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Order from China before everyone starts doing so – episode 3

So what did finally happen after my initial enthusiasm in episode 2, ordering the cheap phone I was looking for on a Chinese website? Well, I received the phone and it works. However, it took me 7 weeks alltogether to get to this point, and here’s why.

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Order from China before everyone starts doing so – episode 2

Based on my wanderings in episode 1, Dubai would be the place to shop for a 4” Samsung smartphone. But even at 150€, it’s 3 times the budget. What exactly do I expect to find for 50€? Maybe a clone of the one-line-display yellow Ericsson phone I used around 2000?

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Order from China before everyone starts doing so – episode 1

My son loves playing with phones. He owns two Blackberries, an office phone and two very colourful phones which say the number in German when he presses a key. He just got as a present the Fisher Price phone on wheels that I had when I was his age, and I’m not sure he’s figured out it fell in the same category.

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