1. bt224's Avatar
    05-28-09 02:30 PM
  2. Username00089's Avatar
    That is ridiculous.
    05-28-09 02:47 PM
  3. macgarnicle's Avatar
    a lot of things are pretty expensive on that side of the world.. as for the "good reason not to live there" comment... you've clearly never been.
    05-28-09 03:16 PM
  4. bt224's Avatar
    a lot of things are pretty expensive on that side of the world.. as for the "good reason not to live there" comment... you've clearly never been.
    One good reason. It wasn't a slam against someone's home. People are getting overly sensitive.
    05-28-09 03:23 PM
  5. sandos's Avatar
    So you're telling me when I go I can turn a pretty penny selling my Bold at the end of my trip and claiming an insurance replacement when I get back. This will come in handy.

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    05-28-09 03:59 PM
  6. dictoresno's Avatar
    at current rate, $1,199.00 NZD = $747.624 USD. so im sure the article is listing it in NZD guys. $750 USD souds a bit overpriced, but more reasonable. not everything you read is always gonna be in USD.
    05-28-09 05:31 PM
  7. tehuringa's Avatar
    The way the $US is going to go it'll be $240 next week....look on the bright side
    05-28-09 10:00 PM
  8. squish101's Avatar
    how much is it going in US for a bold? 250? 350? *kaching!*
    05-28-09 10:49 PM
  9. tehuringa's Avatar
    Some more good reasons for not living in New Zealand are fresh air, all those crappy mountains, glaciers & lakes, bugger all traffic, not enough people, crap rugby team.....ohhh yeah can you tell I'm a Kiwi?
    05-28-09 11:45 PM
  10. pinoi's Avatar
    Some more good reasons for not living in New Zealand are fresh air, all those crappy mountains, glaciers & lakes, bugger all traffic, not enough people, crap rugby team.....ohhh yeah can you tell I'm a Kiwi?
    Its fun to watch the haka...

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    05-28-09 11:54 PM
  11. crnz's Avatar
    I forked out the money just this morning. Yeah, it hurt. But it's sold as an elite phone, and you don't discount stuff like that. People that want it pay for it. I wanted it. I paid for it :-)
    05-29-09 01:32 AM
  12. dictoresno's Avatar
    I forked out the money just this morning. Yeah, it hurt. But it's sold as an elite phone, and you don't discount stuff like that. People that want it pay for it. I wanted it. I paid for it :-)
    well was it NZ bucks or the gringo dollar? lets see the receipt!
    05-29-09 02:03 AM
  13. crnz's Avatar
    NZ$. I paid NZD$1119 because I got such a pathetic phone plan, I only got NZD$80 off Can't show you the receipt as it's charged to our phone account. So that's still about USD$700. Sucks eh? But the risk of bringing in an overseas BB only to find it won't work is a little risky right now, so we take a deep breath and smile while we're being taken advantage of.

    As an aside, I did manage to 202 my bold in 20 minutes after my first battery pull. Well done me.

    A little on edge watching it reload now.
    05-29-09 02:19 AM
  14. whisky's Avatar
    Is this the same one?

    BlackBerry Bold 9000 | Postpaid Phones | Mobile | Telecom New Zealand

    It's $880 now.

    Bold is being sold for AUD 1200 by my carrier but nobody buys it outright. They sign up for contract plans and get the phone for free. Or they find other stores that sell unlocked phones for much cheaper price.
    05-29-09 03:24 AM
  15. crnz's Avatar
    It's NZD$880 if you sign up to the most expensive 24 month plan. You may notice the "From $879..."
    05-29-09 03:32 AM
  16. ChefKitty's Avatar
    I believe I saw new zealand on a list of top ten happiest places on earth ...

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    05-29-09 04:51 AM
  17. crnz's Avatar
    If you're happy and you know it clap your hands...
    If you're happy and you know it clap your hands...
    ...

    You can pick on things, sure, but on the whole it's a decent place to live and raise kids.
    05-29-09 04:54 AM
  18. James M's Avatar
    Then you'd have too watch the All Blacks get wooped every four years at the world cup.....that would be bad.
    05-29-09 04:56 AM
  19. crnz's Avatar
    You're right about that. I'm still in mourning. In fact, I haven't watched much rugby since.
    05-29-09 04:58 AM
  20. tehuringa's Avatar
    Then you'd have too watch the All Blacks get wooped every four years at the world cup.....that would be bad.
    Maybe lose one game every four years makes it easier to digest.......
    05-29-09 05:06 AM
  21. SevereDeceit's Avatar
    That is a really steep price...
    05-29-09 07:50 AM
  22. dictoresno's Avatar
    considering a Bold can be had for as high as $599 USD, the NZ price when converted to USD isnt that extreme
    05-29-09 09:44 PM
  23. tazziedevil's Avatar
    That's how much it is in Australia, too.
    05-30-09 04:28 AM
  24. macgarnicle's Avatar
    North Americans are just easily surprised that things actually have value in other countries haha
    05-31-09 02:32 PM
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