Samsung Galaxy S8 Black 5.8" 64GB 4G Unlocked & SIM Free - £549 @ LaptopsDirect
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Samsung Galaxy S8 Black 5.8" 64GB 4G Unlocked & SIM Free - £549 @ LaptopsDirect

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Edited by:"xsor"Found 17th Nov
This is a good deal right?

Specs:

Screen size: 5.8
Resolution: 1440 x 2960
RAM: 4GB
Processor: Snapdragon 835
OS: Android 7 Nougat

14 Comments

Original Poster

rogparki2 m ago

Save £50 or £60 (if it slips through customs without VAT and import duties …Save £50 or £60 (if it slips through customs without VAT and import duties ) and buy from a Chinese seller .You will then have the thrill of owning a mobile phone with no warranty and no feasible way of returning . Or buy this one and have the comfort of easy returns and a full warranty?Personally I'd rather pay the extra £50 and have the comfort of a warranty - but the HUKD sheep tend to go on price alone . Or maybe they don't realise lots of deals posted ,and voted hot on here are from Chinese sellers


Haha, it does sometimes get tempting to buy a Xiaomi phone though, can't wait when they officially bring a branch over here, but may be a long way away for that to happen.

But for those who wants a safe 'cheap-ish' phone, then this is good imo.

rogparki5 m ago

Save £50 or £60 (if it slips through customs without VAT and import duties …Save £50 or £60 (if it slips through customs without VAT and import duties ) and buy from a Chinese seller .You will then have the thrill of owning a mobile phone with no warranty and no feasible way of returning . Or buy this one and have the comfort of easy returns and a full warranty?Personally I'd rather pay the extra £50 and have the comfort of a warranty - but the HUKD sheep tend to go on price alone . Or maybe they don't realise lots of deals posted ,and voted hot on here are from Chinese sellers


I'd save the cash and buy from abroad, simply because laptopsdirect, and it's parent company, are shocking to deal with in the event of a problem.
Edited by: "badboyofrock" 17th Nov

badboyofrock10 m ago

I'd save the cash and buy from abroad, simply because laptopsdirect, and …I'd save the cash and buy from abroad, simply because laptopsdirect, and it's parent company, are shocking to deal with in the event of a problem.


Presumably you would be able to deal with Samsung UK directly? Whereas an import might be more difficult there

Ywah, I've seen plenty of reports on here that Samsung will only honour a EU warranty ... Import from far east to save £50 (you know, the tax...) and hope the thing never develops a fault.

I'd rather pay the £50 all things considered. Quicker, warranty, pay some sodding tax.

ahenners6 m ago

Presumably you would be able to deal with Samsung UK directly? Whereas an …Presumably you would be able to deal with Samsung UK directly? Whereas an import might be more difficult there


Not sure, as your contract is with laptopsdirect, not with samsung. I don't know how it would work. I just know that my one and only time dealing with this shower of sheer-height was a nightmare. Never again.

Is rooting your phone still classed as voiding your warranty or do they use common sense nowadays?
Thanks.

ahenners56 m ago

Presumably you would be able to deal with Samsung UK directly? Whereas an …Presumably you would be able to deal with Samsung UK directly? Whereas an import might be more difficult there


Your contract is with LTD, so your warranty is legally their responsibility but Samsung would honour their warranty for you as the mahufacturer.
Note they always say the warranty is in addition to your statutory rights...

No samsung will not honour the warranty. How do I know? because I tried. They consider it to be a grey import etc.
I had an S6 from hong kong fail and Samsung wouldn't touch it. Then I had a galaxy tab S2 i wanted a new screen for... again.. Samsung wouldn't touch it even though the S2 would have been a chargeable job. The response I got back was it was not an EU product and therefore Samsung won't touch it.

However, it's not all doom and gloom and really not fair to say Chinese = no warranty. I've sent a couple of things back to China. Although I will say that Paypal helped a lot. I bought an android car stereo which was just super slow and buggy. The seller kept offering discounts instead of a refund but Paypal helped. Same deal on a kids bike... it had parts missing ... seller wanted to give discounts for a useless item (typical) but again, sent back ok in the end.. this time without Paypal assistance.

Here's an example of which there are many where Samsung refuses to touch a non-eu product. It's the same if you mail it from UK to Korea too.... having Korean friends in New Malden I tried that too..

forums.moneysavingexpert.com/sho…121
Edited by: "daskapital" 17th Nov

Original Poster

Derek_Horatio_Shatwell1 h, 12 m ago

Is rooting your phone still classed as voiding your warranty or do they …Is rooting your phone still classed as voiding your warranty or do they use common sense nowadays?Thanks.


I believe it'll still void your warranty

bilbob40 m ago

Your contract is with LTD, so your warranty is legally their …Your contract is with LTD, so your warranty is legally their responsibility but Samsung would honour their warranty for you as the mahufacturer.Note they always say the warranty is in addition to your statutory rights...




Yep, aware the contract is with the seller however my point was that you'd have a chance of getting somewhere with Samsung UK if LTD were useless. Something which you definitely won't have the luxury of doing on an import

ahenners1 m ago

Yep, aware the contract is with the seller however my point was that you'd …Yep, aware the contract is with the seller however my point was that you'd have a chance of getting somewhere with Samsung UK if LTD were useless. Something which you definitely won't have the luxury of doing on an import


Quoted wrong post! APologies, it was meant towards badboyofrock

bilbob22 m ago

Quoted wrong post! APologies, it was meant towards badboyofrock


I understand what you mean, and I realise that stuff like warranty is important to some people, but personally, I'd spend half this money on a Xiaomi from China. I have done a few times and will do again. Only problem I've had was my own doing and was rectified at a phone shop in town, quickly and cheaply. Anyhoo, it's not samsung I have a problem with, it's LTD.
Edited by: "badboyofrock" 17th Nov

It's kind of sad how many people need to have a warranty. If I buy a product I expect it to work for a reasonable time, if it does not I do not do business with that company. For me personally the way I damage the phone, it is not covered by the warranty anyway.

For me warranty is the most important factor with any hardware I buy it's saved me a lot of of times, and generally you can bag a brand new device if it dies, On a side note I've had my lg nexus nearly 5 years, no problems just weak battery, and that's what I'm aiming for my next device
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