Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus / S8+ in Orchid Gray @ Amazon Italy *lowest price*
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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus / S8+ in Orchid Gray @ Amazon Italy *lowest price*

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Edited by:"The_Hoff"Found 23rd Oct
Was mentioned on another S8 thread but having ordered one myself felt others might have missed the deal.

Best price I can find on an S8+ by a long way and with today's conversion equates to £544.65 if paying with a fee free card (Revolut/Monzo) in EUR. As always, do not use the Amazon conversion as you'll pay £10-15 for the privilege.


Ordered mine at the weekend and now showing as October 26th delivery despite the estimate on the site.


To clarify, this is an S8 Plus, not the smaller S8. The instructions will be in Italian, the phone when you insert the SIM and started will switch to English and the phone will be fully supported by Samsung and their 24 month warranty.


Price history:
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My mate got one of these earlier.
These are from TIM Mobile, unlocked.

Molto bene

good find - just hope you dont have to return it as postage to Italy is horrendous for valuable items.

adamspencer952 m ago

good find - just hope you dont have to return it as postage to Italy is …good find - just hope you dont have to return it as postage to Italy is horrendous for valuable items.

I've see a lot of debate but still not sure if it can be fixed in the UK or would have to go back to Italy ?

waxwobbler2 m ago

I've see a lot of debate but still not sure if it can be fixed in the UK …I've see a lot of debate but still not sure if it can be fixed in the UK or would have to go back to Italy ?


in other threads people have said AMazon cover the postage.

I am keen but will wait a bit longer...

Could you please explain what's difference between S8 plus and S8+? Thank you
Edited by: "saphiryman" 23rd Oct

Is it worth upgrading from a s6 ?
Will wait for the s9 or get the note 8 to reduce

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saphiryman3 m ago

Could you please explain what's difference between S8 plus and S8+? Thank …Could you please explain what's difference between S8 plus and S8+? Thank you


Same thing, but in recent posts many confuse the device "S8+ GearVR etc".

Is it dual sim?

shaggy2 h, 58 m ago

in other threads people have said AMazon cover the postage.


perhaps, but when it goes missing in transit, doesn't really matter who paid...

adamspencer9543 m ago

perhaps, but when it goes missing in transit, doesn't really matter who …perhaps, but when it goes missing in transit, doesn't really matter who paid...




Just like it could go missing in transit if youre sending something back to Amazon UK as well!

shaggy6 m ago

Just like it could go missing in transit if youre sending something back …Just like it could go missing in transit if youre sending something back to Amazon UK as well!


but it happens significantly more frequently in Italy, hence why a lot of postal companies charge a fortune to ship to Italy to cover the risk

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adamspencer9510 m ago

but it happens significantly more frequently in Italy, hence why a lot of …but it happens significantly more frequently in Italy, hence why a lot of postal companies charge a fortune to ship to Italy to cover the risk


Resource to back up your comment?

£546.12 for a phone? com'on... cold

imo these phone prices are beyond a joke tbh

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adamspencer9510 m ago

https://community.ebay.co.uk/t5/Archive-International-trading/POSTING-TO-ITALY/td-p/6557https://groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=34632.0http://www.securityinfowatch.com/press_release/10593243/italian-police-break-major-theft-ring-at-postal-facilityhttps://sellercentral.amazon.co.uk/forums/message.jspa?messageID=1026590just to give a few examples.


Did you find those links buried under your patio? Things change in a decade.

I can find the same tales for UK postal services:

hotukdeals.com/dis…652

What I meant was, in a scientific fashion do you have metrics to support Italy being significantly worse than any other country? Not if you can use Google or not.

The_Hoff12 m ago

Did you find those links buried under your patio? Things change in a …Did you find those links buried under your patio? Things change in a decade.I can find the same tales for UK postal services:https://www.hotukdeals.com/discussions/help-ukmail-refuse-to-assume-liability-for-my-lost-parcel-1190652What I meant was, in a scientific fashion do you have metrics to support Italy being significantly worse than any other country? Not if you can use Google or not.


considering that the postal service works in completely different ways in different countries, you will never find a 100% objective 'apples to apples' comparison in parcel attrition.

furthermore, even if this were technically possible, how many parcel companies do you know of that publicly publish how many parcels were lost/stolen in their custody? none, i would wager.

in this instance, anecdotal evidence is all you've got - but there is a lot of it

