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Where to purchase Samsung Galaxy S4

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Where to purchase Samsung Galaxy S4

My daughter will be turning 18 while we are on our NYC holiday. We are keen to get her a Samsung Galaxy S4 and wondered if it may be cheaper to buy it in NYC than purchase it before we leave Aus. I believe we would be paying around $799 here (unlocked). I've heard that the Best Buy store in NYC now has a Samsung section and was wondering if any of the locals, or Aussies, would have any idea of how the prices compare to here? Also, are they available duty free from anywhere?

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1. Re: Where to purchase Samsung Galaxy S4

List price is $799.99 but J&R has it on sale for $559.99:

http://www.jr.com/samsung/pe/SAM_I9190WH/

The one concern: I know Australia has different 4G bands than the US does, so make sure it will work on your networks and not magically become a 2.5G phone when you take it out of the country because it doesn't have the right Australian radios.

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2. Re: Where to purchase Samsung Galaxy S4

And yep, it's $799 at Best Buy:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+-+Galaxy+S+4+4G+Mobile+Phone+(Unlocked)+-+White/8862312.p?id=1218918121840&skuId=8862312

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3. Re: Where to purchase Samsung Galaxy S4

Yeah. You gotta watch them bands for the phone. the US Galaxy S4 is designed for the US market, and not the Australian / European market which have very similar bands.

You'd buy a phone, and be unable to utilise all the features of 3G / 4G as it won't work.

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4. Re: Where to purchase Samsung Galaxy S4

Thanks for the advice. Think I'd better play it safe And get it here before we leave.

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