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Anyone ordered from Amazon.de?

Has anyone ordered from Amazon.de? They seem to have some good SIM free deals (including the Samsung Galaxy Note 2).

Anything I should be wary of? Any pros/cons?

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matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 17, 2013 at 10:21

I bought my Note 2 from Amazon.de, it arrived within 72 hours of me ordering it and all was fine. You'll need a Euro-UK plug adapter as the phone comes with a Euro charger, not a UK one (or you could use a charger you already have, but the N2 charger puts out more power than a standard Micro USB charger as the phone's battery is so huge, so your existing charger may take longer to charge your phone than the one supplied with the Note 2).

The only con I found was Amazon.de's Euro to Sterling exchange rate is erm...crap. Saying that, it's still cheaper to have Amazon do the conversion than buying it in Euros and letting your card company do it, they'll properly rip you off!

My Note 2 worked out at £425 delivered from Amazon.de, from Amazon.co.uk it wasn't even available.

Also note, I had to get T-Mobile to send me my APN settings (the settings you need to use mobile data) as the phone didn't have them on when I got it. Your network will send you these settings in a free text and they install automatically, it's really easy. Just Google *name of your network* APN settings. You'll need a Micro SIM card, btw, don't forget that or your phone will be pretty useless as a phone :p.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 17, 2013 at 10:25

To order a grey Note 2 today, it'd be £436 delivered from Amazon.de (the white one would be three Euros less, so about £434 delivered).

CTPAHHIK  Jan. 17, 2013 at 11:31

Grey Note 2 505.00 EUR = 420.964 GBP delivered
This is for non-LTE.

Depending on what your card will charge for currency conversion add that to the price.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 17, 2013 at 12:06

Grey Note 2 505.00 EUR = 420.964 GBP delivered
This is for non-LTE.

Depending on what your card will charge for currency conversion add that to the price.

Is that using the actual Euro - Sterling exchange rate? £16 for Amazon to convert, pay no card charges and be sure of your total cost actually doesn't seem too bad. Still not as cheap as it was before Christmas, the exchange rate must have changed.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 17, 2013 at 12:16

I've ordered from them ... Android, Symbian etc etc. Never any problems with devices sold 'as new'. Some dodgy 'used item' deals (wrong boxes etc...). Finding the right APN settings and a charger adapter are no big deal considering the savings

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 17, 2013 at 12:31

I've ordered from them ... Android, Symbian etc etc. Never any problems with devices sold 'as new'. Some dodgy 'used item' deals (wrong boxes etc...). Finding the right APN settings and a charger adapter are no big deal considering the savings
I guess, living in Ireland, you pay no conversion fee either?

I just thought I'd mention APN settings and the charger as mention of Amazon.de gets thrown around quite a lot on HUKD (after all, Mobot is HUKD's sister site), where people are not necessarily technologically minded like we are so may well overlook such things. Hell, even I didn't think about APN settings until I had no mobile data, and it was only through being technologically minded that I knew it'd be the APN settings at fault and not something actually wrong with the phone/SIM.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 17, 2013 at 12:56

True.
And some network/phone combos can be funny with regards to APNs.

mrew42  Jan. 17, 2013 at 13:21

Tweakker - it's free on Play and can get your APN setting automotically. Works really well when I couldn't get my son's G300 to talk to O2 3g.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 17, 2013 at 13:57

Ah, thanks - made a mental note to self ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 17, 2013 at 14:10

Tweakker - it's free on Play and can get your APN setting automotically. Works really well when I couldn't get my son's G300 to talk to O2 3g.
Cheers, mrew. I shall download it now and then uninstall it, just so it's in the "my apps" section of the Play Store next time I actually need it :).

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