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Applie iPhone 3GS 32GB Black or white - £538.80 delivered + quidco !
Applie iPhone 3GS 32GB Black or white - £538.80 delivered + quidco !

Applie iPhone 3GS 32GB Black or white - £538.80 delivered + quidco !

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This is the best deal I could find for the 3GS. Bit of a bargain if you look at other retailers and also eBay. Dont forget 3% quidco ! That will bring it down to £522.64

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Thats cheaper than I was expecting for the phone on PAYG!

Original Poster

Pleasantly surprised myself too!

Hot for what it is...........I now await the deluge of "It's only a phone, cold", "Overpriced, cold" and "*INSERT RANDOM SMARTPHONE HERE* is better, cold".

EDIT: and I almost forgot the "It's Apple, cold" crowd

*sigh*

For those who can wait, it's heavily rumoured that the price will drop in October when BT's monopoly on selling the iPhone ends.

:pirate:CJ:pirate:

I really want one

Guys, Its a very smart phone and does lots of things etc etc. My mate can control his Slingbox with his from the garden using the Wifi with his 3GS.

But its a lot of money. I am sure that it is 'Hot' and cannot be found cheaper but surely in these times that money can be put to better use elsewhere?

Gingerboy;5979377

But its a lot of money. I am sure that it is 'Hot' and cannot be found … But its a lot of money. I am sure that it is 'Hot' and cannot be found cheaper but surely in these times that money can be put to better use elsewhere?



not everyone is poor..

Seems like a good deal, not that I could afford it

But voted hot, as I'm voting on the deal, not the morality of spending a lot of money on a gadget.

cutthroat_jake;5979364

For those who can wait, it's heavily rumoured that the price will drop in … For those who can wait, it's heavily rumoured that the price will drop in October when BT's monopoly on selling the iPhone ends.:pirate:CJ:pirate:



O2 have the monopoly currently, not sure when it ends, though other networks, such as Tmobile, are reportedly also offering them to their customers.

Gingerboy;5979377

Guys, Its a very smart phone and does lots of things etc etc. My mate can … Guys, Its a very smart phone and does lots of things etc etc. My mate can control his Slingbox with his from the garden using the Wifi with his 3GS.



I assume you can do that with the iPod touch though as I doubt it uses the phone function? For £400 less...

couldn't you get a netbook and a decent phone for that price?

cutthroat_jake;5979364

For those who can wait, it's heavily rumoured that the price will drop in … For those who can wait, it's heavily rumoured that the price will drop in October when BT's monopoly on selling the iPhone ends.:pirate:CJ:pirate:



It's not BT, it's O2 (no longer part of BT) who have the exclusive rights to sell it. It's likely Orange and others will (T-Mobile?) may start selling in the UK from Sept/Oct.

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dubdivision;5979514

couldn't you get a netbook and a decent phone for that price?



You could also buy over a thousand mars bars, but that's not really the point is it.

It does seem to be the cheapest price for an iPhone 32gb, from the place with the best support and possible quidco (maybe?)

Hot.

Original Poster

lots of cold votes ... with no justification. typical of hukd !

Very good deal and a cheaper way to get your hands on a slick device. The unfortunate flaw with these things is the size. They are so awkward to carry about that I gave mine up. Still, good if you carry a handbag.

Gingerboy:
But its a lot of money. I am sure that it is 'Hot' and cannot be found cheaper but surely in these times that money can be put to better use elsewhere?
not everyone is poor..

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Yes I know that off course. The thing is that items like this create a great amount interest and people want these more that life itself.

I have been to lots of houses in my work where there isn't carpet or decor but a 42' Plasma in the front room!

If you have plenty of money then knock yourself out and buy two. If not then don't bother.

i wont vote either way, iphone is a great phone, but i found the battery rubbish, with all the apps, calender, itunes etc the battery just drained all the time. If they could increase battery life id buy again, but not untill then.

