Samsung galaxy s9 for 621.09 from amazon Italy
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Samsung galaxy s9 for 621.09 from amazon Italy

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Found 3rd Apr
For the Italian version, but as far as I'm aware this just means the language needs changing?

This is direct from amazon.it, like the way I ordered my s8 last year.

In order to get this price you need to pay in euros, using an overseas credit card.

(Also best to use Chrome and use Google translate, unless fluent in Italian of course)

Ensure you are buying the item direct from amazon.it
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£647.65 if you don't use an overseas credit card
How do you translate the language to English?
DAPPAMAN1 m ago

How do you translate the language to English?


Use chrome
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heatt4 m ago

£647.65 if you don't use an overseas credit card


But why wouldnt you!? I mean, besides the obvious of not having one, but the Halifax clarity would be the obvious weapon of choice here.
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DAPPAMAN3rd Apr

Thank you for your help


Please read description, there is important info there, and also it says about chrome
I assume the language is just changed to English when you turn on the phone at setup?

Whats the issue with Warranty - is it and country European cover as long as it is taken to an authorized dealer?

I spoke to Amazon.co.uk on chat and the said Samsung 'prefer' it repaired in the country of purchase...??
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johnmartinirl2 m ago

I assume the language is just changed to English when you turn on the …I assume the language is just changed to English when you turn on the phone at setup? Whats the issue with Warranty - is it and country European cover as long as it is taken to an authorized dealer?I spoke to Amazon.co.uk on chat and the said Samsung 'prefer' it repaired in the country of purchase...??


Rubbish. Bought my s8 from amazon.it last year. Had it repaired in Samsung UK centre.

It's an EU warranty. We are in the EU
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johnmartinirl3 m ago

I assume the language is just changed to English when you turn on the …I assume the language is just changed to English when you turn on the phone at setup? Whats the issue with Warranty - is it and country European cover as long as it is taken to an authorized dealer?I spoke to Amazon.co.uk on chat and the said Samsung 'prefer' it repaired in the country of purchase...??


And yes. Just select English when you turn it on
yeah got my s8 from there last year too, wish i got the s8+ though
I bought my samsung s8 from there last year too, mostly its all English once you change the language - but for some reason it still communicates in Italian for samsung pay. I've tried everything to change it - all the settings say English, my sim card is English - but still the samsung pay app stays in italian as well as the emails coming from samsung pay. Anyone got any ideas how to fix that?
spongebob191315 m ago

Rubbish. Bought my s8 from amazon.it last year. Had it repaired in Samsung …Rubbish. Bought my s8 from amazon.it last year. Had it repaired in Samsung UK centre. It's an EU warranty. We are in the EU


For now.. (cue evil brexit laugh..hahahaha)
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gizz_mo3 m ago

I bought my samsung s8 from there last year too, mostly its all English …I bought my samsung s8 from there last year too, mostly its all English once you change the language - but for some reason it still communicates in Italian for samsung pay. I've tried everything to change it - all the settings say English, my sim card is English - but still the samsung pay app stays in italian as well as the emails coming from samsung pay. Anyone got any ideas how to fix that?


No idea. I use amex pay or android pay. Both work fine.
Would highly recommend Starling or Monzo for overseas purchases: starlingbank.com/ Halifax clarity card is good also but requires a credit check and is a credit card rather than debit. The Clarity card also begins charging interest from the day of withdrawing cash abroad where as Starling is a debit card so there is no interest.
gizz_mo41 m ago

I bought my samsung s8 from there last year too, mostly its all English …I bought my samsung s8 from there last year too, mostly its all English once you change the language - but for some reason it still communicates in Italian for samsung pay. I've tried everything to change it - all the settings say English, my sim card is English - but still the samsung pay app stays in italian as well as the emails coming from samsung pay. Anyone got any ideas how to fix that?


You can flash UK firmware, that should fix it
what euro price are you seeing? $717?
gizz_mo2 h, 28 m ago

I bought my samsung s8 from there last year too, mostly its all English …I bought my samsung s8 from there last year too, mostly its all English once you change the language - but for some reason it still communicates in Italian for samsung pay. I've tried everything to change it - all the settings say English, my sim card is English - but still the samsung pay app stays in italian as well as the emails coming from samsung pay. Anyone got any ideas how to fix that?


Learn Italian?
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Mrlossy1 h, 38 m ago

what euro price are you seeing? $717?


