Toby Deals AU & Tecobuy AU Is Now Closed

I was checking out price for Mi 10T and realised the website now shows closed due to covid.

https://www.tobydealsau.com/

I hope those who've ordered will get their orders soon.


Mod Update: Tecobuy AU also closed.

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Comments

  • +5 votes

    1.5% cashback on $0

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    I got my Mi Max 3 from here 2 years ago:

    https://www.giztop.com/phones/xiaomi.html

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    AU site has closed but looks like they're still operating their 'UK' site. Perhaps logistical reasons they've pulled out of Aussie market.

    • +3 votes

      even grey importers running away from this country.

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        Banggood still going.

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    I guess they're not thick faced enough to push through all those bad reviews.

  • +3 votes

    Taken them since the beginning of the year to realise that there's something called Covid 19?

    As slow as their postage and customer service is.

  • +2 votes

    It seems all Chinese sites that have cut throat loss leading prices meet the same fate. Anyone remember when Gearbest were dominating? I certainly do.

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    Is TecoBuy operated by the same group of people? I've seen OzB and Whirpool posts suggesting they may be.

    Been looking for a new phone and I almost pulled the trigger on the Mi 10T from TecoBuy. They've got good prices which obviously come at the expense of questionable support and service. Not sure if I want to risk my time and money on this bunch.

    • +3 votes

      Yes same group of people.

      tobydealsau.com - Closed 2020
      dwidigitalcameras.com - Closed 2018
      eglobalbeauty.com.au - Closed ?
      eglobalcentralau.com - Closed 2019
      eglobaldigitalcameras.com.au - Closed 2018
      tecobuy.com - Still going

      2018 - DWI Closed for Business
      2018 - eGlobal Digital Shuts Down

      It seems to be an endless cycle of opening stores then closing them down and repeating, when they closed down stores due to GST, they reopened new stores shortly after.

      • +4 votes

        tecobuy.com is now officially closed for AU as well.

      • +1 vote

        better then paying double at local shops

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    Merged from RIP TobyDeals AU, Any new recommendations?

    In my hunt for the lowest prices for a particular smartwatch, I found out that TobyDeals AU is "no longer in business effective on 19-12-2020".
    :'( Hope people who have ordered from them recently still receive their item and get warranty support.

    Anyone have any good suggestions for reliable sites for grey importing items? Aliexpress is too hit and miss for me.

    • +2 votes

      Praise the Lord

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      Giztop for phones but not as cheap maybe
      https://www.giztop.com/

    • +1 vote

      Bangood particularly if shipped from australia

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        no way!

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        Had 2 phones delivered from Banggood this morning. 21 days for delivery :-(.
        Phones are A1 and the price was the best by a long way.
        Tip… order through the app or au.banggood.com site for the best price ;-)

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      Now i don't have to feel bad about not having the balls to risk ordering anything from them.

      I've never heard anything bad about Bangood, that dmbminaret suggests.

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    After Banggood cancelled my order for a Poco x3 NFC on 16-12-2020,

    I immediately re-ordered from TobyDeals AU, thankfully received mint condition phone today.

    If only the Xiaomi bootloader unlock process would go as well…

    edit : spelling

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    Merged from Tobydealau.com / Tecobuy out of business, any alternative?

    These business will not operate from now on. is there any alternative?

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    I have ordered 3 phones from Toby deals and haven't had any issues.
    Bummer they closed down I want to get the mi 11 when it comes out.
    Is there any other sites to use now ?

  • +2 votes

    i bought all my camera equipment worth 3000 for these guys. just received 300 worth of lens filter yesterday. all good received within 10 working days via DPEX.

  • +1 vote

    Where will I price match officeworks now D:

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    I have bought a couple of phones from Toby Deals and never had issues with delivery or the product. I hope there will be an alternative soon!!! Just another sh!t to add to 2020 …bring on 2021 and a new Toby Deals so that I can start next year's Christmas shopping!!! :D :D

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    TobydealsAU was excellent and they deliver with Toll. My items would arrive quicker than anything domestically.
    Anyone know of any alternatives?

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    Wow I just got lucky on getting my ROG Phone 3 right before they shut down. Though I kinda regret getting the 128GB version. Shoulda went for 256GB.

  • +1 vote

    This is so depressing, Toby deal delivered my mobile when no other place has stock and surprisingly fast as well. Good stuff doesn't last I guess…

  • +1 vote

    I bought two phones and a few razer products from there as they were the cheapest. Very sad to see them go like this.

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    What more can make me hate 2020?

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      Karmaa…

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    Tobydeals avoided GST, that's why they where cheaper, I assume because the UK site is still open they are rebranding a new AU website.

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    Merged from Alternative Store to Tecobuy/TobyDeals after They Have Shut down?

    Hi all,

    Purchased a phone for my wife late last year and got a great deal on a samsung s20+
    Checking both sites now they have both closed down. Any OZb's on here use any alternative page/site for mobile purchases? Thanks.

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      Banggood. Tip.. only shop there using their app or via their https://au.banggood.com/ site ;-)
      Just received 2 phones from there. Took 21 days to arrive but that included the NYE break.

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        Looks more less just Xiaomi phones. I did like that they (Tobydeals/Tecobuy) had a bit of variety in regards to iPhones/Samsung as well.

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          TD did switch their focus onto SS and iPhones shortly before they shut up shop. Xiaomi fan here :-)

    • -1 vote

      Mobicity?

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      Tecobuy, Tobydeals, eGlobal Central, DWI Digital etc are all the one company ERA Champ Ltd. All the sites still exist, they just don't ship to Australia anymore. If you particularly wanted something from them you could use a freight forwarder. I managed to get Tecobuy to freight forward a physical dual sim iPhone 12 before Christmas, so it can be done. It's probably only worth it if you're after a model that can't be found domestically or you get a significant discount, as freight forwarding added on like $40.