With Apple's record the price will drop dramatically in a month or two - and it'll be superceded with a new model in a year. This is basically just bling

FilthAndFurry;5979525

You could also buy over a thousand mars bars, but that's not really the … You could also buy over a thousand mars bars, but that's not really the point is it. It does seem to be the cheapest price for an iPhone 32gb, from the place with the best support and possible quidco (maybe?)Hot.



androoski;5979593

Very good deal and a cheaper way to get your hands on a slick device. The … Very good deal and a cheaper way to get your hands on a slick device. The unfortunate flaw with these things is the size. They are so awkward to carry about that I gave mine up. Still, good if you carry a handbag.



Yes it is the cheapest way, if you just want an iPhone to wave around saying "look everyone I've got an iPhone", and never actually use the thing. Otherwise a contract works out far cheaper.

Rubisco;5979649

Yes it is the cheapest way, if you just want an iPhone to wave around … Yes it is the cheapest way, if you just want an iPhone to wave around saying "look everyone I've got an iPhone", and never actually use the thing. Otherwise a contract works out far cheaper.



Not saying this is a good deal as is isn't, but prove this. :lol:

Original Poster

i dont think most hukd users actually know how they should be voting for deals.

The voting is not based on your opinion of the product or the price of the product as a while. It is based on the price of the product in the deal compared to the market.

So, if a piece of poo is priced at £40 on hukd and the same piece of poo costs £60 elsewhere in the shops or online, its a deal and should be voted hot. The fact that you think a piece of poo is not worth £40 should not hold any weight.

Original Poster

[SIZE=7]-91 deg. All you cold voters, find me a cheaper deal !![/SIZE]

Best price ive seen cant justify the extra outlay tho over my 16gb 3G.Think people are voting cold because its still a hell of lot of money for a phone.

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SilverBlack;5979890

Best price ive seen cant justify the extra outlay tho over my 16gb … Best price ive seen cant justify the extra outlay tho over my 16gb 3G.Think people are voting cold because its still a hell of lot of money for a phone.



Refer to post #24

Cyrus;5979898

Refer to post #24



Dont matter if people dont have 500 odd quid to splash out on a phone they are gonna vote it cold just for spite.

Original Poster

SilverBlack;5979913

Dont matter if people dont have 500 odd quid to splash out on a phone … Dont matter if people dont have 500 odd quid to splash out on a phone they are gonna vote it cold just for spite.



Agreed *sigh* ... oh well, hopefully this will help for those in the market for this phone.

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Rubisco;5979649

Yes it is the cheapest way, if you just want an iPhone to wave around … Yes it is the cheapest way, if you just want an iPhone to wave around saying "look everyone I've got an iPhone", and never actually use the thing. Otherwise a contract works out far cheaper.



Which contract works out cheaper?

FilthAndFurry;5979968

Which contract works out cheaper?



I think what he's trying to say is that if you get a £35 a month contract and pay for the subsidised handset, it'll work out cheaper (if you're the sort of person that uses 600 minutes and text messages per month). If you don't really make a lot of calls of texts, then pay as you go will work out cheaper.

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Cyrus;5979853

[SIZE=7]-91 deg. All you cold voters, find me a cheaper deal !![/SIZE]



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No need to shout, its not personal. For the record I didn't vote.

This isn't exactly a *deal*, it's been this price pretty much since it was launched a few months ago. I bought it the first day it was out for £540.

The only way this is a deal is when compared to an o2 "iPhone Contract" which is either £35 or £45 a month. You could do what I chose to do which is:

Buy the phone on PAYG (£540 for a 32gb or I think about £440 for a 16gb)
Pickup a 12 month Simplicity SIM from o2 with loads of Quidco back and a free PAYG dongle.

That way, my bill at the end of 12 months will be right around the same cost of an o2 contract, BUT, the big incentive here is that after TWELVE months, not 18 I can sell the phone on eBay and pickup the newest model. The way I see it, going down this route I am in control of when I upgrade my phone, not o2.

