Buy $1500 phone to look rich???? What country are we in? 3rd world?

        • -10 votes

          Not far off. Sometimes when I take a walk through the CBD I forget what country I am in.

          • -1 vote

            @MakingBacon: True. Certainly doesn't look like the Australia I grew up in.

            • +8 votes

              @jelko: Exactly, that's why I carry a land phone with me on the train and look for outlets to plug it in when I go to other people's house. Brings me back to the good old days…..

          • +1 vote

            @MakingBacon: You've got it wrong old mate. Gotta walk through your local suburban park after 6pm on a thursday night to get the full fat thirld world experience.

          • -2 votes

            @MakingBacon: I wonder how many of these downvotes are people being offended on behalf of other people? The only thing worse than someone with a victimhood complex is the outraged virtual signallers that take offence on their behalf.

            • +4 votes

              @MakingBacon: Virtue signalling? Taking offence on the behalf of others?

              Mate people can have a problem with something you’ve said even if it’s not directed at them specifically, and without it being a fake display of morality they don’t possess. Everyone has their own opinions, and sometimes their opinion is that you were talking crap

              Eg if I criticised your mum for opening up for any guy with a crusty lollipop to share, you might get mad even though I was talking about her, not you. Or maybe you would only be reacting on her behalf, and virtue signalling because you aren’t a fan of slut shaming. And not because you are personally bothered by any of it.

              That depends what kind of person you are, and it doesn’t suggest much of yourself that you expect that from others.

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              @MakingBacon: Only thing worse than them is a racist old muppet

          • -2 votes

            @MakingBacon: @MakingBacon it's getting worse every day

    • +6 votes

      Eh, people used to spend 5k on cutting edge laptops when I was a kid. And my father spent 5k on his first desktop computer. 4K on a cutting edge phone is today’s equivalent.

      • +4 votes

        The spec difference was probably worth it back then for the extra money… this is just to fold the damn thing.

        edit: and yeah, prices were obviously high for new tech around when your father got his. I can remember the same… I think 3 grand for a 486 with 4MB of RAM.

      • -1 vote

        $5k today is still easily achievable.

        Just for CPU/Video card

        Intel Core i9 9980X 3.0GHz $3k
        NVIDIA GeForce TITAN RTX 24GB GDDR6 $4k

      • +1 vote

        This just folds. I haven't looked, but it likely has no higher specs than the S10, except for a stupid, gimmicky folding screen.

  • +25 votes

    This is an insult, not a price.

    • +34 votes

      Why exactly? It's a new product with new technology and has had plenty of R&D investment sunk into it. It's a first generation aimed at early adopters and will decrease in price over time as tech gets cheaper and more common. What's wrong with premium products? Not everything has to be bargain basement cheap no frills products.

      As for buying an item like this from a random generic eBay listing, just don't do it…

      • +4 votes

        yep that's the trend, love how cheap new samsung phones have become.

      • -2 votes

        I can explain why u think that. Every new generation of phones requires lots of research. But at the time of release the new features become kind of standard. Just like the coloured screen, touch screen, dual sim, 3g,4g,…

        I don't see it as justified ro charge $4k for something just because it's a new approach.

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          Well this is one of those situations where you wouldn't need this to sell at super high volumes. You rely on your more "tried and trusted" lines for that (Galaxy S10s, Galaxy Notes).

          The fact of the matter is, the majority of the population probably think like you, but as long as (random punt) 5% of the market buy it, then it'd be considered successful, as opposed to requiring 10% of the market to buy Galaxy S's and Galaxy Notes.

      • +4 votes

        It's funny how people see a ~4K phone as crazy but barely anyone would question spending 40K instead of 20K on a car.

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        Paying for their r&d plus extra to finance them ironing all the bugs.

        I think I'll pass. I used my phone to make calls and look at cat pictures.. Folding phone is just a gimmick to me.

    • -1 vote

      You clearly missed where they marketed this product as a Luxury Device, snow flake.

    • +1 vote

      I don’t think they plan to sell a lot of them. It’s a hero device to demonstrate Samsung’s innovation prowess.
      It is thus priced as it is.

      That said, I would love to know how durable it is, and how well the software required works. Because I suspect it wasn’t ready for prime time, but hey, First!

    • -1 vote

      In the profit war with iPhone Co, it's the customers who pay the cost (& pick up the pieces of the broken screens)

    • +3 votes

      Did you know that when phones first came out in the 80s or whatever, they were like $7k?

      And thats in back then dollars

      • -13 votes

        You do know that a $29 phone can do the exact same as a $4000 phone?
        It sends and receives calls and texts. It takes photos. It stores music.

        A tablet/computer can do all the rest.

        There wasn't a $29 phone option in the 80s.

        • +10 votes

          An old Holden Barina will do the same as a Ferrari according to your logic. Takes you from A to B, has wheels, steering, engine, transmission. A $10 fake leather bag does the same as a $2000 Louis Vuitton one as well.

          There's expensive and there's cheap. You have a problem with Free market economy?

          • -6 votes

            @bchliu: Exactly right, people like to overindulge. People don't need a foldable phone - they want one.

