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Any success stories of buying Aqua Fish from ebay?

asked 2016-07-30 15:58:21 +0300

Magog gravatar image

updated 2016-07-31 12:00:23 +0300

Stefanix gravatar image

Does anybody have one? Please share your experience about this.

Please add if you ordered from India or any other country, if your profile does not tell your location.

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Everybody is waiting for the first one to have it delivered. I guess you will first see on twitter!

mosen ( 2016-07-30 16:39:23 +0300 )edit

@Magog - I don't understand - could you clarify if this question is for Europeans / Americans who have tried to purchase from Else these brief customer reviews - ebay seller 1, ebay seller 2 and seller - gives a good idea of the online buyers' experience, so far.

sifartech ( 2016-07-30 18:37:51 +0300 )edit

i purchased 2 phones from, got the delivery on next day :)

amitpatel ( 2016-07-30 18:58:20 +0300 )edit

@MJolla - I think you should convert your comment to an answer. The credit card copy and credit card summary is additional verification by ebay to ensure that you are not using somebody else's stolen card. Tip: If you sent it by email to ebay, delete that sent mail. If somebody hacks your email account, that info would be like a gold mine for them.

sifartech ( 2016-07-30 22:51:51 +0300 )edit

I hope you don't mind I edited the title a bit, I clicked in hopes to read your success story about getting the aqua fish to europe / america, since it was not in question form.

Acce ( 2016-07-31 00:21:05 +0300 )edit

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answered 2016-09-01 19:05:51 +0300

LumoUkko gravatar image

I order my Aquafish 22.8 to Finland and get it 30.8. Using eBay and paypal. So it was very fast.

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answered 2016-09-02 11:25:32 +0300

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Yesterday I got may Aqua Fish. From the Order till the Delivery yesterday it took about 6 weeks. I bought it from a Ebay Seller in India and he declared the shipment as a gift, so I dont had to pay any taxes here. I live in the middle of Germany. The phone works fine but now I have the problem with the LTE Bands. My phone only connects with 3G. My Jolla 1 connects with 4 G. I hope somebody can post a Tutorial which describes the succesful flashing with new modem firmware to unlock the LTE Bands, which are used in Germany. Maybe a Programmer of the Sailfish Crew can post a Tutorial. Thank You in advance.

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Cool that you got the device and thanks for sharing! Regarding your question:

Short answer: Not possible

Long answer: There is another thread here on TJC where this issue is discussed. Summarising the discussion: Jolla Zendesk stated that the HW of aqua fish and Jolla C is slightly different and nobody until now managed to unlock all bands.

LameDuck ( 2016-09-02 11:56:37 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-09-03 17:10:10 +0300

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updated 2016-09-03 18:23:30 +0300

I just collected an Aqua Fish from a post office. Time line for my order was:

  • 12 August Ordered from and paid with PayPal
  • 16 August Package sent via India Post
  • 26 AugustArrived Finland
  • 29 August Package registered in Tulli. Custom declaration needed
  • 30 August Made the custom declaration online and paid the Finnish VAT (24%) for whole price (phone+shipping)
  • 30 August Tulli released the package to Posti
  • 2 September The package arrived in local post office in Tampere
  • 3 September Collected the package

Phone was packaged quite ok (the box had some bubble wrap around it + lots of tape). The package looked untouched so apparently Tulli (Finnish customs) didn't open it but accepted my custom declaration as is... The sender had marked it as "gift" and had not marked contents nor value.

As there was no cardboard or any other stiff packaging material used, corners of the box were slightly damaged. The phone and everything else inside was in good condition.

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Total price in € ???

Dickus ( 2016-09-09 11:57:37 +0300 )edit

Can you tell me which seller you bought from on ebay? If it is not allowed perhaps you could give a hint like first letters in the store/seller name?

ragzy ( 2016-10-14 22:09:20 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-09-16 20:15:08 +0300

simosays gravatar image

I received Aqua Fish from local post earlier today. Phone did not even stop at the custom office. Below dates if someone interested:

  • ordered 31.8 from ebay (paypal)
  • sent 3.9 via India Post
  • continued travel 8.9 via India Post International (air mail)
  • arrived 12.8 in Finland
  • in local post office 16.8

Full price was about 100 euros with all included. All contents in package were in good condition, no need even for battery charge, all ready to install the newest Sailfish OS version! :)

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did you order it from Ebay.COM or Ebay.IN?

Raymaen ( 2016-09-19 12:22:10 +0300 )edit

I did order from, take a look at a spreadsheet full of orders

simosays ( 2016-09-19 20:12:06 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-10-04 13:39:22 +0300

walkingzen gravatar image

I am from India and bought Intex Aqua Fish through I have booked it on September 27, 2016 and received the product on October 03, 2016. The product was packed well and the product looks good. It marks an end to my search for android alternative.

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answered 2016-10-05 11:41:24 +0300

Dankoozy gravatar image

I'm selling an Aqua Fish on ebay if anyone wants one :)

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answered 2016-10-14 17:08:16 +0300

Pasco gravatar image

I got some Aqua Fishs too. Nice things.

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answered 2016-11-22 02:46:31 +0300

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updated 2016-11-22 02:49:17 +0300

I would sell my recently recieved , originally sealed and packed Aqua Fish. Prize : 115,- CHF or 105,- € Ha-Ju

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answered 2016-11-22 17:54:09 +0300

joao gravatar image

Here's my story: I sucessfully bought my intex aqua fish from from seller lowpriceshoppee. I didnt have a paysa account, so I payed on october 4, with a virtual credit card MBnet, for the sake of security. They didnt complaint and accept payment on october 7. Phone was shipped on october 11. Then, from the tracking number: - october 15, shipped internationallly - october 25, arrived at Lisbon, Portugal. - october 26, sent to office of exchange (customs) - november 3, send item to domestic location - november 7, unsuccessful item delivery attempt (I was not at home) - november 9, I went to mail office to pick it up. Yeah !!! Phone price was about 82€+20€ shippiment. Altought it was marked as a gift by the seller, customs charge me an extra 40€, almost half the price of the phone :-( they never asked me any documents or proof of purchase. Overall I very happy, it's a great phone for that price, and I'm enjoying a lot Sailfish OS.

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answered 2016-11-23 01:16:19 +0300

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I live in Austria. I ordered one from ebay end of October. It took a while (~3weeks) + ~120€ + custom tax ~23€. The phone is here and working. Very nice! The only downside is the charger. It does not fit and if I am about to use it I need an adapter. Amazing phone. I am in a process of testing and preparing it to replace my Nokia N9.

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