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Old 27th March 2014, 18:17   #1246
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What does second try mean? How many days did the delivery take after order placement?
Last time around they had cancelled my order. This time I had to email them that I require this phone only for testing purposes and I know that they do not guarantee whether it will work in India or not. After which they shipped it. Total time from order placement to delivery took around 10 days which is pretty good considering that the product is coming directly from the US of A.
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Thats an excellent phone and deal. Pardon my lack of knowledge - what is I2C?
This is a CDMA phone and will NOT work on any GSM network. I have bought it for use with Reliance CDMA network and it requires getting its MEID registered here on Reliance network and some basic network related programming which many people are doing for a small fee of around 500 bucks to 1k. I have got all that done free of cost, of course, due to my contacts. But this phone is not for everybody. I2C is direct supplier of Ebay India's Global Easy Buy website whereby you pay in rupees and they are responsible for all shipping and duties etc. for products from the US. For me getting this phone at nearly half price from its GSM counterpart available through Flipkart is the biggest plus.
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Old 27th March 2014, 19:06   #1247
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I've been trying to purchase couple of items from snapdeal and found that they have recently stopped shippig to Trivandrum (695001, 695012). Its not just for few items or few sellers, infact i'm not able to re-buy an item which i bought just a week ago and that too from the same seller now. I contacted their customer service and their reply didn't help at all:

"With reference to your complaint for the non-delivery zone, we would like to inform you that there are certain locations where our courier partners do not provide delivery services. We are in a process to expand the serviceability so that in future this inconvenience could be minimized."

That is a big lie because all big and small courier companies have delivery services here.
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Old 28th March 2014, 11:59   #1248
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Many Thanks cs_rajesh. Very lucritive. HOwever I have heard of an upcoming offer from Vijay sales on LED/LCD TV's which will give some freebee's worth 8-10K in Navaratris starting This Monday. Will wait for them & then shoot.

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Old 28th March 2014, 12:18   #1249
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I've been trying to purchase couple of items from snapdeal and found that they have recently stopped shippig to Trivandrum (695001, 695012). Its not just for few items or few sellers, infact i'm not able to re-buy an item which i bought just a week ago and that too from the same seller now. I contacted their customer service and their reply didn't help at all:
It is the case with Chengannur (689520) too, no delivery to the location
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Received the Moto G CDMA (Boost, USA) 8gb model from I2C today on second try at 6.7K landed,

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hi could u pls repost the link , i am also on CDMA and finding a good phone like this is very difficult .
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Old 28th March 2014, 17:04   #1251
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hi could u pls repost the link , i am also on CDMA and finding a good phone like this is very difficult .
GEB Ebay link - http://orders.ebay.in/ws/eBayISAPI.d...d=141184309081 . I used a 7.5% ebay discount coupon to get it around 6.7K. However please be wary that it works seamlessly only on Reliance's CDMA network and that also if you have contacts to get its MEID registered on their network and do some basic network programming for EVDO/data etc. This phone is not for laymans.

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I bought some Eneloop XXs batteries from Foto Centre India. Place order March 26th at 9:30 pm. Product delivered 6pm March 28th. They're in Bombay, I'm in Bangalore. Product as advertised and packaged well.

They seem to be the only ones with the HR-3UWXB version (2nd generation) in India. Even Amazon US has only the first generation. Appears to be genuine.

Quite pleased with the whole process.
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Old 31st March 2014, 09:52   #1253
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"With reference to your complaint for the non-delivery zone, we would like to inform you that there are certain locations where our courier partners do not provide delivery services. We are in a process to expand the serviceability so that in future this inconvenience could be minimized."

That is a big lie because all big and small courier companies have delivery services here.
I had raised a complaint through their site and received a more honest / clear reply. Excerpt from the e-mail sent to me :

"This e-mail is in regards to your query for discontinuation of services in Kerala, we would like to inform you that we have discontinued the services due to Sales tax issues and Services will be resumed but will take some time. We request you to check our website at frequent intervals for the updates on services."
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Anyone here faced a non delivery issue with Amazon.in due to wrong pricing of product?
Was searching for a nikon digicam and found a very good deal on Amazon yesterday. While Ebay & Flipkart were retailing at 9.9K, This seller or Amazon had priced it at 6.5K.

