Thanks Meter 20
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Originally Posted by gee2012
Make sure you get a genuine handset and not some import model from who knows where. If a problem should occur you may not have warranty in the US. Better check that first, because the price looks way to low to me
I was reading the pre order threads for the S2 and the S3 here on xda and Clove seems to have a good reputation, so I am not worried about receiving a non genuine phone.
However...I should probably clarify a few things since I did mention buying Grey market in my previous post: Ordering out of country always carries risks with warranty. Essentially if you order from a UK, or any dealer outside North America, you can expect not to have a US warranty, or sometimes only a service-only warranty (ie, you pay for the parts). In the case of Clove or Handtec, warranty is usually handled by the vendor company (you ship back to the shop you bought it from, and they ship it to their repair place).
If you order a grey market phone from ebay, though, expect to have no warranty coverage..as it is unlikely the seller will do a warranty return for you. Also beware of sellers who claim their products carry a Samsung "International" warranty.
I bought my SGN1 from a Sin Tat dealer in HK when I was there for a visit earlier this year. The prices there are very good, but it comes with the understanding that there is no returns, and no warranty outside of HK.