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adamspencer959 m ago

considering that the postal service works in completely different ways in …considering that the postal service works in completely different ways in different countries, you will never find a 100% objective 'apples to apples' comparison in parcel attrition.furthermore, even if this were technically possible, how many parcel companies do you know of that publicly publish how many parcels were lost/stolen in their custody? none, i would wager.in this instance, anecdotal evidence is all you've got - but there is a lot of it


If they're regulated, like the RM they have to publish reports:

ofcom.org.uk/__d…pdf

Of course it's hard to quantify, but that's my point... post does in fact get delivered in Italy, I've two Italian friends whom haven't mentioned of their local postie being Dick Turpin.

Insure your parcels (a quick looks on TGE suggests £25-30) and there's no problem. Dishonest eBayers exist everywhere and I'd suggest most of your links are problems C2C not C2B.

shaggy5 h, 5 m ago

in other threads people have said AMazon cover the postage.

They will if it's faulty, as they did in my case. If not, you're looking at a lot of hassle to find somewhere take it, and a cost of anywhere from £45-65 depending on of you want to take the risk of not insuring it for full replacement value if "lost". (you def don't want to take that risk!)

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jesper105 m ago

They will if it's faulty, as they did in my case. If not, you're looking …They will if it's faulty, as they did in my case. If not, you're looking at a lot of hassle to find somewhere take it, and a cost of anywhere from £45-65 depending on of you want to take the risk of not insuring it for full replacement value if "lost". (you def don't want to take that risk!)


Indeed, if you want to return it because you don't like the colour, you can't expect them to cover your costs, if there's an issue with the packaging, phone or otherwise they'll cover you.

Samsung UK will cover the phone from a warranty standpoint also.

amazon.co.uk/Sam…GP/

£602 in Amazon UK, not sure if it is worth the 55 difference?
Edited by: "tcboy" 23rd Oct

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tcboy19 m ago

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Plus-64GB-SIM-Free-Smartphone-Midnight-Black/dp/B06XYKR7GP/£602 in Amazon UK, not sure if it is worth the 55 difference?


That's sold by a marketplace seller and won't be UK stock either.

At the pre Brexit exchange rate this would have been £437. Mmmmmmm I'm still not convinced leaving Europe was such a good idea.

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italiastar338 m ago

At the pre Brexit exchange rate this would have been £437. Mmmmmmm I'm …At the pre Brexit exchange rate this would have been £437. Mmmmmmm I'm still not convinced leaving Europe was such a good idea.


Unfortunately that's not the case, you can check camel for the historical prices and they're nowhere close.

The_Hoff15 m ago

Unfortunately that's not the case, you can check camel for the historical …Unfortunately that's not the case, you can check camel for the historical prices and they're nowhere close.


what he means is that

€617

at the pre-Brexs*it exchange rate of ~ 1.42

this would cost £434 now

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adamspencer957 m ago

what he means is that€617 at the pre-Brexs*it exchange rate of ~ 1.42this w …what he means is that€617 at the pre-Brexs*it exchange rate of ~ 1.42this would cost £434 now


I know what he meant, but those prices never existed. We weren't living in a cheap utopia, were we?

The_Hoff21 m ago

I know what he meant, but those prices never existed. We weren't living in …I know what he meant, but those prices never existed. We weren't living in a cheap utopia, were we?


€617 exists right now...

you slow with logic or something?

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adamspencer951 h, 22 m ago

€617 exists right now...you slow with logic or something?



Yes, it's a shame we've also suffered numerous recessions, we'd all be buying these phones for £10.50

Good job you don't work in finance, we'd be even more screwed. But by all means continue with your hypothetical examples of they meet you need.

The_Hoff28 m ago

Yes, it's a shame we've also suffered numerous recessions, we'd all be …Yes, it's a shame we've also suffered numerous recessions, we'd all be buying these phones for £10.50 Good job you don't work in finance, we'd be even more screwed. But by all means continue with your hypothetical examples of they meet you need.


go on, almighty one, do explain

the value of the euro is not linked to the value of the £ other than through the exchange rate

we used to get 1.45 euro to our £, meaning we could buy more for the same money on the european market

now the rate is pants so we get less for our money than we used to. if the exchange rate wasnt pants, we could still get more for our money just like we used to.

tell me again about how this makes no difference to a EUROPEAN purchase?
Edited by: "adamspencer95" 23rd Oct

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adamspencer951 h, 25 m ago

go on, almighty one, do explainthe value of the euro is not linked to the …go on, almighty one, do explainthe value of the euro is not linked to the value of the £ other than through the exchange ratewe used to get 1.45 euro to our £, meaning we could buy more for the same money on the european marketnow the rate is pants so we get less for our money than we used to. if the exchange rate wasnt pants, we could still get more for our money just like we used to. tell me again about how this makes no difference to a EUROPEAN purchase?


