1. GhostWorld80's Avatar
    After being a big fan of IOS for many years about six months ago I decided to switch to a Nokia Lumia 1020 and I've very much enjoyed my time with the device and seeing the windows platform grow has been fascinating but last week I walked into a store and saw the 1520 and fell in love!

    So I need some advice, This will be the first phone I buy off contract as I still have 18 months left with 3 (UK). Is there any pitfalls I need to avoid buying the phone outright. If it breaks will I be covered by Nokia if their is a hardware fault etc.

    Should I pay the extra money and buy it at a phone store at full rrp 545 or from Amazon 470 or can I get away with using a third party seller like the ones on the link below for 340?

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-lis...pUvbUpU2556710

    Any advice would be much appreciated
    05-24-2014 06:42 PM
  2. kingenu's Avatar
    does the third party seller/amazon offer money back guarantee? this is why i use ebay
    05-24-2014 06:44 PM
  3. Xarok's Avatar
    The Nokia website links you to this store: Nokia Lumia 1520 (White) - Expansys.com UK

    Good price and finance available, you only pay 35 more if you pay over 12 months.

    Edit: Apparently the cheap one on Amazon are from Hong Kong, I would avoid.
    05-25-2014 01:37 PM
  4. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    After being a big fan of IOS for many years about six months ago I decided to switch to a Nokia Lumia 1020 and I've very much enjoyed my time with the device and seeing the windows platform grow has been fascinating but last week I walked into a store and saw the 1520 and fell in love!

    So I need some advice, This will be the first phone I buy off contract as I still have 18 months left with 3 (UK). Is there any pitfalls I need to avoid buying the phone outright. If it breaks will I be covered by Nokia if their is a hardware fault etc.

    Should I pay the extra money and buy it at a phone store at full rrp 545 or from Amazon 470 or can I get away with using a third party seller like the ones on the link below for 340?

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-lis...pUvbUpU2557699

    Any advice would be much appreciated
    I bought my 1520 off contract through eBay. I bought a used one in great condition. No insurance but I don't really care because I'd fix my phone myself if it broke.
    05-25-2014 01:42 PM
  5. MDK22's Avatar
    I also bought my Red Lumia 1520 off ebay - NIB for $425 for the AT&T version. I checked the Nokia site & it's still under warranty. Obviously, this is for the US market.
    That being said, if buying online, due your due diligence. Pay with PayPal, check the seller's feedback, electronic communication (to clarify any details about the device) with the seller is legal proof.
    Don't know the market overseas ?
    05-25-2014 04:03 PM
  6. GhostWorld80's Avatar
    Thanks I may well go down the eBay path then. Last thing I want to do Is get a device from Hong Kong but at the same time I don't really see the need to pay 200 more for the same phone!
    05-25-2014 05:59 PM
  7. Kebero's Avatar
    Not sure what's wrong with the Hong Kong devices?
    05-25-2014 06:16 PM
  8. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    Thanks I may well go down the eBay path then. Last thing I want to do Is get a device from Hong Kong but at the same time I don't really see the need to pay 200 more for the same phone!
    I'm going to be real with you. I never buy anything on eBay from outside of the U.S. If it's out of my country shipping is going to take to long and I really don't know who I'm dealing with or what kind of person that could be. I bought my Lumia 1520 for 320 bucks American. If you be patient and search well you can get a phone for a steal.
    05-25-2014 06:27 PM
  9. GhostWorld80's Avatar
    Not sure what's wrong with the Hong Kong devices?
    I guess I would just feel safer knowing it's a UK model if that makes any sense.

    There's quite a few on eBay at the moment and they look like there going for around 350 so it's defiantly an option.
    05-25-2014 06:28 PM
  10. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    I guess I would just feel safer knowing it's a UK model if that makes any sense.

    There's quite a few on eBay at the moment and they look like there going for around 350 so it's defiantly an option.
    By UK model you mean the international version?
    05-25-2014 06:37 PM

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