That's dollars, but yeah, something like that. I did a base rate check at the point of posting.
is it free returns if you dont like it or something is wrong with it ?
thomas011553 h, 16 m ago

Would highly recommend Starling or Monzo for overseas purchases: …Would highly recommend Starling or Monzo for overseas purchases: https://www.starlingbank.com/ Halifax clarity card is good also but requires a credit check and is a credit card rather than debit. The Clarity card also begins charging interest from the day of withdrawing cash abroad where as Starling is a debit card so there is no interest.



this is misleading. Whilst there is a credit ceck for the halifax card, its better to pay for goods using a cc rather than a debit card as there will be some redress opportunity should something go wrong. Also, if you pay the halifax card off within 30 days of the transaction, you are not charged any interest (which of course you would if you were planning on using a debit card anyway!)
International version is £10 more.
Cyrus1 h, 35 m ago

this is misleading. Whilst there is a credit ceck for the halifax card, …this is misleading. Whilst there is a credit ceck for the halifax card, its better to pay for goods using a cc rather than a debit card as there will be some redress opportunity should something go wrong. Also, if you pay the halifax card off within 30 days of the transaction, you are not charged any interest (which of course you would if you were planning on using a debit card anyway!)


Which part is misleading? The 30 day interest free period applies to purchases (I didn't state about purchases). The grace period doesn't apply to foreign withdrawals such as if you are on holiday, I was trying to show that it might be more useful overall rather than apply for a Halifax credit card.

On a side note this item is from Amazon Italy and the Samsung warranty applies if the item has an issue that develops within 2 years, even if it was purchased from another EU country. Amazon will normally allow the item to be returned if it's damaged, faulty or broken on arrival, they have exceptional customer service most of the time, especially if you contact them within their standard return window. If it was a shady site or not in the EU I wouldn't suggest a debit card such as Starling.

"Consumers who are using a product in a country in the European Economic Area and Switzerland (“Europe”) which was first purchased in another country in Europe can obtain warranty services. The period of the warranty and the warranty service provided will be those of the country in Europe where the warranty claim is made." - samsung.com/uk/…ty/

As you rightfully stated credit card purchases are covered by Section 75 if you do use a credit card. However, if you purchased something on a debit card there is still the chance that your bank would perform a Chargeback but it isn't required by law.

Another thing is the time taken to receive a Starling card is significantly shorter than the time to get a Halifax Clarity Card. An even quicker card to get is the Revolut card as they are able to issue a virtual card almost immediately I believe.
Edited by: "thomas01155" 3rd Apr
What's the actual difference between the Italian and the 'international' versions?
Just default language? Can that be changed in options easily?
Back up to RRP.
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mikeyfive2 h, 6 m ago

Back up to RRP.


Didn't last long
Good deal - bought an S8 from Amazon Italy last year and I've been very happy with it. Samsung service centre in UK has helped with any minor issues - they did say that when they reset the phone (my battery was draining a bit too quick) that there was a slightly different process as it was an Italian phone so it took slightly longer than a UK one but it wasn't a big deal in the end.

Great deal for those looking to jump ship to the Galaxy range but doesn't seem different enough from S8 for me to part with the cash

Make sure you put a UK simcard in it and make a 5 minute call before trying to put simcards from any other region in as it will otherwise lock your phone. Super important if you travel a lot and want to use phone in other countries with local sims
Edited by: "Lexx_UK" 4th Apr
This seems like a lot of effort to save £20 on a phone guys ?
scorpien22246 m ago

This seems like a lot of effort to save £20 on a phone guys ?


It's £739 on Amazon's UK website - as they say in the US, you do the math...
This should have been expired 15 hours ago.
Cyrus3rd Apr

is it free returns if you dont like it or something is wrong with it ?


I bought a Mate 7 and it had problems, they paid for postage no problems. What I did was I raised a ticket in regards to problem with phone, they said send it via insured courier and we will reimburse you when u send pdf document of receipt. They reimbursed the post charge and got my money back because the Mate 7 was discontinued.
Edited by: "RaiKush" 5th Apr
thomas011553rd Apr

Which part is misleading? The 30 day interest free period applies to …Which part is misleading? The 30 day interest free period applies to purchases (I didn't state about purchases). The grace period doesn't apply to foreign withdrawals such as if you are on holiday, I was trying to show that it might be more useful overall rather than apply for a Halifax credit card.


You are misleading people. He was talking about making purchases on credit card, and then you start talking about making withdrawals which has absolutely nothing to do with buying on Amazon. In this instance, you are not being helpful. No one should be making withdrawals on credit cards! And no one should be making purchases with a debit card on items over £100!
gizz_mo3rd Apr

I bought my samsung s8 from there last year too, mostly its all English …I bought my samsung s8 from there last year too, mostly its all English once you change the language - but for some reason it still communicates in Italian for samsung pay. I've tried everything to change it - all the settings say English, my sim card is English - but still the samsung pay app stays in italian as well as the emails coming from samsung pay. Anyone got any ideas how to fix that?


It may have the Italian ROM installed. Needs stock BTU -British ROM
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Glix5th Apr

You are misleading people. He was talking about making purchases on credit …You are misleading people. He was talking about making purchases on credit card, and then you start talking about making withdrawals which has absolutely nothing to do with buying on Amazon. In this instance, you are not being helpful. No one should be making withdrawals on credit cards! And no one should be making purchases with a debit card on items over £100!



I always make withdrawals on my credit card when overseas. The Halifax is good for that, so long as you pay it off straight away.
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