            Your logic is a bit flawed though. A Ferrari can go much faster than a Holden Barina..
            With a phone, there's a point (much much cheaper than $4k) that they only get very minutely faster. This is like comparing a 2018 Ferrari to a 2019 Ferrari. More cost, little difference.

            With technology it only improves to a certain point.
            Some people insist on the latest $2k smartphone because last year's one is "old and slow" now but only ever use internet, Facebook and Netflix. They didn't need a new phone, they wanted a new phone.

            What does this phone do that makes it $1500 more than the most outrageously priced iPhone? It folds.. Is that worth $4000?

            Btw, the first phone only cost $5.2k in Australia. Don't know where you pulled $7k out from.

            • +2 votes

              @pennypincher98: LOL..
              "Your logic is a bit flawed though. A Ferrari can go much faster than a Holden Barina.. "

              The Fold has 6 cameras, (equivalent) three very big screens and can do much more than a $29 phone. Your "Minutely faster" shows you have never used a $29 phone that only has <1GB RAM and limited to no storage.

              "With technology it only improves to a certain point."

              The differences is just not with speed. It is with feature sets, functionality and what you can do with it.

              "What does this phone do that makes it $1500 more than the most outrageously priced iPhone? It folds.. Is that worth $4000?"

              When did I say it was worth the price? That is the subjective nature and free market will prove this. Just because you or I don't like to pay 4 grand for a phone or a Gucci bag, does not mean others can't afford it. Have you ever heard of a brand called "Vertu"? They make phones that make the Fold cheap yet they're feature phones with probably less functionality than your $29 one.

              "Btw, the first phone only cost $5.2k in Australia. Don't know where you pulled $7k out from."

              When did I say $7k? You have some eyesight issues??

              • -4 votes

                @bchliu: The format of this is terrible, you obviously haven't learnt how to unquote - hopefully you've edited it by the time I post.
                Edit: Now it's even worse LOL

                Not appreciating the personal attack either. (As a matter of fact I do)
                You didn't specifically say $7k but look above and if you can't see it maybe you have the eyesight issues?

                you have never used a $29 phone
                Your $29 phone

                Secondly, where did I say I had a $29 phone? Actually no, apparently I've never used one. Make up your mind!! I've used a $29 phone before and it hasn't been too slow. Judged it didn't have 1GB ram though it had more. If you want to be that anal, $179 for the LG phone recently posted will go along just as well.

                The Fold has 6 cameras

                Why is that a good thing? The Pixels have shown you only need one at the front and one at the back.

                Can do a lot more than a $29 phone.

                I didn't realise all the Samsung "S Gimmick" were actually features. Functionality on any touch screen device is largely the same.

                LOL..

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                  @pennypincher98: Lol. It is not a personal attack here, but pointing out your logic is really a pile of dung.
                  As for the quotes - It has never worked well for me on OzB. So I edited it with quotations.

                  I didn't see you downvote the Tesla deal - because you couldn't afford one and it doesn't do much more than what a Holden Barina does?? LOL

                  Oh.. that's different is it? Because it goes physically faster and uses electricity instead of petrol?

                  Oh my, who is the inconsistent one now? For that matter, use your same logic and go downvote everything you can't afford because you don't think it's worth it. LOL.

                  • -3 votes

                    @bchliu:

                    I didn't see you downvote the Tesla deal - because you couldn't afford one and it doesn't do much more than what a Holden Barina does?? LOL

                    Oh.. that's different is it? Because it goes physically faster and uses electricity instead of petrol?

                    Oh my, who is the inconsistent one now? For that matter, use your same logic and go downvote everything you can't afford because you don't think it's worth it. LOL.

                    I find it funny how you base your whole argument on the fact I can't afford it. That isn't why I downvoted. Maybe look for my comment before implying so much jncori information?

                    Btw quoting has never worked well for you because you've never bothered to actually lay it out properly.

                    I'm amazed at not only the incompetence of some people but also the lack of awareness some people have..

                    If you can't find it, I'll spoonfeed it to you so you can neg it also being the mature person you are here

  • +3 votes

    We finally have a new challenger for the title of 'yuppie phone'. :P

  • +21 votes

    "Listing Photo is Stocking Photo Only and does not represent the actual item you will receive and it may vary from the photo shown."

    - gets used galaxy note 4

  • +38 votes

    $4k..!!??? I fold..

  • +6 votes

    Sigh! And we have to still buy this device to add to our dev hardware list of 'supported devices' in case someone purchases and uses it to play our game. :|

    • +10 votes

      Running around and supporting devices just because they exist? Absent other factors, add devices to 'supported devices' when there is an expectation of net profits from those devices.

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        We have big enough MAU and mMAU plus a fair chunk of whales, if it exists, bunch of whales are going to buy it 'just because'. Unless something needs a big dev effort to support, our policy is that we support it. Not a fan of the policy but that's what's enforced. :/

    • +1 vote

      What game did u make

  • +15 votes

    I wouldn't buy a first generation of the foldable displays as they're likely to have more issues that will be solved in later generations. Price is also too high as you could get a high-end tablet/laptop and a phone for a lessor price.

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