+ Monday December 9th, 2019

Are you in the market for a new phone, but after something .. bigger? Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 is one such device, with a large screen and – at the moment – some significant discounts if you hunt around.

At the moment, you can bag a bargain on a new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 on eBay, with even more to be saved if you’re an eBay Plus member.

MyMobile on eBay has both Exynos 9810 and Snapdragon 845 models on sale, with pricing as below:

Sometimes an offer might seem too good to be true, and with these listings there is a catch, albeit not a huge one – these are grey import devices (rather than Australian-sourced stock) which we understand come from Hong Kong.

What does this mean? Basically, your new Galaxy Note 9 will still work like any other Galaxy Note 9, including receiving updates, working on local carriers, etc. However, for warranty issues, you may need to refer to the retailer (MyMobile on eBay) rather than Samsung Australia directly. Grey imports can cause some hiccups for warranty coverage.

However, it’s a good deal, and one well worth checking out.


via OzBargain.

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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What about Samsung pay? Will it work here on a grey import?

Tom Sekulic
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There is no warranty statement listed in the Ad. 12 months Australian warranty implies there is some warranty but unless they can spell out how it works and guarantee it, you’d end up with a useless brick in case of a failure.
Samsung Australia won’t even look at non-Australian phones! If you value manufacturer warranty, than this is not a phone for you.

Tibb So
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Tibb So

I’m not in the market for one as I already have a Telco gimped single SIM Note 9 512gb but it’d be interesting to know if the Hong Kongese are treated any better by Samsung when it comes to software updates.

Aussie buyers certainly get a very bad deal from Samsung when it comes to updates.

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