Not trying to be preachy, just wanted to point out the options that are available for people that may not realise.

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skinrush;5980153

I think what he's trying to say is that if you get a £35 a month contract … I think what he's trying to say is that if you get a £35 a month contract and pay for the subsidised handset, it'll work out cheaper (if you're the sort of person that uses 600 minutes and text messages per month). If you don't really make a lot of calls of texts, then pay as you go will work out cheaper.



Pretty sure if you get the payg and then a £20 simplicity you get the same minutes/text/internet and only miss out on visual voicemail and openzone.

Plus you aren't tied into an 18 month contract so you can sell this when the next iphone comes out in 11 months time and buy that.

Hot deal - unless you're too poor for the iphone.

Don't forget that an 8GB iPhone 3GS has now been confirmed by Canadian wireless operator Rogers.....

t3.com/new…099

Prices will start to creep down soon.

:pirate:CJ:pirate:

FilthAndFurry;5980565

Pretty sure if you get the payg and then a £20 simplicity you get the … Pretty sure if you get the payg and then a £20 simplicity you get the same minutes/text/internet and only miss out on visual voicemail and openzone.Plus you aren't tied into an 18 month contract so you can sell this when the next iphone comes out in 11 months time and buy that.Hot deal - unless you're too poor for the iphone.



True, but I was talking about PAYG which has no contract at all, rather than simplicity.

I can't decide what to do when my 18 month 3g contract expires in December.

They'll probably be some more deals around by then anyway.

I love my iPhone 3GS. But it's absolutely criminal they can charge you £540 for a phone and still lock you into a single network for the life of the device. If you buy this, you can only use O2 in the UK with it.

PAYG always works best for me, but in the case of iPhone, everything is set up to make the contract more attractive. I think that's one of the reasons Apple are so widely disliked, and I don't think it has anything to do with affordability (it's a consumer credit aggreement after all), it's more to do with value. Apple seem to be set up to wring out every penny they can, and having a lot of disposable income doesn't mean that you want to or have to chuck your money around. This is HUKD after all.

I think if other networks get iPhone 3G in October, O2 will still have exclusivity on the 3GS. That control by Apple and the lack of free choice is, quite frankly, really irritating and at least in Germany the people didn't stand for it. Should be the same across the EU.

voted hot

Cyrus;5979843

i dont think most hukd users actually know how they should be voting for … i dont think most hukd users actually know how they should be voting for deals.The voting is not based on your opinion of the product or the price of the product as a while. It is based on the price of the product in the deal compared to the market.So, if a piece of poo is priced at £40 on hukd and the same piece of poo costs £60 elsewhere in the shops or online, its a deal and should be voted hot. The fact that you think a piece of poo is not worth £40 should not hold any weight.



No No No No, thats not how it should work at all.

If something is complete turd (i.e. no one is better off having it) then they shouldn't pay for it. Just because its cheaper doesn't make it a good deal.

musicman;5982714

The Iphone can easily be unlocked to enable it to be used on other … The Iphone can easily be unlocked to enable it to be used on other networks.



It's not easy at all. And voids your warranty.

Cyrus;5979843

i dont think most hukd users actually know how they should be voting for … i dont think most hukd users actually know how they should be voting for deals.The voting is not based on your opinion of the product or the price of the product as a while. It is based on the price of the product in the deal compared to the market.So, if a piece of poo is priced at £40 on hukd and the same piece of poo costs £60 elsewhere in the shops or online, its a deal and should be voted hot. The fact that you think a piece of poo is not worth £40 should not hold any weight.



So how is this a hot deal? The prices are fixed by Apple and their network partner O2. It's certainly not priced less than other comparable smartphones in the market.

This is merely a product on sale. It's not a special offer, it's not cheap, it's not a discounted bargain by any stretch of the imagination.
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