How it makes no difference? Fairly simple really, the £-€ value isn't 1.45 and therefore it's hypothetical rubbish.

You weren't buying flagships for £400 back then either.

If its With the VR; fair enough, it's a great deal otherwise it really not worth it. The item is gonna be shipped from Italy, if face issue with it don't know Samsung in UK will take care of it or not. Too much headache.
If it was from UK I might treat myself 1
Waited so long & Christmas is not far so I'll wait a bit more for note 8 or s8+ for a decent prise.

The_Hoff8 h, 3 m ago

How it makes no difference? Fairly simple really, the £-€ value isn't 1.45 …How it makes no difference? Fairly simple really, the £-€ value isn't 1.45 and therefore it's hypothetical rubbish.You weren't buying flagships for £400 back then either.


OP - he means that if the exchange rate would be still as good as pre-brexit this phone would be £434 after exchange rate. Not £434 in UK from amazon UK. It's not rubbish - its true!

The_Hoff8 h, 17 m ago

How it makes no difference? Fairly simple really, the £-€ value isn't 1.45 …How it makes no difference? Fairly simple really, the £-€ value isn't 1.45 and therefore it's hypothetical rubbish.You weren't buying flagships for £400 back then either.


so you dont have any evidence or logic which backs up your absurd claim so you turn to being flippant. sign of real intelligence....

S7 edge at launch was £640 in the UK or €830 in Italy.

With an exchange rate of ~1.45 (March 2016) this would have cost £572 to purchase from Amazon Italy, for example, cheaper than the UK model.

after a few months (August 2016), the price decreased in Europe to €480. if the exchange rate had remained the same, the cost would have been £331.

Keepa

however, the actual rate in August 2016 was 1.17 so the same € price actually would cost £410

so if the exchange rate wasnt pants, we wouldnt pay as much for a phone from Europe

what's so hard to understand?
Edited by: "adamspencer95" 24th Oct

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bednim37 m ago

OP - he means that if the exchange rate would be still as good as …OP - he means that if the exchange rate would be still as good as pre-brexit this phone would be £434 after exchange rate. Not £434 in UK from amazon UK. It's not rubbish - its true!


Yes, I understand that. But, it's not... so it isn't, is it? Even back then when we were all living up the Euro feast? I'm sure HUKD will be littered with expired deals we'll all herald as the golden days of the internet shopper, before Brexit ruined it.

Jesus wept...
Edited by: "The_Hoff" 24th Oct

The_Hoff6 m ago

Yes, I understand that. But, it's not... so it isn't, is it? Even back …Yes, I understand that. But, it's not... so it isn't, is it? Even back then when we were all living up the Euro feast? I'm sure HUKD will be littered with expired deals we'll all herald as the golden days of the internet shopper, before Brexit ruined it.Jesus wept...


it's always been hypothetical - who said otherwise?

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adamspencer953 m ago

it's always been hypothetical - who said otherwise?


Not only hypothetical but also completely irrelevant.

The_Hoff5 m ago

Not only hypothetical but also completely irrelevant.


i do apologise, Master Hoff. Didnt realise this was a dictatorship run by you and we can only discuss what you approve of.

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adamspencer9539 m ago

i do apologise, Master Hoff. Didnt realise this was a dictatorship run by …i do apologise, Master Hoff. Didnt realise this was a dictatorship run by you and we can only discuss what you approve of.


Find a cheaper price, even recent historical deals to determine the value of this deal. That's helpful.

Talking about Unicorn's? That needs to go in Misc or Fantasy.
Edited by: "The_Hoff" 24th Oct

Reckon it's worth holding out for Black Friday? Or is it mostly contract deals? Also, why is nobody buying from the 3rd party sellers on Amazon, who seem to be consistently listing the phone even cheaper than this?
Edited by: "Jonesy117" 24th Oct
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