That was fast. The Nexus One really left the UK this night and reached Germany this morning.
So after 2 days of heavy thinking and searching around, I finally decided to buy a Nexus One. But why, why Google, why do you just sell it in the US, UK, Malaysia and Honk Kong??? So there were different ways to go for me.
1. Buy it online on the google site via a US proxy to get an US ip and send it to a shipping company in the US which then sends it to an address in the UK for tax an than again to Germany. Problem, google checkout was never used and credit card confirmation takes it´t time. So it would take around 7 – 10 days. Second thing, the costs. $560 to buy and send it to the US company, then another $60 to send it to Germany and another $140. Sums up to $760 or 525 Euro plus credit card usage abroad an extra 1%. Let just say 535 to be sure.
2. Second way eBay US. There are enough people who sell the Nexus One worldwide. Prices starts at $700 including slow shipping. This way it will get to Germany in 3-5 days but you have a high chance to get „caught“ by Germany custom and have to pay 19% tax, and you lose 2-4 days to pick it up at the next custom office.
3. eBay Germany. Price starts at 630 Euro. Fast delivery. Very few phones.
4. eBay UK. There are already enough phones in the UK. No tax from UK to Germany and fast delivery 2-4 days. Problem here, finding someone who ships fast and doesn´t charge too much money. That´s the way I went. I found a nice person, who did answer my questions on eBay really fast, who shipped it today and „just charged“ 500 GBP, so 555 Euros. It is more than buying direct via google US, but therefore it is already on it´s way and I will have it maybe tomorrow or at least on thursday.
After 14 month of happy iPhone time it is time for something new. Don´t get me wrong, I love my iPhone 3G. It was the best phone I´ve ever had. On eBay Germany I got 400 Euros for it. I think this is still a nice price. When I bought it on eBay Italy in August 2008 I payed 520 for it. So less then 10 Euros a month.
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I now have the Acer Timeline 3810TGZ for 4 days and I am sooooo happy.
First of all it is true. The battery lasts really that long. 8hrs with display on low and wlan on is possible. That is so cool. And that even with the SU4100 CPU which is some kind of a Pentium Dual Core, not even the new Core 2 Duo.
Today Google has „started“ Wave. A lot of people who have registered for the beta test have gotten invitations today. I did not get an email from google, so I tried to get an invitation over twitter. Man, it sucks to pm so many people and begging them. I hope one of them will send me an invitation and I can check out, what the hype is about.