I placed the order yesterday and got the confirmation mail from Amazon. Today i checked the price of the same product on Amazon and it has been revised to 9.9K. I have this sinking feeling that Amazon/Seller is not going to ship the product.

Anyone have a similar experience??
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Not Directly related to Mahindra but an eye opener about snapdeal.com i came about recently.

http://www.designandpeople.org/projects/slapdeals.html

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"THE recent edition of Forbes India magazine stated — "Flexibility and nimbleness have marked rapid growth of Snapdeal.com in online trade". Design & People investigates if there is a 'third factor' that contributes to the massive financial growth of Snapdeal.com, a portal which began its entrepreneurial journey only two thousand days ago.

Design & People was recently approached by two young online buyers to explain how they were cheated of their hard-earned money by New Delhi-based Snapdeal.com. When we explained about how a business model which has a customer base of 20 million could make 'few errors with deliveries', we were asked to do a simple Google search for the words "Snapdeal Fraud". The results were astonishing and even shocking! Snapdeal.com invites millions of complaints and abuses by its own customers who were cheated by this 'award-winning' shopping portal. You may try this yourself to find out what Snapdeal.com does to its first-time customers in order to meet the sales target of US$1 billion by the end of 2015 — as predicted by its Wharton Business School-educated CEO."

Note: Please move the article if it is not in the right thread.

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Anyone here faced a non delivery issue with Amazon.in due to wrong pricing of product?
Was searching for a nikon digicam and found a very good deal on Amazon yesterday. While Ebay & Flipkart were retailing at 9.9K, This seller or Amazon had priced it at 6.5K.

I placed the order yesterday and got the confirmation mail from Amazon. Today i checked the price of the same product on Amazon and it has been revised to 9.9K. I have this sinking feeling that Amazon/Seller is not going to ship the product.

Anyone have a similar experience??
There are cases where the pricing is indeed lower and they ship the product. I had got a memory card in this fashion earlier. I suggest you to wait and watch. Good luck
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Anyone here faced a non delivery issue with Amazon.in due to wrong pricing of product?
Was searching for a nikon digicam and found a very good deal on Amazon yesterday. While Ebay & Flipkart were retailing at 9.9K, This seller or Amazon had priced it at 6.5K.

I placed the order yesterday and got the confirmation mail from Amazon. Today i checked the price of the same product on Amazon and it has been revised to 9.9K. I have this sinking feeling that Amazon/Seller is not going to ship the product.

Anyone have a similar experience??
Send them a mail. A friend purchased headphones for 600 (was costing 900 on other sites) and the next day they cancelled the order and jacked up the price to 900. He sent a mail to Amazon and they told him to book it again and paid him the difference. Looking at this response, he is an Amazon loyalist now.
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There are cases where the pricing is indeed lower and they ship the product. I had got a memory card in this fashion earlier. I suggest you to wait and watch. Good luck
Thanks Null. Will wait and watch

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Send them a mail.
They haven't cancelled the order. Will wait for them to do the same before I email Amazon.in
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Just checked with Flipkart. They have stopped COD services to Kerala. In their words:

"Blue-Dart couriers have withdrawn the Delivery & Reverse Pickup Service for Kerala & Thane Region. We are checking on the alternate available service for the existing orders"

I am assuming Snapdeal & Flipkart have gone this way due to Kerala Sales Tax Offices hounding them.
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I've been trying to purchase couple of items from snapdeal and found that they have recently stopped shippig to Trivandrum (695001, 695012). Its not just for few items or few sellers, infact i'm not able to re-buy an item which i bought just a week ago and that too from the same seller now. I contacted their customer service and their reply didn't help at all:

"With reference to your complaint for the non-delivery zone, we would like to inform you that there are certain locations where our courier partners do not provide delivery services. We are in a process to expand the serviceability so that in future this inconvenience could be minimized."

That is a big lie because all big and small courier companies have delivery services here.
I got a reply from them reg this issue:


"This email is in regards to your query for discontinuation of services in Kerela, we would like to inform you that we have discontinued the services due to Sales tax issues and the services will be resumed but will take some time. we request you to check our website at frequent intervals for the updates on services

We request you to bear with us in the interim

In future if we restart with the services, will inform you for the same."


Really sad, they had best prices.
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