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Gizmo greys http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Repository/getFiles.asp?Style=OliveXL... Publication: The Times Of India Delhi;Date: Jun 29, 2010;Section: Delhi Times;Page: 27 Nishtha Arora I TNN It has been only a few days since the hotly anticipated iPhone 4 started shipping in the USA, but it might be a while before tech freaks in India get to lay their hands on it. Or actually not. For, Gaffar Market (Karol Bagh for the uninitiated) is haven for tehcnoholics who’d rather shell out loads of mo
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  Publication: The Times Of India Delhi;Date: Jun 29, 2010;Section: Delhi Times;Page: 27 Nishtha Arora I TNN It has been only a few days since the hotly anticipated iPhone 4 started shipping in the USA, but it might be a while beforetech freaks in India get to lay their hands on it. Or actually not. For, Gaffar Market (Karol Bagh for the uninitiated) is haven fortehcnoholics who’d rather shell out loads of moolah and get the latest gizmo now, than wait for it to be launched in India. Andyes, nothing sells here except ‘imported goods’ – you name it, and they’ve got it.The iPhone or the iPad or even the Kindle, all will be made available to you by the ‘suppliers,’ and even get home delivered.Gaffar Market has innumerable shops, many of them without names, and few of them even change owners every single day.People come from other states too to go gadget shopping here. Says Anil, who has an electronics stall in the market, “Whatgadget do you want? Sony Ericsson, Nokia, Apple, Motorola, arrey bas naam batao, daam ki chinta mat karo, aapko bestprices denge. Shimla, Mussoorie tak jaata hai hamaraa samaan. Ye lo mera card, kabhi bhi phone kar lena, sab kuch mil jayega.”We went out to find the five hottest selling gadgets right now,and it came as no surprise that Apple’s latest baby was oneveryone’s lips – everyone wants one before the other has it. Pankaj of Alfa E l e c t ro n i c s reveals, “Abhi iPhone 4 kolaunch hue ek hi din hua hai, thoda wait karo, aapko mil jaega. Vaise bhi abhi tak uske unlock hone ka jugaad nahi hua hai.”He tells us that he gets more than 10 requests for the iPhone 4 and the iPad per day, and adds, “10-15 din tak toh wait karnapadega, US se aayega, bahut kuch karna padta hai, setting hone mein time lagta hai.” This waiting period has made sure thatthese sellers make a pretty buck as they take almost half the cost of the device in cash as a token amount. “Rs55,000-60,000 ke beech mein padega, ho sakta hai ek-do hazaar aur lag jaye. Lekin half amount abhi dena padega. Humneorder kar diye hain 200-300 sets.”Ankit Gupta, who was enquiring about the iPhone 4 and the iPad, said, “I was one of the first ones to book the iPhone 2Gwhen it had just released in the US. India was never on the map for this device and even here ( pointing to the shops) therewere no hopes of getting one. But then I met this guy called Pawan who just operates his deals over the phone; I had to payalmost four times the price, but I had it before it came to other shops in Delhi.” It’s a big cut for the dealers, but for gadgetlovers, all’s fair in this techno-war! GADGET TOP 51. iPad 64 GB WiFi: USD 699 (Rs 32,188) Grey market price: Rs 52,000-60,000 Instant delivery 2. iPhone 4 16 GB:USD 199 (Rs 9,163) Grey market price: Rs 55,000 Waiting period: 10-15 days 3. Motorola Droid: USD 200 (Rs 9,210)Grey market price: Rs 37,000-40,000 Waiting period- 10-15 days 4. Nokia N8: EUR 370 (Rs 21,073) Grey market price:Rs 40,000 Waiting period: 5 days 5. Amazon Kindle: USD 189.00 (Rs 8,703) Grey market price: Rs 35,000 Waitingperiod: 10 days Gizmo greyshttp://epaper.timesofindia.com/Repository/getFiles.asp?Style=OliveXL...1 of 26/29/2010 7:17 PM  iPhone 4You name it, they’ve got it Gizmo greyshttp://epaper.timesofindia.com/Repository/getFiles.asp?Style=OliveXL...2 of 26/29/2010 7:17 PM
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