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Monday, May 09, 2011

Dell abandons Australian Streak Owners! No Accessories!

Ok I have owned my Dell Streak for almost 8 months (or so) and could not find any
accessories - Chargers, Cables, Cases sold in Australia. Thats right you currently can not buy anything related to the Dell Streak (other than the Streak itself) here in Australia. If you want to get anything for your Streak have only a few options available to you

1) Buy from the UK - Come on people that's not that cost effective still very expensive, for example the Car kit cost around £42.66 GBP so about $64.89 AUD then add shipping to this and you will most like get no change from a $100 bucks.

2) Buy from the USA - This is a great place to buy for Australian's as the ozy dollar is at an all time high so better than $1 for $1, same example Dell Car kit is $39.99 USD about $37.28 AUD however that is where the good news stops then your wallet gets slammed! Shipping you could be looking at $35 - $60 AUD for it to be sent. No here is another hurdle to leap across you can buy from unless you have a USA address! To get around this you can use some of those redirecting services where they have a American address that your purchase is delivered to then you pay a small % to the redirection company and they forward it to your address overseas. What a bloody rigmarole.

3) Buy from Asia - This is what most people have to do in the ending as the market is closer, however most if not all are 3rd party and it is Russian Roulette if you get a dud and even luckier it doesn't fry your Streak if you bought a charger.

I have luckier than most as I am a News Editor for MobilitySite and have been able to request some accessories from some great manufactures like Otterbox, PDair and shortly Mugen Batteries - I will be reviewing the 1800mAh and 4800mAh batteries for the Streak, but I still have a bitter taste in my mouth that I can't get genuine accessories for my Streak.

So why can't Dell sell or let Streak owners know when they will start selling their accessories in Australia, one so called helpful employee at Telechoice Rockingham in WA stated that the Streak is not that popular so no accessories sold by them or Optus...

Ok that is my rant for the night... doubt that Dell or even Optus give a crap about their customers.

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